Craft Markets.. #2: Beautiful Sunday

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-25-2011 10:06 AM 5280 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sunday morning dawned into a beautiful day… a little cloud but that was good too… No rain… and not too hot…

Got up before the sparrows and having loaded a few LLs and a table the night before was ready as soon as the coffee was made and I had finished showering and dressing…

A quick set up and stood by for the onslaught… Ken very courteously let me have the middle table but did stick his butcher block table in the very front…

There was a lot of interest during the morning but no sales…

From all accounts January is slow.. what with Xmas just over and the school year starting soon..

That’s Ken in the background… hell of a nice bloke… and he makes such wonderful wishing wells.

My LLs fitted in quite well … a bit different…

I handed out a few cards … took the ’’beautiful work ’’ with modesty… yeah right… and had some very solid enquiries about lessons or classes…. looks like I might have to start a woodworking school…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 01:28 PM

Very interesting Larry! I’m not familiar with the term Laybys or is it like Lay Away over here?
At any rate very nice display!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 01:41 PM

Very nice shared display, Larry.
I think you are correct… after the holidays, there is less buying, because your work is so beautiful that it would disappear in pre-holiday season!

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

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 02:24 PM

Thats one ‘gurt big’ butcher block but the LL’s seem to shine out over it OK.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 04:24 PM

You will probably find a lot of long Australian green doing schools and seminars ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 05:06 PM

Didn’t you enjoy the sun? Were the flies bad? Was it a long trip to the facilities, and were they clean? Did they have a beer booth? Hot dogs at least?........Would you do it again?

Inquiring mind this morning…........don’t have my first cup of coffee down, so I have an excuse…......(-:

Have a nice day. Short timing on a vacation that starts Friday….....short one though, just a week.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 05:17 PM

Here’s more info. on laybys.

Maybe the handing out of cards and the other inquiries will come through for you?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

View closetguy's profile


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#7 posted 01-25-2011 05:30 PM

This is the reason I don’t start my first shows until April. People are spent out and have no incentive to purchase anything. By April, they have gotten, or are in the process of getting, their tax refunds. Women start thinking about wedding gifts, and Christmas shock is finally over.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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David Craig

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 06:15 PM

Glad the weather greeted you well this morning Larry. Especially since it has been a bugger for you so recently. Slow time of the year but I can guarantee you will get a number of calls in a month or two. Couples will be ransacking their drawers looking for the card of that guy with the cool cutting boards.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 06:32 PM

Thanks, Johnathan. I was sitting at the back not wanting to ask the obvious question ‘What is a layby?’

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 06:48 PM

Great booth setup, Looks like a lot of nice work ;)
Keep at it it will prosper for you as the first ones are always toughest :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 08:06 PM

Very nice products. How much do you ask for a basket weave design cutting board?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 09:14 PM

For those who would like to know… I ask AU$150.00 for the weave LLs at this market. Probably could ask and get more at a different style market place.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 01-26-2011 01:39 AM

Very nice display. I also like to top of that butcher block, it has character.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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matt garcia

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 02:29 AM

Once I took my mom to Oklahoma to see her sister for Thanksgiving, and when we left it was so early when we finally got into the country, the cows were still asleep!! Nice boards!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 01-26-2011 02:50 AM

one day at a time…word will get out…think of how many calls you will get as these get in homes…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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