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YouTube Video How-To: DIY Free Book Media Mailers / Box

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I have been looking for a better safer and more professional looking DIY free book mailer I can make from available free cardboard boxes and stock. I worked out this method which I think came out well and offers lots of protection and can be used for albums, puzzles and anything that is generally ridges and square or rectangular. Hope you find this useful.  I have made a few changes to the design, primarily to not have the seam in the middle but have it cover the front (or back) completely, that way the tape goes on the edge and have an additional 1” which goes under the front flap. This makes it look much cleaner, easier to seal and a nice blank space for your shipping label. I used this design to ship a signed art print which I wanted to ship flat with the mat board. It worked better than any packing option I have used prior and super rigid. Once you get the hang of the dimension offsets, it looks truly professional. And a finished book ready to ship. John

Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #3

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Here is the third volume of framing projects, a continuation of  Volume #2 . For pricing information, go  here . Hiroyuki Tajima (Japanese, 1911-1984) “Capricious Red” Abstract Woodcut 1976. Got this at Rummage Warehouse and a great barn find. Had a good Japanese frame available in right size and replaced glass and new matting and backing. Sold quickly on eBay   Got this pair of signed Japanese prints at OMT auction as well. One had glass broke and matting needed to be replaced. Went with a double mat beige outer and black inner. Really liking the new mat board cutter and getting nice clean corners, also tweaked alignment for accuracy and was effective. These are the original frames, but had to re-glue some corners, they had nails in them already so opted to not use the V -nails. Used the heavier dark gray backing paper. Everything is acid free on this. For sale on eBay here . Got this at OMT auction for a few dollars, just on cardboard but liked it, was dated 1976. Found an older fram

A Week in the Life of SecondMoonshot

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I thought I would document what a typical week is like for me with SecondMoonshot. I’ll start with Monday and close with Sunday. This will be a live blog post and will update as I progress through the week of May 16th to 22nd, 2022. Monday Monday through Thursday are mostly days filled with posting new listing from purchases acquired over the weekend. I start the week with creating new listings on my iPad. I normally will have all the items filtered in the great room downstairs an sort between garbage, donate/yard sale and resale by Monday morning. Garbage goes in garbage, donate/yard sale goes in attic waiting for the next neighborhood yard sale, and resale goes into the office for new listings. Zabrina hates when I have the piles in the living room for too long so have to have everything moved by Sunday night.  Purchases will have come from One Man’s Treasure Auctions primarily, consignments I picked up the prior week, with an occasional estate sale or thrift store thrown in. I usual