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|1488 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 ...
|1499 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?
|1505 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...
|1592 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...
|1598 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.
|1623 days ago||
Amazing expanding and contracting table! - 4 replies
Ok, I’ve never seen anything like THIS before!
|1631 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!
|1632 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!
|1636 days ago||
The Amazing Wooden Mirror! - 1 reply
Check it out on the New Mission Workshop Facebook page! Yes, it really works, and could even be used as a crude video monitor!
|1647 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...
|1650 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! ...
|1653 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….
|1657 days ago||
Making your website better! - 7 replies
I thought I might take the opportunity to (hopefully) help out some of you that may want, or have already started, a website for their woodworking business – or really any type of user-driven informational site (such as for a club, zoo, hobby, etc). I have been doing websites on the side, and would like to believe I can help out someone el...
|1664 days ago||
My - almost - bad injury story. - 14 replies
Well, almost got seriously hurt today; guess the good Lord was looking out for me. Tablesaw. Cutting off a small piece of maple – about 1”x4”x2”. Using the miter gauge to correctly push the piece on the right side of the blade, along a locked fence. Made the cut; all was good. I went to flick the cut off little piece o...
|1667 days ago||
The Great Facebook Experiment - 25 replies
Being the web entrepeneur my dog thinks I am, I opened a company Facebook page for my business, New Mission Workshop, hoping to gain customers and design ideas. Of course, I need “fans” of my page – and yes, I’m asking you to become a fan! You simply have to hit my page, and hit the “Become a fan” button. M...
|1669 days ago||
Shipping on a shoestring - 17 replies
I just paid through the nose to ship a small lamp. Here’s the breakdown: Special size box: $82’ x 10’ bubble wrap: $5Small bag of foam peanuts: $6 Actual shipping via parcel post: $21 Total: $50 Insane. Does anyone have tips or tricks, or advice to ship for cheaper? Alternatives to bubble wrap and peanuts? This i...
|1671 days ago||
A website like Etsy.com - but featuring woodwork? - 12 replies
I’ve made some sales on Etsy.com, but of course, would like to do better. Etsy, it seems to me, is basically an online craft show; the main goods are jewelry and fabric/knit items – all lower price stuff. Women seem to be the main buyers, of course. Is there a site out there, like Etsy, but featuring wood products? Anyone know ...
|1676 days ago||
Ideas for making this happen... - 9 replies
I’ll be building an urn for a friend – a unity urn, which is a side-by-side model. Anyhow, the friend wants an inscription like this on the front: My question is, how to make this happen? I can’t inlay it, it’s too small. I don’t know how to do pyrography, nor do I have the equipment. The only think I can com...
|1686 days ago||
Looking for a paduak replacement :( - 1 reply
I read today that paduak dust is very bad to breathe, and the wood turns brown after some time, especially in sunlight. That’s bad news since I’ve been working with it – and incorporating into customer projects – for a year now. However, I love the color and grain of paduak. So here’s my question: what wood is si...
|1704 days ago||
Which clock face do you like better? - 25 replies
My wife and I got into a bit of a “discussion” about which clock face looked better in my last clock model, and I’d like to get your opinions as to which one you prefer. You can see a nice clear, large pic, here. The hand tooled one is chased copper -essentially, embossed. The numbers, ring and inner details are pushed out f...