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|01-18-2015 03:40 PM||
Ideas for promoting a small woodworking biz? - 4 replies
Just wanting ideas for promoting my scrollsawing/woodworking biz. I make mostly small scrollsawn items. I am starting to do some bigger things and hope to get better at making keepsake boxes and also want to do some outdoor furniture in the future etc; but my specialty and focus right now is small scrollsawn items. I dont do anything real big an...
|01-11-2015 01:38 AM||
Nativity scene set advice - 1 reply
Like many of you I am already starting gifts for Christmas 2015 and I am making 50 or more twenty piece Nativity scene sets. They are oak stained but left plain and families can set them up however they like. Right now it has Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 3 wisemen, 3 camels, 2 sheaperds, 3 sheep, 1 cow, I would like to find a better pattern for the bab...
|12-22-2014 06:24 PM||
Business name ideas - 5 replies
Hello everyone!! Hope your all enjoying this wonderful Christmas season!! Also hope you getting some time in the shop . This post probably could have went in a few better areas but I thought the coffee lounge would work too. Wondering if ya’ll have any ideas for a small bussiness name. I have been making small scrollsawn and hand made woo...
|11-06-2014 09:10 PM||
Keepsake box dimentions and advice - 8 replies
Hello ya’ll! Hope your all doin well and enjoying this wonderful fall weather. Looking for advice on keepsake boxes. I want to start making them to give away and sell. I am starting by making 20 for gifts this Christmas; 9 for our grandkids, and 11 for our kids and spouse’s. Just wondering what a good size would be. I am thinkin on t...
|10-20-2014 05:30 PM||
Pricing - 2 replies
Just wondering how everyone prices thier scrollsaw work. In general and specifically custom names and words. Thanks for all advice! ☺
|09-05-2014 03:30 PM||
Woodworking videos - 5 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||
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!!