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|1412 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...
|1422 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...
|1440 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...
|1450 days ago||
Some of you may recall I was featured in the Rochester newspaper as a local artist; if not, see the article here. Well, I was inundated with orders – all for Christmas of course. The orders I like; the deadline I don’t. But, I was up for the challenge. As of this writing, I still have two left to do – but I wanted to shar...
|1461 days ago||
Excellent web hosting deal! - 4 replies
I’ve been working with Siteground.com for a few years now, and have had great service, so that’s why I’m passing this along. Right now, they are having an insane special – $9.95 for a whole year hosting, including signing up your domain name! Usually, the domain name registration alone is $10. Normally, their one yea...
|1470 days ago||
Featured in local newspaper! - 13 replies
I was fortunate enough to have my product and website in the local paper, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – pretty good sized newspaper. The article is here. I’ve had one vendor in California (surprisingly) email me for product. :) Exposure can’t hurt!
|1476 days ago||
An Engineer's Christmas - 13 replies
The physics of Christmas, as seen by an engineer. There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378 million (according to th...
|1476 days ago||
WHAT to sell at a craft show - I'll tell you. - 7 replies
Everyone interested at doing a craft show to earn some cash wants to know – what to sell? What should I make that will sell well, and make a good profit for myself? That’s the $64,000 question. In fact, how much would you pay me to tell you exactly what to make? LOL. I can’t do that, but I think I can provide some guidel...
|1477 days ago||
Lessons from an art show - 34 replies
Recently went to an indoor craft show (not a woodworking show), and here’s what I learned. • Woman are easily 80% of the customers – gear your stuff towards them.• Jewelry is easily…80% of the displayed merchandise.• Unique, outdoor decorative stuff is usually a good bet, as long as it’s in the $15 to $35 range.• God p...
|1480 days ago||
How to cut a hole this big? - 36 replies
Here’s the deal: i’m trying to cut a 3” hole in a 1 1/2” thick board – how to do it quickly and cleanly? The hole is completely inboard (so to speak) – that is, something like a band saw would be out. I’m afraid something like this will plug up so badly I’ll never get the cutting out: I don...
|1483 days ago||
Dang it, what sells?! - 168 replies
ok, very frustrated guy here. I’ve had my site open for about a year now, and have sold….nothing! Obviously, that is disappointing and frustrating to me. Especially since I have (what I think) is a good-looking and user friendly website, and products that are decent and fairly priced. I guess at least one of those ingredients i...
|1491 days ago||
Groups? - 1 reply
Martin, Most sites have a groups feature, where like minded individuals can congregate, and not tick off the others. I think there are quite a few christian guys out there – have a group for them. Politics, Marquetry – groups for them as well. That way, you’re not going nuts with the moderating….and guys can talk to l...
|1497 days ago||
Your vote for title of a new woodworking website. - 11 replies
I am CONSIDERING starting a woodworking website, not so community focused as LJ, and branching off into different areas. Anyhow, I have come up with some names, and was wondering which one you thought was the “catchiest”? woodslider.comwoodbuzz.comwoodster.comwoodsmitty.comwoodnicks.com
|1504 days ago||
Why I Woodwork. - 17 replies
Why are you drawn to woodworking? What is it about the activity that you find so ingratiating? Myself, I just like the fact that I can create something tangible, something that can be touched and will last a long time. I do websites as a side profession, and find pushing pixels to be tedious and not very satisfying. A website can evaporate in...
|1505 days ago||
Maker's Mark - I need ideas! - 14 replies
So…I’m trying to present my product in the best possible light, and I want to put on a maker’s marking, but a bit stumped as to how to do so. There is this guy that makes them in the UK, but I understand you can never get a hold of him, though his product is excellent: I have no idea how much he charges, but I’...
|1505 days ago||
Postal Money order scam - again! - 10 replies
So now I get yet another solicitation – this time, not through my website, but Etsy.com. I have a previous post on the first scam. The email: ”Dear Seller,I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item and will be make payment via cashier check/money order, my private shipping company will handle the shipping by picking ...
|1506 days ago||
How to make custom wood putty. - 16 replies
Anyone know how to make a custom “wood putty” to get an exact match on color? I have a tile inset into a wood piece, and I need “grout” – the wood putty – to fill in the gap.
|1508 days ago||
On-line Woodworking Crossword Puzzle! - 1 reply
I’m a bit of a crossword freak, and have software to actually make crosswords for online play, and though some of you guys might have some fun with one I created that relates to – what else – woodworking! See the puzzle, online, here.
|1509 days ago||
Postal Money Order Scam! - 13 replies
Guys, I wanted to alert you all to a postal money order scam I was almost sucked into. For a couple of months now, I’ve been recieving what seemed to be actual inquiries about clocks on my website. This guy would write to me and say he didn’t want to use Paypal, he would send a check. He was never clear on which clock he wanted...
|1515 days ago||
Cyclone dust collector - make your own - 11 replies
Take a look at this from Harbor Freight: Has anyone had an experience with this type of setup? From what I understand, you hook this plastic piece over a 5 gallon pail, attatch your hose from the vac, and then a hose to a machine, and off you go. The big particles collect in the bucket, not your vac, which keeps the suction high. An...