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LJ Interviews #42: Dennis Zongker

310 days ago by MsDebbieP | 10 comments »

This interview with Dennis Zongker from the October 2013 issue of our LumberJocks eMag.   1. How did you first get started working with wood? When I was 14 years old, during summer time I worked at an architectural mill shop sweeping floors, and tailing on the moulder or planers. On occasion I would be able to help a cabinetmaker or a machine operator when they would need an extra hand.   2. What was it about woodworking that initially caught your interest, en...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #4: Putting all the numbers together (creating a shop labor rate)

445 days ago by huff | 21 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 4 Putting all the numbers together(Creating a shop labor rate) Shop labor rate; what is that and why would I want or need to have a shop labor rate? I’d like to take credit for coming up with this, but I learned this from another woodworker and you might have even heard of him; Marc Adams. He’s well known for his woodworking classes that his school teaches, but I was lucky enough to attend one of his seminars years ago and this was ...

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French Polish Simplified

571 days ago by blackcherry | 10 comments »

One of my favorite finishes is the classic French Polish technique, the use of shellac and a lubricate in a hand pad wiping on method. Now I’ve seen plenty of ways to go about this technique from melting down shellac flake and thinning with cutting medium, so over the years I came up with a procedure of my own by trail and error and have simplified this technique to my own liking and so I would like to share with any of you who would like to try this out. So I would like to post a blog...

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