What makes a product sell well? Thirty years ago, a fancy infomercial and word of mouth might have been enough to get a product into every home in America. These days, though, people want to know if what they’re buying is actually any good. Sometimes a name brand is enough to sell a product. People know what to expect from the next Apple iPhone or Chevy truck. Other times, people need to check the internet for reviews before they buy a product. In our modern world, a quick Google search is enough to tell you whether or not a product...
Here at Long Island Woodworking Supply, we are proud to offer woodturning and woodburning tools and accessories to woodworkers all across the country. When many people think of woodworkers, they might imagine a Ron Swanson-type character, a grizzled man of the woods who enjoys making things by hand. However, you never know if that college student who always has his face in his phone is paying his tuition by making woodturned furniture, or if that millionaire in the big house down the road has a special room where she practices pyrography on the weekends. There is no right or wrong...
If you have ever tried to make a campfire with wet wood, you were likely greeted by a bunch of smoke and non-existent flames. We all know that wet wood doesn’t catch fire. But making a fire isn’t the only time you have to worry about moisture levels in wood. All wood has some level of moisture in it, even when it hasn’t been sitting out in the rain. The level of moisture has an impact on the final result for a few reasons. Before we get into specifics about how moisture levels will affect a final product, let’s learn...
Let’s pretend it’s Thanksgiving. The turkey has been resting out of the oven while the mashed potatoes and green bean casserole are finishing. It’s finally time to carve the turkey, which is an all-important job that has been bestowed upon you. The whole family gathers around and watches as you press a knife into this beautiful golden bird. But, you forget to sharpen your knife! What should have been smooth, beautiful slices of turkey worthy of your niece's Instagram is now jagged, ugly slices. Thankfully, that’s the worst thing that happened when you forgot to sharpen your turkey carving knife!...
Pyrography is one of the most amazing art forms because anyone can do it without spending a bunch of money. Even high-quality pyrography pens don’t have to cost a fortune. Perhaps one of the best reasons to explore pyrography is because you will always have something on hand that you can give to a friend, relative, or spouse when you suddenly realize a special event is coming up. There’s something so special about making a gift by hand, and having the right equipment is key to a beautiful finished product. While many people imagine a skilled woodburner sitting down with...
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