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So you want to go pro #2: Business Plan or not to Business Plan

01-06-2008 02:07 AM by odie | 3 comments »

Shame on us, we don’t have a business plan. Never did and never will have one. We knew what we wanted to accomplish. Banks and loan institutions insist on you having a business plan. All professional people (lawyers, accountants, and the like) will advise you to have one. I didn’t need a loan to get started, but if you are one that does need a loan, start writing. A bank will want to know that you have all of your ducks in a row. This business plan will be put in front of loan and management ...

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Where Have I Been Lately

09-15-2009 08:18 PM by sricks | 3 comments »

Wondering what happened to me over the lat couple of weeks? Check out my latest blog entry over at There is some exciting news coming and a whole lot of work. Steven

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How to make a Fire Wood Holder from an old washing machine Tub.

01-12-2015 04:37 AM by cpine | 3 comments »

This old washing machine tub was what my father used in our home growing unto store firewood by the fire place. When my father passed away in November of 2012 and upon the settling of his estate I was able to get this item with all of its sentimental value to me for use in my home. To many folks including many in my family this is just an old piece of junk. It indeed could be sold for scrap metal I suppose but I like my fathers idea and I suspect he got this from his parents home in Iowa. I...

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First Aid Station - A $100 Worth Spending

12-05-2013 10:57 PM by NickyP | 3 comments »

The idea of having a First Aid Station was not at the forefront of my thinking when I began assembling a woodworking shop. However, when I stumbled upon some good information over at the Wood Whisper regarding this I quickly realized the extreme importance of it and created what I hope & feel is a good mix of what should prove to be beneficial in the wood shop if and/or when it may be needed. The basket sits at about eye level with the telephone right underneath and a first aid ch...

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Maple Barrister Bookcase

08-28-2009 07:32 AM by Scarcraig01 | 3 comments »

This blog will follow my process as I build a maple set of barrister bookcases. My long range goal is to build a total of 22 barrister “boxes” divided into 6 units. To date, I have completed 8 boxes in 2 units. The first, is solid quartersawn white oak with frame and panel sides. The second, was made using mahogany plywood with solid mahogany trim pieces. The plan I’m using, (although somewhat modified) is from plans I added frame and panel sides to min...

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How to Make Perfect Miter Joints

12-13-2010 11:54 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

It could be said that miter joints are definitely one of the most common joints in woodworking or carpentry. This is a joint that we are taught early on in our apprenticeships because we will be cutting miters throughout our entire career. As an apprentice it sounds simple enough to just cut a left 45 and a right 45 and glue then together to form a 90. If it were so simple then why are there open miter joints? Let’s take a look at how we can make perfect miter joints. View the comple...

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Designing Basic Furniture With Sketchup Pt. 1

08-06-2012 03:26 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 3 comments »

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Inside Picture Framing #6: Hanging

12-03-2008 08:00 PM by kewald | 3 comments »

For best viewing, the center of the framed image should be approximately 63” above the floor. Any picture frame larger than 8” X 10” should be hung using two hooks. This reduces the torque on the frame and also prevents movement of the picture on the wall. If the wire on the frame is too tight to use two hooks then the frame should be re-wired. When wiring a frame, the wire should be long enough so that the angle between the wire attaching point and the nearest hooking position is app...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #43: Sometimes the Lazy Way is More Work Then Anticipated (But We Learn Something)

07-16-2010 01:08 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

OK. This is getting scary. Do we only get so many good days in a given time period? Or are we really the masters of our own destiny? I am probably over-reacting, but I just really like when things work out like you want them to. I am kind of hoping that it is because thought and planning went into something that it turns out well. That gives us some sense of control. I would hate to think that it is only by chance. So where were we? Ah, yes. The autumn leaf candle tray. As I was sa...

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The Rust Bucket - Cleaning and refurbishing old tools

07-23-2011 07:28 AM by Lockwatcher | 3 comments »

This article first appeared on my website, Lockwatcher's Lair – I am duplicating it here to share my experience using this system with my fellow Lumberjocks. While not specificly “woodworking” this system can speed up the process of reconditioning old tools without destroying them. The Rust Bucket Let me first thank my good friend Dave, of Pearce Woodworking for this great idea. Dave had some used hand tools he needed to clean up and had located this method th...

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