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18 hours ago

Why You NEED to Learn SketchUp! - 40 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.

3 days ago

Help Me Design This App! - 23 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 –...

6 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.

37 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.

41 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

43 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!

73 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!

75 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...

117 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...

121 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.

142 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...

151 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….

203 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.

211 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.

213 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.

217 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…...

217 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.

219 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/

228 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!

247 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.

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