The Twisted Slab

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  1. Thanks for the link. I always wear a respirator when epoxy is poured and at least a dust mask when sanding. My boss does neither. I didn't realize that partially cured epoxy dust is worse. Good to know.
  2. The video was on point and the timing was great.That apparently went up yeserday, lol. Thanks Martin-IT. His main points were relevant even though I wasn't thinking about YouTube so much in my model. Watching his video, there certainly seems to be a fine line between selling out and staying authentic. And I'm not judging.
  3. That is a neat story about the stone splitting. I didn't know about that. You might see a rendition of that in my future book some day. Good comments, and good points about Nakashima. Thanks for the response.
  4. No need to apologize. I didn't take offense, and thanks for the response. I build quality stuff; I've just been doing it for somebody else. I've been building a shop for the past couple years and am trying to turn it into a business. I love woodworking and am trying to come up with creative ways to not only make active income building stuff for people but also create passive income online related to woodworking. I am thinking rustic just because I build with slabs and barnwood all the time these days, so that's what's on my mind. I am at a crossroads with my woodworking care
  5. Hi and thanks for the comment. I hear you. Fortunately, I previously worked in a custom woodshop building doors, cabinets and architectural millwork for several years where we actually thought about wood movement and the like. I currently work in a rustic woodshop where not much thought goes into construction other than to add more screws or bolts. And I'm certainly had enough of the epoxy resin. I have had similar thoughts as you. There is even fake barnwood stuff at walmart and pine slabs at Lowes. But I do enjoy the aesthetic of live edge and barnwood. I agree with you about
  6. I currently build furniture, doors, cabinets out of barnwood and slabs for a living working for someone else. Now, I am trying to figure out how to create some income online for myself via a website with blog, e-book, my own store with projects for sale, etc. Do you think an e-book on how to build with slabs and barnwood would be of interest? If so, what would be a nice price point? What do you all find the most challenging when building with slabs and barnwood? Also I am trying to figure out the market. Why do you woodwork? Do you all woodwork for a living or is this a hobby?