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Blog entry by Dandog posted 03-13-2011 10:09 PM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The satisfaction that I received when she saw the beehive was way beyond monetary. I was paid a fair price. But watching her face light up, knowing all the thought I put into it was awesome. It was a great complement she asked if she could put me on her website. Ya free advertising and now I have honey coming out of my ears. She was so stoked she said any time I wanted honey she would bring it by.
If you have the opportunity to work with local businesses in your area I highly recommend it. Especially if it’s something you’ve never done or don’t know too much about. The challenge and the learning process was a great experience for me. It wasn’t all pie and ice cream but when I was happy with it I knew she would be. I’m sure this is a rare experience because of the fact there was no haggling. She gave me the money asked for the materials without question.I really didn’t know what to charge her for this. So I took it as a learning experience and a way to get my name out there little more. She suggested a price that I was happy with. I have a long way to go before I can charge what I’m worth. But now I’m determined to get there. I would be happy to live a very modest life and see many more smiles.. So give it a shot answer and add and challenge yourself. I hope your experience is positive like mine And supporting our local businesses wherever you are is important to your area.
If you haven’t had honey in a while get some local honey and you will be surprised how good it tastes. It really makes a difference.
Thanks for reading and support your local businesses especially you Americans. Buy local think local.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 10:57 PM

Dan, there is never a substitute for the smiles received from haviong done your best on a project. My experience has been that if I take my time, and give the project the needed TLC, the customers expectations will be exceeded. Whether it’s for a family member, a friend, or a business, the smiles of gratitude never get old. Those smiles remind me that woodworking isn’t all about me. May we never take them for granted.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 11:20 PM

Good for you
Sometimes things are more than just money, though that gets lost nowadays.
There was a good blog about making your own bees wax polish here
Maybe you can score some wax from her as well
Def want some pics of the hive in use
Cheers, Scott

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 12:40 AM

I agree with these two guys.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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