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|948 days ago||
does anyone know much about aromatic cedar - 20 replies
A woodworker friend built a aromatic cedar.chest and I loved it and it smelled so good. It is beautifull wood. Would there be any regrets with using this wood for kitchen cabinets, building doors and face frames. Seems it would do just fine and has such a nice sent to it. I think an oiled finish would be best so it continues to smell nice.
|948 days ago||
mesquite project - 3 replies
We are now finishing up a mesquite wall unit. It has inset doors and drawer faces and the drawer faces were built with 5 piece cope and. Stick raised panel construction. It has turned out really nice. We will install it on Tues. The customer wanted a distressed look. I found a scrap pile of mesquite on CL and we sorted through it and clea...
|948 days ago||
Search engine optimization update for my site - 14 replies
I posted a similar blog on our new web site. My ultimate goal though is to reach top search results. We have an excellent product and it is my goal to get the word out. So I began studying, but in the mean time, I needed quick results and hired www.footbridgemedia.com. They cometely re wrote my site, it went live yesterday. I am very happ...
|949 days ago||
web site link trading - 1 reply
As a professional cabinet maker, it is important to me to network and get the word out about us and our shop. Internet marketing is one method obviously. And acquiring backlinks from one another is a powerful way of achieving some internet marketing goals. Many of us are like minded in the woodworking trades and have relavant content on our...
|949 days ago||
Please visit my new web site!!! - 6 replies
We published a brand new web site yesterday. The URL is:www.topqualitycabinets.net To give credit where credit is due, www.footbridgemedia.com completed our website. I tried hard to find a bad review on them and could not find any. They charged me 150.00 per month for the site which involves a lot of other things including search engine op...
|962 days ago||
anyone from TN know of a local sawmill - 9 replies
I am going to be traveling to TN to visit my parents and pick up a 16’ trailer to bring back to TX, where we live. I dont want to haul an empty trailer. I plan to look for a back woods sawmill or some hardwoods supplier that has a few thousand bf of smokey mountain walnut 4/4. I will probably buy as much as i can haul, figuring the more...
|965 days ago||
i think our dog was snake bit or stung - 15 replies
Got home this afternoon from a very successful walnut wall unit install. Our yellow lab, outdoor dog, has a largely swollen kneck and the left side of her face droops making it look lopsided. I suppose those muscles may be numb? We live in the country on 13 acres. We have lots of diamond backs and copper heads. We also have several non veno...
|972 days ago||
any exp with SEO marketing - 26 replies
Ive been looking into tuis for some time for our cabinet shop. Two things i really enjoy are woodworking and computer stuff. I was an IT in the Navy. So my thoughts are this: Being listed on the first page or two of google would probably be remarkable for leads. Recently a lady found me through a lead service, she is the type of custome...
|987 days ago||
I need some help with a commercial bid. Im a bit of a rookie here. Ive been doing custom work for hire since 2008 and we opened shop full time 14 months ago so im still on a huge learning curve here. Mostly do residential jobs and im more used to being too high for a persons budget. As a small shop we do whatever we get. We did have great...
|1002 days ago||
what is favored method for joining miter joints - 24 replies
I think we might be close to closing a kitchen sale that will include mitered doors. I actually look forward to this fun job. We will use our woodmaster 725 to xut the stile and rail parts. Then shaper to add the panel groove. Then possibly mop sand as necessary. Joining the mitered joint: Bisquit joineryDowel joineryFloating tenon joi...
|1003 days ago||
i just shake my head and say "hmmmmmm" - 39 replies
With a look of loss and disappointment. I have a current potential customer, i thought 90% sure i made the kitchen sale. It was one of those feelings that “we just clicked” and i am primed to close the deal. Ready to rock on a new and exciting kitchen job. Then Sunday night they call, i am anticipating great news. They send ...
|1005 days ago||
any exp with a mop style sander - 1 reply
I am looking at utilizing a mop style sander to sand profiles. I have never used one before. Our next job might utilize a mitered door style. I think i will have a set of two profile knives cut for the woodmaster to cut my stiles and rails material, but i am anticipating possibly having small knife marks left in the profile that will be diffi...
|1052 days ago||
electrical question with woodmaster 7.5 hp motor - 6 replies
I am getting ready to wire up the woodmaster, we ran 10/3 wire and have a 40 amp breaker but I have not actually wired the machine up inside my electrical box yet. I will need to do this soon though as we will be needing to run some custom moldings soon. Any assistance and suggestions will be appreciated. Also, anyone running a woodmaster, ...
|1061 days ago||
planning stage of steel building shop - 4 replies
I am in the planning stage of building a 4080 steel shop. We have outgrown our current location and plan to build on our own 13 acre property for now. I am going to use my guys to build the building from raw material. I am not going to use a kit of any kind. Or at least this is the plan. I am getting excited as i begin to get bids for found...
|1073 days ago||
Pulled the trigger on 725 tonight, mainly because we have 3 kitchens on schedule with estimated 800.00 in custom moldings I was going to have to purchase. We also do a lot of walnut kitchens and my suppliers price small walnut crown too expensive, so I began cutting crown on my shaped, which is not ideal. Now, the machine will pay off with s...
|1077 days ago||
ras dw 790 and dw 7730 installed pic - 3 replies
http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz224/flynboatn1/IMAG0579.jpg Here is the pic of our installation of both of our dewalt ras.
|1079 days ago||
I found a woodmaster 725 that I will be looking at on Sunday with full intention on buying. Spoke to the fella who stated he wanted to go into a father/son molding business together but son was hurt and plans never worked out so he bought the 725 new and it has only seen very minimal use. The gentleman stated that the unit has a 7.5 hp motor, ...
|1081 days ago||
success is bitter sweet in wake of failure! - 3 replies
I originated a blog on failure. Our latest job was the second building completion of a two building contract that was commercial cabinetry and included doing to laminated tops also. We finished with only a total of 13 labor days invested. The first building we did, an identical twin, took us close to 8 weeks. The companies biggest concern on...
|1081 days ago||
just bought dewalt 7730 ras - 6 replies
Hey guys, a month ago we did not own a Ras. Now we own two. I’m going to install the 7730 right next to the 790. This 7730 is smaller then the 790 and the two don’t compare. The 790 accelerates to full power immediately, the 7730 takes slightly longer to get to full speed. It does seem to run fine though. We paid 80.00 for it. ...
|1094 days ago||
how to deal with failure - 23 replies
From time to time in life I fall short of success. In some cases my attempts could be charactorized as failure. I recently accepted a job that involved large shelving unit 30’ long by almost 10’ tall. We run a small shop, I drew the job and my guy built it. Turned out a success on the build even considering the requested dimensio...