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closetguy

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2275 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource book business

I just received a book by Kerry Pirece that I highly recommend for those contemplating how to take their “hobby” to the next level. The book is “Small-Production Woodworking for the Home Shop”. ISBN 1-55870-462-0. I got it on Amazon, used, for about $3.50.

The book studies nine woodworkers in detail on where they came from, how they got into woodworking, how they chose their products, and how they marketed and grew their company over a number of years. It deals with crafts such as bandsaw puzzle boxes, clocks, intarsia, toy, and box making crafts people. All of these woodworkers do both wholesale and retail craft shows. The bulk of their work is sold wholesale, but they have favorite retail shows they continue to do.

Even though the book was written 10 years ago, I believe it is still very much applicable to today’s woodworker. I actually read it in one evening because I couldn’t put it down. The detail and thoroughness is pretty amazing. If nothing else, it’s good inspirational reading.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com


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ShannonRogers

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#1 posted 2275 days ago

Sounds right up my alley. I’m going to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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SteveKorz

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#2 posted 2275 days ago

Yeah, I’ll give that a look… I read a lot too

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 2253 days ago

Do they touch on internet marketing? Rvrn if they don’t it still sounds like it is worth the read.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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