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Making money with woodworking projects

05-18-2010 11:44 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 2 comments »

Check this article out on projects you can make money with. If you ever wanted to make money on the side with your woodworking or even start a fulltime business this is a list of projects that will work Click Here

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Tool giveaways

05-16-2010 10:49 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 1 comment »

Well the end of the month is half way here and I think we are getting our sponsors in line at Hising Wood Design so I thought I would announce the next round of giveaways. For any of you who recall last time we gave a way a brad new porter cable sander. Go to www.hisingwooddesign.com for details

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Southeast Michigan Picnic, Lumberjock Getogether

05-16-2010 08:08 PM by jockmike2 | 10 comments »

I don’t remember everyone’s name but there was a lot of people there yesterday and we had one heck of a great time. I forgot my camera but Rustic Rick took a bunch of pics he said he would put on as soon as he had time. Dustin again brought his bunches of veneer. Wow, I scored on the wood exchange with a pile of curly maple plus a roll of curly maple veneer, how’s that for lucky. I know David Craig got a board of blood wood that will keep him in inlay for life. plus I gave h...

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Brand Wars

05-15-2010 01:00 AM by Dustin | 29 comments »

Ok, so everyone has a favorite tool brand. What I want to know is everyone’s opinion on who has the best value. I have really enjoyed my Shop Fox machinery because they are not as expensive as Jet, Delta, and Laguna but it seems like they are just as nice. I have the 26” double drum sander, four shapers, a power feeder, 15” planer, and some other smaller stuff from Shop Fox so far. Who do you think makes the worst tools out there right now? I’d say Harbor Freigh...

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Tear out

05-14-2010 09:59 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 1 comment »

This week’s question comes from Sylvester in Illinois’. Hey Cody I’m building a dresser for my wife’s birthday coming up out of hardwood and have been running into some problem with tear out. I was wondering if you had any advice on how I can prevent tear out there have been many articles I’ve read online but several have countered it did themselves I’ve experimented with it a little bit but really can’t afford to waste any would do to the fact the hardwood is very expensive. Any advice ...

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Safety Week

05-12-2010 10:52 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 0 comments »

This is a video I made a wile back but I thought I would repost it due to it being safety week. check out www.hisingwooddesign.com for more info.

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New woodworking Book About Business

05-12-2010 12:36 AM by Hisingwooddesign | 2 comments »

Just wanted to let everyone know about my new book. I’m writing a book about the ins and outs on the carpentry-woodworking business. I can only release limited details at this time but it will be released late this summer. This book is designed to cover the knowledge you will need to run a successful business. Look for more info posted on my blog over the next few months.Check out the site for more details. www.hisingwooddesign.com

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The winner of the tool give away

05-10-2010 09:44 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 0 comments »

Well after a few weeks and 86 entries we have a winner for the sander giveaway. Now he person who who one this porter cable sander wrote a great story and its always nice to see what working with wood has done in other people life. Click Here to find out who won. It could be you.

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How do you price your work

05-07-2010 10:09 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 2 comments »

Ever wonder how to price your work. This is a great article on how to price your work. Check it out

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Finishing

05-05-2010 10:41 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 9 comments »

What Type of finish do you use? Finishing is a common question among woodworkers. I know for me when I first started finishing it was almost dreadful. I loved to build things but when it came to finishing I almost wanted to leave it bare wood. I built a oak dart board, I guess you could call it a case several years back and when it came time to finish it I ruined it. I applied two many coats two fast and didn’t take the propper steps to apply a quality finish. When it was done I thr...

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