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Last September they had a Crafts Fair here in the booming town of Atwater, Ca. I rented a booth, had some night stands, bathroom caddies/shelves made from 1" square oak, picture frames, business card holder/pencil holder sets, a casket for your pet… all day worked on projects, because it was better than not getting anything done. Didn't sell a thing. Well this was one of the items I was tryin to peddle.

Dovetailed Shelf made from Hickory (O.K. so I went through a Hickory phase) and if anyone has kept up with my little venture you could probably tell me what finish I used. Anyone? Anyone?

And I saved it to my website so I could fit BIGGER pictures, more of them , and O.K. so I'm trying to boost the traffic for my web site. :p

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I've heard craftshows can be hard…but your shelf looks pretty neat!
 

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this is lovely (and functional)
I don't think I've ever purchased anything at a Crafts Fair - just enjoyed looking at everyone's work
 

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Don't get disenchanted with the craft shows. When I started out I was making lamps and selling them (or not, mostly not) at a flea market. As time went on, my products looked a little better (but not much) and wound up getting asked to bring some samples to their house so the hubby could see them. Well, they had 6 - 8 neighbors over and it turned into a lamp party, like tupperware. I took many orders and from that the story gets developed. I installed a set of hanging lamps, and they asked if I could make a little table, so I said "Of course". So that's the short version how I got into WW'ing. There's really more to the story, but I think I'll leave it to a full post so everybody can get a laugh.

My response is never give up. If that shelf hasn't sold, it just hasn't been seen by the right person who will deserve it. That's great item, and looks well made.
 

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Cabinetman has a good idea, you could go into the Woodenware Party _(Obiware)_business, but then you might get to rich, like Mr. Tupper.
Also you haven't made contact with the right customer yet.
 

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"trust the Universe" ... or as from The Fields of Dreams, "build it and they will come".
 

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Well if you make one thing … for example, pens. The you get labeled as a pen-maker or a pen-turner. I've made so many things that Wood-worker is the only thing broad enough to cover everything that I've done. I'm currently working on the third Magazine Table in which I plan to enter the Woodworking Awards for Creativity… Stay Tuned
 

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Hey Obi.. I think that "LumberJock" is broad enough too - and now it even covers cooking ;)
 

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Cooking what FREEEEE EATS where lol , Seriously things don't always go well at craft fairs you seem to be quite adept at woodworking so take a good variety of stuff with you.Ohter woodworkers will not buy from you they are there for ideas only like miss Debbie said keepyerchinupladdie thats a big word.Alistair
 

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Saw this project post while I was rolling the dice.
Very nice wall hanging shelf. Those AB hooks look very catchy. You know where to find those Antique Brass hooks?

Thanks for sharing with us.
 

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I got those hooks at Home Depot, I believe.
 
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