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Forum topic by nate22 posted 06-13-2017 08:11 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2017 08:11 PM

Im thinking of doing 2 or 3 shows in my area. My question is how many signs should I make to take with me?

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 06-13-2017 08:28 PM

250

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#2 posted 06-13-2017 08:44 PM

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#3 posted 06-13-2017 08:58 PM

When in doubt, the answer to life, the universe and everything is…. 42

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Brad

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#4 posted 06-13-2017 10:33 PM

I will be a little more kind and just say you haven’t provided enough information so far for people to understand what you are asking. Are these signs self promotional? Maybe they are what you are trying to sell? What size and construction type are they? Give us something to work with.

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 12:18 AM

Art you are very kind and patient.

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 12:30 AM

Here is a picture of one of the Signs I make.

I make them out of pine. The outside edge is 1/2×1” 3/4”. And the other part is 1/2” x 8”. I make different sizes to not just this size. After painting them I put a finish on it to so they will last longer. And they are what I am trying to sell.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 02:22 AM

I’d start out with about 10 of each kind and then take orders for custom signs!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 02:31 AM

That sounds good to me.

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 09:16 AM

Thanks for the advice. I will get 10 made of a few different sizes and do custom orders and see how it goes.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 11:45 AM

And don’t get discouraged if you don’t sell many at first. Every show is going to have a different outcome for you. Sometimes you won’t have brought enough. Other times you’ll go home with just about as many as you brought. Just be proud of your work and price things fair for you and to the customer. Most importantly, have fun!

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