First off this is the very first blog i have ever written/posted.! So off i go. I have always had a passion for wood. The array of colors and smells have always pleased me greatly. I suffered a very bad atv accident in 2005 and just now got back on to my feet where i can afford to do the kind of work i always wanted. This spring I bought jointer, planer, table saw and router amd got busy. I work fulltime and run a lawn service on the side, so my summer afternoons were limited. However now that mowing is over, the hay is in the shed and it gets dark everywhere @6pm except in my shop, im finally getting to make some things.
Last weekend was the first time i have ever set up a table and tried to sell some of my projects. The show was poorly advertized and in a bad location. Maybe 100 customers came in that day. I did manage to sell 10 cutting boards and a set of coasters! It was a great learning experience and i really enjoyed the interaction with people. Im looking forward to my next show in april and already started stock piling!
An interresting note. I had a few end grain cutting boards priced around $75-$100 on display that were real eye catchers and seemed to draw people in. I didn’t sell a single one of those, but sold every item i had priced between $15-$25.
-- Im bleeding, go get my super glue and roll of black tape....