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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #8: Letters In Addition To Postcards and Flyers

03-03-2011 04:51 PM by billb | 2 comments »

While letters take a lot of time and require letterhead and envelopes that should look professional, they can be used on a limited basis to reach a niche market of potential customers similar to one or more of your existing customers. The similarities among commercial customers or residential customers could present a marketing opportunity. I experienced an example of that with lecterns (podiums) for hotels. One of the large local hotels called me to build a small, table top lectern. I de...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #7: Item 6 - Using Flyers

03-03-2011 04:41 PM by billb | 0 comments »

The effectiveness of flyers varies among communities but I found it to be a good method of getting the message out about my business. You can create flyers yourself with your computer and a simple inkjet printer but the better way is to create a good original and then take it to one of those instant print places and purchase the quantity you need. It may cost less than the cost of the inkjet cartridges you will use to print them yourself.There are several ways to handle the distribution of fl...

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Making the garage a shop #6: Every project has 'em. The first setback

03-03-2011 04:29 AM by Shawn K. | 7 comments »

I discovered my first setback in the shop conversion today. It spurs from two things, my naivete and the government, but it boils down to one word, permits. When I was planning this little excursion, I planned to do things in stages. One wall at a time, spend the money over time, and reap the benefits of finished walls, hang some cabinets, hang some lumber racks, free up space to keep moving forward. But I started wondering about permits. I wondered if ‘finishing’ the ga...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #8: Information on Porter Cable Scrollsaw

03-01-2011 03:40 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

As I posted, about a week ago, I was having problems with the lower clamp holding the blade (like plain end #2) on my Poter Cable Scrollsaw. After some discussion with Poter Cable they are sending me a whole new lower clamp assembly. However it is the same as the one I have and my fear is that it will not address the issue. You see the real problem is that the thumb screw is under the table and you need to reach around the left side to tighten the screw while holding the blade through the hol...

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Table Saw Adjustable Extension support Details

03-01-2011 07:36 AM by Robsshop | 14 comments »

I have had some interest from a few L J’s on a TS feature built into My saw’s fence extension rail. One Member suggested that I put together some details and pics and enter it as a Blog, so here it is. This is My first Blog, so I hope I can make sense of this simple but useful TS fixture. It consists of a few easily fabricated pieces that can be be put together with very little difficulty and can be adapted to most TS’s with hollow extension fence rails ! The main beam th...

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Spice Rack

02-28-2011 07:41 PM by Jerrymaxx | 2 comments »

This is a project that my wife had been bugging me to make for months. It was made specifically for an otherwise unusable space. Easy to make and made from nothing but wood scraps. The bottom bin is for onions and the top bin is for potatoes. Needless to say she was pleased with the outcome and as you can see every square inch of shelf space is occupied.

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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #2: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-2

02-27-2011 09:00 AM by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.

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Isn't Technology Wonderful?

02-26-2011 06:22 PM by Roger Clark aka Rex | 9 comments »

Here is a new way that technology can be of immence help to woodworkers.Do you use paper plans and draw sketches or make a cutting list, or just some notes to refer to when making a project? I’m sure most LJs read some important information during planing and construction of their projects. Most all references are made on paper sheets or scraps of paper, some even use a piece of waste lumber to write on.Well welcome to the 21st century. My wife received an Amazon Kindle reading device...

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Happy anniversary LumberJocks!

02-26-2011 11:15 AM by BigTiny | 3 comments »

It’s been five years today! We should all thank the Gods of wood working for Martin and this magnificent home he built for us!

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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #20: Got A Few Round Tuits (Planer Blade Sharpening Jig)

02-26-2011 04:49 AM by William | 4 comments »

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