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#1 posted 11-02-2010 05:48 PM

True enough, Charlie! I kind of get this. One man had a nice assortment of lathe turnings, one woman commented about why he didn’t sand them smooth, looking at a nice vase with natural edges. But should I single-out woodworking? Any exhibitor that sold specialty food products had a table of samples. One woman had a line of various salsas, and one woman asked for a bag of the Ritz crackers that were provided for sampling her fare with!!! I woulda flew over the table and throttled her. I used to get people like that when I sold antiques….like when Avon bottles were collectible, I had a few, there was always someone stealing a dab behind the ears…set the bottle down, and leave. At a weekend flea market here, I visit this old man who sells used tools and machine-shop equipment. Some nub grabbed the nice old Arkansas stone off the table and started sharpening his own jackknife on it.. DRY! Wrecked it. But I digress…Maybe trying to peddle your wares to the disaffected crowds who are there to stuff their face or find cheap amusement is just not a good fit for me. I find it distressing, the whole scene.

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