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Adventures in Starting a New business #1: Before the beginning

02-27-2010 03:54 PM by TwistedRedneck | 2 comments »

Well, been thinking about it and now I think it is time to take that first step. Pimping woodworking skills out that is. I have had experience owning and running my own business as a Truck Driver and my parents have experience owning and operating a multi county Ambulance service so I think I have the knowledge that is needed to start a new venture like this. I found a book at Goodwill specifically for making money with woodworking that I read and it helped supercharge my desire to follow ...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #11: ScrollSaw Business - Making Money That Is

08-08-2011 10:39 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

So I have been Scrolling for about a year now and, I think, getting better at it all the time. First of all reading and watching all the tutorials I can find. Thanks a lot to Shelia Landry and Steve Good for their part in that. Then lots of practice – LOTS. As all of this comes to play, learning how to get the blade to go where I want it to, how to select the correct blade for the project, how to select the correct wood and then how to finish it to show off the work. It seems like an...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #32: Selling on the ETSY WEB Site

06-26-2012 02:20 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

I am considering posting my scrollsaw products on the ETSY WEB Site. Hoave any of you experience with this process and have you had success. The whole idea seems simple. Very low cost to post an item – 20 centrs for four months and then 3.5% or the sale if you make one. Looking at the site stats it seems to get a lot of traffic – 1.3 million page views per month and 3 million items sold. This really seems like a NO-BRAINER. YEs if you really want to be successful you have got t...

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Building and Edison Lamp from old materials.

10-11-2013 03:01 PM by Schimmel | 2 comments »

I built this lamp with some scraps and found wood.I think it looks pretty good. http://youtu.be/HBKoBqctujU

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Stairs for Our New Haus #1: Sketchup first - the Plan

07-11-2011 03:16 PM by schroeder | 1 comment »

My wife and I built out new house last year and I decided that I would make the stairs. I am a fan of Greene and Greene and admire the Hall Bros. work on staircases so I designed the stairs in the “GnG” style. It’s going to be a big project to work on in evenings and spare time, but I have more time than money – so that works out.The stock is all air dried Black Walnut with Mountain Mahogany accents. Rails run from 1” to 3 1/2 “ thick – I designed the paneling for the wall, but...

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Shuffling (Everyday I'm) #2: Its as easy to build three at one time as it is to build one

11-22-2013 11:10 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

Today I found the time to cut the tops and shelves for all three night stands to size as well as glue up all 12 legs. I will try to get into the shop tomorrow afternoon and cut the legs to length and lay out the joint locations. Here are the pictures that I promised in my blog. Cheers

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Arts and Crafts Entertainment Center / Sideboard #6: Lacquer, Wax, and Hardware

04-01-2013 04:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

After mounting the slides, I used carpet tape to temporarily attach the drawer fronts. Slides are Centerline 757’s, and mounting is the same as my dresser project here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/34281 -----Drawer fronts installed with 4 screws each.-----Since the drawers are graduated from 6” to 9”, I made a full sized pattern for the largest drawer. Then I marked the size of the other drawers, and used those lines to lay out all drawer pull holes o...

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The Unique Wood-Chip Sculptures of Sergi Bobkov

02-23-2012 08:12 PM by Trev_Batstone | 1 comment »

A friend of mine sent me this link this morning. This is a must see.. Amazing!” http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-unique-wood-chip-sculptures-of-segei-bobkov.html“

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Evolution of my router planer #5: Version 1.2b

07-28-2011 04:57 AM by TZH | 1 comment »

Awhile back, I began posting a series of blogs on the evolution of my router planer. Since that time I’ve actually made three more minor modifications that have had a huge impact on how well this thing works. The first modification: I was always frustrated with how long it took to measure the height at which to set the cross members of the planer using my square in a slotted 2×4. Well, I finally came up with a solution so simple even I was amazed (not the brightest bulb in the p...

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Shades of Grain #2: The Secrecy is Killing Me!

12-05-2012 03:38 AM by Ethan Harris | 1 comment »

Hello Readers! Well here it is, blog number 2 on Shades of Grain and I am already dying to show off a gift I made for my wife… The problem is, it is a Christmas gift, and she has been awfully sneaky as well as trying to guess what it is I might have made for her. The issue is that my posts end up on Facebook and she travails that site as well… so I am trapped for another 21 days, and its my own doing. It is complete, I can say that much and it came out like a dream! I do hav...

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