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04-10-2019 04:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question arts and crafts

When we post a item that we’ve finished, do we “HAVE TO!” explain our whole process of making it? Also, are allowed to sell our products from here?

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 04-10-2019 05:18 AM

You don’t HAVE to explain squat. I’m sure no one would complain if you added a “PM me if interested.” Just don’t get your hopes up. We are all woodworkers after all. Some of us might even be better at it than you.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 04-10-2019 05:37 AM

You don’t have to explain how or what materials, or say why or for who it’s built for. But it would be nice to know the type of wood you used. I do feel most woodworkers can build the same item, just by a picture.. As Rich says if you add “PM me if interested” don’t get your hopes up..

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#3 posted 04-10-2019 12:05 PM

Sharing your project details is personal preference. Do as you please.
We all like to see cool projects. Projects are a great source of inspiration for others. The more details, the easier it is for others to recreate the item, and enjoy it as much as you do.

But if you are only posting projects to generate sales, then – have to ask one question:
You really expect to sell hand made wood projects to beginner/amateur/professional wood workers on wood working forum? :-0)

Thanks for the LOL!

Suggest try selling your wares on etsy or Craigslist.
More tips on selling projects can be found in Sweating for Bucks through the Workworking forum:

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 04-10-2019 12:28 PM

Finished items belong in Projects , not the forums

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 04-10-2019 01:28 PM

You can post it however you want.

I think describing it a bit is nice…wood, finish, etc. If the build has some unique techniques, then it would be great to read about it.

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#6 posted 04-10-2019 02:15 PM

Finished items belong in Projects , not the forums

- ChefHDAN


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#7 posted 04-10-2019 02:26 PM

as said you dont have to do anything here but it’s nice to at least see some info on the wood used the technique used,maybe the dimensions so others that like what youve done and want to make one themselves have something to start far as selling here that made me LMAO!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 04-10-2019 02:29 PM

The answer to your question is in your signature.

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#9 posted 04-10-2019 02:34 PM

I want to know everything about a project…...materials used, diminsions, finishes used, pictures, etc. When I build a project and post it on the projects page, I explain everything in details, or on a forum topic about said project. Unless it’s got information on the details, I won’t even bother to look or read about it. If someone says “I built this out of plywood” and nothing else, I pass on it. That don’t interest me at all. But…..if you give some details then you’ll get more hits and views. After all, you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. I’m all about details…!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#10 posted 04-10-2019 02:44 PM

I post the process because I have learned a lot from looking at peoples project posts with that kind of information.

However… if it is going to be too long it would probably be more appropriate in the blog section posted in stages.

Definitely not necessary, just may get more attention if progress pictures or more information is shared.

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#11 posted 04-10-2019 04:02 PM

A good project is like a good camp fire.
There’s nothing to talk about just relax sit and enjoy. :)

-- Aj

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#12 posted 04-10-2019 04:11 PM

A good project is like a good camp fire.
There’s nothing to talk about just relax sit and enjoy. :)

- Aj2

A bad project IS the campfire! (has been a couple of mine)

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#13 posted 04-10-2019 04:29 PM

So true :):)

-- Aj

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#14 posted 04-10-2019 04:41 PM

I think some explanation of the project makes the post more interesting and also in many cases educational for people checking it out. One of the things I notice is often left out is the size; especially in the case of projects turned on a lathe. The more you describe the work the more responses you are likely to get. Otherwise why not just post it on Pinterest or similar social web sites.

In particular when it is a “new” wood worker posting their project I will make constructive comments and suggestions where they seem appropriate. None of us knows everything about wood working so responses like “great work” or “nice job” can get a bit boring after a while.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 04-10-2019 04:44 PM

Selling projects here is probably not productive. Most people would make it themselves. :)

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

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