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Project by BGW posted 12-27-2014 05:29 PM 1870 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been very fortunate to have a good relationship with a local micro brewery. I’ve had the opportunity to redesign both their bar and tasting room (posted here, and their tap handles (here So for Christmas, I made the owner a display box for his growler and tasting glasses. I carved a picture of the owner taken as he was working in his new brewery last year.

A word of unsolicited advice for my Lumberjock friends who use their love of woodworking to make money – build relationships, not clients. The money will come, but developing strong friendships around your community is something that cannot be replaced with a large bank account.

God bless and happy new year…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 06:32 PM

Great job. Dovetails look good in plywood when they are done right. those are done right.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 06:33 PM

Excellent. I agree with your philosophy. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 08:16 PM


Stopped in to see the Walnut bar, it turned out better than the pictures can show. Included a lot of great ideas not normally found. The Dovetails really look good in plywood. I bet you are as great of a teacher as you are as a craftsman. Did you get the Martinsville job too?

Thanks for sharing your great ideas and keep on teaching us Lumber Jocks new tricks.
My son is a high school English teacher at Mt. Vernon. Built a bar for his home in Pendleton.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 08:37 PM


Thanks for the kind words. Your son’s bar is awesome, great job. I did do the Martinsville tasting room, but haven’t posted pictures…probably should.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 08:43 PM

Great job. Your advice needs to be the golden rule in woodworking. Relationships are everything, if you want to make money at it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 11:34 PM

Nice job on the box. Gotta try the 3 Pints Black IPA, it’s awesome!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 12-28-2014 12:19 AM

Great piece, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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