cool T's #4: Summer's Here!

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Blog entry by scottb posted 06-22-2007 06:31 AM 1127 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To add a little variety to your woodworking wardrobe (if you’re feeling a little cheeky now that summer is here and school’s out) I now have 2 shirts available – and with the move over to – plenty of color and size options. Tee’s Tanks, baseball jerseys and even sleeveless.

The latest design for the offering features the Top Ten (Knotty) Woodworking Terms

Sure they sound naughty, and may raise an eyebrow to the shop outsider… but you can assure them that this is a nice simple (if not quite wholesome) list of terms dreamed up by our clean-living, church-going, God-fearing forefathers.

The new store link

Oh, the cafepress store will remain open for now if you’re jonesing for one of my, now infamous cookie shirts on a Hanes brand T-shirt.

So be the first person on your street, on your block, in your state! to sport one of these clever t’s designed by me.

Heck, order now, and you’ll be the only other person in the world to have one. Avoid the potentially embarrasing or awkward moments showing up at a party (or bbq) wearing the same thing as somebody else (that is unless I’m there ;)

I have a couple more designs on the drawing board, and will try to unveil one a month all summer long! Between Martin's LJ tee's and a couple of mine, you’ll be styling all week!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 06-22-2007 06:33 AM

Cool. I’ve litteraly got one of Martins shirts in the mail…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-22-2007 08:42 AM

I have to get me some of these!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-22-2007 10:44 AM

hhaahahah great shirt!!
That sure would get some attention. Too funny.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 06-22-2007 01:53 PM

Do I get credit for the “Crotch” one? Great idea.

Is this easy to have shirts made up? A friend of mine told me a couple of weeks back that I need to start selling t-shirts to folks with my logo photo and business name on the front, with a map of the area showing all of the tourist attractions in the area on the back of the shirt. I don’t know if I could sell any of them, but if I bought them all in XXL, at least I would have shirts I could wear all the time. I don’t know how to get this started, is it easy to do?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 06-22-2007 03:20 PM

Very Punny!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 06-23-2007 12:48 AM

Mark – super easy… just a matter of uploading art to a service like Cafepress or Printfection. They do the print-on-demand deal and handle ordering and fullfillment. If I had a “real business” I might have them printed locally and either give them away (to help spread the word) or be able to sell them much cheaper (at a better profit). As these services go, they are really taking on the lions share of the burden, and not requiring any upfront money. Conversely the shirts can get pricey if you tack on too large a comission to the base price. (which is the only way to make a couple bucks on these, without the risk of getting a local print shop to set you up with a couple boxes full of stock that you HAVE to sell, or eat (or wear). Also with the print on demand aspect, you don’t have to guess at which colors, and sizes to buy, and how much of each.

When I was in high school I pretty much bought XL (only size stocked) T’s at every track or cross country event I ran in. Granted they were usually $10 (sometimes $20) back then, and were usually sponsored by a local business (see phone# on back!) but they were “trophies of races run” for those of us not in the top 3.

I’m not going to get rich off these, even if all the jocks bought one, but selling a few would help justify the time spent… However, if my current and future designs become well recieved, I may opt to take pre-orders on limited print runs, Then I’d likely take control of these and get a set amount screen printed locally (and handle the shipping, etc myself)... Short runs of limited edition art shirts would be worthwhile… but for know, I’m content to try to make a buck or two a shirt for my investment of time and creativity. So, while I haven’t made a dime to speak of, I figure as long as I’m designing things I’d wear, the time isn’t wasted. I have one-of-a-kind apparel, and the potential to cash in later is always open.

Rob – So does this mean I’ll be seeing you (or my nephew) sporting one of these shirts when next we meet?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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