How it all got started....me and wood.
Over the years, I have learned how to choose the wood, how to treat it so it doesn't crack, proper processing and storage, and all of the website stuff, like the shopping cart code, shipping, etc. This has allowed me to sell "by the slice", instead of selling by defined number of slices, which is appreciated by customers who only need one or a few slices and don't want to buy 25 or so. I understand why others sell them like that. Shipping! Wood is heavy.
The way I do it is I weigh the slices individually, and code my shopping cart with a USPS api that will add up the total weight of the order, and calculate shipping to the customers zip code. It works pretty slick!
There have been many people and companies over the years who have joined in and are selling wood slices, and I have really gotten a kick out of it. Most of them don't even let the customer know what kind of wood it is, when it was harvested, how it was dried, Some use one generic photo of some really nice wood slices, and I always wondered what the customer actually receives. I, on the other hand, photograph each product separately, and post that so the customer can actually see what they are getting.
I have received calls from their customers requesting me to "fix" the wood they received from another vendor, as it arrived all moldy, as it was shipped green and wet.
Since the internet is saturated now
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Round Tenons On Square Wood?
Here's a new twist on what can be done with our 90-Degree E-Z Log Tenon Cutter. I love this idea and thank the Finland customer who submitted these photos. This is a great idea for those of you who do not have access to straight logs. I believe these are 4x4's. The 90-Degree E-Z Log Tenon Cutter was used to cut the tenon. This is a very clean look.
Free Shipping On All E-Z 45-Degree Log Tenon Cutters has been extended to June 1, 2018.
Spend your tax refund wisely!
When a customer asked me to fill a 48 square foot area with wood slices at various diameters, I went to the web to look for a calculator. I found two different calculators. One for calculating how many wood slices of the same diameter to fill a specific area, and another one to calculate square footage and cost. I'm sharing those links with you....
Well, I finally got around to updating some stuff on my website.
There are some pretty nice affiliate links I have found and listed.
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When you buy an E-Z Log Tenon Cutter from Rustic Woodworking, you are not dealing with a big company. You're just dealing with me, Sandy. After 27 years of driving a truck, Now I work in the office by day, and run my woodworking business at nights and on weekends. If you have a problem, just call me and I'll make things right.
Besides all of the other benefits of using an adjustable tenon cutter, one thing I can offer that the big dude's can't, is personal service.
I have a FREE REPLACEMENT BLADE OFFER going on now, for customers who send me a usable photo to post on my website. Other people want to see examples to get ideas. Personally, I love to see your projects! I'm willing to pay to see it and share with others.
If you purchase the E-Z from me, and send me a photo or two, I'll send you a free replacement blade. If you are in business, making log railings for your own customers, or whatever, I will list whatever you want me to list as free advertising.
Please fill out the Free Blade Offer form here so I know you are legit, and I'll send you a tracking number when the blade is shipped.