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11-05-2011 09:45 PM

Brand new Computer for Me/Woodworking business; I'm excited :) - 10 replies

We did have two older laptops, both dual core processors, one was HP 6000 and other was HP dv9000 model. One for shop, the other for office. Well, last month the office PC stopped working because of drink spillage. Hard drive fried. Then 3 days ago my back up PC quite, apparently a virus. The laptop would not turn on, hard drive was not reg...

11-03-2011 12:19 AM

CL deal alert San Antonio - 0 replies

Found dewalt router combo fixed/plunge 1 3/4 hp that includes pics for 75.00. I own 10 routers otherwise I would run after it.

10-30-2011 05:25 PM

Question Mahogany project finished natural - 9 replies

I have never worked with mahogany. I tend to try to sell wood species that best fit my customer’s personality. I have a customer I believe would like the finished look of mahogany with just a clear coat, no stain. However I am not confident that even I know what mahogany will look like finished out natural. Are there great variances in...

10-28-2011 03:54 AM

porter cable pancake compressor CL purchase - 2 replies

I bought the compressor for 60.00 in like new condition today. Very happy! I wanted it badly for running nail guns on the job site. At 35 lbs I really wanted it and it is extremely compact. About two weeks ago I almost bought the compressor new at HD for 169.00. I talked myself out of it then. Now for 60.00 I bought it in very good condi...

10-25-2011 01:58 AM

Unisaw added to our shop, pics included! - 10 replies

Got the new to me Unisaw set up and we have cut walnut with it. A thing of pure beauty! I cleaned the top and waxed it with Johnsons paste wax. I plan to also go through the entire saw and lube and clean everything. I do believe this saw has been cared for fairly well. Down the road I would like to add a cast iron router wing whic...

10-17-2011 05:51 PM

Proud first time owner of 3hp unisaw!!! - 8 replies

A woodworker is selling his unisaw for 400. Will go see it this afternoon. He posted a pic, looks good. He advertises it is in great working condition. He original owner. Dont know a ton about it yet, but it is an upgrade over either of our ridgid 4511 or 3650. I plan to list both the 4511 & 3650 for 300.00 firm on CL and see which ts ...

10-14-2011 03:35 AM

Out galloping the horse! - 10 replies

Sandy definitely loves to run. I have been riding bit and bridle on bare back. As I have become more comfortable with Sandy riding her most afternoons, I have been learning more how to control her through neck reigning. She had been just walking with me, occassionally she would try to trot but I would quickly hold her back. Today I decided t...

10-08-2011 10:57 PM

do cutting boards or fine crafted boxes sell on ebay? - 4 replies

We are staying busy at the shop but my wife wants to make some extra money to budget for her to do some extra things. I mentioned end grain cutting boards out of mesquite, mahogany, cherry, walnut, purple heart, maple, etc… She loves to dovetail and she is really good at it because she dovertails all our kitchen drawers and she has t...

10-07-2011 03:49 AM

built a coping sled out of 3/4" corian - 12 replies

The sled is BIG and heavy but slides nicely along the shaper fence. I dont have pics so sort of boring post. But I wanted to point out that my use of white corian for this small project worked great! The corian machined very well with woodworking ts blades, drill bits and router bits. I am very happy with the impressive weight and size o...

10-03-2011 02:25 AM

bought our first horse today! - 15 replies

We moved to the country on some land last year, it has long been my wufe’s dream to own a nice horse. Bought one today but we dont have a saddle yet. Using just a halter and a left and right lead line i road Sandy bare back all around the field and Boy, does she like to run. She seems to be wired to want to get where she is going fast...

09-30-2011 10:53 AM

white corner desk with hutch - 4 replies

Customer was very happy! We built two of these for the customer.

09-29-2011 03:40 AM

installed a mesquite wall unit last week! - 13 replies

It turned out great! The customer is very happy. I did a facebook page for our business recently for some social network marketing. I have uploaded the pics to the FB page at: http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=135550733209609&view=wall&refid=17 Please feel free to visit the page and comment as you like. We were going for a n...

09-29-2011 01:45 AM

SEO is giving me great ROI! - 6 replies

I have spoken on my desire for better search engine optimization on recent posts. Now our web site is 1st page for “san antonio custom cabinets” and 2nd page results for many other relevant searches for San Antonio custom/kitchen cabinets. The past week calls have trickled in, about one every other day. I just landed a kitchen j...

09-29-2011 01:16 AM

i need to replace belt on my 3hp grizzly shaper. - 6 replies

I looked on grizzly, i need to purchase a new belt. I believe it is a V belt. The only belts they offer are link belts. My shaper is at the shop so i cannot look at it now. Not sure what size to order, they offer a 3/8 and a 5/8 option. Anyone have any info would be very helpfull.

09-24-2011 09:36 AM

any knowledge on diff of hickory/pecan wood - 11 replies

I am providing a bid for a job this weekend. The cust stated he wants hickory, does not want any hickory substitute such as “pecan” used, is set on hickory. I have done hickory kitchens in the past. Whenever i go to lumber yard and ask for hickory, i end up getting pecan. Im not real sure.of.the.difference. i have done a search ...

09-21-2011 06:22 AM

advice on building frame/panel interior doors - 6 replies

Well, tonight I closed a sale on a nice new home custom.cabinet job, rather large job. We build our own cabinet doors at this time with our shaper. The customer asked me to bid out his 8’ tall interior all pine wood doors. He told me that when you go taller then 6’ on the doors the price triples. So he asked me to build them. I ...

09-18-2011 05:08 PM

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.

09-18-2011 04:48 PM

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...

09-18-2011 08:10 AM

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...

09-17-2011 07:44 PM

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...

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