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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #535: Preparing for Germ Warfare

11-27-2011 02:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I’m getting ready to face battle here. My partner Keith has come down with what is turning into a nasty cold. The last thing I want or need is to get sick right now so I am doing everything I can to avoid sharing in the experience. To me there are just some things you don’t want to share. It started last week when we were doing the major cleaning. He was sneezing and saying his throat was sore and his nose was bothering him. We thought that it definitely could have been al...

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Lost in woodworking #4: Experience has paid off

11-26-2011 05:07 PM by Doug Scott | 6 comments »

As we all know all about this economy and the down turns it has caused, I have been forced to close down my furniture business, due to the lack of customers. How this economy can change, last year I was working 12-14 hours a day, and since June it has dropped off drastically. Well getting to the point , About three weeks ago I sent out three resume’s to woodworking company’sI knew of, and less than a week I got a response from two, And have had two interviews .Now I have to d...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #534: Two Videos About Creativity in Today's World

11-26-2011 02:00 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Yesterday I saw a couple of interesting videos. Although they are not directly about woodworking, I think that they pertain to many of us who are involved in not only creating woodworking projects, but also those who design their own patterns for furniture, boxes and all other projects. My brother was the one who sent me the links. He said that they made him think of me and how when watching them he wondered how differently my life may have been if everyone thought more like the guy who w...

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Carpenter Cut - Optimal cutlist diagram for iPad/iPhone

11-23-2011 04:03 PM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #530: More on Organization - Finally Finished!

11-22-2011 02:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It has been a busy several days and I feel like I have hardly been at the computer at all. I haven’t been making sawdust either, although I have had my share of breathing ‘real dust’ from all the deep, dark places I have been cleaning. What a job this was! Maintaining order in a small working environment is something that takes regular attention. It doesn’t just ‘happen.’ While I think that I am pretty good about keeping up with things, it is times l...

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Pricing your work explained!!!

11-22-2011 05:54 AM by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Ran across an article in “The Pursuit of Mastery” while out on our ‘date night’ at Barnes & Noble. I think it’s put out by Woodwork magazine. The article is by Richard Jones. I’ve never seen such a great breakdown in how to price a piece of work. A must read for all those crazy enough to “have a go at it”. In it he goes into detail on each of the major steps that we have to account for.-Timber buying-Material charges (based on inherent ...

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Everyday life

11-21-2011 12:33 AM by scrollingmom | 3 comments »

I have been thinking about what William wrote on getting overwhelmed with all the projects for the season. About October I start thinking about what I’m going to make and who I’m going to make it for. Then the anticipated weekend that I get started. Everything goes great and by the end of that weekend I’m thinking that if I can keep up this pace I’ll be in good shape and have all that I wanted to make done in good time. I don’t know if I mentioned that I ...

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First Craft Show

11-20-2011 02:16 PM by cdbridge39 | 5 comments »

This is was my first craft show that I done. It was a small turn out because there was two more craft shows going on the same weekend. I wasn’t as organizined as I should be, some people were so professional with their displays. I had a variety of items to sell, cutting boards, bowls, keychains, containers, tops, candle holders and a few other items. Well, as far as money I paid all my expenses, gas, space rent and food. I sold 4 cutting/cheese boards, 2 bowls, one keychain and ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #527: The Day In Review

11-19-2011 03:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

We had a really good day yesterday and I put a pretty big dent in my holiday list. Although I don’t tend to go overboard on getting gifts. I usually give either something that I made with wood or painted (or both) and people seem to like that. Some of you may remember from last year that one of my biggest passions that I have is cool boxes. This year is no different. We have some places here that really do a great job of stocking cool and unusual boxes for gift giving and keeping...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #2: You NEED this mini-cabinet maker's bench! (Part 2)

11-18-2011 09:29 PM by StumpyNubs | 23 comments »

The camera comes back into the Stumpy Nubs Workshop to further document life in a small semi-professional shop… Includes tips on hand cut dovetails, utility chisels, resawing wide boards on the table saw, glue-ups, and a lot more! This is part 2 of Episode 1. It begins with making the CN Box, then continues the “amazing mini-cabinet marker’s bench”. My favorite part is the footage on cutting tiny dovetails by hand, big ones by machine, and huge ones with a hon...

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