Well we got to work the bugs out of the set up. There were over 90 hand-made vendors….and about 90 consumers attending thus the ehhh…..
We learned: that initial impression was key to draw folks into the tent. As folks were walking by the tent they would veer over to the products we had on the edge of the table closest to the opening. At first I had some expensive eye grabbing boards out there but as folks were drawn to the eye catching work the price tag helped them make the decision to keep walking. So quickly we placed our less expensive more affordable items on the edge of the tables, which made our booth more consumer friendly and then folks were drawn into the tent to see the eye catching work in the back. Good Lesson Learned. We sold a few cutting boards a couple wine tilts and no Lazy Susans :(
My wife Brandy and I had a Great time just hanging out (no kids) Also I met a few other woodworkers and took some pics of their work I’ll post later in this new blog thread. None were Lumberjocks. So I told them they could find the pictures I took of them here and to check out the site!
Here are pictures of our display and my work. You’ll see my LJ inspired boards here and also my own style of Edge Grain, Flat Grain and End Grain cutting boards. As you can see for the last few months I have been using Ambrosia Maple in a lot of my boards. I’ll blog later about my Ambrosia Maple cutting board technique…...
Brandy agreed to put her Tray up for sale to help out the good of the family. I told her it was hers and she was free to do what she wanted with it. When I saw the price she put on it however I knew it had no chance of selling.
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott