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Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods posted 11-02-2013 06:15 PM 646 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2013 06:15 PM

So, I’m getting ready for a craft show out here on the left coast this December. It’s going to be ripe with cash laden hipsters…

My plan involves bringing items of three variations;

1. 3 or 4 expensive large pieces (bar stool set, media center, and small butcher block island/workstation
2. Higher end cutting boards ($75 – $125) and
3. Cheaper cutting boards and smaller items like band saw boxes etc ($10-$70)

I’m curious what advice folks have… This is a show in a fairly ritzy area in L.A. county and it’s going to be close to Christmas. Should I stock up on mare lower priced items or should I blow it out and bring more higher priced items?

Note, I don’t do pen turning or bowl turning and I already expect there to be plenty of pen turners on site that day.

Note, this craft show is typically not heavy on the wood craft product end of things…


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#1 posted 11-02-2013 06:18 PM

Bread boards with crumb catchers are useful. I reckon most
folks never used one but most folks already have a
cutting board.

Be prepared to get email and/or mailing addresses and/or phone
numbers of anybody who mentions custom work. Follow
up by sending pictures of new work as you complete it
and get custom jobs year round.

Funerary boxes are something people ask about now
and then. If you have a few in stock…

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 06:19 PM


Thanks a lot Loren. Those are some fantastic ideas.


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