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Blog entry by edjorgensen posted 811 days ago 772 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my daughter has made me do this blog so I have fellow craftsmen to hang out with. It’s going to be my tips, tricks, and personal opinions on the business of wood working after 60 years.

To start out – Here’s a beef of mine -

You know out here in California we have a hard time getting certain finishing products due to EPA rules. Any other California woodworkers having this problem?

-- Ed



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nobuckle

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#1 posted 811 days ago

I can’t speak about California EPA regulations but I would like to welcome you to Lumber Jocks. I’m fairly new to woodworking so I look forward to gleening from your years of experience.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 811 days ago

I ditto what Doug said and look forward to some of your tips and such. Welcome to L.J.’s, my friend!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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macatlin1

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#3 posted 811 days ago

I left California because of the EPA rules, the taxes, the undocumented workers, etc.

It’s not so much the EPA as the AQMD, a federally mandated state agency with little controls. They can do almost anything they want with fines and fees the main revenue source. We has a spray both put in and by the time it was installed the rules had changed so it had to be modified with another inspection fee. This happened 3 times.

OK, off my soap box ;-)

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jacob34

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#4 posted 811 days ago

I am pretty sure most would agree things in Cal are a little different. I am looking forward to seeing your posts welcome.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#5 posted 811 days ago

Hi Ed Welcome again to Ljs

I know that in California they are pretty much pushing for water base products and I think as time goes by the whole United states will follow CA.’s lead. I know with some one of your experience it might be hard to think about changing your finishing regiment but not to far down the road I think that all we will have to use is waterborne finishes. I have gotten to the point that’s about all I use . Waterborne products have improved way beyond what they were only a couple of years ago and have some advantages over oil base products but it takes time to adjust to the differences in the two different types of products. I’m looking forward to your valuable input an advise also.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DawsonWoodworking

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#6 posted 808 days ago

If the US switches exclusively to water based finishes, I’m either going to leave or form “Dawson Importing Company” – We important …errr… olive oil, yes, Olive Oil.

-- Salt Lake City, UT My goal is to live forever - so far, so good.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 808 days ago

Dawson
If water based finishes were like they use to be 10 years ago I’d go with you but there are so really good water based products out there now.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 808 days ago

IMHO, California is too strict. They are having trouble making ends meet but businesses are leaving. Maybe I’m wrong but that’s what I hear. Anyways, I believe they will keep on improving the water based finishes until they become a workable solution.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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