MARKET RESEARCH AND THE COMPETITION Your shop is set up and you have your product in mind. You have the motivation and encouragement from friends and family that somewhere out there someone would want to buy your work. But where do you begin? In order to successfully sell your product you must have a target market. It is not realistic and actually foolish to think that everyone needs or wants your product. On the surface this should seem logical if you are creating hand turned bowls...
Today participated in the regional Skills competition in calgary.It was for grades 10-12, I am in grade 10. After 6 hours of work, my box was complete. I brought some beeswax to make my box stand out from the others. The techniques the box required were hand-cut dovetails, rabbet joints, tapers, dados and other regular practices. The box sides are yellow poplar, the ends are cherry and the top and bottom are cherry plywood. I came in bronze (third) and was very happy because this was my fi...
5th Annual NIAGARA WOODWORKING SHOW SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2010Niagara Falls HOME DEPOT7190 Morrison Street L2E 7K510:00 am – 4:00 pm Lumberjock Meet and GreetWhere in the world is MsDebbieP?Debbie is planning to attend and is asking if anyone wants to do lunch? Woodworking CompetitionTwo categories to enter: Small Project (has to fit inside a 2ft square box) Large Project (greater than a 2ft square box)PRIZES! PRIZES! and more P...
As some here know, I enjoy entering my woodworking projects in the local Fair Competitions. This year is no exception. Last year I entered a Wooden geared clock at the Orange County Fair in Southern California. This year I will be entering the same clock in the Puyallup Fair in Western Washington (My new home). I learned a lot at the OC Fair about displaying my clocks and how the way it is judged makes a huge difference in how it is awarded. The clock was delivered to the OC Fair in pieces, s...
My marquetry work, “Seminal peace”, has been selected to be included in ”The Peace Project 2011”, an exhibit and fund-raising event. All net proceeds from sales of The Peace Project artwork and related products will be used in Sierra Leone to provide healthcare – providing 10,000 pairs of crutches and mobility devices to everyone in need throughout this entire post-conflict country. http://thepeaceproject.com/operation-rise.php Participating galleries include Gallery ...
Again this year, I am posting photos of the woodworking projects that were entered in the Texas SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership conference (formerly known as VICA) this past week. There were in excess of 200 projects entered. The projects were judged by a group of about 20 professional cabinet makers. The students are enrolled in Cabinet Making and Carpentry classes. All of the students had to compete at one of 13 district competitions and receive a blue ribbon at that level to advance t...
3rd Annual Home Depot Woodworking Show SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2008St.Catharines HOME DEPOT20 YMCA Dr.L2N 7R610:00 am – 4:00 pm Woodworking CompetitionTwo categories to enter: -Small Project (has to fit inside a 2ft square box) -Large Project (greater than a 2ft square box)PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES! Make something great and come show it off! Woodworking SeminarsHow to sharpen your chisels and blades 11:00-12:00Introduction to the scroll saw 12:00-1:00How to s...
This is my first woodworking project. I built it to enter in a student competition. I placed 4th at Regional’s and 6th at International’s with students from around the world. My Inspiration for this project come from an article from issue #176 of Fine Woodworking magazine. My choice of subject for my bench top work bench was because I wanted something useful that I knew I would use often. My project is basically a miniature work bench. Its purpose is to bring the work your doing up higher ...
This last weekend Cerritos College (Los Angeles, California area) held their annual Woodworking Celebration which encompasses an exhibit and a juried competition of the volunteered student projects. Again this year, the students provided lots of wonderful eye candy. Categories included: - Accessories- Cabinetry- Seating- Solid Wood Casegoods- Tables- Introduction to Woodworking- Introductions to Cabinets- Introduction to Wood Turning You can find photos of most of the ribbon win...
The Wisconsin River Woodcarvers, Inc. will be holding their 10th annual woodcarving show, competition and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21, at the Elizabeth Inn and Convention Center, Hiway 54 and I-39, Plover, WI. We’re not members of the group, but we were just wondering if any LJs are planning to attend. It is open to the public and admission is only $2.00. Children under 12 are free. It sounds like a fun (and cheap) date!
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