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By: Jennifer Mueller  A question we get asked a lot is, "How do I make money building log furniture?" or "How do I sell my log furniture?". While we don't have all the answers, and it can vary by multiple factors such as competition in your area or locations, here are a few tips to help you on your journey. 1. Check Out Your Competition and Look at the Market Before you get started and spend any money on materials, tools or time on building, you want to make sure that there is a market for log furniture in your...

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By: Jennifer Mueller  So you're ready to start building log furniture, but not sure if you have all the tools and accessories you need. That's what we're here for! Luckily, you don't need much, and you may even have some of them laying around your garage or shop already. Just in case, we made a checklist below to help you get started. See below the checklist for more detail on each item on the list. 1. Tenon Cutter, Forstner or Self-Feed Bit & Plan Booklet These 3 items are separate on the list, but we are going to talk about them...

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By: Jennifer Mueller  You might not realize it, but having the right drill to operate your tenon cutters is equally, if not more important than choosing the right cutter itself. 90% of the time, issues that people experience with the tenon cutter are due to not having the correct specifications on the drill. Think of the drill as the brain of the operations, and the tenon cutter as the hands. If the brain doesn't function correctly, the hands won't work; even if there isn't anything wrong with the hands themselves. Below are some of the major specs you need to...

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differences, how to choose, series, sizes, tenon cutters -

By: Jennifer Mueller  Between all of our tenon cutters, there are 8 different sizes, from 1/2" to 3". After you've chosen which series you want, the next step is to choose your size. There are different factors to consider when choosing your cutter size.  1. Project Depending on what project you will be making, size can be a major factor. With the large variance in sizes, it is important to choose based on what types of projects you plan on making, and what type of detail you plan on including in them. DETAILED PROJECTS - 1/2" and 3/4" Tenon Cutters If you...

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differences, how to choose, series, tenon cutters -

By: Jennifer Mueller  One of our most popular questions by far is, "What is the difference between series?". The answer is not just the colors; although they do help in identifying the type of cutter you are looking at, or choose to purchase. Let's take a look at the top differences between series that help identify which cutter is the best fit for you and your needs. 1. Shoulder Profile The shoulder profile is what is created by the tenon cutter right below the cut tenon. There are two options: the 60° Tapered Shoulder Profile and the Radius Shoulder Profile....

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