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09-05-2014 03:30 PM

Woodworking videos - 4 replies

Finally got my woodworking videos uploaded to Youtube. They’re pretty lame and goofy but if your bored take a look. “Woodworking and more with Marty” Woodworking and more with Marty. Scrollsawing: http://youtu.be/S5o74mz7e7E

08-28-2014 08:09 PM

Woodworking Youtube videos - 1 reply

Inspired by Steve Ramsey I thought I would start doing a weekly video on Youtube also. I don’t have the woodworking expertise and humor as Steve and others have by a long shot, but just wanted to share my scrollsawing and other shop fun. Mine will be more just sharing my projects and ideas. I’m new to this so not sure how it all work...

05-20-2014 06:02 PM

Adirondack chairs - 1 reply

Hello friends! I havnt been on here for awhile and wanted to say hi. I’ve tried building and selling bunkbeds, not much luck. I just dont have the space or money to build nice ones. Now I’m going to try to build a real nice sturdy cedar adirondack chair. They are smaller and can display on front yard and maybe get sales. People alway...

01-20-2014 07:08 PM

Nice but simple nativity scene pattern - 1 reply

Hello friends! I pray you all had a blessed Christmas season and enjoying the new year. I have a question. I am starting early for Christmas 2014 and want to make a nativity scene set to give to about 40 families and friends. I have a pattern set but not happy with the baby Jesus in the manger pattern. I made up my own but still not happy with i...

11-05-2013 10:42 PM

HELP! Need to find free old travel trailer - 1 reply

Hi Ya’ll!! Havnt been on here for awhile. Hope your all doing well. We are getting our first snow fall here already! I am still looking for an old scrap travel trailer or small mobile home that I can convert to a wood shop. Let me know if there’s any one out there who has one they want to get rid of and is within a couple hours of Li...

07-17-2013 07:37 PM

Free or cheap shop for sale? - 5 replies

Hello ya’ll! Hope your all staying cool, hot and humid here in Minnesota, looking forward to fall! I really need to set up a full shop again for my business etc as its getting tight in my 6×12 trailer. I was hoping to buy or rent-to-own a premade 10×20 shed here in town but its not in the budget right now so probably wont happen...

05-22-2013 05:58 PM

Bunkbed basics - 18 replies

Ok so I think I want to focus on getting some ideas and plans for building and selling bunkbeds more in the future since its a bigger item to sell, its always a need, its pretty basic, and people already asking me for them!. I have so many ideas from others and my own, almost to many haha! Thanks ya”ll for all the advice and ideas! I have ...

05-21-2013 11:31 AM

So much info, advice, and encoutagement! - 2 replies

Thanks everyone for so much info, advice, and encouragement! I have tried few times to start a business; gift shop, selling scrollsawn items, and handyman/carpentry business. Just couldnt get money coming in quick enough to pay bills so always go back to truck driving after a few months. Also it seems people dont appreciate wood as much these d...

05-17-2013 03:08 PM

Outhouse - 13 replies

Sorry I maybe should have put this in the coffee lounge haha!! We are living on a lake now with a million dollar view…but the house isnt worth that much and is old and has only one bathroom…soooo “for emergencies only” I decided to build an outhouse next to my shop. Anyone have any dimensions or ideas? I seen a couple pos...

05-17-2013 01:57 PM

Mass producing wood products? - 11 replies

Ok so as Im driving my truck I get alot of ideas for woodworking…just no time or expertise to make anything happen haha! Anywho, I was delivering cheese in Wisconsin today and notice pallet after pallet of small stacked boxes of cheese. The boxes were maybe 4”×12”×12” and dovetailed. Looked like some oak and some maple. S...

05-15-2013 01:39 PM

Pet memorial boxes - 3 replies

Thoughts and ideas? I’m hearing more and more on pet memorial boxes. If I ever have more time would like to try and make some. Questions: Are these really in demand? What are options customers like on them? Pricing? What are people willing to pay? Basic dimentions? Ideal wood to use? Liner for ashes? Picture frame on top or front? Brass na...

05-03-2013 01:17 PM

Free scrap wood? - 17 replies

Hey lumberjock friends! Just wondering. I buy all my wood for bigger projects but I use small pieces for most of my scrollsawing. Wondering if anyone knows of any cabinet or wood shops in Minnesota (Or eastern Sd and ND) that give away/throw away small hardwood scraps they cant use. I know alot of places use everything or dont give out unless yo...

05-03-2013 12:58 PM

lathe - 4 replies

Wow you guys make some amazing things out of wood. I really like all you do with a lathe. I gotta save up for a lathe someday. Thinking of a mini lathe. Or is it better to just go with a fullsize? I would probably make mostly mugs, handles, salt pepper shakers, kalidescopes, mini bats, mostly small stuff. But bowls would be fun too!

05-03-2013 12:50 PM

Great place to be! - 6 replies

I love your website! Its nice to check in from my phone when Im on the road sitting loading somewhere. Im on here more than Facebook now…and its better! Thanks for all you do!!

05-02-2013 01:11 PM

Just wondering - 9 replies

Good morning yall!! Just for fun wondering who all out there is near my neighborhood in central Minnesota. I live in Litchfield on Lake Ripley about 70 miles west of Mpls. Also any other truck drivers out there? Anyone else hoping to make a living woodworking “someday”? Have a blessed day!!

04-30-2013 03:48 PM

Bunkbed ideas? (Simple, Sturdy, Economical) - 8 replies

Looking for a good bunkbed design that is also simple, sturdy, and fairly cheap…but still looks good haha! I have made more than a few over the years and although I would like to make a nice fancy oak bunkbed, it seems there is a big demand for the basic bunkbeds anyone can afford. I can see them being a great addition in trailer homes to ...

04-30-2013 01:47 PM

Dreaming of woodworking more someday! - 1 reply

Just my rambling thoughts: Someday I would like to spend more time in my shop and even though I know its hard these days to make a living in woodworking especially small stuff, I would love to work from home closer to my family someday. I am a truck driver and on the road all week(home most nights) and so I spend alot of time thinking about stuf...

04-26-2013 01:12 PM

Uploading pictures - 1 reply

Not sure what I am doing wrong but unable to upload pictures of projects and workshop. I am doing it from my phone Samsung Galaxy S3. My profile picture uploaded fine. I like technology but its frustrating sometimes.

04-26-2013 08:51 AM

Wood mug (Without using a lathe) - 3 replies

Good morning! My name is Martin Lien and new to this site. I am 46, a devoted husband and father, a truck driver, live in Litchfield,MN and have been woodworking (mostly scrollsawing-puzzles, Christmas ornaments, scrolled portraits, games, words, etc) still as an amatear for about 20 years. Someday I hope to have more time to do more woodworking...


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