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basic financial planning #12: A couple of minutes very well spent.

05-18-2011 06:43 AM by BigTiny | 3 comments »

How many of you just check the total and write a check when you get your credit card bills? BAD PRACTICE! I told all my clients to go over their receipts and check them against the bill every month. Why? Extreme example but true: I had a client who took my advice and went over his bills. No receipts, but few enough entries that he could remember what each charge was for. All that us except one. It was a charge for about $50 and it was from a company he didn’t know. It wa...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #10: First Craft Show

05-16-2011 03:19 AM by jerrells | 3 comments »

I am considering entering my forst craft show this fall. As I have now been scrolling about a year I think I have enought experence and patterns to do ne successfully. Here is a general plan and outline of what I have thought of so far – however add and correct as youmay wish. 1. Number of items to take – I am consiidering the following 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 60 ??? 2. Types of itmes to take – looking at a varity of items to reach all types of persons attending. 3. Pric...

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Alternative to Electric Branding Irons

05-14-2011 05:24 PM by LewH | 2 comments »

I’ve been thinking about getting a custom branding iron to mark my projects for “posterity”, but frankly the relatively high cost has been a hurdle. Today I came across an alternative method using a chemical solution of ammonium chloride and heat to create a similar effect. I haven’t tried it yet but when I do I will blog more about the results. Here are the links with more information:http://www.howtogeek.com/news/create-custom-detailed-wood-burning-patterns-wi...

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #12: Living with old tools

05-12-2011 12:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Late last year, before I put the saw away for the winter, a piece of the casting on the tablesaw broke. It was causing some vibration and the blade to move side to side a bit when adjusting height. Not good in conjunction with zero clearance inserts. Anyway, it is getting warm again and time to get the saw ready for what I hope will be a productive summer. The “key” as I am calling it had to be fixed. There are 2 parts that mount on a shaft and are keyed together you can see ...

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Michigan Lumberjock - Mid Mich. WW Guild Gathering

05-04-2011 09:37 PM by jockmike2 | 11 comments »

I talked to Kelvin Potter last night, and as always he said he would be happy to receive a visit from the Lumberjock Gathering on Saturday the 21st of May. I told him we would try to get there by 5pm and he is cool with that. I also scored 100 board feet of cherry lumber for $100.00. If anyone wants any PM me and we’ll make arrangements. He also said he had a fresh batch of Turning Blanks for all the Turners in the group. They’ve been kiln dried of course.WE WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE T...

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Facebook #1: Trying really hard to get business off the ground - Need LIKES

04-28-2011 08:23 PM by Panga Design | 27 comments »

My name is Al and have recently set about making a living (trying) from my hobby in woodworking. Facebook is an integral part of marketing the products and I am currently striving to reach 100 LIKES on my page. I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone else out there who uses FB for marketing? and if so how is it going? 2. Would anyone who has read this be willing to like my page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panga-Design/107616129306422 Thanks all in advance and please fe...

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Finishing Tips #3: Spraying Lazy Susan

04-28-2011 05:49 PM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

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air filter #2: the all american RUBE GOLDBURG

04-26-2011 07:38 PM by patron | 37 comments »

well folksafter reading my last entry what a letdown http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/22793 i can now reveal the whole storyaside from needing a filter to clear the airi wanted one i could have more filtering inand be able to change/clean filters less often(i could fill the one(s) on the machine in 15 minuets with the amount of cleaning i need to do) so let’s see what we have for today’s fun here is the ‘frame’ i madeto go on the filter side of the uni...

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My Long Wait for a Workshop #5: Home Made Air Filter

04-26-2011 05:24 PM by JWags | 13 comments »

Hello again, Just finished my homemade shop air filter. I had to change my original plans, which were to hang it from the ceiling. That’s because I also wanted a washable filter, to keep down on the ongoing costs. So here was the final criteria: I needed a blower that would draw and push at least 800 CFm, a primary filter that would catch up to 5 microns, and a secondary filter that would catch 1 micron particles, and not be cost prohibitive. Plus – it had to be quiet. S...

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Some upgrades for the tiny shop

04-25-2011 07:39 PM by FreddyS | 8 comments »

Hi everyone, now some small updates on the tiny shop setup: Chisel and hand planes rack: Push block for my diy jointer, also useful for the table saw and router table Sanding block made with some scrap wood, cut so I can use a 1/4 of a sheet without wasted material The router bit rack mounted on the wall next to the clamp rack If anyone is wondering why I take the extra effort for the look and finish on the racks, which are supposed to be more functional than decorative...

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