Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'business'

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Saying Goodbye to Woodworking...

12-21-2020 10:30 PM by pashley | 11 comments »

I had to say goodbye to woodworking. My great hobby – and somewhat of a money-maker – had to be left behind, as I was going through a divorce and had to leave the home – and thus, my shop and tools – behind. I moved into an apartment, as to try to figure out my next life move, and obviously the tools couldn’t come. Yes, I entertained the idea of a storage unit, but for about $100 month, and for at least 2 years, that’s $2400 – and no guarantee it wouldn’t b...

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Old Projects #1: Found CD from old shop in 2000!

12-21-2020 12:44 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Hey everyone! I was going thru some old CDs and found stuff from my old shop. Old Shop I used to run a web site MARKSWOODSHOP.COM, and this is some of that old content. It’ll take me a bit to get the stuff reformatted and uploaded so stay tuned for further developments. Be sure to check them all since there are some nice step by step tutorials from back in the day. Ho! Ho! Ho!A Merry Christmas to All!20 Dec 20

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purchases from China.. #1: Making purchases from China

11-22-2020 07:56 PM by abie | 6 comments »

Be forewarned Purchases from China, shipped from China are problematic..My personal experience leaves me to find supplies from local dealers and not direct from ChinaMany items on the net are direct from China and often have phoney shipping information…Pay pal will not refund monies sent to China if you cannot track the shipment..Nothing against Chinese products, just the shipping aspect..things from China take weeks to arrive and if tracking info is suspect you are out your hard ear...

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Interesting Lumber Source in Portland, Oregon

08-03-2020 05:47 PM by gdaveg | 1 comment »

I stumbled across Goby Walnut Products about 2 years ago searching for live edge wood slabs. Here is a link: They specialize in large wood slabs, especially walnut and maple, with occasional myrtle, redwood, etc slabs. But their real value to me is they sell the short ends from their slabs by the pound ($1.25/# approx). So sorting through the boxes of walnut and maple shorts I can make projects for less money. There is a cost from waste. Th...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #119: Powertec USA - USPS Settled, Sort of

04-25-2020 02:05 PM by retired_guru | 7 comments »

I received adequate correspondence and expedient crediting to find no need to keep the original post on record. I’m still annoyed that neither Powertec or the USPS are accepting blame in this matter. I’ll leave it at that.

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Best way to sell Walnut, oak, and honey locust slabs?

04-24-2020 08:38 PM by MitchellM4 | 5 comments »

I had a good amount of wood milled in January. I have some time to do woodworking but not enough to get to all the wood that I have. I have black walnut, oak, and honey locust slabs. I am just wondering what the best way to sell it is so I don’t let it go to waste. I am located in Nebraska. Sorry if a post like this is not allowed. Thanks in advance!

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Curiosity made me do it #3: Harbor Freight Coupons? Come and get them:

02-01-2020 04:25 AM by CaptainKlutz | 2 comments »

Don’t know where to stick, so here it is: If you need Harbor Freight coupons, check out this user supported Harbor Freight Coupon Database: Can search any/all coupons available from Harbor Freight.Really nice when you want a free tape measure, and you get in mail is free flashlight. :-) They even have an app for your phone!So you can sit in a favorite reading spot and search coupons for your next trip. Then store a shopping list of coupons in your sav...

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Distributing Lumber

01-22-2020 11:42 PM by Will11 | 2 comments »

I have been milling redwood in Norther California for a while now. I have a large amount of stock but very few outlets for the lumber. I am wondering if anybody has experienced this before. If so, what type of cut did you find the most desirable and who did you distribute the wood to? Currently I sell to a fencing company and that has been a very good outlet. The only problem is that they insist on ConHeart clear lumber. I have usually some knots and sometimes sapwood but the wood is beaut...

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Making Figured Maple Wainscot for a restaurant

09-12-2019 02:36 AM by Steve | 5 comments »

Over the summer one of my instrument building customers told me he bought a restaurant. It seemed out of the blue but I wished him well. Then I realized that he was not telling me this coincidentally. Rather, he wanted the restaurant’s interior to pay homage to the exotic instrument woods he uses to build guitars. I invited him out to the warehouse to take a walk and see if something inspires him. Unfortunately, there were some limitations. Not the least of which w...

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How To Start Woodworking and Thoughts About Woodworking as a Business

05-25-2019 12:37 AM by Not Here | 3 comments »

I get a lot of questions about how to start woodworking. I realize that most people here are probably already in the craft, but there may be some who are just thinking about it.

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