12 Best Selling Projects For New Woodworkers

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Woodworkers Products…..Easy To Make….Which Sell Well Here are a few things to remember when you are beginning your business as a new woodworker….. Work within your capabilities to create a product you would be proud to have in your own home Don’t try to re-invent the wheel…..look at what other people are selling and adapt their ideas to create your own range Only use materials of the highest quality Just purchase tools  for the job in hand. You will soon build up a range of woodworking tools to deal with any eventuality. Scroll down to the bottom of this article…

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Intarsia – An Introduction to this Exciting Craft

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What is Intarsia? Intarsia uses different shapes, thicknesses and species of wood to form a mosiac like design with a 3D effect. The grain and colouring of various woods are used to create the picture or pattern. The pieces of wood, which are cut out with a scroll saw, interlock tightly together. History of Intarsia The art of Intarsia probably originates from East Asian ivory and wood inlay work. It spread to Islamic North Africa with the first Intarsia in Italy dating from 1430. This amazing self portrait. which was created by Antonio Barili in 1502, is made from pear,…

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Scroll Sawing – An Introduction

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Scroll Sawing – Getting Started Deciding Which Scroll Saw To Buy The first step is to purchase a scroll saw. You don’t want to ‘penny pinch’ as that will effect the quality of your work. Nowadays most models have an inbuilt light, dust collector and have variable speed as standard. The only feature you can’t add on is a variable speed control, so you must choose a model with this feature. Also look for a saw with a throat depth of 16″ + There is a further choice you have to make…..do you opt for a saw which takes pin…

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Pallet Furniture………15 Great Projects To Make Yourself

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Pallet Furniture…..Easy To Make…Great Value Pallets are made to last, so they are strong, as well as offering great value for money. You can create a wide range of pallet furniture, which is totally unique, including  tables, benches, beds, shelves, desks and many more household items. You can make them to the exact size you want, so they are truly bespoke. Where To Find Wooden Pallets Here are five places you can source free wooden pallets…… Large building supply stores Wholesale suppliers Building sites Supermarkets Industrial estates Wide choice of home lifestyle products, working from home furniture, outdoor living, pet…

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How To Find Profitable Affiliate Products

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Affiliate Marketing – Finding The Most Profitable Products In Your Woodworking Niche To be successful in Affiliate Marketing you need profitable products to sell and a platform to sell them from. A large number of marketers use WordPress, as its so simple and flexible, and, of course, its free! Several videos on YouTube show you how to install WordPress and to create posts to promote your products.  One of the best videos I have come across is called WordPress Tutorial For Beginners – Build A Website Today  It is quite long at 75 minutes, but you can dip in and…

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Woodwork + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Match

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Woodworking + Affiliate Marketing = A Great Income How can I justify this claim? Lets look at Affiliate Marketing first. Today Affiliate Marketing accounts for sales of $12 billion across the globe with this huge sum  growing exponentially year on year. The value of products purchased through Affiliate Marketing, country by country, is illustrated by this graphic. As I write this post in October 2020 we are facing more stringent lockdown restrictions as the second wave of the pandemic hits. As you know the pandemic has had a devastating effect on High Street shops as buyers flock to the internet….

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Woodturning…….An Introduction

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Wood…….What A Wonderful Material Wood is such a rewarding material to work with. There are so many different woods, each having their own characteristics…..colour, grain. knots, workability In depth books have been written about woodturning, so this article can only be an introduction to a truly fascinating craft. I have included a series of tips, links to YouTube videos and a bibliography of useful books at the end of this article. Tips and Tricks 1. Keep Your Tools Sharp It is so important to keep your tools sharp by using a bench grinder or, better still, a slow speed wet…

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7 Steps To Create A Woodworking Business

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1. Decide on your Woodworking Niche Wood….what a wonderful material to work with…..so many different woods to choose from, each with its own characteristics and unique features. You can fashion wood into a wide spectrum of beautiful products….from a huge kitchen dresser to an attractive pendant, or a bird box to a rocking horse. Now is the time to step back and analyse which spectrum of the woodworking universe excites you the most. Whatever you choose, do enjoy your time in the workshop and be enthusiastic about what you make. Having decided on a product there are two constraints that…

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Essential Woodworking Tools And Equipment

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Make Sure You Use The Best Woodworking Tools For The Job Woodworking may have been a hobby of yours through the years….but what if you could turn your hobby into a part or full time business? Perhaps now is the time to harness your skills,,,,why not supplement your income with a woodworking business. There are many ways to polish your knowledge…..evening classes, books, DVDs….I recommend the excellent series of video tutorials included in your membership of the ‘Fine Woodworking’ magazine. Previous posts have looked at the best place to establish a workshop at home and how your equipment should be…

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Wooden Toys….The Top 10 Books On How To Make Them Yourself

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  Wooden toys, made yourself, show your love for a child more than anything else. The following ten sites contain a huge number of woodworking plans for you to choose from.   1. Aschi’s Workshop. Aschi’s have a huge range of plans for a wide range of toys….trucks, farm vehicles, aircraft, construction equipment, trains and cars.They can all be made with basic woodworking tools. 2. DIY and Crafts There are plans in Rustic Wooden Toys for toddlers to teens and even a few babies. These fabulous toys take you back in time. Many of them can be made from the…

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