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...
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 ...
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...
7TH ANNUALNIAGARAWOODWORKINGSHOW SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012 Niagara Falls HOME DEPOT7190 Morrison StreetL2E 7K5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Woodworking Competition Two 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! Woodworking Seminars 10:30-11:3012:00-1:00 1:30-2:303:00-4:00 All Day Demonstrations Niagara Woodcarvers Association Golden Horseshoe Woodturners GuildNiagara Woodworking Cl...
NIAGARA WOODWORKING SHOW SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Niagara Falls Home Depot 7190 Morrison Street 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Woodworking Competition PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES! Woodworking Seminars All Day Demonstrations Kid’s Workshop www.niagarawoodshow.info
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...
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...
A delightful and delighted 30 folks showed up for our meeting. Not nearly that many projects, but a nice array of approaches to the challenge: Something to sit upon, made from one board of juniper. Basic, stout, graceful, and how you do the seat when you run low on material. Steve Henderson. Don Sheets built this is a print rack for his artist wife, but hey, you could sit on it—gently! Beyond the round one is a stepstool in a traditional shape, Renee’s entr...
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