LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'business'

  • Advertise with us
View SteveL's profile

Spacht Sawmill Open House (near Norristown PA) #1: Open House - Saturday Nov 3, 9AM-3PM

10-30-2018 01:07 AM by SteveL | 0 comments »

Just wanted to let fellow Lumberjocks in the Philadelphia PA area know that Spacht Sawmill will be having an open house this Saturday (Nov 3) from 9-3. Dave Spacht provides quality local hardwoods to local woodworkers, and unlike the larger mills, is as happy to help the hobbyist find 5 BF of cherry as to help a small shop or contractor that needs 100 BF. He has a wide selection of surfaced slabs an flitches if you like live-edge projects, too. On Saturday, he will be offering demonstr...

Read this entry »


View WoodenDreams's profile

I thought I retired

09-10-2018 07:36 PM by WoodenDreams | 2 comments »

My wife and I were looking for a Toy Box for our grandchildren, but couldn’t find anything with the quality we were looking for. So we settled on plastic totes. I retired in 2016 and started a woodworking shop as a hobby with quality in mind. This turned into a overblown hobby. January 2017 this turned into a business. I Build to order Hope, Cedar and Toy Chests. I also take on Restoration & Specialty projects. I have on display a Hope Chest in a store that they take orders on, and ...

Read this entry »


View BenhamDesign's profile

How to Print a Template to Scale in Adobe Illustrator From Sketchup

08-23-2018 03:42 AM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

Learning Adobe Illustrator has helped me out a lot on the design side of my business. I know their are other simpler programs out their that will create printable templates. However being able to converse with other design professionals such as interior designers and architects in a language they understand, has gotten me hired for the job many times. The Adobe CC seems to be the industry standard among may design professionals. So in this video I show you a way to use Adobe Illustrator...

Read this entry »


View Steve's profile

Shop Notes #21: Single Task Table Saw Sled

08-03-2018 11:32 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I’ve built quite a few different table saw sleds over the years but been happy with only a few of them. At the moment, the one I use most is a large version based on one I saw in a magazine recently. It came out pretty square and has T-slots for hold downs, which can be handy at times. For precise work, though, I found it to be a bit cumbersome. I cut a lot of quarter inch tenons from 1” x 1/2” stock for my jewelry cabinet doors. There are two doors per cabinet, so 8 join...

Read this entry »


View WoodenWorldDenic's profile

How I made #5: Wooden business card holder

07-31-2018 07:51 AM by WoodenWorldDenic | 2 comments »

I used various types of light and dark wood to create a business card holder: walnut, cherry, oak and thermally processed ash. In later versions, I improved my basic design a little, I reduced the lock and made it easier to take cards from the box with one hand. Here is video: Making a Wooden business card holder

Read this entry »


View CDuarte's profile

Requesting your input LJ - Starting a furniture business

07-26-2018 06:21 PM by CDuarte | 11 comments »

Good afternoon all, I hope everyone is doing well. LJ today I am posting requesting your opinions. I left my company the beginning of July and I have always enjoyed furniture building. LJ what are your thoughts on starting a business in this field? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Read this entry »


View Monte Pittman's profile

Across the Bench from Charles #3: Devil's in the details - Part 2

06-30-2018 12:37 AM by Monte Pittman | 6 comments »

Box bodies were cleaned and sanded. One note sanding, if you damage your sandpaper on ROS sander like this, I recommend to change it. I have had it leave gouges in the wood. (IMHO). Profiles were cut on top and bottom plates. But remember that every surface needs to be properly cleaned. So for the round cuts, you can use a dowel of matching radius or get a set of these rubber profiles. Wrap sandpaper over it to clean the profile. Do not roll it over the square cut edge...

Read this entry »


View Monte Pittman's profile

Across the Bench from Charles #2: Devil's in the details

06-18-2018 03:30 AM by Monte Pittman | 15 comments »

Many things that I will probably cover are things that Charles has covered in videos on YouTube and his site. Always remember that he loves answering questions from folks and you can email him directly with them. So when I came, I wanted to dive in and learn how he does various things. So I bought a bunch of wood to build some simple projects to practice with. Boxes I always consider a good choice. You should always focus on every aspect of every project, but small projects like boxes emph...

Read this entry »


View Steve's profile

Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

Read this entry »


View Steve's profile

Shop Notes #19: Run-Up to Another Show

04-26-2018 04:19 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It was a hectic push to get ready for my last show, which was a fun time (if not terribly lucrative). This time, I set more reasonable goals, and even after a flurry of sales around tax day (which was unusual), I have plenty of wares on the shelves or easy to finish before May 5th. This wine rack is a new product. I finally decided on a thinned coat of Danish oil for the finish, followed by multiple thin coats of satin polyurethane, which should be able to take a little abuse. I...

Read this entry »


1 2 3 4 ... 274 next »
2740 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com