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Cincinnati, OH, United States
A woodworker whom saws to the plane of a different hammer.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

How to make your own laundry soap!

When this formula for making laundry detergent was shown to me by my in-laws I have to admit that I was skeptical. "Think of how much money we can save!" My wife exclaimed. As enticing as the money savings sounded I still questioned the efficacy of this soap. So I told my wife that we'll wait a little while and see how her sister ends up liking it. In the meantime we went on using the same name brand laundry soap we had been using. In fact we probably spent another $100 or more on laundry soap until I finally decided to give the stuff a try.

I found the process of making the soap very easy, that the soap cleans the laundry very well, that it's actually a hypoallergenic laundry soap, and for less than a half hour of my time I'm saving hundreds of dollars a year on laundry detergent a year.

In addition to offering custom woodwork and floor refinishing services I also like to offer some simple home ec information.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Upcoming stuff

It's amazing how busy life can be at times. It's hard to keep up with all of the demands of building a business and managing a home. Part of my business includes refinishing hardwood floors and so I've been doing a lot of those lately. It's not glamorous work, but hey it pays some bills! But I haven't stopped working on things for the website - even if it's only stuff I have planned on paper or unedited video files that need to be edited into a final video for publishing. Here are a few things I have in the works.

For starters, I have a video I'm going to put together of a island counter top I made last summer. It's of solid zebra wood. Not only do I have video of the construction process, but I also have video of the subsequent repair process - due to a failure in installation on my part, the counter top split! Yikes! But I got through it and repaired the top. I never had anything like that happen before, and hopefully never will again. But I hope where I can't serve as a good example I can at least serve as a horrible warning and help prevent you from making a similar mistake.

I have some video of other woodworking related things as well, but I'm also venturing out into non-woodworking video content. Let's face it. If you want to watch a video on someone making a wooden toilet seat made of exotic woods with inlay, it's probably out there somewhere (actually, after thinking of that just now I decided to look that up on YouTube and came frighteningly close to finding just that - with that thought in minds I think I'll go ahead and make one, what the hell). So instead of boring you with only woodworking projects, I want to also provide videos packed with useful content for things to help you around the house and whatever else I can think of or come across. One such video I have in the works will show you how you can save a lot of money by making your own laundry detergent. And if you're like me and have more children than the national average you can save hundreds of dollars in a year by making your own laundry detergent.

Well, right now I have three little girls to get to bed. Now you can see why I haven't had a lot of new content in my website in a while.

New, helpful and entertaining content coming very soon!