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#1 posted 08-15-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the tips. On a side note, my wife stopped into a new store that opened up down the street from our house. They advertise “Crafts from local artisans”. She showed them some pictures of pens and cutting boards we made, and they want to talk to me and see some samples. It is not consignment, they would purchase the goods and resell them, but they would need a consistent quantity if they were to carry the items, and want to talk about a fulfillment schedule after testing the waters. She said they have cutting boars there for sale, but they are plain and crappy compared to the ones we make (apparently 1” thick plain maple edge grain). I am not sure at all how I feel about this or if I even want to entertain the idea. Again, I really do not want to start a business. I do very well with my actual job and do not have a pressing need for additional income. I have a feeling once I am pressured to make a certain quantity of items in a certain time, it becomes work, not fun. I already ruined one of my passions (technology) like that.

Craft shows/flea markets is one thing. I show up with what I have and see how it does. I am fine with that. I do not want a schedule or deadlines. I have enough of those in my 10 to 15 hours a day I clock in to work for :)


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