Well after I posted the project of my cutting boards. I i now have 2 orders for them as well as a request for a repair. So now I need to make at least 6 boards for family. I also need to get started on some for an upcoming show. I have decided to try my hand (again) at the craft show circuit. Maybe by diversifying I will be able to make some money. So here goes nothing. Gotta open Santa’s workshop for the season.
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #74: The Reality of a Crippled Economy Hits Home
Well, another weekend has passed and another Monday is here. It all goes by so quickly it seems. Especially with the silliness of last week. It seems that I spent most of Saturday catching up with the regular chores and yesterday just flew by. We went to our friends out by a lake and the weather was perfect and we had a nice afternoon. I got home by 9pm but was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open so I called it an early night. Today I got up early and am ready to start a product...
I often scan the freebies on Craig’s List looking for wood. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, I spied an American Flag. I responded thinking it deserves to be flown or properly disposed of, not thrown in the garbage. It was only a couple miles from my house, so I drove over to pick it up after the response with an address. It had been her mother’s flag and was in pristine condition. It was either new or had been indoors. It had definitely been displayed; there was thread holding one of the bracke...
I really intended to complete the TV stand today but ran into a few problems. At any rate, here is part 2. I should be able to complete this tomorrow. Yay!
Good evening LJ’s this week has been a busy one as I have had a little more time to do work on my Marketing and ordered a new Delta Mortiser to add to my growing arsenal of tools. One of the most interesting things occurred this weekend that changed my marketing perspective forever !!!! Friday night I was offered to go to a local double A league baseball game The Akron Aeros well what better place to hand out fliers right ? After all they fit my target market !!! Five fliers later ...
There are some lumberjocks that have been an inspiration to me. They have a God-given talent in the wood working field and have often been working in that craft for many years. I admire their willingness to share their knowledge with others. They seem to be down-to-earth and a true professional. I had the honor and privilege to meet one such person while on my trip to California. His name is Patron of Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet David in person and wanted...
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
Hello All, After last night’s post, and then the subsequent drinking in Lisbon, I really wanted to tell the ‘rest of the story’, but alas I am suffering a bit today. So I decided it was best to get back to woodworking, which is what most people like best anyway. I have started my router table spline jig and am sending out a call for naming two more of my tools. There is a picture of the tools who need names, so if anyone would like to help, feel free to chime in. T...
These are all tools that came from my great grandfather, I’m a fourth generation woodworker and when my great grandpa died a lot of his tools got spread out between my grandpa, my dad, my uncle and me. Some pieces also “disappeared” I’m awfully curious about some of the things I ended up with. A lot of the big things like the lathe are self-explanatory but I’m very curious about the history of these items, many of them are unmarked or minimally marked so it’...
A friend from my local woodworkers club just lost 2 fingers in an accident on his table saw. He has been airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where they will try to reattach one, and maybe both, fingers. His name is Roger. Please keep him in your prayers.
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