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A Dream Come True

03-21-2010 08:17 AM by Kristoffer | 27 comments »

Between my being a carpenter in today’s Michigan economy (lots of idle time) and my desire to learn more about finishing, I stopped by a local furniture refinishing/restoration shop a couple of weeks ago to see if I could pick up a non-paying apprenticeship just to pick up some knowledge and get some hands on experience. Of course I didn’t just walk in and say “are you guys looking for an apprentice?”. I asked if they were hiring and an employee told me “no”...

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Facebook #1: Trying really hard to get business off the ground - Need LIKES

04-28-2011 08:23 PM by Panga Design | 27 comments »

My name is Al and have recently set about making a living (trying) from my hobby in woodworking. Facebook is an integral part of marketing the products and I am currently striving to reach 100 LIKES on my page. I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone else out there who uses FB for marketing? and if so how is it going? 2. Would anyone who has read this be willing to like my page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panga-Design/107616129306422 Thanks all in advance and please fe...

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The Rebuild #6: Getting into the swing again

03-13-2014 09:02 AM by Monte Pittman | 27 comments »

I will be the first to admit that I have been a little down the last couple months. I knew what I needed to do to get back up and running, but it has been lacking in heart some. I compare it to when I lost my dad. He was my best friend. It took a couple months to get my head focused after his passing. The first few days is paperwork and meeting people. Busy work. Then I was alone again. Yes I had my LJ friends (who have been nothing short of awesome), my regular job and family. But my pla...

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View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Going Pro (the information most dismiss)

01-18-2008 07:09 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 27 comments »

Inspired by Odie Odie has been sharing some incredible information with the LJ group. There is more gold in there than many may even realize. An Oblique View Here is some information that does not seem directly related to woodworking success and is often dismissed. But one must understand is that it is about business, not woodworking. So that means the principles of business, marketing, and social psychology apply. Go to the Small Business Administration. They will help you with s...

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Walnut log Big bucks funny stuff

03-11-2011 03:13 PM by gpastor | 27 comments »

Seen this on youtube, funny stuff. “All too typical discussion between a clueless guy with a walnut yard tree and a man who runs a sawmill” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agcLlKcXp40

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #5: I'm not the only moron around here... Introducing Joy, Kyle and Randy...

03-06-2012 01:43 PM by StumpyNubs | 26 comments »

A lot of people ask me who works in the Stumpy Nubs Workshop. They see me talking to someone off camera on one of the shows, or they notice I say “we, here at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop” a lot, yet I’m the only one they ever see on camera. So, here’s the lowdown on that: It’s much like the situation that Sam Maloof enjoyed, only without the skill and artistic genius. He hired a young man to help him around the shop. Soon he had far more people who wanted to be his “shop boy” than he had spac...

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View David "Lucky Dawg" Brown's profile

BAND SAW?! #1: WHAT TO DO?

03-31-2010 06:51 PM by David "Lucky Dawg" Brown | 26 comments »

I need a small band saw 9” would suffice and my wife’s family sent me a couple hundred dollars to buy onenow I have the delima of which one to choose.Cant afford a 14” saw and the Skil and Craftsman are my two choices locally.I’m only going to be cutting thin plywood and 1” thick boards with it. Help I don’t know what to do!!!!!

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #943: Somewhat of a Rant

01-25-2013 01:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 26 comments »

I’m going to start today with somewhat of a rant. Those of you who know me and read here from time to time know that I try to stay on the positive side of things and that I try to look at things in a positive way. I kiddingly call it my “pink cloud” way of living. But even “pink clouds” turn grey from time to time. Yesterday it was brought to my attention from one of my “Buddies” here on Lumberjocks that he was approached about one of his projects...

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Job Pricing #1: How Much To Charge Excel Spread Sheet

05-05-2010 03:37 PM by billb | 26 comments »

I created a chart to use when pricing jobs and one of my readers, who is obviously a whiz with Excel, created a great excel spreadsheet to help him calculate job prices. His name is Mike Stewart and he generously shared this spreadsheet with me and I have been sharing it with others. So, now it’s available to all members of LJ. Just click on the link below and download it to your computer for future use. http://woodworking-business.com/downloads/HowMuchToCharge.xls The yellow cell...

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Starting and Running a Business #1: Introduction & Part 1 - The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business

05-05-2008 02:17 AM by Ad Marketing Guy - Bill | 26 comments »

Welcome Note & Intro to this Blog Series Everything you can imagine is real, Pablo Picasso Part I -The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business! Welcome Everyone to the Ad Marketing Guy’s business Blog for Lumber Jocks & Friends - I am hoping, there will be 12 entries and unfortunately, none of them will have anything to do with woodworking! WAIT – Don’t leave yet –STOP that back page button! DROP your dovetails and take a few minutes and read, You may find something worth ...

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