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Project by hinklephil posted 12-23-2014 09:15 AM 2403 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will be adding some photos soon of the idividual pieces. I build and sell adirondack style furniture.

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 03:59 AM

Lookd like a very nice display. Do you get more sales at the show or from people following up with you?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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woodworm

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 04:05 AM

Great display.
Wish you every success in any venture you take.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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hinklephil

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 08:18 AM

Thanks for the comments. Wayne, I hand out lots of brochures and answer questions at the shows. Very few impulse buys. I am at this particular show every week and most of my sales come from people who have seen my stuff over a period of time and ask questions, save up the money and then order. I am getting farily consistent business as the weather has warmed up here in CA. I build to order and have these items as a sample of my work.

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 08:31 AM

Great stand and awsome chairs.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mcchairs

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 12:19 PM

Thanks for the pics , Im hoping to do my 1st show next month and looking at your setup I think I need a banner , do you have any other advise ? , thanks for the help and all the best for the future .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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eddy

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 03:47 PM

now you see what my view is all morning, just kidding. this is a great idea i need to do this think i will bring a camera next month. i will be in that spot we talked about last week i think i like it better than where i was. anyway keep the photos i am learning some craft fairs request photos of your display before they will let you sell at there event
PS: you mite want to retake that 2nd pic. i think that ugly blue car in the background (my car) is bringing everything down

-- self proclaimed copycat

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hinklephil

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 07:42 PM

Eddy, I didnt notice your car. That’s funny.

Mcchairs, The banner is a good Idea. I paid $80.00 for mine. Cheap way for people to see who you are and what you are doing. I suggest making up some brochures on what you make and get a resale license if you don’t already have one. Many show organizers require them. The first couple of shows I did, I spent very little money. I wanted to see what would sell and check with other vendors to see what is needed. The small items on the side table are cheap little Christmas decorations that I used to draw people to my booth. I sold a bunch of those little things so I could pay the space for the booth even if I did’nt get any chair orders. Small inexpensive items sell well and the bigger stuff will come as you become known in the area. Good Luck.

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:47 AM

Nice display looks good, do you make ur products from Eureka specialty products was thinking of buying into it?

-- jim

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hinklephil

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 09:48 AM

Yes, I am a Eureka producer. I am glad I bought into it. Been very good for me. feel free to email me and I will give you my number if you have any questions.
hinklephil@gmail.com

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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