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|1210 days ago||
More Thoughts On Pricing - 41 replies
If you been watching my blogs, or have been to WoodBuzz, you’ll know I’ve been exploring the are of woodworker marketing for some time. It seems to be more and more clear to me that there is really only two classes of markets to which we can sell our products too – those that want to spend no more than $20 or $30 at a craft ...
|1211 days ago||
Steaming Wood - give me the skinny! - 7 replies
It looks like I’ll be having to deep my toe into the pond of steam bending wood pretty soon, for a special project. The project will involve bending Wenge, about 3/4” thick, 3.5” wide, and 4’ long. I have read that Wenge bends pretty well. I’ll tell you what I think I know about steam bending, you tell me if ...
|1275 days ago||
Impossibly Good Wood Sculpture - 7 replies
Would you believe this is a sculpture in wood? It’s true. Check out the blog post here.
|1294 days ago||
Refinishing oak floor - one question... - 16 replies
Do you need “sealer” for an oak floor if the floor has been sanded to 180, needs no repairs…and will NOT be stained? And what exactly IS sealer? Shellac?
|1299 days ago||
Curved rail and stile panel; how to? - 1 reply
I came across this mission style credenza, and I was wondering, how did they do the side panels? Notice they are arched. The rails and stiles – ok, fine, cut them on a band saw – but what about the panels? This is white oak, and I don’t think you can steam bend that! Anyone have guesses?
|1299 days ago||
If only there was such a machine! - 2 replies
I came across this little piece someone fashioned at one of those Amish furniture places; I thought you guys would get a kick out of it!
|1306 days ago||
I want a lathe! Which one?! - 14 replies
I would like to buy a lathe in the near future. Never have had one, nor turned on someone else’s. In other words, I don’t know what I’m looking for. But, I can tell you some things; I won’t be turning anything huge, like bowls or vases. Probably not any pens either. My foreseeable use would be for small fluted columns,...
|1306 days ago||
How the Mission Pulpit came to be. - 8 replies
I did my largest – and perhaps most gratifying – piece as a commission for the pastor of a small church. It was a mission style pulpit. You can see it in my projects list. I thought some of you might want the back story on it – complete with pictures and comments, from conception to delivery – so I put it up on my webs...
|1312 days ago||
Tape measure for small measurements? - 24 replies
Is it just me that gets a bit frustrated with tape measures? If you want to make a small measurement with the ususal tape measure, say, 5/8s, you can’t, because the dang hook at the beginning of the tape hides almost the whole first inch! The rivets that hold on the hook don’t help either. I understand the companies are trying ...
|1323 days ago||
National shipping on freight? - 4 replies
Anyone have any advice for carriers to ship small freight, such as a crated coffee table? Anyone you’ve used, or any general advice?
|1329 days ago||
Swapping birch for cherry? - 9 replies
I’m building a sizable toy chest for someone, and wanted to use cherry plywood for panels (1/2”), but after checking out prices, would like to consider another option. It seems that I read somewhere that birch plywood is very similar in grain to cherry, and is often used as a substitute? I could just stain the birch a light cherry co...
|1416 days ago||
Woodbuzz - 1 reply
So, what features to include on Woodbuzz – my possibly upcoming woodworking website that is focused on reference, news, and other stuff? Here’s some ideas; I’d like yours. • Plans. A picture of the piece, a brief description, indicate whether it’s free or paid, and a link to the site. • Sketchup Plans. Your plans that you’d like to share w...
|1422 days ago||
An Invitation... - 1 reply
I’d like to invite you all to come over to my Facebook page for New Mission Workshop; I think you’ll find the wood-related posts I put up are quite interesting! Hope you become a fan as well :) GO THERE.
|1447 days ago||
Amazing expanding and contracting table! - 4 replies
Ok, I’ve never seen anything like THIS before!
|1455 days ago||
Incredible wood oddities - 10 replies
I made up a little video with some unusual wood oddities I found around the web. Please take a look, and share with others!
|1456 days ago||
Looking for cool woodworking photos or videos - 2 replies
I’m putting together a compilation of cool woodworking photos and /or videos. If you have any websites or places on the web where you’ve bookmarked that have some really unusual or interesting woodworking related stuff, please let me know! Here’s a sample of what I mean: this guy makes wooden hats!
|1460 days ago||
The Amazing Wooden Mirror! - 0 replies
Check it out on the New Mission Workshop Facebook page! Yes, it really works, and could even be used as a crude video monitor!
|1471 days ago||
Change my website marketing strategy? - 27 replies
Most of you know I specialize in Mission-style clocks, and have a website that I’ve been working on to promote those clocks. I’m not entirely satisfied with my search engine rankings, and I’ve been keeping track of them on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I’m wondering if, instead of marketing the clocks as “Mission s...
|1474 days ago||
Woodworking Olympics - 6 replies
Seems like the Olympics aren’t just for athletes. There is actually an “Olympics” for woodworkers! The World Skills Championship actually awards medals for woodworking. What struck me about this video is that the craftsman profiled talks about precise tolerances – down to ONE-TENTH OF A MILLIMETER! Check out this video! ...
|1477 days ago||
How to ship larger items? - 9 replies
Can someone give me advice on how to ship a larger piece? I may be shipping a coffee table soon, and was wondering what courier to use? Also, I guess I’ll have to make some crate for it? I’ve only shipped smaller boxed items, nothing large like this….