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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #10: Lesson 10 - Cutting Negative Designs

10-01-2011 04:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

In scroll sawing, there are several different types of ways to make a nice design. Some people make beautiful portraits by playing with lights and shadows. Here is an example of portrait designs: The above portrait was designed by my partner Keith. I have not yet done much portrait cutting, but there are many scrollers here such as Scroll3r, KnotCurser and William who do really nice work on them. Another type of design is what is referred to as a ‘positive’ design. I...

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Craft Markets.. #4: Another stab at it...

08-04-2012 08:04 PM by degoose | 20 comments »

Today will be my 14th market day since starting up again 6 weeks ago…I have been attending the Kelvin Grove Urban Village markets, Boggo Road markets, Riverside markets and today the Redcliffe “whats cooking in the garden” The first 5 weeks were average and I turned over roughly the same amount… last Sunday however, I double my average… and yesterday tripled it… [not including the double day last Sunday]I have not posted any of this here … I was waiti...

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Marketing your wodworking

03-01-2011 01:49 AM by ScottMorrison | 1 comment »

Hi everyone. For the past year or so, I have been receiving emails from my woodworking friends asking when I would be finished with the book I was writing on marketing for woodworkers. Okay, so it took WAY longer than I thought, but I finally have my eBook (PDF) ready and available. It was quite a project. You can read about it by going to my website. I can’t thank everyone enough for your seemingly infinite patience, nor apologize enough for spending too much time fly fishin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #244: Deal of the Day

02-02-2011 01:39 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I know everyone here loves to hear a good “tool gloat”. Yesterday in my travels, I found an incredible deal that I couldn’t pass up, although it wasn’t really a tool that I found – it was a printer. With having a woodworking pattern business, I suppose a printer can qualify as a tool, as it is an important part of my day to day operation. With the impending snow storm and all the current deadlines met, we thought it would be a good day to get out of Dodge fo...

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Tools I make (sharpening stones, planes and irons) #1: Making a honing stone

12-20-2007 06:25 PM by Daren Nelson | 20 comments »

I mentioned in one of my project post where I pictured a small hand plane that I made in my shop that I also make the irons and sharpening stones. I of course make the wood too, since I have a sawmill. Others showed interest in more details, so here they are. I did not know where to start. I am starting with a honing stone I “made”. It did not work out exactly as planned. It is a very good stone and I will use it for honing razors personally and in my business (I run a small sh...

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Ultimate Sawhorse/Workbench Base Product

06-19-2013 08:15 AM by CentipedeSawhorse | 25 comments »

I recently semi-retired from my position as the VP of R&D at a small hardware company where I designed power tool attachments and accessories. Having the time to pursue projects that delight me instead of the owner of this company, I have decided to try to bring one of my best ideas yet to market. I would love to have your feedback on both the product and my approach to funding the project. I recently semi-retired from my position as the VP of R&D at a small hardware company where ...

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No leads, no sales #1: In the beginning

01-12-2009 06:44 AM by closetguy | 2 comments »

I guess seven years as a full time woodworker qualifies me to have an intelligent opinion on the subject. Some of the blogs I’ve written, along with the occasional forum comment, have generated quite a few private emails from members asking specific questions about starting a business or looking for ideas to market their projects. I can certainly feel for all those searching for these answers because seven years ago I was in the same situation. I was clueless. I wanted to do this, but I c...

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My work has just been featured The Wood Whisperer! Thoughts on becoming a seller, video included.

07-01-2014 02:39 PM by BTimmons | 14 comments » Deciding to sell your work can be aggravating, or it can be rewarding. Thankfully, I count myself in the latter camp. In the article I offer my thoughts about making the jump from hobbyist to part time home business owner. Hope you all enjoy the read! Also included is the video I shared recently.

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How to find work during a recession

04-16-2009 03:58 PM by RusticElements | 12 comments »

I’m sure most of you know I started building beehives. Well, I thought I’d write an article about the benefits of these special hives and see what happens. I submitted the article to Bee Culture magazine, and they accepted it! The article came out in the April issue and I’ve bees swamped with orders ever since. I am now 4 weeks behind in orders and they’re still coming in! In case anybody’s interested, you can find the article here.

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150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #14: Day ??

09-18-2009 01:54 PM by degoose | 25 comments »

Lost track of the days and now only a few weeks before I have to pack and ship… does not look good, Every time I make a new design I sell some of them and with every thing else going on,, oh well still two weeks.,KEY =NGR new guinea rosewoodTB tasmanian blackwoodPH purple heartSA silver ashEWC european wild cherryFW french walnutThis weeks designs seem to be a winner as far as Xmas orders go,NGR with SA and TB/SA borderSame but biggerThis one is not really part of the 150 but I put it ...

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