Is there a guide to or directory of websites etc. for woodworkers?
I'm interested in finding the cheapest/best sources for hard woods
and equipment. I went to Amazon but seems to have only how-to and no
where-to books. And the books I have seen are also very scarce on
practical info such as how to go about making money by keeping costs
Best and Cheap seldom go together.
Sort of like Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick two.
As for keeping costs low - well if you start
with the money you intend to pay yourself
that should do it - just barely.
Expecting a How To Make A Lot Of Money
Doing Woodworking - In Your Spare Time
For Free book, and probably for less than
$5, seems a bit naive (sp?).
Good luck though.
It sounds like you are really looking for an introduction to the
gentle art of scrounging. I don't think you'll find a book on
it--some people are just naturally good at it and others aren't. Can
you pass a dumpster or a tag sale or a pile of junk left at the curb
for the garbage collection without stopping to see if there's anything
good? Do you read the classifieds and Craiglist every day? Do you
frequent thrift stores and flea markets? Are you on a first name
basis with every tree surgeon in a hundred mile radius? Have you
stopped by every lumbermill and sawmill in the phone book to see what
they've got and what they charge and whether the haggle? How about
every hardware store and tool store? Do you know other scroungers who
can turn you on to things they spot in _their_ scrounging?
As for making money while keeping costs low, if you're looking to get
rich by making furniture good luck. It works the same way any
business does--know what your costs are and what the market will bear
and if the first is more than the second then change something before
you run out of money.
Speaking of Craigslist this could turn out to be a great deal for
But they could also get ripped of like this
I have far too much experience with those. A) NOISY (huh? I can't hear
you over the air compressor) I said the air compressor is NOISY. (Why
would my hair dresser want to go to Jersey?) B) the cooling impeller is
made of plastic and likes to shear off. It's a knack. C) the pressure
switch is about $80 to replace. DAMHIKT We only had two ... but that was
(Oh, btw, the stupid petcock could hardly be made any cheaper. Plan on
keeping a spare around.
I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject
is worth a **** unless backed up with enough genuine information to make
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