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    Well, the nite wasn't a complete bust. Very few people wandered thru in the 90 degree heat and I was given a very lousy location. I was set up on the sidewalk next to a shiatsu massage lady while just about everyone else was on the street. Most shoppers would just walk down the street and not bother to check out the sidewalk. However, my first sale was of the horse head. Thank goodness I stack cut that one, eh. That was to an elderly lady who has a son in Alabama that raises horses. Then her daughter decided to buy the boston terrier for her one son and now wants one of a pug next week. I just need to find a pattern. Then my friend stopped by to get her lynx. I guess it could have been worse. The location wouldn't have been worth paying for but since it was free and only 3 blocks away, what the heck. I was also promised a better location on the street next week.

    And yes Bill, it was hotter here than in Missouri today, by about 10 degrees.
    Mike

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
    www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

  • #2
    Congratulations Mike on your sale.
    That must be very encouraging for you as a new scroller. And with the conditions you described I would say you did very well and the quality of your work had to be a determining factor in your success in selling those pieces.
    Keep up the good work.
    W.Y.
    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

    Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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    • #3
      Congratulations Mike! Ya got your first taste of putting your work out there and made some sales, met some new people.....who sounds like they want more! Even if the heat was high ya made some cool change Buy yourself some more wood or blades or a couple of cold brews for next weeks sales.
      I'm looking forward to seeing your next projects!
      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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      • #4
        Yup, eventually you will see the benefits of stack sawing! Congrats on the sale! dale
        (can I be really nosey? to bad!.... how much did ya soak the old lady for the horse?)
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          Dale, you nosey devil. I don't soak anybody, especially little old ladies. Someday my wife will be one. Actually, I only charged her $20 and charged her daughter just $15 for the boston terrier. What do you think of these prices?
          Mike

          Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
          www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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          • #6
            The price sounds fine.Congrats! Dale
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              If You want a great book of dog patterns get Judy Gale Roberts "Fine Line Design" Dog Breeds. It has 46 patterns. The pictur below is a "down and dirty" that I did for friends last minut BD present. 1/8 baltic birch stack cut 3.
              I normaly would take more time to make the circles smoother. This one is about half size (4.5 in) from the original pattern.
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              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                congrats on your sale...
                Pete Ripaldi

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                • #9
                  Cute cocker, Rolf. I have been considering that book. One just sold on Ebay for $10.55 that I was looking at. However, until now, I had no idea what any of the patterns looked like. The only description I could find on the book is 46 breeds. The size of the book cover online doesn't allow you to see much. I'm going to add a rottweiller and sheltie to my mix for this next thursday and see what kind of response I get. Dog portraits may be my biggest seller around here. It seems like everyone and his neighbor has dogs. I just wish the description of the book listed the 46 breeds.

                  By the way, what did you do with the other 2?

                  Thanks for the photo and advice.
                  Mike

                  Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                  www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                  • #10
                    Mike,
                    One I tried wood burning to shade in the nose, the other will go on sale Christmas. I will scan the contents page and e-mail you directly.
                    Rolf
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                    • #11
                      GOOD FOR YOU, Mike! Congrats on the sale. Prices sound very reasonable, especially if you cut two or three at a time:

                      Nice job on the cocker too Rolf.
                      ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                      D. Platt

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