Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'purchases'

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #2: My First Wood Order

06-27-2015 01:15 AM by Ted Ewen | 3 comments »

So, not terribly exciting on the face of it, but I’ve placed my first order for wood: 16×4.2 meters of 45mm x 95mm, untreated20×4.2 meters of 38mm x 57 mm, treated Thats enough for 8 sawhorses (though I will only be building 4) and an unknown number of coops, but at least I get to play around now. At 69 cents per 4.2m, I can afford to be profligate. Yay!

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Woodworking Economics #1: 2010 in Review

01-14-2011 10:19 AM by live4ever | 12 comments »

One of the issues with hobbies is that they tend to suck up a lot of cash and compete with other priorities such as eating, clothing oneself, bills, etc. I try to meticulously track my woodworking-related purchases for several reasons: 1) It helps me keep track of my spending.2) It allows me to keep a running list of the things I have, what I paid for them, and where I got them from. This would be particularly useful for insurance purposes in the event of burglary or fire. 3) It...

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random #17: I finally have a proper wood lathe!

05-12-2009 01:05 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Mom visited last week, and with some ideas of things she wanted me to build, we checked out Anderson Plywood (LA, CA) – she loves zebrawood :) – and my favorite place: Rockler (Torrance, CA). While at Rockler, she fell in love with some turned bottle stoppers made by Robert, who I think might be a manager there, and decided she wanted me to make a bunch for her and her friends, starting with a set of 3 for one friend in particular. They only had 2 chrome wine bottle stopper har...

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