I have toyed with an idea for some time now and was wanting some feedback on this idea. I’m sure it’s not original but haven’t seen one either. My idea is to have a consignment shop for woodworkers to sell their work.It would be an outlet for woodworkers to sell items for a percentage of the sale. This would be a store where woodworkers could drop of their projects and have them sold. Tell me your thoughts on this?
I spent most of the day yesterday cutting out the two new candle trays. I can honestly say that it was quite a pleasure to do so. Many times people say that they wouldn’t want to do woodworking for a living because it will take the fun out of it. I can see their point, but for myself, it is an extra bonus to be able to get paid for doing something that you absolutely love to do. I suppose that is why I am here. :) There are so many different aspects to the business of woodworking t...
I awoke this morning to another blanket of snow. Last night when we went for our walk, it was nearly all melted and the pavement was actually clear. We were just saying how warm it was outside. It is truly beautiful outside, with about two to three fresh inches on snow on the ground. It looks so clean and pretty. Lately we have been taking our walks at night. I don’t know exactly why, but we started this a few weeks ago and have stuck to it ever since. We don’t go behind ou...
I have been following a few blogs Here on Lumberjocks for quite a while now … these blogs are pertaining to the Craft Markets and those who attend..some are real veterans like closetguy and have many stories to tell…others like myself very much newbies….[I suggest you take the time and read his blog if you are interested in doing the market scene….] Last weekend I was at our local markets chatting with my good mate Ken… from Ken's Krafts Wedding Wishing Wells...
Had a phone call from a bloke I met last May at the Timber and Working with Wood Show.. seems he had two panels that were glued up from some 290 mm wide stock… Problem was… stock was too thick and after glueing up into 560 mm by 560 mm panels… how do you dress this down to the right thickness.. Ah you say… I know, I know.. Pick me.. Torque Workcentre to the rescue. Secure the two panels to the table … Insert the 55 mm surfacing head.. into the rout...
I appreciate very much the responses yesterday regarding questions that would be of interest to someone new at scroll sawing. The answers and conversations proved very helpful in allowing me to see what a new person would want to know. These questions are very helpful in preparing for the class and will give me a good starting point and open some pertinent dialogue with those attending. I spoke with Jeannie yesterday, who is my friend who initially petitioned for me to come and speak at ...
No one is more aware of how quickly time passes than I am. It seems as if it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were at the car show on a wonderful road trip in the ninety degree weather. Yesterday though, we had snow throughout the day, with huge, fluffy flakes falling on the six inches that had already arrived during the night. Although winter is in full swing, I know that spring is just around the corner and before long the snow will be gone and warmer weather will be here. So w...
Yesterday I spent the day “putzing around”. It isn’t often that I can say that. I did a lot of fine tuning and mundane cleaning and I even made a pot of soup but I didn’t really even feel like doing much at all. Oh well, it was Sunday and I think we all have those days once in a while. It was good to have the house back in order. I wound up sorting through the one closet that was yet left untouched by the massive organization – the front coat closet and ...
I must say, I am somewhat shocked. I don’t know why, but things are going quite smoothly and I don’t know what to think of it. We are starting day three of the project and so far I have no disasters to report. In fact, quite to the contrary. Everything is going well and I am very surprised how – well, nice – the pieces are looking. I received several emails and personal messages yesterday, but other than orders, I didn’t really respond. If you were one o...
Among the many hats I need to wear in running this business, photography is one of the most important and also one of the most intriguing. Although I realize that I will never reach the level of a professional photographer, I have seen a great deal of improvement in my photographs over the years and I am still learning to make my photographs better. This in itself can be a career, as many of you know. I look at the beautiful photography our own LJ member, tyskkvinna (Lis) does and her inte...
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