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    Howdy Again

    Now that we know what part of the job everyone likes to do and how much time they spend in the shop doing it. What do you do with your finish project.

    Once again comments welcome but not neccessary .
    thanks....pete
    21
    Give to family/friends/anybody, no charge
    38.10%
    8
    Give to family/friends, sometimes selling some
    33.33%
    7
    For f/f special occasions, selling more than giveing
    0.00%
    0
    Its a hobby but use it for extra income
    23.81%
    5
    My full time job, dont have friends charge everyone
    4.76%
    1
    Hide them away there too nice to give out
    0.00%
    0
    Display them all at my place
    0.00%
    0
    Pete Ripaldi

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  • #2
    Most of the things I make I give away.
    I have done some custom work for people, not made much money but had the fun of the project.

    I did try a couple of craft sales in the past but I found that in the town where I live the Dollar Stores have taken over most of the lower end market.

    Not that I want to undersell myself but I am no businessman.
    Someday someone may find I am the only available artisan in the area and I may make some money.
    Till then it is free.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Carl...howd you answer before i hit post it .....lol

      Anyway, i usually give away more than i sell. I would like to actually make money at this "hobby for profit" thing some day.

      I figure i need to sell 500 items at 300.00 each to just break even for all the tools i "HAD" to have...........and you ?
      Pete Ripaldi

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      • #4
        I got all my tools as gifts so I don't have to recover that cost.
        I do buy some wood, or get others to buy the wood for projects.

        The bigger stuff I give away is birthday and wedding gifts, so in the end I am saving money.

        Does that sound logical? If it does we all need therapy
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CanadianScroller
          The bigger stuff I give away is birthday and wedding gifts, so in the end I am saving money.

          Does that sound logical? If it does we all need therapy

          Carl you need to run that by "HER" for me and splaine that !!!
          Pete Ripaldi

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          • #6
            I mostly make things for my Grandkids. I am currently working on a box for my wife.

            -Bill
            -Bill

            My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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            • #7
              Pete, I had to click on two opptions. I make most my stuff just for me and hubby. but love to make things for family and friends. But mostly for myself. I do find that since i have started this. the gifts I give are so much more appreciated, than if i would have gave mony or shoped for them. I have had alot of folks wondering if I sell what I make, but for now. no. just wont to make things I always admired, for myself. for me, its my time now. and wont to do as many projects that i can before I have to make a living again. then maybe I have built my skills up enouph to do it for a living.
              Evie

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              • #8
                well have given a few things away ,but would like to sell the rest and if not oh well,will just keep making them anyways and have a nice wall collection lol
                and have fun making them , if it gets to much like work its no fun anymore

                Charlie ,
                Charlie
                "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                Craftsman 18in. 21609

                http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                • #9
                  Charlie,

                  I concur,
                  You hit that nail on the head.


                  Marcel
                  http://marleb.com
                  DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                  NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                  • #10
                    Pete,
                    My workshop is my income earner and I supply 7 retail shops with my products.
                    Rhys H.
                    Last edited by Hobbyhorse; 07-20-2006, 02:10 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I've been lucky to sell enough so that this hobby pays for itself and put a little extra money into what I call my "mad money" jar But I also give alot away to family and friends and hang a couple on my own wall.
                      Bill

                      DeWalt 788



                      aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                      God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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