Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cut, Sand, Repeat... Cut, Sand, Repeat...

Hello Readers!
There is a glimmer of light in the progress department of my small business. The brightest spot being that orders keep coming in at a steady pace. The Ugly has reared its head however in the form of doing the same process, over, and over, and over again only to repeat it again and again… I find myself trying to stay ahead of the orders, trying to not think about the fact that in the course of three weeks I have made over a 1000 square 1.5×1.5×1.5 inch blocks… No, instead I try to think about the future and what good things will come from it… If that fails I will have to find a happy place.
The worst part of all, is sanding! Good grief I need a dust collector ASAP!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Into the Trenches

Hello Readers,
It has not been too long since my last post. So this will be just a quick update. I am headed into the trenches. received quite a number or orders for wood blocks and they keep coming. We shall see if my established system works. If not you will find me sprawled up in a corner somewhere.
Best wishes to you all.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Small Business: Keeping Above Water and Learning to Tread... And Product Photos!

Hello Readers,
Some people get busy just doing what they do, some people get busy learning how to do it, others get busy because they allowed themselves to get that way.
Right now I’d say my process for “Product Handling Time” is working, if a customer orders a product, it is then processed and shipped normally within 3 to 6 business days of the original order.
Question: “Why not 3-5, or 1-3 days instead?”

Monday, March 11, 2013

My Small Business: My First Band Saw, New Horizons

Hello Readers,

Well Yesterday I finished setup of my first band saw. I started at the low end because that is what my business could afford and I am also learning the ropes. I read lots of reviews for the Ryobi Band saw from Home Depot and after some consideration and education on Band Saw tuning, I went out and bought one… That was Saturday. Turns out the one I picked was busted so after returning and swapping for store credit, traveling to a different store 20 miles away, inspecting the item in the parking lot and finally making it home I started to tune just about everything on the saw.