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249 days ago

A new option for collecting sawdust behind yourcompound miter saw... - 3 replies

I’ve seen several posts on collecting the sawdust from your sliding (or non-sliding) compound miter saw. Some people have tired the Chopshop dust hood, but found it large and cumbersome. Many people have also seen my Kerry-All Pouch cover for the CMS: Now I have added an option to this cover, a fold-down flap to divert sawdust. S...

536 days ago

Is the world ready for the Kerry-All Pouch cargo liner? - 0 replies

Some of you may remember a little disagreement I had with L** Valley Tools (I’ve disguised their name ;-) ) over silver plastic, so to speak. Anyway, they don’t have a cargo liner anymore, and at the Hamilton, Ontario woodworking show I had a booth in 2 weeks ago, several people have asked me for one. I’ve got some in the ...

759 days ago

From 'kerrywoodworking.com' to 'kerryallpouch.com' - 1 reply

After some suggestions/questions about the name of my website, I decided to completely re-do it and change the name to http://www.kerryallpouch.comI haven’t abandoned my woodworking, I just don’t sell any inline. I respect the LJers opinion, and would ask you to take a moment to look at it, and give me some feedback. I hired a local...

857 days ago

Any online sellers see a message llike this? - 8 replies

I got an e-mail yesterday about one of my tablesaw covers, asking if I still had one. I replied yes and received this reply this morning: “Hello, Thanks for the quick response. Your asking price sounds good to me. Presently,am out of town on a business trip. Payment will be made via Money Order or Canadian Certified Check,pick up ...

874 days ago

Supporting local business? - 15 replies

It’s nice to be able to support local (PEI) business… BUT… last year I paid my usual insurance company $250 for a three-day liability policy for a trade show (after quoting me $200!). This year, I went with an Ontario company. For the same policy, I paid $108. What would you do?

1035 days ago

What discount compels folks to buy a product when attending woodworking shows? - 17 replies

You know the setup- you’re walking by the bandsaw booth, and you really don’t need any more bandsaw blades or gizmos, but there it is- a circle cutting attachment, regularly $49.95, with a big sign “Show Special $25!” At what point do you give in and buy the thing (category ‘nice to have, but wouldn’t use it m...

1072 days ago

Hawaiian Koa... - 3 replies

A friend gave me a board of Koa, about 14” wide x 1.25” thick. Is it hard to work? I would like to plane it and re-saw it for pieces to make a couple of boxes for gifts. I’ve never even seen it before, let alone used it.

1100 days ago

Okay, at the risk of too many website review requests... - 2 replies

...I’m going to ask for opinions on my updates, specifically the two new products: The portable table saw cover: www.kerrywoodworking.com/thetablesawsawpouch and the sliding compound miter saw cover: www.kerrywoodworking.com/introducingtheslidingcompoundmitresaw_cover I’ve gathered a lot of encouragement and support on...

1129 days ago

Making glue sizing - 2 replies

I’ve seen some posts on here about using glue sizing as a way to prevent pine end grain from absorbing too much stain. What I haven’t seen is the proportion of water to glue. I’m probably going to use white glue, as I don’t have any shellac, and don’t often stain my wood projects.Thanks.

1208 days ago

Rigid flip top work stand - 4 replies

Has anyone used one of these? They look pretty neat, but I don’t know if they would work as good as a set of roller balls on a board in my Workmate. http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/AC9934-Work-Support/EN/index.htm

1220 days ago

How about a free woodworking accessory? - 0 replies

Here’s a link to Sawmill Creek site (I’m sure many of you know it) for a chance to win one of my new KerryAll Pouch covers for a folding tablesaw/ contractor saw: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?162758-FreeStuff-Drawing-4-8-11-KerryAll-Saw-Pouch I know some people don’t like to click on links, so you can just g...

1403 days ago

I listen to me customers and fellow LJers... - 7 replies

...and improved the opening on the Kerry-All Pouch to make it much easier for one person to load.I posted a short video on YouTube:”/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5U15g4rdx4“

1423 days ago

Maybe I should have asked this question in the beginning? - 6 replies

I’ve been making and promoting my Kerry-All Pouches for a little over a year now. I created a website, did some magazine advertising, gave some pouches to tool companies to evaluate, gave a couple away in contests… But my sales are still very low. I’m selling on my website, on Amazon.com and some free classified sites. I’m posting on Tweeter ...

1459 days ago

Building a piece on my workshop - 4 replies

You folks have become a great source of inspiration, both in woodworking and helping me (as well as putting up with me) market my pouches.I want to keep doing the woodworking as well, and have decided to build a piece on to my workshop, which was a single car detached garage when I bought it. It is 14’ x 24’ and I want to add a piece...

1470 days ago

Ok, I just can't resist.... - 6 replies

So here I am, walking to work, listening to a tech/geek show on my iPod Touch (podcast) talking about the new Apple iPhone and iPad… and I get to thinking about new product ideas… So, how long before I get a letter from Apple’s legal dept. if I start selling the iPouch ??? Small, cases for generic smart phones, etc…

1501 days ago

Anyone living in a hurricane zone? - 7 replies

Afternoon, all, Somebody e-mailed me recently and asked if my pouches would work to cover a fairly large pile of plywood. He said he was driving through an area in southern Florida a while back and saw piles of plywood behind some peoples’ houses. Someone told him they used it to cover windows and doors when a hurricane is on the way. I...

1527 days ago

Another topic for slow economic times... - 18 replies

I’ve been on this forum and others for a while now, learning a lot from all the good folks on here. It seems like the economy in the U.S., as well as up in here in Canada is moving along very slowly.On a slightly similar note to Jag’s recent chat on slow business, but still related to the slow economy: I’m embarrassed to sa...

1538 days ago

Well, I took the Amazon.com seller plunge... - 3 replies

Not sure if this is going to be another way to get a hard-earned tax write-off, but I’ve decided to sell my plywood pouches online for a while, at least. Check out the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M75ISM ...and stay tuned, maybe my experience will help others decide if this is a worthwhile step in selling your products ...

1569 days ago

Can I vent? - 28 replies

I’m really p.o.’ed.. A lot of you good folks on here have been checking my pouches and my website, giving me great constructive advice. So, if i may let off a little steam… Last September, I sent Lee Valley Tools (a high-end tool company, similar to Garrett Wade, in fact their websites and catalogs are very similar- http:/...

1573 days ago

USFreeADs.com- any experience with this selling site? - 1 reply

Hi, all,I’ve been looking around the Internet for online places to post my ads, and I came across USfreeAds.com.Have any of you used this site, to either buy or sell? I’ve never heard of it, but they boast 700,000 members. Are there any other sites you woould recommend? Thanks.

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