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L1020550.JPG (90753 bytes) Joe Polichino

Do you know the SCORE?

No, no, not the UT vs T A&M game but SCORE, America's Counselors to Small Business.  Joe Polichino spoke to WWCH about what it takes, what you need, and even what you don't need about turning your hobby of woodworking into a business.   There are many questions one must ask of oneself.  Do you have what it takes?   Will you still enjoy your hobby if you have to work on it all day and everyday? Will your product sell?  Why should someone buy from you?  Do you have the right tools or the money to obtain them if you don't?  You should have a written business plan.

SCORE volunteers stand ready to help you with all of these decisions.

Contact them at: score37@scorehouston.org

  Or by telephone at: 713-773-6500

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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L1020564.JPG (106639 bytes)  L1020560.JPG (88892 bytes)  Once again Bob Wink wows everyone with his collection of Art Car trophies.  No, not Art's car nor Joe's car but trophys that he crafted to give away to winners of the various categories in the Houston Art Car parade. No one should let these beauties just "float" by.  

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L1020558.JPG (77355 bytes)  This isn't the kind of glider you fly in, unless you attach a thousand or so helium balloons to it, but a glider chair of oak to sit in by Larry Wenner

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This rustic table was crafted at the hands of John Murray during his summer days in Minnesota.  That is sure one way to beat the heat.

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Jerry Harmsen points out the toys that he made of maple and walnut for the WWCH's toy program.

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Denis Muras holds up one of the cars he made and painted.

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A rifle will soon take its place in the holder that Dennis April made of poplar.  I'm sure Denis will get a "bang" out of this.

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A stool of white oak is shown to club members by Clark Kellogg.  Clark explained how he finished it in ammonia fused oil finish. The stool isn't dipped in ammonia, it is the fumes of ammonia that interact with the oil making the finish unique.  Maybe if I sniffed ammonia I could improve my skin "finish".

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A hand carved pumpkin of basswood is held by its crafter, Lance Miles.  This is a great addition to any woodworker's pumpkin patch.

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L1020600.JPG (120255 bytes)Everett Woolum presented a slide show of a counter that he made for a friend's business.  You sure can't miss this cabinet when you enter the shop.   Picture 238.jpg (216838 bytes)Picture 244.jpg (206541 bytes) Picture 245.jpg (203923 bytes) Picture 247.jpg (280957 bytes) 

Photos by Everett Woolum

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Photos by Everett Woolum

       In these photos Everett showed how he made a simple jig to cut the mortises in the 2 x 4s that were used in the making of the above cabinet.
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