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General thoughts on life and woodworking #5: The most important project of my life

05-11-2011 09:00 PM by Jack_T | 18 comments »

The project is not made of exotic wood. It is not a complicated piece of furniture. It does not have sophisticated joinery. It is finished only with house paint. Normally, I would consider a project like this to be a simple throw away project made for the fun of it but not very important at all. This time was very different though. It would be turn out to be the most important project of my life. The project was commissioned by my six year old daughter, Jacqueline. She came t...

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Christmas comes to Northeast Pennsylvania

12-01-2009 05:16 AM by Porosky | 17 comments »

Hey everyone once again I’m super busy: Full time job, ebay business, and woodworking hobby, not to mention wife, two little boys, dog and my newest addition to the wood shop…. Peanuts the kitten who I hope will become a savage mouse slayer. So I took some products to a local christmas show and…....... CLEANED HOUSE! Oh yeah I was a smash hit and even made the local paper. Here are some pictures of the event. I had, of coarse, Cutting boards, Lazy Susans, Wine balancer...

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The Great Box Sale Adventure #3: I Didn't want to Do it...

08-25-2015 04:30 PM by maplerock | 15 comments »

My last (and only) attempt at a Craft/Art show was not a huge success. Other than good company and a festive atmosphere, it was a lot of work for little sales. You guys all know that woodworking is an expensive hobby (or business for you talented guys) and if you don’t make some money, you are limited in what you can do (or what the wife will allow you to do.) I have been placing a few boxes in boutiques and galleries instead of at shows. I’ve had the same lackluster resul...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #57: The Battleship

08-03-2015 02:55 PM by Gary Rogowski | 12 comments »

Projects come, projects stay. I walked around the shop one day to count the projects I had started only to put down for one reason or another. I got depressed by the number 20. Unfinished for any number of reasons. I cut a panel too short on one. I wasn’t sure of the curve of another. Not hard to make a new panel, 0r try to mock up the curve. That logic does not fly in the face of a simple defeat. I just let the projects linger, go to your corner. What is it that stumps me? Probably this ...

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My senior project research paper on woodworking

11-13-2009 04:08 AM by Max Baynes | 10 comments »

It’s kind of long, but if anyone is interested in reading it, I wrote my paper for my senior project on how woodworking, or furniture building specifically, transcends the fine arts. I’m finishing up a japanese influenced bench for my product and I’ll be posting some photos of it soon. Thanks. Furniture Craft in the Art World To most, a chair, whether hand-made or not, is simply a device that prevents the buttocks from hitting the ground, but to the woodworker, it is...

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The Non-Electric Chair #15: Making the Chair (Fitting the Seat and Arms)

07-20-2009 01:07 PM by lethentymill | 10 comments »

I closed the shed in October last year and took the toolbox inside as I had no intention of working through the winter on this project – even though it was near completion. The cold damp air is not good for the wooden tools and they deserve better at this stage in their lives even if they have withstood worse in the past….. So Christmas passed, then January, February, March; finally in mid-April, I re -installed the toolbox and started work again. The frame of the chair was already glu...

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Recession, Dealing with the Internet, a Changing Business Formula, & Reading the Times We Are In

01-27-2012 07:14 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

Since my last muse of writing a blog, a lot has happened in my life and business. All of it has been good, I’ve just been so busy that I have not taken the time to write much. For instance, I went to North Carolina last June to teach a woodworking class at the John Campbell Folk School. I had a wonderful time away with the family, met some great guys, and had a wonderful time…...but have not taken time to document the adventure with the photos and stories I gathered while the...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #2: Good Enough

06-19-2014 01:51 PM by Gary Rogowski | 8 comments »

As a furniture maker of a few years time, I realized something important about my work. Oftentimes my clients wouldn’t notice the extra work I had put into pieces. Some times they noticed things that were just so automatic for me that I barely thought of them and they missed the really fine work I had done somewhere else! My realization was that I had to pick my moments on some pieces. Sometimes I needed to do the extra work to make it just so, whether or not the client would see it. Other...

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Why I Don't Build "Mission"; Showing Support for the Studio Furniture Movement

12-31-2007 05:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 8 comments »

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – -——- – - – - – - -—- – - – -——- ——- – -—— -—- – - – - – - – —- – - – - – - – - – -— Mission vs. Arts & Crafts, What’s the Difference?: Recently, I posted a project here called an “Arts & Crafts Entry Table”. here is the l...

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craft / handmade #4: Art for Life, buy handmade

08-04-2010 05:25 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

So, the granddaddy of all Craft Fairs hits NH this weekend, and for once we’re going without an empty wallet! (cause we planned for it, not cause we’re rolling in the dough). Buying handmade (and sharing the love) reminded me of Marks old post on the subject, and in light of the upcoming fair, and my plans to continue to have “a very homemade Christmas” I thought a revisit to the wise words of our resident Lumberjock extraordinare was timely. — Crossposted...

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