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Blog entry by Bill posted 2762 days ago 1192 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I have completed my last two projects – an entry bench and a wall bed. I posted the pictures to my website.

My next project is an artist stand. I have a picture and the wood. Next step, start cutting.

At the same time, I am working on some smaller items I can offer as well. I have some great plans and instructions, but my results have been less than spectacular at the moment. But, today is a new day and I can achieve some new results.

I plan to focus the smaller items on prices less than $50 and see where that goes. Now if I can just get the costs down to that level…

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com



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Obi

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#1 posted 2762 days ago

Way to Pimp the site Bill. Good Job !

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Bill

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#2 posted 2762 days ago

I also added a Lumberjocks link on my site. I need to go back and add the logo though as well.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2762 days ago

Hi Bill
I’d like to show you a bargain I bought at a school surplus sale about 30 years ago. I paid $5.00 for it. It’s a keuffel & Esser Cast iron Drwaing Stand, about 1920 vintage. I just had to screw a drawing board to it. The only thing missing on it is the gear, & wheel for the Rack & pinion raising mechanism.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#4 posted 2761 days ago

Quote Bill: ”I plan to focus the smaller items on prices less than $50 and see where that goes. Now if I can just get the costs down to that level…”

I have a similar problem, Bill. But mine is even more exaggerated – I give my stuff away and I just can’t find raw material to make this viable. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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scottb

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#5 posted 2761 days ago

Nothing wrong with trying to find a reasonably priced market. I had a moderately successful art show a few (ok several) years back, sold mostly photos and prints. Because I was part of a group show – 30 fine artists selling mostly $100+ things, I figured that if people were coming out to this show, (expecting, but ultimately not finding your typical “craft fair”) they’d probably want to go home with something, and would have a couple bucks to drop. (Being right around Thanksgiving didn’t hurt) I tried to have as many cheaper items as possible. Had good success with magnets and cards selling for a few bucks. The cards were hard, nearly a loss-leader, because they cost so much to make – compared to what I had to sell them for, but overall the few pricier things I sold did balance out to make the day profitable. The bummer is that this show only lasted two years, and I have a bunch of extra cards, magnets and prints kicking around… At least I’ll have zero overhead going into a future craft show, If I decide to do that again.

Don, Perhaps you could make your boxes out of whatever wood people give you :)
That might be a REAL challenge

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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