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No leads, no sales #2: Finding a needle in a haystack

01-12-2009 06:47 AM by closetguy | 21 comments »

The road is littered with great woodworkers who crashed and burned. It is also littered with part time craftsmen who relegated themselves to weekend woodworker status because they tried to sell their works of art, to no avail, and decided there was no market. Of course, my favorite is the weak excuse that they can’t compete with “Rooms to Go” or Wal-Mart. I suspect that in most of these situations, they just could not figure out how to find the right customers. In this business, 90% of the...

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Starbuck's Coffee Entertainment Center #4: Home Sweet Home

02-02-2009 07:17 PM by Kevin Wilson | 4 comments »

Hi Everyone! The Starbucks table has been delivered and set up. I thought I’d post the pics of everything in place.Also, it looks like I’ve got the job of designing and building a matching coffee table…turns out my customer purchased a set of four different style Starbucks tops from Ebay! So, coming soon…”The Starbuck’s Coffee Coffee Table” Enjoy! And here’s the throw rug that inspired the whole design…

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I talked to JockMike2 today

03-29-2009 03:01 AM by Karson | 23 comments »

I’d been to try and call JockMike2 for the last few days and I never got an answer. They had disconnected their home phone and were only using cell phones. And it was never answered. He had surgery on Wed and they removed his pancreas and a lot of fat around it. He was in a lot of pain and had a tube down his throat since then. He got it out today and he called me. I got the call sanding in the line at the Chantilly Woodworking show, We talked for a while. He had been in a lot of ...

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Random Thoughts

04-15-2009 04:48 AM by corncob | 2 comments »

I hope to do a small project for my sister soon. She wants a flag display case. I am thinking maple with mitered corners and walnut splines.

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The Sawdust Chronicles Challenge #1: The Stock

05-04-2009 04:39 AM by Eric | 6 comments »

Okay, so I’ve decided to sign up for The Sawdust Chronicles (TSDC) challenge to build a desk organizer. Never mind that this is a busy month for me, and that we’re moving on top of that. So on Saturday I went to the lumberyard and looked for – um, lumber. I was looking for something that was under 3/4” thick, but they didn’t have anything. However, they said they could rip some 1 1/4” thick stock (is that 5/4? I’m still not up on all the lumber lin...

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Timber and Working with Wood Show 2009

05-22-2009 03:24 PM by Woodfix | 4 comments »

Tomorrow I am off to the 2009 Timber and Working with Wood Expo in Brisbane. This will be my second year. Last year I was a little lost amongst the technical and wood exhibits. I think this year I will be a little bit more at home. I am hoping to catch some of the demonstration and maybe even try out some equipment. I am going to take a notebook to keep a track of my observations. Specifically, I am hoping to get some serious low down on Thickness Planners. At this point, my workshop...

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More of a journal than a blog, I'd say. Alternately, introductions are annoying

06-09-2009 07:38 AM by PatrickOOOMazing | 5 comments »

I have heard that there are people of whom all manner of things will go awry for, chances are I have met plenty of them, of which none have stopped to share their story. I would suggest too that I am one of these people. At 23, I have experienced a significant amount of strife (if for a moment I may permit myself to play a martyr, more strife than you), all of which has led me here. I don’t particularly wish to start this off with such an ominous tone, however I have long since come ...

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Medicine Cabinet #3: Door Panels

06-15-2009 07:50 PM by Sandking | 0 comments »

Got some shop time today. Routed out the back of the doors, sanded everything down for painting and picked up the panel material at Lowes. FYI Lowes will cut the Plexiglas for free. Home Depot doesn’t offer that service at all (as a matter of fact you probably couldn’t find someone to even tell you where the Pexi is at Home Depot!!!) I had them rough cut the panels for me so I can just trim them on the table saw. I purchased a $4 plastic cutting knife to make the cross cuts. ...

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another kick back story

07-03-2009 01:03 AM by sval229 | 5 comments »

“You’re not ready to go back in the shop yet.” Yep, heard it from my doc., my wife, the kids (all grown), and my physical therapist. I had rotator cuff surgery on my right (dominant) shoulder in early May and I’m fortunate enough to have a lot of movement back without a lot of pain. Well I started off with a bandsaw box when my arm was still in a sling. No problems so far. I’m ready to move on to bigger and better.My daughter was looking for a dresser so I fig...

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serpentine bow front desk #3: almost there

07-21-2009 08:06 PM by teenagewoodworker | 20 comments »

Well im almost there. I have the majority of the desk put together and i have to say i am really excited to get this thing finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so right now i just have the top glueing up. this is such a beautiful top!!! its bookmatched and has beautiful ribboning as well as some other figure that im not sure what to call. its kind of like a mix between a tiger stripe and birdseye figure. but theres not a lot of it so it doesnt over power the ribboning it just is kinda there an...

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