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Sourcing Different Coloured Timbers

A few days ago Maz from Australia asked, "Can you tell me where I can buy the wood here in Australia to make these great projects? Before I answer Maz's question let me tell you a story. A few years ago we used to travel around the country (Australia) exhibiting at many of the major woodworking shows. Someone might come up to me at our stall and say, "It's okay for you living up in Queensland. You have such a huge range of timbers to choose from up there. But you just can't get different coloured timbers around here".  ...

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How Much Can I Sell My Finished Woodwork for?

This is the question I get asked all the time. So I know that at least some of you out there are considering trying to sell your work. So how much are they worth? Early Days - A Typical ScenarioYou've started on a new and exciting woodworking skill called Intarsia. You can't get enough of it. Your family and friends are really impressed with the stuff you are making. So every new piece easily finds a new home.   You are happy to give your finished pieces to your close family and friends. But then friends of friends start wanting...

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Exporting Woodwork to Finland

A few years ago I would have laughed at you if you'd suggested that the boss, bless her little cotton socks, and I could have created an export business out of our humble home in the Australian bush. But a couple of days ago we sent our first timber sailing trophy to Finland. And here it is. The Finnish sailing club sails trimarans and catamarans which I've tried to depict in timber. I also made their club logo out of different coloured woods. Which is where my experience with intarsia comes in. You can see their actual club logo here. And this...

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