First craft fair

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-15-2017 10:06 PM 2269 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just one more week! I’m starting to get excited about my first craft fair sale. This is what I will have set up, it’s not all but hopefully shows some of the work I put into this. I’m going to keep the description brief as I will be posting several of the items as projects. I tried to make projects that would cover a wide range of tastes. Here I have:
Four post office door banks
Two jewelry boxes
Five bird feeders
Two picnic table condiment sets
Three kitchen signs

In addition to this I also have, but not shown:

One of my treasure chests
Three shelves
One kitchen trash can holder
One medals box

As stated, I’m going to post several as projects with a better description as I am really proud of what I made. I just don’t want to overload the projects page by post them all at once.

So tell me, what do you think! Will I do good?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 07-15-2017 10:15 PM

You paint all of those Jeff? If so that’s great, a painter I am not.

I really like the post office door banks and the jewelry boxes look classy.

Make sure you don’t under price these for time and materials. They all look very worthy of bringing in top dollar accordingly.

Good luck buddy!

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#2 posted 07-15-2017 10:54 PM

Thanks Dave. I can’t take credit for the painting, These were done by my Son. He also does all the photography for my projects. Working in the printing/computer graphics field, it’s hard to beat a man at his own trade.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 07-15-2017 11:22 PM

Well between you and your son I would say you make a great team! Nicely done…. all of it looks fantastic!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 11:23 PM

You ought to be able to go home from the craft fair early Jeff. Everything should just fly out of your booth!! Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 11:52 PM

Great job! You’re going to do well, I predict you will sell out!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 07-16-2017 12:23 AM

Thanks guys for the vote of confidence. A sell out would be a dream come true!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 07-16-2017 12:59 AM

That’s a very nice selection of first class projects. I doubt you’ll have any trouble selling out.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 07-16-2017 01:27 AM

Very great work indeed. I too am working on some projects to show off an hopefully sell at an upcoming county fair. I’ve got into doing log projects. I must say it feels like a drug addiction haha I’m in the shop til the sun comes up most of the time. I’d be interested in hearing how you do at the craft fair. If I lived near I’d definetly stop in an buy a few of those pictured.

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#9 posted 07-16-2017 01:36 AM

Nice work. I hope you do real good at the fair!!


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

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#10 posted 07-16-2017 02:32 AM

I wish you the very best of luck at your first fair. My advice is to have things in a variety of price ranges as well as a variety of styles and keep a smile on your face. Be sure to let us know how it goes.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 07-16-2017 02:41 AM

Your products look great Jeff, hope the people are in the mood to spend. You really should do great.

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#12 posted 07-16-2017 02:43 AM

All said!

Good Luck!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 07-16-2017 03:17 AM

Hope the fair is good to you. You have some nice things there. Just need people to open their wallets. You will learn a lot from your first, so keep an eye open. Good luck Jeff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-16-2017 03:20 AM

Nice bunch of work, good luck at the fair!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#15 posted 07-16-2017 03:27 AM

Nice work. I like that your son helped too. Good luck at the craft fair. I’ve done a few. Always a fun time meeting the people.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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