Years of Woodworking #3: overwhelmed with woodwork

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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 11-03-2012 12:50 AM 1682 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t know if it because of the election coming up , but a week ago I had a months worth of work ahead of me , and now in just three day it has doubled, I hope it’s because of the satisfied customers referring me to other people. I just wish the monies would come in as fast as the customers have, if your self employed you know that don’t happen , it goes out faster and not to always going into your own pocket.
Ya, we have all heard , you got to spend money to make money, Well I have had NO problem with that,
if I would not have invested in the woodworking equipment I would not been able to get as far as I have .

A few years ago I invested in the Legacy woodworking machine and just a few months after I got it set up I
got a staircase spindle job for a new home . It consisted of 167 spindles and 12 posts, and it made enough to cover the cost of the purchase of the Legacy. Now if i could only invest in the next machine I’m looking at to
purchase and have a job come in and cover the cost of that , It would make my day, Then I would not be afraid to stick my neck out to expand more and more.

I haven’t looked at it as luck, it’s helps with the experience I’ve acquired in woodworking.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 01:09 AM

Well said and inspiring…it clearly is not luck….but good luck anyway!

-- CreativeCarpentry

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 01:26 AM

Sounds like you are off to a great start. Just stay within your means. I’ve seen a lot of broke farmers because they just had to have that $300,000 tractor and all the tools to go with it when they were getting along fine without it!

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 02:07 AM

Amen Andy. Ranchers investing is high dollar stock before they are ready is another killer. One good bull can cost the kids college fund thru their masters degree

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 02:10 AM

Hi Doug, what are you looking to buy now? A CNC laser I hope. I’ll have work for you if you do!!

I had a speed control problems with my Craftsman lathe today and began looking at the Grizzly catalog for a new one. The one I like is $1495. So I took my old one apart and fixed the problem ( lubrication) and put the catalog away…....................Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 02:53 AM

glad to hear you are so busy.i’ve been blessed also i’ve had 5 orders come in now for the last 2 weeks.fortunately i don’t have to rely on it to pay the bills.i’d starve to you continue to stay busy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 01:55 AM

Congrats, I hope it continues to come in

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 04-13-2013 10:17 AM

I used to work 24-7, but it’s not work. I love what I do. “It’s my passion.” Same you did here, got involved and invested in what you could do at best. I used to prefer wooden things at home but when it comes to safety for valuables, I got one safe as same as our hotel safes installed that protects almost all.

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