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Selling Lumber as a Business – 360w360 E.242

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:10am
Selling Lumber as a Business – 360w360 E.242

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Chad Muterspaw from CRLumber.com shares his path to becoming a lumber retailer. He decided early on that he wasn’t going to turn his hobby (woodworking) into a business, so he started selling lumber as a business. Learn how advertising on a popular woodworking television show helped turn the corner, and discover what he found to be the most difficult aspect of getting his business off the ground.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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GF Design Challenge & Fresh Wood Exhibit @ AWFS

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:31pm
GF Design Challenge & Fresh Wood Exhibit @ AWFS

During my days as a woodworking magazine editor I attended AWFS only once, even though the show happens every other year. At the event I attended, I have to say that I was blown away by the student exhibit, which is nowadays known as Fresh Wood. (It may have had the same name back then, too.) In fact, after the competition the magazine for which I worked included an article by one of the students selected to exhibit in Las Vegas at the show.

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Simple Lathe Tool Cart

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:10am
Simple Lathe Tool Cart

I’m at the beginning of a project that has turning work out the wazoo. Eight legs that are turned, with stop-flutes, too. My lathe and its tools were my Dad’s at one time. His lathe tools hung on a wall behind the lathe – he had easy access. Where the lathe is in my shop, there are no accessible walls close by. In fact for the past five or more years, the lathe tools sat on the floor in the wall mount from my Dad’s shop.

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The Best Woods for Upholstery – 360w360 E.241

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:10am
The Best Woods for Upholstery – 360w360 E.241

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Mike Mascelli is back to talk more on upholstery. Along with the longevity of good-quality furniture and upholstery work, Mike talks about the best woods to use for frames that are to be upholstered – it’s all about lumber that allows and holds tacks and staples. But you’re not giving up any structural integrity.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Ridgid’s Brushless, Cordless Trim Router

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:33pm
Ridgid’s Brushless, Cordless Trim Router

I’ve been busy with 360Woodworking. With my head down giving it what for, I didn’t see that Ridgid came out with a trim router powered by a battery until one of our members – thanks, Eric – brought it to my attention. My reaction was, “You Betcha.” I enjoy using the corded Ridgid trim router and to not have to pull electric cords around the shop sounded good, so I set about getting my hands on the new R86044B.

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A Good Shellacking

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:10am
A Good Shellacking

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I was working on an office interior in which all four walls had something made from sapele. I thought I’d share some of the woodwork, but I particularly wanted to show the before and after when using shellac – off-the-store-shelf, right-out-of-the-can shellac. Thank you Zinsser.

And thank you suppliers for stocking fresh shellac, when they had it. The first stop – big blue – had two outdated gallons (one from 2008 and one from 2010) and one from 2014.

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New Path for 360 Woodworking

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:26am
New Path for 360 Woodworking

 

I received a very timely message in my Inbox this morning. It was from Seth Godin. It was titled, “The Two Fears of Voluntary Education.” In it Godin writes about two reason why people hold back from online courses. The first is that the class won’t work because anyone can create and sell online courses. Who knows of their qualifications or experience? There is reason for the buyer to beware.

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More With Matt Furjanic of Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.240

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:10am
More With Matt Furjanic of Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.240

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Matt Furjanic of inlaybanding.com returns to talk more about his company and other inlay topics. The discussion travels along topics such as how important dry woods are to making bandings, and how he slices his loafs into strips, which includes setting the fence to the right of the workpiece.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Quick & Easy Tapers

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 4:10am
Quick & Easy Tapers

I’m about to wrap up work on an office that’s almost fully paneled with sapele. There is wainscoting, a full wall of bookcases, a paneled fireplace wall with step-back cupboards flanked to both sides and a couple of angled bookcases. Plus, there’s a door to case. Earlier drywall work pushed out from the existing door frame, so I had to build out the frame to make the new casing sit flat. I needed quick and easy tapers.

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Matt Furjanic Talks about Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.239

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:49am
Matt Furjanic Talks about Inlaybanding.com – 360w360 E.239

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we spend time with Matt Furjanic of inlaybanding.com. Matt discusses how he he got started in the business – it’s a great story that is probably more common than you think –  and shares some of his thoughts on woods and glues used to make bandings of all kinds.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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General Finishes Design Challenge

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 5:47am
General Finishes Design Challenge

According to the calendar, we’ve just moved into the second half of 2017. Being July, many woodworkers are out on family vacations or handling those summer chores. It’s possible that you need something to pull you back.

Thank goodness there’s the 2017 General Finishes Design Challenge. General Finishes contest accepts entries beginning July 7, 2017 and runs through July 28, 2017, with winners announced the third week in August. You could win prizes for simply entering a piece that you’ve built, rehabbed, painted or turned using any one of the thousands of finishing product from General Finishes.

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Mike Mascelli Talks Upholstery: Furniture & Automobile – 360w360 E.238

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:10am
 Furniture & Automobile – 360w360 E.238

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, professional upholsterer Mike Mascelli talks about similarities and differences between furniture and car upholstery – you may be surprised to learn that timelines for changes do not run parallel. Plus, he pulls back the curtain on upholstery found in today’s furniture. Scary!

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

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You Don’t Get Many of These

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:51am
You Don’t Get Many of These

I’m not sure what it’s like where you live, but I can tell you that today (June 27th, 2017) is probably one of the best days to spray finish I’ve seen in years. You don’t get many of these.

The temperature is in the low 60s. Humidity is even lower. And it may be that timing is everything because I need to apply a few coats of shellac on a Mission desk I’m completing.

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Board member David Heim talks about the American Association of Woodturners – 360w360 E.237

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:10am
Board member David Heim talks about the American Association of Woodturners – 360w360 E.237

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) board member David Heim shares the benefits of membership to AAW, discusses an upcoming AAW event, which is held in Kansas City on June 23 – 25 in 2017, and explains what his responsibilities are as a member of the board.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Hide-Away Furniture

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:45am
Hide-Away Furniture

Two years ago this month, I posted a blog about transforming furniture; pieces that open and expand to become more functional and look way more ominous. This table, while not a true transformer, fits more into the Hide-away furniture category.

As I walked through a local antique mall – generally that means junk shop, but there are occasional nuggets to be discovered – I ran across a chunky table. Yes, there are hinges at the middle of its top.

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Bob Van Dyke’s 6-week Intensive Woodworking Class – 360w360 E.235

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:10am
Bob Van Dyke’s 6-week Intensive Woodworking Class – 360w360 E.235

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Bob Van Dyke, owner of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, is on the hot seat to explain why he calls his 6-week intensive woodworking class “the best he’s ever taught.” Here’s a hint: It has to do with the fact that there is no project.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more).

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Small Changes Make Big Differences

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:39am
Small Changes Make Big Differences

As I was working on a tea caddy for a 360 Woodworking hands-on class, which happened a couple of weeks back, I was amazed at how small changes make big differences. The corner inlay I made from shop scraps – alternating light and dark pieces that align at a 45° angle – changed significantly as the caddy progressed.

Looking at the box from the top had the inlay tilted at an angle. That was good.

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David Heim Introduces Woodturner Scott Boley – 360w360 E.235

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:10am
David Heim Introduces Woodturner Scott Boley – 360w360 E.235

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking David Heim tells us about a 90-year-old woodturner who turns large, very large. His burls are hoisted up onto a custom-built lathe that can handle material as large as 48″ x 72″.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

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