I want to start off by thanking you all for the responses to yesterday’s blog – both here and in personal messages. I have a lot of good information to start with and it is good to have at least an idea of what to look for when looking for a lathe and equipment. I don’t know if I will even be able to get started with wood turning for a while for several reasons, but I at least want to know what to look for and what questions to ask when I am at the show and during the tri...
Good evening LJ’s, Earlier this evening I was reading Jim Hamilton’s blog #25 and it touched a subject that causes a lot of woodworkers to fail (getting business). As woodworkers some of us dream getting up in the morning and grabbing a cup of Joe and working in our shops all day to get paid for it :) Well as good as a dream it seems to be if you don’t take it serious you will never be!! In this blog I am talking from personal experiences and what I really feel it takes....
I was very pleased at all the positive feedback that I received from the project yesterday. It really got me thinking about an entire new direction of designing. However, I am not going to try to kid you – I know absolutely nothing about lathe work. All I know is that you spin a piece of wood and use a chisel to remove material. That’s it. I don’t know how many of you remember me talking about my good friend Cari who first introduced me to the scroll saw. Her dad w...
I really love the way we get to interact with each other through places like this. I know that the internet sometimes gets a bad rap because people abuse it, but I also think that the way we use it here in Lumberjocks and other similar forums is a fine example of how great it can be. I have met people from all over the world here who I consider friends. I have learned a lot from so many who are willing to help others, and I hope I have also helped some people too. A couple of weeks ago, ...
Well My fellow LJ’s I have been officially here a year today. Please forgive me if I get sentimental or drift from time to time :) During my year here I really seen some ups and downs and even been a little sideways, looking back I watched my buddy list grow, my favorites get larger, and posted 506 times !!!! This year has been rough on me with my job situation getting worse day to day, being told and sold down the river by banks, and the SBA as a non compete business ( he’s gonn...
I am pleased to report that I am done preparing the two projects to be sent out (Finally!) Yesterday I got over the hurdle of finishing writing the instructions, as well as getting lots of miscellaneous things done. On some days my self-discipline is not as strong as others, but I really stuck to it yesterday and did get things finished. Woven in between accomplishing that, we had two printers humming and printing out the copies of our patterns to take with us to sell at the show. We re...
I have one goal today. I need to get those instructions finished for the Bee Candle Tray written and pack up that and a project by my partner to be shipped out tomorrow. Period. It is just one of those things where every time I begin to work on it, something of a bit more importance comes up and it keeps getting put on the back burner. But enough is enough and I need to get it done and out of here. It isn’t as if it is difficult to do it, but it is a little more involved than j...
My last couple projects I got a little bogged down and didn’t get to recording them, so this is kind of jumping back on the horse as far as keeping track. Anyway, the project I’m working on right now is one I’ve done before. I’m making a replica of this one that I did about a year ago; Here’s my progress on it for today; The top half glued up, still have to glue those two slabs together and cut. The face frame cut to width and length, on a...
As I am laying out the plans for the show in Saratoga Springs, it seems that each day brings more excitement. This is the way that this are supposed to happen, right? I have a list of what I need to have prepared for the show, and one by one I am getting things checked off. It is still seven weeks away, but so many things count on other people or companies and I want to be sure that everything is in order so there are as few surprises as possible. My new printer ink system arrived yes...
Work has been incredibly busy of late. I mean that in a good way. I don’t always get what I intend to get done, but it feels good to have a growing business and interact so much with so many interesting people. I sent out the notices regarding the site update on Sunday. That has seemed stir up a great amount of activity. I say this like it is unusual because I can remember not so long ago when sales on the site were almost non-existent. I am quite happy that we took the time to ...
- My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer - 1452 parts
- Extremely Average - 324 parts
- Workshop Development - 107 parts
- Just for Fun... - 93 parts
- A journey into the workshop. - 89 parts
- Daily Update - 87 parts
- "Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt - 77 parts
- As The Lathe Turns - 76 parts
- WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt - 74 parts
- The Craftsman's Path - 67 parts
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1476 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 394 entries
- dbhost - 390 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- mafe - 235 entries
- Betsy - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 197 entries
- shipwright - 195 entries
- Rustic - 186 entries
- Chris Davis - 183 entries
- stefang - 183 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 169 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries