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Years of Woodworking #1: Paid off.

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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 644 days ago 911 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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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 644 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#2 posted 644 days ago

Glad it’s working out.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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camps764

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#3 posted 644 days ago

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. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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1SaltyDog

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#4 posted 644 days ago

You are the new Role Model!
Regards,
Gene

-- CreativeCarpentry

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 644 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#6 posted 643 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 643 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 643 days ago

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

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Ralph

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#9 posted 642 days ago

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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