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Should I buy a table saw or miter saw first?

If the table saw is the best tool for your purposes, go with a $100 manual, $300 multi-tool or $1,000 digital saw. But most consumers should wait until after they have the new tool in hand before buying one of the new digital models. The biggest risk with all these new saws is their software […]

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Can you make a living making furniture?

A: Oh, yeah. I really enjoy making a living. I was a writer, and I did really poorly for a lot of reasons, most of them I think are because I was a terrible person and a lousy husband, but it’s kind of my favorite job. I mean, it is a terrible job, especially because […]

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What’s trending in crafts?

Scroll through the various Craftsy blogs to find the latest. Have an idea? Just tweet it to @Craftsy or send an email to [email protected] 1. Aromatherapies These are beautiful soaps made from essential oils. They come in natural colors and scents, and come in jars of varying sizes. Use a spray bottle to apply. Or, […]

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How do you price homemade furniture?

There’s a variety of reasons behind the cost of making furniture locally. A lot of the costs come at the design side, how the material is produced and the finished product. For example, when starting a furniture making business, most people do most of their sales online and are not aware of the cost they […]

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How do I start my own woodworking business?

The New York Times recently profiled the incredible progress made in terms of the treatment of the U.S. workforce in comparison to nearly every other developed country. The Times concluded that the United States is the most productive and productive economic powerhouse in the world. What follows is my assessment of the facts, as described […]

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How do I start my own woodworking business?

Whether you’re building an entire woodshop inside your home or just trying a project, here are a few basics to get you started: Get a credit card. In addition to a credit card, another great way to get into the woodworking business is through a credit card network called a credit card holder club (CCRC), […]

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What is the best wood to make an outdoor sign?

Well, as it turns out, a lot of people have been asking that question for years. Let’s start with a simple fact: For any real work that needs to be done, wood is a superior material to many of the substitutes that come close to it. You should read this. For the sake of argument, […]

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What is the best wood to make an outdoor sign?

The answer is to choose a piece of wood that has enough flex (flexibility) to be placed under the sun. It’s fine to use hardwood as well – it’s a great wood for your sign! I’m always on the lookout for woods that have good natural grain. I usually use a wide-leaf maple, but any […]

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What are popular crafts to sell?

There are many activities and craft supplies that can be acquired from a market or an online store. When doing this, be sure to be sure there are no products that have a similar use, such as glue and other substances. What are some things to make sure you keep in mind when selling your […]

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How much space do I need for a woodworking shop?

This one’s a little tricky. This is a very broad statement, because space is so important. You need somewhere big to keep your tools, wood scraps, etc, not to mention all of the work you’re doing so you can sleep. The thing is, I don’t have a great answer to this question. My answer is […]