In keeping in line with the last few posts, I thought I would continue my thoughts on ways you can diversify your small businesses to boost your overall sales and appeal to many different audiences. Today I will talk a little about wholesaling. For me, wholesaling is when another larger company distributes and sells my products and patterns in exchange for receiving them at a reduced cost. There are several advantages to working with a company and wholesaling your patterns and products, a...
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 1 You should install the Pattern Wizard free trial so you can get the most out of this lesson series -” http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164Scroll down the page a bit to see the Pattern Wizard install link. You can also install the Rapid Resizer trial. I’ll be briefly showing you that tool in the final lesson.
The lid separation went smoothly; mostly because the bottom was reasonably flat and sat square against the table saw fence. The only thing to clean up is the heavy burn marks on the lid side. The box side hasn’t got even a tiny mark. Why is that? The inside looks better than I have expected: the miters are tight and the corners are pretty clean. I have decided on butt hinges, the ones that have to be mortised into box and the lid; and, because the lid is heavy, a stop w...
This is a concept bookcase. It is built using 8/4 hardwood of choice planed to 1 1/2 inches. The horizontal shelves (except for the top) have two notches cut for the vertical trim stiles. There are three sketchup files. The first shows the bookcase with only the shelves and outside vertical sides. The second shows the bookcase after the inside vertical sides have been added the the third shows the complete bookcase. You can see from the various files how the components fit together. ...
I spend a lot of the time in the woods each weekend, catching up on my botany. I’ve always enjoyed woodworking, but as I concentrated on “making a living” through the years, I didn’t make much effort to fully enjoy those things that I was once passionate about. (I was a biology major in college.) I have become very passionate about understanding the woods I use in my hobbies – everything from recognizing them in their natural environment, to studying their mic...
I assembled my replacement saw that HD delivered yesterday. The new saw did not appear to have any significant design changes, but it does have much better quality control, machining, and fit. My old saw was #0534, and the new one is 06069. It went together fast as I had done it before, but also every nut and bolt went on smooth. No thread issues at all which made installing the granite extension wiings a short task. I figured the shoe would drop when I installed the fence as my old ...
I know that Mark E. created this but he has not been on in almost two yrs. So I am turning to other woodworkers for help. I know that this was created with either 3/4 or 1” pvc pipe, but the question is how and where to hinge this. I have a new table saw from Shop Fox with cast iron wings and I do not want to ruin in right away. I have already ordered a different type of shut off switch with a paddle, but I want the long bar so that I can turn it off with my knee from anywhere. Mar...
I’m going to give myself a heart attack! But wow! Flattening a roughly glued bench top is a workout. Feels good! Had to stop and catch my breath after my first round. DL vs the bench! And surprisingly, I’m doing pretty good. I can see actual progress in taking the high boards down. I’m using my Veritas scrub plane, and that thing is worth it’s weight in gold. Took me a while to find just the right amount of cut to take, though. Too little, and I’m ju...
Well, if you have been following this posting – you’ll noticed that I haven’t posted in a while (months). With a 2 year old and all the other things going on – I had to take a few months off. However, I am back now. After my last posting in December, when found that while reaming out the hole for the rod to fit in the grip—sections of my birch bark veneers separated and the grip was ruined. After discussing with the experts, they assured me that this a very...
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