Today I am going to sound like an advertisement I fear, but Keith and I spent the majority of the day updating our website again and adding on the new designs we have to offer. Even though I sometimes feel like I am not accomplishing very much, I was very pleased to see all the new designs together. There were far more than I expected and I felt very proud of our site. Keith had several new designs to add, and they are all really nice. He had two new bible verse plaques: SLDK354 ...
I will try and catch you up on the progress of the 3:6 Creations shop. My brother and I have wanted to own our own business for quite some years now and this year it seems as though it will finally happen. While enlisted in the Army, I tore up my body pretty good. As a 90% disabled veteran, I have been offered a benefit from the State of Louisiana through the Workforce commission that provides me with a small business grant. This grant has its omissions, such as vehicles of any kind, the cons...
It seems that we just did an update to the site a short time ago, but we have several new patterns and are adding them in today. I spent yesterday preparing them and getting my own ready for posting and Keith was doing the same. Today I will spend the day writing the newsletter, and then I will be moving on to begin designing some new scroll sawing projects. It seems like forever since I have designed for scrolling – even though I have been working just about every day. I suppose a ...
Is Masonite considered wood? Johnny Strawberry asked me to post the sign I was planning to make when finished. As promised here it is! I’ve been busy refurbishing furniture as I am going back into private practice. In a project page I showed a sofa that I refinished and put in new webbing. I mentioned that I was screwing up ( I think Murphy was in the shop?) attempting to make a sign. The cost for a new sign is $150 which I don’t have extra. Sooooo being the industrious...
I just wanted to inform everyone that I am going to be starting social media sites for my woodworking. Please like, follow, share, and subscribe to the following sites. www.facebook.com/davidminnixwoodworking www.youtube.com/dminnixwoodworking instagram @ davidminnixwoodworking
Is there really such a thing? I think I know many people who feel the way that I feel. Like me, they look at the world with different eyes than most people around them and they see beauty and creativity lurking around every corner. It is wonderful and a truly incredible way to view the world. The only problem is finding enough time to do everything. I often speak of that dilemma. Associating with other creative people only seems to intensify those feelings. Between my woodworking fr...
Yesterday was a rather odd day for me. I found myself finishing up one project and kind of picking around with the next. I was a bit tired and achy (which is NOT typical for me!) and I was wondering if I was coming down with something. I have been running pretty hard lately. My mind has been a bit overloaded with various ideas for different projects in different directions. I have found myself not sleeping very well because I was spending the night designing – my thoughts running wi...
In the past couple days, I have been speaking of many different ways to help your small businesses grow. Today I will post a short blog and talk about another avenue you can take – submitting projects to various publications and magazines. I often receive emails from people asking me how I became involved in being a contributing editor to Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine. I have been listed as a contributing editor for over fifteen years now (YIKES!) and I hope to continue to ...
First and foremost, as most of you would do, get back to work. The Sawmill survived the fire and I still have a few logs to saw. Luckily my entire stock of dry wood did not burn. I did lose about 75% however. So I have to get more cut and drying. In the couple days before the fire I had cut and stacked about 1500 board feet of wood. Those stacks were the first to burn. So this afternoon I got some cut and will stack in the attached garage. Right now I am just sawing beetle kill...
In keeping in line with the last few posts, I thought I would continue my thoughts on ways you can diversify your small businesses to boost your overall sales and appeal to many different audiences. Today I will talk a little about wholesaling. For me, wholesaling is when another larger company distributes and sells my products and patterns in exchange for receiving them at a reduced cost. There are several advantages to working with a company and wholesaling your patterns and products, a...
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