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Forum topic by therookie posted 06-08-2011 08:31 PM 1079 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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06-08-2011 08:31 PM

I was just wondering some of the top items brought to craft shows excluding turned items as I do not have a lathe. Here are some of the things I was thinking about bringing. -Wine Bottle Holders -Norwegian inspired birdhouses -Scroll sawn portraits ect..
Let me know.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 08:45 PM

I make and sell 11”x 7” boxes for jewlery with inlayed images on the lid. I also bring toys and some intarsia. I sell some toys, lots of boxes and almost no intarsia. I have made wooden vases and wooden flowers and they also do not sell well.

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

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degoose

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 10:07 PM

Cutting boards, lazy susans and trays. All sell well if priced for the particular market…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Puzzleman

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 12:16 AM

I don’t think that you would want to sell what others are bringing. You should sell what you enjoy making otherwise it will feel like a job. It helps to be unique with your product line as then people will stop to look a little longer. Most times people come looking for something different, not the same old stuff you can get anywhere else.

As far as the products that I take: Name Puzzle Stools, Name Puzzles, Name Coat Racks, etc.
Check out my website as I bring everything with me. You never can tell what someone is looking for until they show up.

What about bringing your Ornaments with you?
Never too early to get people thinking about the Holiday season!!

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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Steven H

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 01:05 AM

You need to sell something different.
Something never seen before or done.

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Puzzleman

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 06:39 PM

Steven, I do not agree. I sell products that have been done many times over. There is nothing magic about puzzles, but the quality of what I do as well as my customer service and salesmanship bring me a lot of customers.

Also what causes people to purchase is merchandising. Just a big fancy name for how you display your product line and your setup.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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