I think one of the biggest factors in making money with woodworking or any other kind of craft, is making sure that there is a market for it. You might be able to sell one place and not the other and it all depends on what people want. Tim and I started our business 3 years ago, last year “2007” we made $20,000 just off our wood products. We were thrilled with this because in 2006 we only made $5000. We expect this year to surpass last years income. I think one thing with wha...
Breaking Forth as Maple ....and so out of the ground i arose, sugar maple beauty of be-holden sweetness, orange and garnet shellac with brushed on effect, all burnished with hands tuned to fine steel wool…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt firstname.lastname@example.org://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
However, I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet because of my recent stay in hospital. But as soon as I do I’ll give a review of it in the review section. All I know is I got perfect attention from Mr Gary Blanchette, the Director of Product Developement for Bostich Stanley. There was never an e-mail that went unanswered, and I mean the same day, he even gave me an upgrade on the gun I had from an 18 gauge to a 23 gauge. I have great faith in the company now, and I feel a debt o...
I have been spending a lot of time in the past day looking up different styles of dressers and amoires and what i was looking for was that it is a very simple but elegant style. I wanted it to be something like the Quaker Spice Box built by Steve Latta in Fine Woodworking #196. I really liked this style so i am planning on basing the style of the dresser and amoire off of the Spice Box. So now the next step is to start drawing and sketching plans. I am also planning on going to some higher en...
i just got my first big commission. my mom has been talking about getting new dressers for me and my brother for about 2 months now and i have been begging her to let me build them but she kept saying no. well i had given up about 3 weeks ago but today she came down to me in the workshop and said that she wanted me to build them. she said that all the good ones were at least 1000+ each and even the unfinished pine ones were 600+. she figures that she can save money by having me build them and...
Since we have an abundance of folks here who use wood products, I thought this might be a good forum to gauge interest in a new innovative wood product contemplated for introduction by a small local company I’m acquainted with. The founder recently passed away from a freak accident, so maybe it’ll never get off the ground, but since I’m a friend, I thought I’d bounce the idea around here to see what woodworkers think of it. But first, a little history. In Wisconsin,...
RusticallyFlared-AsianInspiration—-a study in the cross cultural texture of ‘wood art’. ....so how proud are you of your underside? I still remember the time I was in a well known and famous gallery owner’s showroom over in the upstate region of … ...., looking at some of the furniture on display. Well next thing I know as I’m down on my hands and knees is a loud display of noise as this person let me know that I was on the verge of being aske...
I want to take a minute (or 2or 200) to tell you about an awesome place I found in southern Ca, Santa Ana to be exact. The name of it is Austin Hardwoods & Hardware(714) 953-4000 610 N Santiago St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. The cross streets: Between E 6th St and E Santa Ana Blvd, This is the most outrageous place to locate the elite of hardwoods. Less than 20 miles from my fathers house in so. Ca. It is an absolute must stop for me when I go down to visit my father. They have wood there th...
Hello to all our fellow wood workers out there, and great job for doing what you love. Even though there are times that we get frustrated with a project that we are working on, run into on problem after the other; like finding new scratches everytime you change the angle of your light, whoops dropped it again, dang I forgot to do that or where did that run come from? We stick with it because it is a part of us, we love it and with every item that we make, we leave a little piece of ourselves ...
Hi everyone; Since a lot of LJ’s have been following the progress of my ezee-feed project, I wanted to share part of my day today. I hope no-one is put off by my posting this or thinks I’m bragging as I’m really in no position to brag, but it was a very special day for me. (I don’t have a lot of those since embarking on this project). I’ve had a number of orders waiting for the first batch of Ezee-Feed units to come out of the factory, since I stopped makin...
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