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Forum topic by markswoodcraft posted 09-03-2012 04:58 AM 856 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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markswoodcraft

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09-03-2012 04:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question craft fairs art woodworking carving turning selling

i have a craft fair that i am attending in november, but if i don’t start making stuff now, i will just keep putting it off
does anybody have any ideas for little items (under $30 approx.) that doesn’t include the following items that I’ve already thought of…

band saw boxes
earring
jewellery boxes
fridge magnets
carvings
oven rack pushers
rubber band guns
pens
bowls


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ellen35

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 10:29 AM

cutting boards, cheese boards, coasters… come on, you can come up with a gazillion items!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 10:51 AM

If you have time to make some wooden mugs like mine, they wiped me out at the fair. Wooden spoons went over well also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 10:52 AM

The carved crosses sold well also

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 10:56 AM

if you live in a rural area with farmers and loggers, try a couple boot jacks. City people don’t know what they’re for. Sold about 8 of these also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 12:46 PM

I sell at local craft fairs year round and I am usually the only wood worker there. I make and sell cedar boxes , for jewelery or whatever, with images inlayed into the lid. (Inlay is a lot easier to do than it seems to be. People like it also.) I also make signs of local ball teams and collage. I stack cut them so I can sell them cheaply. Rubber band guns sell well as do wooden toys of any kind. I also sell some intarsia. Just some more ideas for you.

-- In God We Trust

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 01:07 PM

In November You’ll sell out of turned Christmas ornaments.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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