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|5 days ago||
The Cheapest Add-On That Sells Products - 11 replies
The cheapest add-on to your products will cost you little, if anything, and put you ahead of your competition. See ShopNotes here for more.
|8 days ago||
Secrets to Marketing on the Internet (So Far) - 10 replies
Selling on the Internet? How to do it? Why do it? I share what I’ve learned in my latest ShopNotes blog post, “Secrets to Marketing on the Internet (So Far)” which you can see here.
|11 days ago||
Help with dovetail jig - 13 replies
Could use some assistance – I bought I nice Porter Cable dovetail jig. Trying to get it to to half-blind dovetails….I THINK I have it right, as seen here: Seems I need a minor adjustment on the template position, moving it a bit away from me? Yes, they look good, but they good in tight – I have to pound them in…...
|12 days ago||
The Secret on What to Build - 23 replies
Every woodworker that wants to make a living (or at least, some nice side income) at woodworking wants one question answered: What should I build that will sell?! In my latest ShopNotes Blog post, I answer that.
|14 days ago||
Charge More! - 50 replies
In my latest ShopNotes blog post, I explore why sometimes you need to charge more. http://newmissionworkshop.com/2013/12/04/charge-more/
|22 days ago||
Dovetail Jig - Questions on use - 2 replies
I’ve never used a dovetail jig for a router, so I had a couple of questions. 1) will it work on angled faces? The angle of the drawer front is 7 degrees. 2) Is it ok to used mixed thickness woods? I’d like to go 3/4” on the drawer front and 1/2” on the sides…. Thanks!
|41 days ago||
New Maker's Mark - 7 replies
My first batch of engraved brass plates for my work; Patrick has arrived! This was made by Vidi at Makers Marks I had a hard time with him, and getting the product took months, but the product is good. I paid about $71 for 10 of these.
|55 days ago||
Why do you love your drum sander? - 30 replies
Thinking of getting a drum sander for my shop. I assume it will save a lot of time sanding, and give me better results than a random orbital sander will. Has that been you experience?
|90 days ago||
Cutting through 1.5" oak - the straight way! - 20 replies
Don’t you love when you take on a project, and don’t stop to think how you can accomplish it, technically?! Here’s my dilemma – doing a desk. The top is 1.5” white oak. I need to do several cut-outs for electronic panels that are to be sunken into the desk – basically, rounded-corner squares, about 14”...
|116 days ago||
Scroll saw recommendations? - 3 replies
Gentlemen, start your engines. I am looking in the very near future a new scroll saw. I want a saw that I can do fine marquetry / inlay work with. I want one with plain, pin-less type blades. I am willing to spend upwards of $400. I want a good quality product, not something shoddy. I have looked all over for reviews, and am hearing mixed thi...
|120 days ago||
Portable Oscillating Spindle Sander - no more? - 10 replies
I recalled Porter Cable's Portable Oscillating Spindle Sander recently, as I had an occasion for just such a tool. I tried researching it, but it seems they don’t make them anymore? Anyone know of another brand that makes those? I couldn’t find anything.
|121 days ago||
Best Pencil? - 25 replies
I’m sick of sharpening my pencil every 10 inches of writing on wood! I’m using the standard #2, a soft one, I’m sure. I need something that is hard enough to hold a sharp point, as I often use a precision measuring tool that has very small holes. I don’t want to use anything with ink. Is there anything easily obtainabl...
|125 days ago||
This latest blog post discusses how going green(er) can be a win-win situation for the woodworker
|129 days ago||
Wholesaler Shows? - 5 replies
Is anyone aware of wholesaler shows for woodworkers? I’m not talking about public shows, like a festival type of thing, but a show in which woodworkers (or wallpaper, pottery, printed arts people) each have booths, and wholesale buyers, such as small businesses or interior decorators will come in and order a sizable amount of your produ...
|133 days ago||
Is the Simplest Design the Best Design? - 58 replies
In this blog post, I argue that the simplest design is the best design; do you agree?
|134 days ago||
The Joy of Woodworking - 4 replies
A second blog post today – sorry, I’m in the writing mood! However, I think you will find this post especially meaningful. It’s not about a technique or marketing; it’s about the actual joy of woodworking. I think you will find yourself shaking your head in agreement, and walk away feeling good about your hobby (or...
|135 days ago||
In my last ShopNotes blog, I discuss how perhaps production runs of a carefully designed piece are the only way to make a living at woodworking. See the article here.
|205 days ago||
The Three Types of Woodworking Dogs - 4 replies
I’m quite pleased with my latest ShopNotes blog post, at my website, and wanted to let you guys know about it – I hope you can find something in it to help you advance your woodworking sales! The Three Types of Woodworking Dogs – All vocations have a pecking order, every company has a hierarchy. There is the newbie, ther...
|298 days ago||
Rigid R4512 or Porter Cable PCB270TS Table Saw? - 3 replies
Time for a new table saw. Believe it or not, this boy has been making some decent stuff on….a DeWalt DW744X contractor saw, Which I’ve had for like, 10 years. I think the bearings are starting to go. I got a good deal on it at the time, around $329 as I recall. So I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a saw, and...
|360 days ago||
Finished with Finishing - 42 replies
I swear, finishing (from sanding to the last topcoat) is the bane of my woodworking; I spend twice as much time sanding, sealcoating, staining, top coating and waxing as I do breaking down the lumber, finish cutting and assembly. I have no love for laborious sanding, either. Yes, I know I could do a simpler finish (sometimes I just sand to 220 a...