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Starting Your Woodworking Business
By: Admin    July 10 2018 , 02:05 pm
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Category: Business , Woodworking
Woodworking is an incredible skill and a lucrative hobby. As the saying goes, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” With the right know-how, you can turn woodworking into a home business that could be a dream come true for you and your family. Getting Started Knowing what to do and where to start is a vital part in making your business dream a reality. Nothing can replace experience, but developing a strong knowledge base of the inner workings of the business can set you on the path to success. There are two common ways that most people in this profession gain initial business experience. There are courses you can take that will teach you more about woodworking itself and how to run a business. For a list of education opportunities, click here! Another more hands-on approach is to learn through an apprenticeship. If you are fortunate enoug...
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Pros and Cons of Your Business Going Green
By: Admin    June 19 2018 , 11:09 pm
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Business
Is Your Company Considering Going Green? With pollution still on the rise, more and more companies across the nation are pursuing environmentally-friendly options to limit negative impacts in nature. If you are considering making the leap to a greener company, there are a couple of unexpected perks to it, as well as a few obstacles you may have to prepare for. Costs to Consider The initial cost of switching to energy-efficient technology can add anywhere from 10 to 30 percent to your bill. It is expensive initially because green technology is still relatively new, and supply is more limited. If you cannot afford to buy a new refrigerator, toilet, or cooling system, you could start by replacing a few light bulbs! Those who have switched to more energy-efficient buildings have seen their electricity usage cut by up to 35 percent. Add a few low-flow toilets and you could see your ...
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An Interview with Strong Oaks Woodshop
By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:41 pm
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Strong Oaks Woodshop – Front Royal, VirginiaMike Schmiedicke was a normal guy with a white-collar job for many years. Doing web programming and database development meant he sat at a desk and stared at a computer day in and day out. But when he came home, he went into his garage and he built things. “It was my therapy,” Mike said. “My wife and I had a deal. She would bring me a kids’ catalog with a learning tower or rocking horse in it and ask me to make it. Once I did, I could spend that money we saved on my collection of carpentry tools instead.”Back in 2001, starting a wood shop out of a hobby was nothing more than a hope and a dream – but the seeds of an idea had already begun. Mike came up with a plan to gradually transition from web development into woodworking full-time. In 2008, he started selling things on Etsy – he was actually one of the first furniture makers to ut...
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How Robotics are Aiding Growth in the Green Industry
By: Admin    October 17 2017 , 02:40 pm
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Agricultural Aid from… Robots?Robotics offer promising new innovations that are making waves in agriculture and landscaping industries. Farmers and greenhouse owners are using robotic innovations to help with labor shortages, maximize production, and save money. Take a look at popular crowd founding websites for a glimpse at what the future holds.Picking and Harvesting ProduceThese robots use vacuums to pick apples, and are able to gently remove them from trees in large quantities.A firm called Abundant Robotics is building a robotic apple picker with the help of a $10 million investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures). Here is a YouTube video showing their robot vacuuming apples off trees.In an article for Tech Crunch, CEO Dan Steere explained: “It’s very difficult to locate fruit that’s ready to be picked within a canopy and then retrieve it without turning it into apple sauce.” Yet, tha...
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Your Guide to Organic Materials
By: Admin    August 10 2017 , 09:01 pm
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Landscaping and cutting-edge fashion have something in common.They can both put organic textiles to use and create beautiful, useful, and eco-friendly consumer options. There are so many uses for biodegradable materials, including fabric, eco-friendly shoes, home decorations, and even compost piles. It is worth researching a few common (and uncommon) textiles and their benefits. Whether you are into greenscapes that are free of weeds, or looking to reduce your carbon footprint starting at home, organic materials can be an invaluable help!What Are Organic Textiles?Essentially, these textiles have been produced without the use of harmful toxins, like herbicides and pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As with food, many people choose organically-sourced over inorganic fabrics because they improve quality of living. For example, who would not want to swaddle their newborn in a 100% non-to...
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