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    Here's one way to get my name out there, so far i've got 5 orders to fill (one almost finished)

    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/035663.html

    Would anyone have any suggestions to add to the thread over on the fiero forum to possibly boost sales and or encourage customers to ask more questions etc. I think i've given enough variety as far as the woods are concerned...

    Also, i'll need some custom design help as far as the text on the patterns are concerned. My photoshop is down and for some reason won't work. Nothing real difficult just some requests people have had if anyones interested in helping me out in that area.

    ~Tim
    'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

  • #2
    Isn't there a potential trademark/copyright problem here?
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      I'm afraid Ian may be correct. I found a couple websites with Fiero merchandise for sale and on both of them they warn about copyright infringement. They don't mention this logo in particular, but if it were me, I'd be a little cautious. Selling these out of your home is 1 thing, but advertising them on the net for a million people to see, is another. We may be completely wrong too. I did find where GM reregistered the Fiero name a few months ago.

      However, I think you have a good product and nice idea.

      Good luck.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Don't be sneaking around on companies like GM, Coke, or Harley Davidson...their bite is far worse than their bark !
        Jeff Powell

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        • #5
          I have to say that you are not making a killing on these.
          I am not sure about the copyright issue. I often think that the automobile manufacturers should pay us royalties for displaying their logos on our cars.
          What if someone is drawing a picture of the Fiero for someone, is that a copyright infringement?

          I am just stirring the pot, It hasn't been stirred for awhile.
          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CanadianScroller
            I have to say that you are not making a killing on these.
            I am not sure about the copyright issue. I often think that the automobile manufacturers should pay us royalties for displaying their logos on our cars.
            What if someone is drawing a picture of the Fiero for someone, is that a copyright infringement?

            I am just stirring the pot, It hasn't been stirred for awhile.
            That would be an exellent i dea that i havent thought of yet...

            As far as the copyright stuff is concerned, theres been one fellow in particular that has been warned about selling product with the fiero logo on it that i know of. The first time around all they can do is send you a cease and desist letter... after that if i keep on selling things with the logo on (that they'll find out about anyhow) they can come after me with lawsuits. I doubt they'll come after me though, i dopn't plan on selling a million of them (or even anywhere near 50 for that matter) and as you've noticed, my financial gain from this is very small for the work it takes to make some of these items...

            I will have to toss around the idea about cutting out portraits of fieros... But my biggest issue will be making the portraits into the patterns, Im actually running into some similar problems with the logos... some folks want to customize the text on them and I have the font to edit them... but i don't have the software to...

            I dunno if anyone on here would be willing to help me out with patterns or not for these.

            ~Tim
            'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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            • #7
              finished the 1st order tonight (i expect the thread on PFF to take off from here). PFF is also where i met the gentleman i made the family portrait for and made $100 profit or so off of it...

              anyhow, here's the 1st one... (in my gallery as well)
              'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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              • #8
                Excellent Job!
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CanadianScroller
                  Excellent Job!
                  Thanks Carl, Im only 19... Us young kids sometimes need pushed (even if it means alittle constructive criticism) to keep on the right path... Thanks for your encouragement (and others)

                  ~Tim
                  'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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                  • #10
                    I'll need some portrait pattern help (looking into ways of tring to get the fiero communitys intrest) I've made a post on www.fiero.nl (PFF) about cutting out pictures of fieros... I'll need atleast 3 diffrent patterns made (whenever i choose 3 i think will turn out decent.)

                    If need be, I'd be willing to pay for a good pattern to be made (just let me know up front if you're going to charge me, and how much... if possible)

                    I'm open to ideas as well if anyone else has any...

                    don't have photos yet, just scouting for a few pattern designers willing to take on the challenge up ahead at the moment... if i'm really pleased will your pattern making, i'll be back for more if your up to it... I'm all about making the custom stuff.

                    thanks again for everyones help in my effort to join hobbies in one and make some cash on the side enjoying the 2...

                    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/064009.html
                    'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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                    • #11
                      Could someone make me a pattern of this fiero please? I'd like to make patterns for myself, but i just don't have alot of space on the computer left (im sure alot of you know what i mean.)

                      anyhow, heres the picture of the fiero, it'll be cut out of a 12x12inh piece of wood. Just a pattern of the car, not the backround. Thanks for working with m on this in advance once again.

                      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lBlue87GT1.jpg

                      ~Tim
                      'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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                      • #12
                        I'll make your patterns, but they will be copyrighted by me for your personal use, not to be sold or distributed. You may use the patterns to cut finished pieces and sell them.How's $5.00 a pattern sound? Interested?
                        muzzleloader

                        "Scrolling through life, one kerf at a time."

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