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|12 days ago||
How to Make Love to your Customers! - 9 replies
Metaphorically speaking of course. You have to have foreplay, the Big Event, and the afterglow. Simple. You can see more at my website, a link to which I will not include here, since some people might take great offense, and we can’t have that.
|28 days ago||
Why you might want to join Pinterest - 3 replies
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool, a free website you can use to get ideas about all kinds of woodworking things. And not just that, but anything else you’re interested in – home decorating, furniture, crafts, model airplanes – you name it. How do you use it? You make a free account, and you make “boards” to p...
|40 days ago||
Why You NEED to Learn SketchUp! - 60 replies
It’s all about the design, baby, and doing it on the computer is the best way. I make my case in my latest blog post, “Why You NEED to learn SketchUp!” found here.
|42 days ago||
Help Me Design This App! - 53 replies
Well, I think I’ll get away from my opinion on tools for the time being, lol. I would like YOUR advice on a project I’m contemplating; not a wood project per se, but a “tool” of sorts. If you use iPhone apps in the workshop, this question is for you. I’m currently designing an app that is truly helpful –...
|45 days ago||
Why You Need to Buy Expensive Tools! - 165 replies
I think tools for men are like shoes are to women – can’t have enough. However, we sometimes get caught with the paradigm of using the cheapest tools. In my new ShopNotes post, I discuss why buying expensive tools is a good thing. See that post here.
|76 days ago||
WD-40 and it's many shop uses - 40 replies
I list a number of great uses of WD-40 in the wood shop specifically in this ShopNotes blog post.
|81 days ago||
On the Eighth Day, God Made the Craftsman - 3 replies
On the Eighth Day, God Made the Craftsman – a composition that can be found on my blog: http://wp.me/ppja6-nK
|83 days ago||
Beating the Shipping Cost Factor! - 10 replies
Don’t let high shipping cost deter a sale! Find out how to beat it in my ShopNotes Blog!
|113 days ago||
How to print on wood! - 1 reply
In this ShopNotes Blog post, I show how to print on wood! Best of all, it’s pretty painless!
|114 days ago||
Cutting a circle SHOULDNT be this hard. - 22 replies
Here’s the deal: I’m trying to cut a circle, like a hula-hoop shape, as a circle for a clock bezel. So, there is an inner and outer cut. It would be made out of hardwoods like walnut, cherry, etc. the size is 6” outer, 5” inner, 1/2” thick. Having a really hard time. A wing cutter sorta works – but is da...
|157 days ago||
Taper Jig for Planer - large piece - 11 replies
Has anyone used a tapering jig for a thickness planer? I’m not talking about one for a table leg, but for a wide piece? What I’m trying to do is take a 1” thick piece of stock, about 7”x7”, and create a ramp, or a taper from one side almost to the other. The thin end of the taper would be about 1/4”, and wo...
|160 days ago||
Simplicity in Design - 3 replies
What is simplicity, and why is it important in design? Is it ALWAYS the best way? I discuss the touchy subject of design simplicity – again – in my latest ShopNotes blog post.
|182 days ago||
Question about full extension drawer slides... - 30 replies
Okay, so the customer wants “full extension drawer slides”, which, as I understand it, allows the drawer to be pulled out so that the back of the drawer (at least) meets, or goes beyond the face frame. The drawer length, from the back of the false front to the back of the back is 28”. I know this sounds stupid, but do I b...
|190 days ago||
A Slow Nickel, or a Fast Dime - 8 replies
In this meandering Shopnotes blog post, I talk about the merits of pricing high and pricing low….
|243 days ago||
The Goldilocks Strategy - 3 replies
What can the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears teach us about marketing our work? Find out in this latest post in my ShopNotes Blog.
|251 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.
|253 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.
|257 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…...
|257 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.
|259 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/