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Becoming a pro woodworking, The ramblings of a 30 year pro woodworker

02-23-2019 07:01 PM by a1Jim | 8 comments »

So you want to become a professional woodworker, well your not alone who hasn’t thought of making great masterpieces and being known as another Sam Maloof, James Krenov Charles Neil, of woodworking, perhaps making items for the white house or movie stars?First off wanting to make a living in woodworking is a bit like when your a teenager planning on being a rock star not impossible but the odds are against you. Why? Because 80% of people who own a table saw and a pocket screw jig in their...

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Aircraft shaped plaque

02-18-2019 02:51 PM by Cat123 | 0 comments »

Looking to commission someone to carve a wood shaped aircraft (f18) so that I can get it engraved and decorated for a fellow marine!

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Low Prices Quality Tools #1: Is this too good to be true ?

02-11-2019 05:46 PM by Richard | 4 comments »

I keep seeing online ads for this website https://www.vipgoodbuy.com/salevip/ offering great prices for brand named tools and just wondered if it is one of those scam sites or is it real ?I need some extra batteries for my growing collection of DeWalt 20Volt tools and I can barely believe the prices they have. I see a pack of 4 batteries for less than I can get just one at my local Lowes or HD stores and the price on a 10 tool DeWalt set is so low I really want to get it to pretty much fill o...

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Relocated to Gibsonville NC

02-08-2019 10:11 PM by stazzz | 1 comment »

I’m back. We decided we were going to relocate to NC to be where the wood is. Well I finally had time to catch up and realized it has been some time since I was on here. So my projects are now on my own blog as well as my website and I have also been active in Pinterest. I will be checking in with quite a few projects scheduled for this year the big one I’m hoping for is a dedicated steel building. I moved from a 2 car to three car garage and 1/4 acre to over 10. Planning to retir...

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Building a Reception Desk for a Local Art Gallery

02-03-2019 06:59 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

One of my favorite projects I built for a local art gallery here in Colorado. The top of the reception desk and outer wrap is made from solid cherry, and the cabinets are Cherry faced plywood. The hardware I used is Blum tandem soft close drawer glides, and the light kit is one of those flexible LED strip lights. If you are interested in seeing how I built it -> Video Recap Today I’m building a reception desk for a local art gallery, complete with a hidden drawer to store pa...

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Big Texas Walnut Slabs #2: Big and Wide Texas Walnut Slab Check Them Out

01-16-2019 01:17 PM by Jeff_harden | 15 comments »

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How to Price Your Work?

12-22-2018 11:57 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 5 comments »

For those of you who sell pieces, how do you price your work? I struggled with this when I started selling my woodworking pieces back in 1999. Since then, I’ve used business skills and understanding my local market to know what works best. From talking to other woodworkers, I understand this challenging for them too, so I share openly what I charge per hour and an industry range as well in this video called: How to Price Your Work – https://youtu.be/d42Dlu0ehHg This is a ...

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Laser Engraving on the Jersey Shore #1: Anybody want to partner up?

12-13-2018 04:18 PM by njdave | 2 comments »

I used to operate a Laser Engraving business from my garage here on the Jersey Shore (Freehold). Most of my items were for Sports Teams where I would engrave varies sizes of imported Polish Wooden Boxes…. sometimes directly into the wood, sometimes with gold foil and sometimes in conjunction with various acrylic plates (that I engraved and then pasted to the inner lid). We also engraved on glass, aluminum dog tags, drum sticks, baseball bats, clocks, etc. My equipment was a couple of...

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Spacht Sawmill Open House (near Norristown PA) #1: Open House - Saturday Nov 3, 9AM-3PM

10-30-2018 01:07 AM by SteveL | 0 comments »

Just wanted to let fellow Lumberjocks in the Philadelphia PA area know that Spacht Sawmill will be having an open house this Saturday (Nov 3) from 9-3. Dave Spacht provides quality local hardwoods to local woodworkers, and unlike the larger mills, is as happy to help the hobbyist find 5 BF of cherry as to help a small shop or contractor that needs 100 BF. He has a wide selection of surfaced slabs an flitches if you like live-edge projects, too. On Saturday, he will be offering demonstr...

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I thought I retired

09-10-2018 07:36 PM by WoodenDreams | 2 comments »

My wife and I were looking for a Toy Box for our grandchildren, but couldn’t find anything with the quality we were looking for. So we settled on plastic totes. I retired in 2016 and started a woodworking shop as a hobby with quality in mind. This turned into a overblown hobby. January 2017 this turned into a business. I Build to order Hope, Cedar and Toy Chests. I also take on Restoration & Specialty projects. I have on display a Hope Chest in a store that they take orders on, and ...

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