My First street sale of 2016

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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 06-25-2016 06:53 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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06-25-2016 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar ash walnut cherry bandsaw scroll saw sander tablesaw shaping scrollworking marketing

I had my first sale of the year today. A local farmers market. 9AM- Noon. Great sales. Over two times my last years average at this venue. Almost twenty times my space rent. First sale of the year there, is always good. Nice day 88° at noon. Breezy. Sold seven band saw boxes and seven boxes with inlaid images in the lids.. Also sold a bunch of toys and even some crosses. Oh yes, two canes and two stars. I also got one special order. I will be going to this farmers market every Sat all summer long. Well, I will miss a few but will go there whenever I can.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 07:04 PM

Congrats on the sale. I’m heading to my second carving show of the year next month. Hope to do as well.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 07:21 PM

Man that was great, Jim. I did an indoor sale today and did very little..jut made my booth fee.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 07:22 PM

Good to hear Jim. Your work is great. Best of luck.

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#4 posted 06-25-2016 08:58 PM

Great news Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 06-25-2016 10:00 PM

Way to go Mr. Finn. Good luck with the next ones, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 06-25-2016 10:22 PM

That’s really great Jim. I barely made my booth rent last week. If I wasn’t making specialty shelving for other vendors it would have been a bust. Summer in Texas is a hard time for outside markets. I just cut a deal today with another vendor to put my things in her booth and she will sell for me. I only pay half the booth rent, do my own setup and breakdown. I am looking forward to seeing how this deal works out as it gives me more shop time and a whole lot less down time.

-- Bob

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