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Blog entry by HawkDriver posted 05-31-2011 06:54 AM 2770 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.



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WoodArtbyJR

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 04:19 PM

HD, I do love your choice in rides (ground type) and like I told you before, do like your boards. I do a lot of shows and have picked up lessons learned from the shows. Two other LJs have posted their experiences as well. One in particular (Closetguy) ran a blog on it and has some very good insight. The thing to remember is that what works in one geographical area may not work in another (weather, indoor/outdoor venues, spending ability of the customers etc). You are correct, you need more than 60 people to visit your table. I did one last fall that was no table fee (did have to donate something in the $50 range though for auction) and in 5 hrs I sold over $500, so duration is not THAT important but look at the venue. Pick and choose and talk to others that have participated in the show (if possible) that you are interested in. Shows are fun and you meet a lot of interesting folks, and future customers.
I was at Fort Irwin in 1966, bet it’s changed a lot since then.
Good luck

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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HawkDriver

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 08:43 PM

Jim,
Thanks for the comliments. I will have to look over the blogs you suggest. I’ll probobly start looking to try again in a few months. The Army has been pumping money like crazy into Ft. Irwin over the past 15 years or so. If you were to visit the training area you would be hard pressed to note differences between the TA and Iraq or Afghanistan.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 09:34 PM

Kind of like the Yakima Firing Center in Central WA. Sage brush, rattlesnakes, sand and BLOWING DUST and that’s just between breakfast and noon chow….LOL My cousin (and his wife) was stationed at Irwin and I was stationed on a troop transport in Long Beach (when they used to have a navy there) and I drove up one weekend to visit. About all I can remember about the housing units there was that I think they were WW2 era. I know the c rats we were issued were mid ‘40s vintage. A far cry from the MREs.
Another LJ (a little north of you), http://lumberjocks.com/rtriplett also does a lot of shows. Great guy to chat with and makes some real nice stuff.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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JohnnyClem

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 03:26 AM

Brother, I am so impressed that you took on such a great hobby. I find it very relaxing and enjoyable…even more so when I destroy an expensive piece of wood. Thanks for the invite on here and I love your work.

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