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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #507: Computer Gremlins - Just In Time for Halloween!

10-30-2011 12:10 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

OK We are going to try this again. Yesterday was a bit of frustration and I am still do not quite understand what happened. I have written blogs in different sessions before – even closed things out completely on my computer and came back and what I had written was still there. I am reading just above the boxes here that ‘drafts are saved every 30 seconds’ and I believe that. But yesterday, for some reason that wasn’t the case. Maybe in the spirit of Halloween th...

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Bob's step stool collection!!!! :)

10-29-2011 10:16 PM by Bob Kollman | 17 comments »

My first video promoting my esty store. It promotes the step stools I make. Please subscribe to the channel, as any of you who sell know…... it’s been a tough season.

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Selling Your Wood Work Tutorial #9: How to handle Objections

10-29-2011 07:38 AM by Michael1 | 2 comments »

DEALING WITH OBJECTIONS Part One Before I get into dealing with objections, I received a very good comment from fellow LJ thedude50 that is a very good and important point in closing the sale. When you present your closing statement, many times there will be a uncomfortable silence period. It may feel like several minutes, but rest assured you are nervous and it really is only a few seconds. Sometimes the prospect is ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #505: Backups and Maintenance Today

10-28-2011 11:52 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Well, I got an early start today in hopes of getting a lot done. I am in the process once again of backing things up on my computer and before I do that I like to clean house and get everything in the right place. It has been a while since I did an entire back up and it is amazing the amount of new information that I have added here. I suppose I am a busy girl. My partner just expanded his computer by adding a couple of new hard drives and some memory. His computer is the ‘host&#...

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Community Woodshop #2: Best Promotion Practices

10-27-2011 10:24 PM by communitywoodshopLA | 1 comment »

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Milling Lumber (grudgingly) #7: Now what?

10-27-2011 02:54 AM by MoshupTrail | 6 comments »

So now I have a fairly large quantity of red oak. Most of it is probably FAS equivalent. No knots, nice straight grain, and some is quarter-sawn with excellent ray flecking. I’ll probably separate that out and set it aside for hobbyists – furniture. But the bulk of the wood seems like a good candidate for some flooring. If I were to sell it as flooring, I could unload large quantities, like 100-400 bf at a time. It wouldn’t take too many of those to recover the cost of...

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Where does lumber come from? #1: See where the trees grow and help those who work there! A win-win!

10-27-2011 02:11 AM by dbkmd | 4 comments »

As an amateur woodworker I am continually amazed at the incredible variety and beauty of the woods we work with. I live next to an old oak forest in Oregon and, while the wood I manage to extract from our fallen trees is hard to work with, I am continually amazed at the rich variety of patterns and colors that I find in its depths. Then, when I make of foray to our local wood supplier a whole new world is presented to me. It’s astounding! I often wonder what my woodworking creations look...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #503: New Ornaments!

10-26-2011 11:15 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Yesterday was an extremely productive day and I finished both my order for the large snowflake and also my new ornaments. It felt good to get so much accomplished. I don’t think I worked harder than I do on most days, but I actually reached the finish line on two things at almost the same time so there is a great feeling of accomplishment. Finishing up the snowflake puzzle wasn’t bad at all. I actually made two of them so one is sitting here on the shelf if anyone else decid...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #502: I Never Want to Know How to Milk a Cow

10-25-2011 12:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

No one said that just because we are self employed that we have to like every aspect of our jobs. As with any occupation, there is good and bad. I suppose the trick is to be able to do much more of the good stuff and keep the bad stuff to a minimum. I think for the most part, I am able to accomplish that. But sometimes you just can’t avoid doing stuff you don’t really like. Some of you may remember way back in January when I teamed up with another designer who makes awesom...

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Selling Your Wood Work Tutorial #7: Presenting Your Product to Win Sales

10-25-2011 08:57 AM by Michael1 | 2 comments »

I apologize to the faithful readers of my blog series for the delay in getting this bog out. I have had an exceptionally busy week this past week and have limited computer time. Hope you enjoy…. How to Present your products to win sales When you transition from the interview stage to the presentation stage of the sales cycle, it is important to remember that the sole purpose of the presentation stage is to lead into the closing stage and effectively be able to close the sale wit...

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