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|6 days ago||
Would you buy this? - 15 replies
Just a quick survey, I recently make the below LED lighted sign in my shop and I’m going to start offering them for sale shortly. I also opened a wholesale account with the company that imports the USB powered LED strips. My goal is to sell completed signs, but I also wouldn’t mind selling parts for you to make your own. For exam...
|90 days ago||
Woodworkers Guild of America??? - 4 replies
I put this under non-shop because it’s more about fraud than woodworking. I just opened a letter today from Woodworkers Guild of America. In bold print in a box on the letter is “Please Pay for or Return Your DVD Today.” The letter then goes on to state that they shipped me some DVD to preview and I either have to pay for ...
|127 days ago||
Used Shopsmith with Bandsaw and Jointer - 3 replies
A few weeks back I picked up a used Shopsmith at an auction site. It came with a bandsaw and jointer and is in decent shape. It appears to be an 80’s model. Anyway I only bought it because the opening bid was $100 and nobody else bid. So I’m into it for $110 which includes the auction house fee. There is something wrong with the...
|138 days ago||
Accounting for the Woodworking Business - 27 replies
Tax season is upon us and I’m trying to get my books all straight so I can get my big refund check. I started the business this year and I went to an accountant when I started out and spent about an hour with her getting advice on setting everything up and using Quickbooks. Now that I’m starting to try and get everything together ...
|154 days ago||
Repairing a Lazy Susan - 3 replies
My mother-in-law asked me if I could repair her lazy Susan. It got dried out and warped. Here are a couple of before photos: This shows how much it was warped: And this is how the repair came out, think she’ll like it:
|160 days ago||
Shopsmith? - 11 replies
If anybody is interested in a Shopsmith there is one for sale at the auction website listed below. As of the writing of this post nobody has bid on it and the starting price is $100. It comes with the Shopsmith Bandsaw and the Shopsmith Jointer. The company that does these auctions is just down the road from my shop and I’ve bought qu...
|163 days ago||
Future Cutting Boards - 21 replies
This is some of the wood that I bought at an auction. I decided since most of it was already thin cut, that I’d cut it into 24” lengths and make a few hundred cutting boards. The far left is cherry, then two stacks of walnut, and the a short stack of white oak. I’m going to probably make two more stacks this size of che...
|166 days ago||
EBay vs Etsy - 50 replies
I’m just starting up in the selling of my products business and although I don’t want to do all my sales online, I want an online presence and may eventually count on it for the majority of sales. Right now I have an Etsy page because I was told by several people it was the way to go and it was so much better than EBay and it’...
|172 days ago||
Cutting Board Care - 14 replies
I’m making some cutting boards to sell and I’d like to print up little cards to go with them telling people how to care for their cutting boards. I’m only going to put mineral oils and beeswax on them so I’m looking for suggestions of things to put on the card. Here’s what I have so far, let me know what I should ...
|177 days ago||
Dewalt DWS780 12" Miter Saw - 4 replies
If anybody is interested Amazon is selling the Dewalt DWS780 for $501.23 with free shipping and then another $25 discount. Total cost is $476.23 if you don’t have to pay sales tax. I’m in California so my total cost was $515.52. Home Depot and Lowes regular price on this saw is $599. The Dewalt Factory online outlet has it for...
|178 days ago||
Cutting Board Questions - 29 replies
In looking for items to sell it appears that cutting boards are very popular so I have a couple of questions from you experts. I can do a google search and see everything from $29 to $175 for what I consider fairly simply cutting boards to make. Much more complex ones are in there from $50 to hundreds of dollars. The website I found that has ...
|187 days ago||
Glue Use - 28 replies
I have some glue questions. I just did a search and found some very good information from several people including a person with the user name of Alaskaguy. I was hoping to break some of that information down into a little bit more user friendly terms. For example Alaskaguy said Titebond III glue appears to have issues when it gets into temp...
|199 days ago||
Carvewright Machine - 13 replies
About 4 years ago now I bought a Carvewright machine intending to use it when I retired. It sat in the box for the first 2 years because I put off retirement. When I took it out of the box I used it one time but I didn’t read the directions enough and I didn’t have the bit completely locked into the spindle so the second it touched...
|200 days ago||
Anybody added a laser engraver? - 22 replies
I’m in the process of starting up a woodworking business and right now the center piece of my shop is a Legacy CNC machine. It’s a great machine for making all kinds of things, but I’m finding people really like personalized items and engraving. The CNC machine does engraving, but it only really works well on larger lettering...
|203 days ago||
Question on Jointer/Planer - 25 replies
I’d like to get a jointer/planer, but haven’t even used one in years. I’d like to get one of the machines that’s in the $1,000 range. I probably won’t use it a lot, but it’s a nice tool to have in the shop. The questions: The helical heads look really nice but appear to only come standard on more expen...
|205 days ago||
I just recently signed on to Lumberjocks so hopefully this type of post is okay. I have a small shop in Tracy, CA. (Just East of the San Franicsco/Oakland area) I recently bid on and won an auction on some lumber from a moulding company that has gone out of business. By some lumber, as best I can tell it’s about 10,000 board feet. As...