Programme De Cours De Menuiserie Joinery Class Schedule

 

Wine Tote

FIRST PROTOTYPE OF PRODUCT TO BE MADE IN GBALAVE TOGO WORKSHOP

Andy Lee Graham will buy 20 different wood products from Togo "Menuiseries"

The step by step business of making wood products, and selling in Togo, West Africa. Everything will be made public, shared, with the hope of allowing Togolese people to copy, borrow, or steal concepts. We will use a principle of "passive transfer," as successfully utilized by Eden Foundation in Niger.

We will utilize the principles of:

1. Economies of scale:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economies_of_scale

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skaleneffekt

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89conomie_d%27%C3%A9chelle

2. Shipping by container ships. (Maersk)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermodal_container

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO-Container

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conteneur

3. We will supply educational media to Togo, with the goal that students, teachers, and can learn skills learned in USA, Germany, Europe.
- Books and sources of books, buy, free PDF
- Videos, and sources of free videos - YouTube
- Translation of books.
- Printing of photograph heavy books locally in Kpalime, Togo, and bound into books for students, workers.

4. Communication with world of products made in Togo.
Skype, Cell Phone, Postal, E-mail.

5. Selling on Internet with Amazon.com

http://services.amazon.com/content/fulfillment-by-amazon.htm

http://services.amazon.de/

http://services.amazon.fr/

6. Inventory at Amazon. 

6. Fulfillment of orders by Amazon.

7. Transfer of money profits to Togo.
Western Union, Wire Transfers, Paypal 

8. Sharing of information on Internet, so other Togolese can learn, copy.

http://www.teakintogo.com/

This will benefit the Togolese economy.

========================================

GOALS OF ANDY LEE GRAHAM

Andy Lee Graham will buy 20 different wood products from Togo "Menuiseries"

How many?
- 20 products in lots of 100

Who? Andy Lee Graham --- Ali ,and Investor from Germany - Steve USA

Andy Lee Graham
Internet Site Owner
Writer
Photographer
Videographer
Cabinet Maker
FBA Amazon.com marketer - Fulfillment by Amazon 

Where?
1. Kpalime
2. Gbalave
3. Keve
4. Agoe 
5. Lome ---Adidigome 

Why?
- To benefit from the cheap Teak, and labor of Togo, then selling the wood products in Germany and USA on Amazon.com, or wholesale
- To create an ongoing source of buyers of Togo wood, and wood products.
- To create pride in Togo products.

When?
- Starting August 1, 2015

Money? Profits? Projections?
- Workers to earn 1000-5000 CFA per day
- Our goal is to pay workers 2 times the normal salary per day.
- We will pay per piece

Money Benefit to Wood shops?
- Ongoing order of products
- Sell the products
- Teach the business of furniture sales
- Economies of scale 

========================================

GBALAVE WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE

1. Depot
2. Teacher salaries
3. Location to set up Solar Wood Kiln provided by Andy Lee Graham
4. Electricity 
5. Students 
6. Teachers
- The teachers to be chosen by Andy Lee Graham.
- The school must allow Andy Lee Graham will solicit, and bring in a constant supply of USA, German, and French volunteers.)
7. Tools, equipment, and safety.

Teachers Requirements to create culture of quality in Togo

1. Read French
2. Arrive 15 minutes before class starts.
3. Enforce class to start at 7:00 am, and end at 2:00 pm, and no lunch.
4. Culture of respect, hello, please, thank you.
5. No drinking, eating, cell phone, smart phone, smoking at work.
6. Allow videos, photography without money compensation.
7. Sign work, and allow photograph, videos without money compensation.
8. Teacher to deny entry to students that arrive late.
9. Communicate by e-mail, skype, Facebook.
10. They own one book on woodworking.
11. They reply to calls, they do not flash.
12. They reply to text messages, and spelling is correct.
13. Reciprocity of respect, say thank you, and response of your welcome.
14. Obligated to answer students questions.

(We do understand, that we may need to find 200 people to find one person who can do this.)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MAKING DECISIONS

Searching for products to sell

 

- Internet
- Books to buy
- Survey of products sold in city, country.
- Buying products as examples

Estimating cost to make:

- Buying trees
- Cutting wood
- Making of Prototype
- Survey of carpenters

Testing wood product to know if sells - Does the product sell?
- Displaying in front of business
- Showing to friends, family, and stores
- Demonstration of product to stores
- Send 25 of product to Amazon.com USA

Where to buy the trees?

- Wood Depots
- Carpenter shops
- Purchase from private owners of trees
- Purchase from saw mill location in Lome. (Easiest)
- Purchase from Operators
- Purchase from chain saw operators.
- Owners of trees bringing logs to workshop. (Cheapest)

Transportation of Trees
- Motorcycles
- Carts
- Trucks
- Carry on head
- Vans
- 5 Place cars
- 7 Place cars.

Legal - O.D.E.F.
- Permission papers
- Licenses
- Bribes
- Exporting license for Togo

THIS IS THE REAL PLANS AS OF TODAY - AUGUST 8, 2015

----- COMPLETED ALREADY ----
Choose one product DONE
Make 5-10 prototypes DONE
Creating steel patterns DONE

--- TO START SOON ----

GBALAVE - Transport solar kiln at Gbalave work shop.
GBALAVE - Connect to electricity - make sure we have 24 hour electricity.
TRAVEL TO LOME - Rent Hotel room with Antoine.
Checklists to take:
1. Wine Tote example
2. Tape Measures
3. Moisture meter
4. Money
5. Steel patterns
6. Call owner of Wood depot in Lome, tell him we are coming and needs.
7. Stop in Agoe on return, and learn how to get papers for transport of wood. ODEF

LOME - TO BUY IN LOME OR DO WHILE IN PROCESS
- 6 Thermometers at Ramco
- Visit Maersk shipping at Palm Beach Hotel, Damco
- Visit USA Embassy
- Visit Togo exporting license office
- Buy 3 thermostats for fan in kiln

LOME - Buy 15 logs roughly 12 inches in diamter for 5000 CFA each.
LOME - Have cut to thickness.
LOME - Have planed
LOME - Have cut to widths
LOME - Arrange for transportation to Kpalime
LOME - Andy goes by car to Gbalave, separate from wood.
LOME - Antoine goes with wood to Gbalave

GBALAVE - Find 3 boys to help unload wood, and put into kiln
GBALAVE - Load kiln with wood with 3 boys.
GBALAVE - Show kiln to 3-5 leaders of school, and ask them to watch.
GBALAVE - Lock kiln
GBALAVE - Start fan inside kiln
GBALAVE - Check moisture content of 5 different levels of stack.
1. Bottom
2. ---
3. Middle moisture
4. ---
5. Top
We need to see if they dry even.
GBALAVE - Return to check moisture.
GBALAVE - Make a log of moisture in wood, keep for 14 days.
GBALAVE - Calculate daily, weekly, monthly decrese in water content.
GBALAVE - Make estimatation of when dried to 8 percent
GBALAVE - Find room for Andy in Gbalave to rent for 10,000 cfa with shower inside

WAITING FOR WOOD TO DRY

PREPARE FOR SHIPMENT OF LOGS TO INDIA
PREPARE FOR SHIPMENT OF PRODUCTS TO USA

KPALIME - Rent room in Kpalime for storage at 5000 cfa per month.
KPALIME - Make 5-10 more products
KPALIME - Buy products ready to sell from Togo
KPALIME - Put products into storage room

LOME - Andy rents room, and negotiates with Shipping, Freight forwarders.
LOME - Talk to American Embassy on Licenses to USA
LOME - Talk with German Embassy on License to Germany
LOME - Talk with Togo on export license.

ANDREW IN INDIA
INDIA - Andrew to get import license
INDIA - Find area to unload container load of wood
INDIA - Make list of potential buyers numbers, locations, address etc at least 20
INDIA - Tell father of plans, and ask him to help.
INDIA - Andy calls father to discuss

BUYING LOGS TO SHIP TO INDIA

KPALIME - Buy ONE big log for demostration
KPALIME - Show log to 30 shops, depots, and tell them the price we will pay - We want to find all the chain saw operators.
KPALIME - Find a holding lot for logs
KPALIME - Collect logs in one location until we have container load.
GBALAVE - Show large logs.

FOREST DE NOTCHE -- Offer to buy trees

AGOE - Get papers for shipping logs
KPALIME - Arrange for transport to Lome of Logs for container
KPALIME - Get crew to transport to lome
KPALIME - Leave Kpalime, with load of men, and wood for lome.
KPALIME -
KPALIME -

TRANSPORT LOGS TO LOME

LOME - Call Damco to arrange container
LOME - Location of container
LOME - Load container

INDIA - Andrew meets at dock
INDIA - Transports to rented lot, building, safe storage
INDIA - Andrew calls for buyers

LOME -
LOME -
LOME -
LOME -
LOME -
LOME -


ANDY GOES TO BALI - INDONESIA
ANTOINE CHECKS MOISTURE

THAILAND -

WOODSHOP PROCEDURES

Checklist of skills for student to learn:

- Arrive on time
- Safety googles
- No gloves
- Cleanliness is safety
- Turning on, and off machines
- Worker awarness

Books, Internet, Tours for Student
- Download books, print, and give to all students


Checklist to Cut wood to Dimensions
 
How to Buy Wood for Woodworking
Wood grade
Types of wood cuts
Cutlist
Wood defects
Sizing up the wood
 
Dimensional wood

Steps in the Woodworking Process
Read the plans.
Check and double-check the materials list.
Plan your cut list.
Choose the most appropriate part of the board
Grain Patterns
Pre-mill all the boards to get straight and flat pieces.
Mill the boards to their final dimensions.
planing and jointing the boards.
Cut the joints.
Dry fit the assemblies to make sure everything fits properly.
Make sure that your assemblies and subassemblies fit together properly before you add any glue.
Glue the assembly and clamp it.
 

Join the conversation!

You are not Signed In. Sign In to Leave a Comment or Sign Up