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  • Denham Springs, LA
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Picture Frames For Profit?
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Sometimes opportunity just slaps ya up side the head.  I have made picture frames for some time in support of my Original Antique Map collecting and also do my own museum grade matting.  Today a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Apr 1, 2014.

Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?
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What SHOULD be my next piece of equipment   ?   I have : Table saw, circular saw, router, miter saw, various drills and drivers,palm sander,angle grinder, jigsaw, Kreg kit and a few clamps.  My space…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Schaben Mar 27, 2014.

I have narrowed saw choice to two. Opinions please;
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My two choices are close to same price point but while the Dewalt has outstanding reviews the Porter Cable has decent reviews and maybe more versatile features like a wider rip cut.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Mar 10, 2014.

Can One Live Without a Table Saw?
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My shop space is very small only 12x16.  My concern is not breaking down large sheet stock.  Most places like HomeDepot and Lowes will do that for you these days for free.  My concern is making good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rich b. Mar 23, 2014.

 

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Rick commented on Rich vanmoer's photo
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"Love it!"
Apr 1, 2014
Rick replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"I tend to agree with you Robert.  I ran a buis for more than 27 years and once you start giving your time away to a customer it is hard to go the other way.  That said:  I at times gave a small customer a fair discount to help them…"
Apr 1, 2014
robert smith replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"Come up with a number for your time.  I build fitness equipment out of wood as a hobby.  My number is $100 and I tell people out the gate if you want a small item done it would be $100 + materials.  If you start off giving $25 deals…"
Apr 1, 2014
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Mar 29, 2014
rich b. replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"If you start doing more you can shop around,see what you save buying in bulk,as a builder and remodeler I know when I'm doing a project or custom piece I try to plan out what I have coming up and mostly try to buy in bulk or ordering for better…"
Mar 28, 2014
Norman Conyer replied to Rick's discussion 'What to do with these THINGS?'
"both ideas are nice, i think a bench would be nice with those"
Mar 28, 2014
John Schaben replied to Rick's discussion 'Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?'
"Congratulations, Milwaukee are great tools. I'd love to put their 5625 router in my table but the old Freud hasn't given me an excuse to. :)  "
Mar 27, 2014
Rick replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"Did a bit of research tonight.  Local custom frame shops with store front overhead are getting 4 to 5 times material cost.  If they are able to buy molding in bulk lots of 300ft or more it is closer to 6 to 7 times their material costs.…"
Mar 27, 2014
Rick replied to Rick's discussion 'Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?'
"I purchased the Milwaukee.  I have several of their tools and feel good with the brand. "
Mar 27, 2014
rich b. replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"Bryan is right,it's a fine line , what is too much or not enough.The time is yours but are you just building frames,what kind of finish and matting or is there a back or mounting tabs. The time should be close no matter what size the frames…"
Mar 26, 2014
Bryan Lisowski replied to Rick's discussion 'Picture Frames For Profit?'
"Pricing work is always an issue, charge to much and you don't get the work or potential referrals, to low and you risk doing a lot of work with little upside. In my opinion or random thoughts, I would start at materials cost plus 20%. The…"
Mar 26, 2014
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Picture Frames For Profit?

Sometimes opportunity just slaps ya up side the head.  I have made picture frames for some time in support of my Original Antique Map collecting and also do my own museum grade matting.  Today a woman at work whose husband is an accomplished local artist in the New Orleans Area approached me on behalf of her artist husband.  He was wanting some custom frames made for a showing in a few months.  Yes I am interested but have no idea how to charge for the service since I have only done it for my…See More
Mar 26, 2014
John Schaben replied to Rick's discussion 'Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?'
" Heheheehee, these conversations generally degenerate into a "which is best; red Ford, Blue Chevy or Green Dodge..... "  In this case, I have to respectfully disagree with Kens assessment of the Porter Cable product line. Black…"
Mar 24, 2014
Ken Darga replied to Rick's discussion 'Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?'
"Rick, My choice is the P-C. P-C has been the workhorse in routers.P-C routers have been around a long time, and have been the industry standard,from which other routers are based. P-C offers the largest readily available accessories. Something to…"
Mar 23, 2014
Rick replied to Rick's discussion 'Saving For Next Equipment Purchase?'
" Same general specs 1.75 HP  1/2 and 1/4 inch chucks,  Fixed Base,  Milwaukee or Porter Cable.   Thoughts  anyone?  "
Mar 23, 2014
rich b. replied to Rick's discussion 'Can One Live Without a Table Saw?'
"Ken is right, I also have both a cabinet saw and a 745 ,and I have had both of them set up at the same time,very handy.I have recently added the festool ts 55 for ripping sheet goods.well worth it,cuts are clean ,accurate and finish/ glue ready."
Mar 23, 2014

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® K4 Master System
How would you describe yourself?
Beginning DIY'er
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Setting up new 14x16 small shop.

Rick's Product Reviews

Dewalt 745 Compact Table Saw (Novice Point of View)

First off as the title says I am a novice and this is my assessment from a point of view of one not having a great deal of experience with table saws.

The stand bought separately, is simple to assemble and seems rigid and strong.  No problems that I can see there with the exception of Dewalt wants you to screw the saw to the stand.  This is suppose to be a mobile compact saw and I would think some sort of quick connect/disconnect would make more sense.  

The saw itself came…

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Posted on March 16, 2014 at 8:52pm — 3 Comments

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