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Blog entry by Jay Neale III posted 1633 days ago 846 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been contracted to supply a boutique somewhere in New Mexico with 36 pairs each of Red Heart and Cedar candle holders, with the promise of more orders to come before summer.

Also a local T-Shirt shop has just ordered 75 tie dyed shirts—all purple because of the high school colors—and they want them before the end of the month.

I’ve been busy building my assembly table and moving some things in my shop, but I’ll put that on hold to get these jobs out on time.

New Assembly Table Nears Completion

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/



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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 1633 days ago

Congrats that sounds like a sweet deal

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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richgreer

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#2 posted 1633 days ago

I wish you well and I am glad it is you and not me. I’ve had a few occasions where I had to produce a quantity of an item and I did not enjoy it. I felt like a production worker with virtually no opportunity to express any artistry. On the other hand, you and many others like this work because it helps pay the bills.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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nailbanger2

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#3 posted 1633 days ago

What’re you doing just standing there? This is no time for a Coke break, man!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1633 days ago

Congrats on landing some good jobs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Cory

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

That’s awesome. Good for you!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1633 days ago

Congratulations, Jay. This is great news.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Jay Neale III

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#7 posted 1631 days ago

I am set up to produce multiple copies of the same items. I sell on Etsy and 1000Markets, and frequently have the same description running on both sites for items made of the same material and to the same specs. But these items never look the same. If I build it out of pine you can count on the piece being weathered or distressed in some way to make it unique. If I build it out of hardwood I always make sure to pick odd pieces so each object I build has something obviously different about it. I like the weird pieces of wood other people toss in the scrap bin. A piece of red heart with a big ol’ knot in it is my idea of heaven. I don’t place too great an emphasis on structural soundness when building a candle holder. You could drop any of them from 10 or 12 feet onto concrete and they wouldn’t break (dent, yes), but it’s not like they’re supporting a person’s weight or anything, so the knarly pieces of wood work great.

Thanks for the comments, by the way! I blog in other places, but at LJ I get more reads in a day than I see at most places in a week. You guys are the best!!!

Oh… that was the PERFECT time for a Coke break! Somehow I got sawdust in my shorts, so it was time to go take a shower!

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 1629 days ago

Keep up the good work Jay.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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webwood

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#9 posted 1629 days ago

cool – we just got an order for display cases – maybe things are looking up

-- -erik & christy-

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Jay Neale III

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#10 posted 1628 days ago

That’s great! I’m happy to hear real woodworking is in demand!

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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