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Forum topic by Kindlingmaker posted 11-23-2009 12:47 AM 1242 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2009 12:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kits racks bird-houses clocks stands end-tables arts and crafts finishing milling shaping bandsaw drill-driver planer scroll saw miter saw router tablesaw sander jointer resource tip

Just had a thought… For those that are trying to earn a few dollars from working the wood and since the Holiday season is approaching instead of making finished items to sell MAKE KITS. Yup, cut, drill, dado, miter or whatever then add all the loose hardware and a set of instructions and sell as a kit. There are all age groups and skill levels so a kit could be made for a child (with parental guidance) as well as an adult who does not have power tools. Example: clocks, birdhouses, coat/hat rack, etc… They do the building and finishing you do the working the wood for them… Just a thought…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings


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#1 posted 11-23-2009 12:59 AM

Good idea

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 08:52 AM

Made all my grandsons bird house kits last year. Cut all wood, drilled holes, even drew step by step plans for them. Put it all in a box with nails and sandpaper. They all loved the fact that they could build their own.

Not sure yet what they are getting this year.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 01:20 PM

I am scheduled to make up tool box kits for my grandsons cub scout pack. I think they will need them in Feb.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 06:57 PM

Sounds like a great idea for retired woodworkers. Make the kits in your free time and send them out as they are ordered.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 11-23-2009 07:08 PM

Great idea I think I’ll do a wooden dog and cat kit ;-))

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 08:20 PM

nice idea may try this for Christmas presents

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#7 posted 11-24-2009 08:30 AM

Hey Jim, at least they will be easier to clean up after! hahaha

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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