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  1. 3 points
    Works good Coop, a little soft. I just had to include the picture because I like it so much, and it holds a LOT of stogies
  2. 1 point
    Here in Canada I can buy contractor thickness clear garbage bags, right beside the black ones. I usually just get them at home Depot here. They're probably easier to find here because a lot of our rules require the bags to be clear at the curb. This is what I normally buy:
  3. 1 point
    Dave, I saved Coop couple boards of the ambrosia sweet gum. I knew the Houston Boy would want some.
  4. 1 point
    No, I cut four or five sweet gum logs today that was ambrosia.
  5. 1 point
    That explains those bumps that pop up when I'm working with red oak.
  6. 1 point
    I've had similar thoughts and have been trying to figure out how to make it work for a while now. I do a little bit of teaching at the Rockler store where I work part time on the weekends -mostly make-and-take classes and product demos. I also live near, and have taken classes from George Vondriska. (George is the head of the Woodworkers Guild if America, and appears in many TiteBond ads in magazines). It seems to me that if you want a career in woodworking that you can live off of, you have to have multiple streams of income within the industry. So you cannot just simply make products and sell them, or you'll starve. It seems like you have to make products and sell them, teach classes, and figure out a couple of other revenue streams. So, the idea of opening a school and teaching is wonderful and I think that if you also sell access to your shop as a co-op, that would be a natural secondary function of the school that you opened. And that's kind of how I see it playing out, if I ever get to that point. But I've noticed that there are a few co-ops that have popped up in my area recently. (Twin cities, mn) I think that's a really attractive offer to people that want to get into woodworking but get intimidated by the costs of equipment. So instead of paying a ton of money up front to buy the necessary machines and hand tools, they just pay a small monthly fee and have access to the shop. Best of luck to you if you take the plunge and go for it!
  7. 1 point
    I've seen some gorgeous live edge slab furniture (think Nakashima et al) & I used to love the look. But then it just got to be this crazy thing where every woodworker & wannabe woodworker felt the need to make one (or many). There is still some great stuff being made, but so much of it is crap & ugly & it's just soured me on the genre. I include river tables in that group.