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  1. SamWW
    07-09-2016 06:17 PM - permalink
    SamWW
    Hey Mike,
    I stumbled across your forums this week and have read all of your advice for selling on etsy. I recently started an etsy shop, and have a couple of questions.
    I started with the idea that I was going to make a lot of intricate (and somewhat expensive) pieces... but I'm realizing that it's best to balance the shop out with some pieces that are reasonably priced, too.
    I'm considering purchasing a 20" planer. Somebody nearby is selling a Jet planer on craigslist for $1200. In theory, it sounds like a pretty good idea to buy it. But I was wondering, how much does it cost to maintain a planer? Would you recommend purchasing it?
    Do you purchase all of the wood or do you use reclaimed?
    How do you make the hairpin legs? It seems like it would save a lot of money (and make it so that you can mark down your prices) if you build your own. I haven't done any metal working, but I'd love to learn. Any directions or advice would be great!

    Thank you!
    -Samantha

    EthosWoodworks.etsy.com
  2. CharlieC
    10-22-2012 02:28 PM - permalink
    CharlieC
    I hung out in wylie when I went to rockwall high school...worked at a cabinet shop in Lavon for about 10 years....are you a woodworker by trade?

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  • About VIFmike
    Biography
    Fabricator now getting into wood
    Location
    Wylie Texas
    Interests
    trucks, steel, wood
    Occupation
    Fabricator at a commercial truck body company
  • Signature
    "wood does not do well outside.....well....except for trees"

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10-02-2017
11:52 PM - Toolman50 quoted VIFmike in post Palm sander
I'm going to do some in stor...
10-01-2017
06:37 PM - Catpower quoted VIFmike in post Palm sander
I'm using soft whitewoods wh...
12-19-2016
02:06 PM - woodnthings quoted VIFmike in post Check the web site
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11-26-2016
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11-14-2016
05:26 PM - ducbsa quoted VIFmike in post HF dust collector
I had mine set up that way b...
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10-13-2016
12:45 PM - ColorStylist quoted VIFmike in post white wash?
I can get fir. The stuff I h...
10-02-2016
04:15 PM - ColorStylist quoted VIFmike in post white wash?
I'm not using yellow pine. I...
10-01-2016
07:54 PM - Steve Neul quoted VIFmike in post white wash?
It's white pine or white fir...
07-30-2016
11:14 AM - Brian(J) quoted VIFmike in post Tables and bracing
Ok, I am taking this advice ...
07-28-2016
09:13 PM - Tennessee Tim quoted VIFmike in post Motivated to fix reclaimed wood table. Please help!
I do see some but these are ...
12:39 AM - Tennessee Tim quoted VIFmike in post Motivated to fix reclaimed wood table. Please help!
You should probably use some...
06-28-2016
09:05 PM - subroc quoted VIFmike in post What Style Push Stick Do You Use?
I'm surprised at how many pe...
06-22-2016
07:05 PM - Rebelwork quoted VIFmike in post Need ideas for black walnut
I have a bunch of pieces of ...
06-20-2016
07:31 PM - Brian(J) quoted VIFmike in post Black Walnut
I have a bunch of Black Waln...
07:10 PM - GeorgeC quoted VIFmike in post Black Walnut
This is the kind of info I a...
05-17-2016
05:57 PM - Amilo quoted VIFmike in post Which planer for 2x4?
I would suggest trying some ...
05-13-2016
08:07 PM - ryan50hrl quoted VIFmike in post Do you listen to music while woodworking?
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04-30-2016
05:51 PM - ddiamondd quoted VIFmike in post Let's see some damage.
Here is an update on my thum...
04-26-2016
05:30 PM - difalkner quoted VIFmike in post Selling on Etsy
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