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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...
All About Blacksmithing
By: Admin    July 09 2018 , 09:48 am
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Category: Tools , Handmade
Blacksmithing is an ancient and powerful craft.The art of blacksmithing has been around since Egyptian times, according to historians. Blacksmithing helped society to evolve by creating tools, goods, and weapons of war. There are still blacksmiths today, though it is not nearly as common a practice as it was 200 years ago. If you are searching for a unique skill, look no further.Blacksmithing ToolsBefore you start hammering a hot piece of red metal, you will need to buy your equipment. The biggest investment you will make is a forge. There are a few options from which to choose. You can purchase a coal, charcoal, or propane fueled forge. Coal is the cheaper and more common option. It burns hotter, longer, and is easier to light than its charcoal competitor, but because of environmental concerns, it is not as readily available in every state, due to regulations. Charcoal is the same substance used to li...
Tag: history , hobby , trades , crafts
American Stone - An American Dream
By: Admin    January 16 2018 , 10:22 am
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American Stone - An American DreamGreen touch hub recently spoke to a family stone business in Utah that has found strength through adversity throughout their years of being in operation.American Stone is proof that the American dream is alive and well.  In the 1950s, a man named Walter Thomas had a dream to start a quarrying business, and generations later, his legacy still lives on in his family. Elizabeth Thomas, Executive Assistant at American Stone, recently spoke to Green touch hub about the business. Her husband Tyler’s grandfather, Walter, began the quarrying business over 60 years ago with his sons, Lon and Evan Thomas. Elizabeth’s father-in-law, Lon Thomas, is currently the President and owner of American Stone.“Basically, Walter was job-hopping in Idaho, trying to find something he enjoyed that could also make enough money to provide for his family. He had been a farmer, but ...