Sawstop Customer Service contacted me and rectified the situation very well.
Long Story Short – Fingers are too valuable and I’m too inexperienced to NOT get a sawstop (I am a capitalist myself anyway). I sold my Ridgid granite-topped saw and bought a Sawstop 1.75 Professional Cabinet Model. Here it is arriving home for the first time: And Resting unopened comfortably. I probably won’t unpack it for a few weeks as I’ll be studying a good for an upcoming exam.
I’ve received several pm’s asking how our business is and what we do to promote ourselves so I thought I would begin a blog on our 2010 shows. Next week I will be exhibiting at the ACC Baltimore show ( http://public.craftcouncil.org/baltimore/ ). I have applied to this show for the past 2 years and we were accepted last year but had to decline the invite. So we are in new territory wiht this one. This will be the first show of 2010 . We’re doing 9 shows this year ...
I stumbled across an article today. It was linked from the Wood Whisperer newsletter. You can find a link at the end of this article. It touched on a few good points about why we struggle with charging an appropriate amount for our efforts. To summarize, (and relate it to our specific craft) it said we do three main things wrong when deciding on a price. The first is taking our ability for granted. This comes natural to us. It’s no big deal. How can we charge hundreds or thousands of do...
The following is an e-mail interview with Brandon Morrison. Brandon is the owner of Whyr’Hymer Furniture in Hollywood, California. This started as friendly banter via e-mail and I thought picking Brandon’s brain might be interesting to other aspiring professionals. So here’s some wisdom from a modern artisan who’s been making it for 4 years. What do you think differentiates a hobbyist from a professional woodworker? Preparation, pressure, stress, responsibility, and most importa...
There are some things that just happen that you can’t see coming.I started woodworking with my Dad in our cold, Western New York one-car garage back when gentlemen still wore hats and nobody cussed in public. It was usually fun, and always educational. I still remember messing about trying to build stuff, and having Daddy walk by and very gently suggest doing it “like this” and experiencing the resulting Cecil B. DeMille parting of the clouds with the chorus singing in the...
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