Years of Woodworking #1: Paid off.

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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 10-06-2012 02:51 PM 1332 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Delivered the first set of Coffee and End tables Tuesday the 2nd .
the store owner was very satisfied and So they ordered two more tables and 4 child rocking chairs.
So now the work begins, spent one day digging out more lumber out of the drying shed (Now I need to restock that) but that is good.

When I was in the Furniture store , I was approached by one of the sales people about learning some woodworking skills and possibly working with me part time. This should help with having a person see how and what goes into building Quality furniture .

This is something One waits for some times a life time, Well I’m 56, it’s about time. Ya think.!
The feeling that come over me when this happened was almost like winning the lottery.
I just hope it’s not long before I have to expand and have to start putting more people to work.
That has been one of my goals too.
I have Photos of the furniture I built , entered it under Furniture By Douglas album on my face book page under my name ( Doug Scott ) and on this site too.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 02:59 PM

Congratulations Doug! I hope your business continues to grow.

Where is Comstock? I grew up around Walled Lake which is half way between Pontiac and Detroit.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 03:01 PM

Glad it’s working out.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 03:28 PM

Sounds absolutely amazing, congrats! It sounds like you are doing it for the right reasons as well…good luck with everything, hopefully you continue to sell your work and can put a few good people to work at the same time!

-- Steve

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 03:37 PM

You are the new Role Model!

-- CreativeCarpentry

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#5 posted 10-06-2012 08:01 PM

Things are looking up for you, Doug! I’m happy for you. Pretty soon you’ll need to build a big barn. !!!.......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 02:25 AM

I am very happy for you. There are a lot of people struggling to do what you do successsfully.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 11:27 AM

Doug, it sounds great and I hope that it continues to go well for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 04:59 PM

Congratulations on your new start, hope it continues to get better. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 10-08-2012 01:37 AM

Glad to hear good things. Sounds like a great start, and lots of work.
Wish you more good things to come.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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