AGTA at the Tucson Convention Center:
Tumbling for Jewelers – Ed Johnson
Here are some well-known woodworking guilds:
Selecting Good Faceting Rough – John Franke
Scroll sawing could be a bit difficult if you’re a beginner but if you are really into crafts and patterns or designs that are very detailed, you could find yourself enjoying your scroll saw and having one could be of great help and could also be your way to have a new hobby. This could also be a source of your income if you intend or if you happened to sell your work.
Once you have materials you need, it will be time for you to draw more detailed plans which will be easier to follow while building the project. Refer to your other plans, and notice how first the materials are listed, usually with illustrations of what those materials actually look like. This is then followed by the step-by-step process to completion. Each of those steps should have illustrations or diagrams of what takes place during that step and how the project should look when the step is complete.
* Keep listings fairly narrow especially when using html. Wide listings are okay on wide screen computers, but on narrow screen computers the entire right side will be missing and few people will scroll left and right every few seconds to get the gist of your listing. eBay’s own listing boxes, that is where you type directly into eBay, and those created in Turbo Lister, are just the right size, never too long, never too short. When using html or creating your own designer template, practice using eBay’s systems first to get the desired length.
3. You have to have a business license and re-sale number (one show actually required letters of reference from companies you’ve purchased from in the past) to get into (and buy) at most of the shows…as a student this was a huge fear for me as I no longer have a business. Most of the shows will admit Students without question, some want a student ID. The majority of the venues offered “Visitor” passes and you can buy from most of the vendors. The vendors that are “Wholesale Only” or required a “Minimum Purchase”, display that info prominently.
Minnesota Woodworker’s Guild: This group promotes appreciation of fine woodworking, education about woodworker, and general community for future projects and goals in the woodworking community.
I have said in past articles about free plans, there is no such thing as a free lunch. First off, most free plan sites do not show the best stuff they have. You have to buy it. So if you’re not getting a free lunch, you might as well go out and pay for prime rib. For beautiful woodwork get the best full size plan you can. The guy selling you good plans and patterns is doing so to make money and he wants you to come back for more, it is called capitalism. But more than that, these patterns have been created by the guy selling them, he’s proud of them and has used them to do beautiful woodwork that he produces and sells. So what he is selling you is his knowledge and experience. If you are like me, you need all the knowledge and experience you can get.