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171 days ago

Industrial Stripping/Dipping Tank 200 gallons - All Steel - 2 replies

I had 3 dipping tanks made for a project and I no longer need them. They are constructed of steel and all welded seams, hinged top with drainage valve. The dimensions are 2’ x 2’ x 8’ and can hold approximately 240 gallons of material. They could be used for dipping parts, steaming, stripping or anything else you can thi...

373 days ago

Looking for RFQ work - 2 replies

I’m looking to quote on wood products that need limited production runs. Does anyone know where I can find wood product RFQ’s ? I’m familiar with mfg.com and WPMA but wanted to know if other sources are available.

1142 days ago

$13,000 Bunk Bed !?!?!? - 3 replies

Has anyone heard of The Farmhouse Collection? They are based in Idaho and make some nice furniture and claim all their furniture is Artisan built. A $13,000 bunk bed on sale for $6,500? http://www.farmhousecollection.com/node/1453http://www.farmhousecollection.com/whats-new/sample-sale-list

1300 days ago

Paying the bills with woodworking - 33 replies

One of the bloggers I follow has an interesting blog which covers the business of woodworking. He has an e-course on making a living in ww and wanted to pass the info along to everyone here who is interested. http://www.woodworkersjourney.com/are-those-sawdust-piles-paying-your-bills

1400 days ago

Carpentry Terms - 1 reply

I heard two new carpentry terms and I’m not sure what they mean. They are “hook ahead” and “butt to back”. They were used when discussing how to read a house framing plan. Anyone have a good explanation for them?

1507 days ago

Pottery Barn Finish - 8 replies

Does anyone know how pottery barn achieve the finish on their furniture? I’m searching online and can’t find much on the topic. I saw one post that they powder coat the MDF to achive their look.

1510 days ago

Performax 22-44 Pro Drum Sander - $900 - 7 replies

Selling my Drum Sander. With the sale you get additional 100, 80 and 60 grit paper to go with it. I’m the second owner and still has the origional $1800 price tag on it. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m located in southwest TN Exclusive SandSmart™ controlled infinitely variable feed rate from 0 to 10 feet per minu...

1556 days ago

Fastener Physics - 6 replies

Does anyone have a link or information about how much load a wood screw can hold? My staple is functional furniture. I mostly use screws and bolts and design my projects and might “overbuild” my furniture. I use a lot of #12 wood screws in my projects and I am wondering if I could scale back while still having a sturdy piece of fu...

1634 days ago

What Insurance do you carry? - 7 replies

For everyone who is selling their works for profit, what type of insurance do you carry and should you carry? Aside from a commercial general liability policy and possibly an umbrella what is reasonable for furniture makers. I contacted my insurance guy and told him what I was doing and how I should be covered. I’m foreseeing a painf...

1656 days ago

Protecting childrens furniture - 3 replies

I’ve been asked to create a childrens bed but the owner is worried about cleaning the bed after the child gets sick. Do you know if applying a coat of poly will seal the wood so that all the parent has to do is wipe down the bed?

1665 days ago

Victorian Doll House On Etsy - 1 reply

Nice use of a CnC machine! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=28894177

1674 days ago

Small Shop, Air Filteration and keeping warm - 16 replies

The first cold snap is coming through my region and I’m looking for some ideas as how I can keep my shop warm. If you look at my profile, I’ve got a small 10×12 shop which doesn’t have any mechanical air filtration. So far I’ve been keeping my doors open and fan on to keep the shop ventilated. With winter coming i...

1694 days ago

Going Pro Article - 1 reply

I thought this was a good overview about the difference the thinking is b/w a craftsman and businessman. It reminded me of the The E-Myth. In it Gerber talks about the difference in thinking b/w the owner, technician and employee.

1717 days ago

What businesses needs our skills? - 14 replies

Other than creating furniture, custom crafts and the like who has experience with projects for businesses? For example, I am talking to local mattress store about making innerspring mattress unit frames. The owner doesn’t have a local provider of these frames and spends ½ a day traveling to a vendor in a neighboring city. I’m researching unit...


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