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  1. ntrusty
    03-10-2012 12:52 AM - permalink
    Box looks fantastic. Ive recently come into some spalted walnut myself and Im planing on make a some music boxes. Any suggestions for working with spalted material? Any suggestions would be very helpful, ive not worked with spalted wood before. It has a few slightly punky areas but nothing real bad.
  2. Taylormade
    03-05-2012 07:25 AM - permalink
    Congrats on the box sale! That was a real beaut for sure. Looks like you've got inlays down pat, they look fantastic. I think your writing style and descriptions of the work go a long way towards the sales of your product. So many woodworkers are creative in their woodworking, but when they go to sell, their description is: "Maple Box with walnut key splines." My wife has a room in an antique/vintage store and we've had fun buying old furniture and either rehabbing it or repurposing it. When we have a big china hutch or dresser, I'll take before pics and write a descriptive narrative about the process, showing progress pictures and place it in a drawer. Those pieces almost always sell within a week and when checking out, the customers always mention the sheet pushed them over the top.

    Hey, maybe mention that the recipe stand could be used for iPads as well? Or maybe make one specifically for iPad dimensions? I know my wife uses hers for her recipes now. May help boost sales.
  3. Taylormade
    03-04-2012 10:19 AM - permalink
    Dave, great job on the boxes, you're really making some beautiful pieces! It appears we DO have a lot in common. I go through phases where I play golf 3 times a week and then, when I have that one, horrible, round, I put them down for a month or so, ha! Right now I'm playing a LOT as the weather's perfect. Hope you're doing well!
  4. Taylormade
    01-30-2012 09:35 AM - permalink
    Heck yeah!!! Great job on the hinges, now post it in the same thread and sit back and enjoy the responses you'll get!
  5. toasterburn
    01-24-2012 10:55 PM - permalink
    No, I'm saying that you can make it so that when people type in that address, it opens your etsy.
  6. Taylormade
    01-24-2012 10:02 PM - permalink
    You got it! I'm saying recess the hinges into the edges so that they can't be seen. If you don't do mortising comfortably, I know guys that trace around where the hinges will go and use forstner bits to remove most of the waste and then clean up the rest with a chisel.
  7. toasterburn
    01-23-2012 01:18 PM - permalink
    I'm not sure which rule you're referencing, but I know it is allowed to redirect the domain. I searched the rules before I set-up my etsy stores to make sure, then I redirected the domain for all three of them with no problems.

    You'll have to purchase a domain through a site like godaddy (about $12 a year), then set it up with them to redirect.
  8. Taylormade
    01-22-2012 09:11 AM - permalink
    The jewelry box hinges you can get at Lowes or HD are only $3 a pair (if memory serves me) and then you just need either a mortising jig for your router or a sharp chisel to recess them flat into the wood. I bet your sales would increase with the extra 30 minutes it takes to do it that way. Great looking splines! Good luck with your business and congrats on your first sale!

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  • About adeptr
    65 year old amateur woodworker
    Elkhart, Indiana
    woodworking, antique tractors, golf
    Retired Plastics Engineering Director


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