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    Made out ok at yesterdays craft fair in Warren, NJ. Not a lot of foot traffic, but covered all my costs and went home with a couple of hundred in new wood and tool money. Didn't sell any of the baskets or dishes but got a lot of compliments. I don't think it was my pricing just not the right environment for that type of object. Did sell a bunch of trivets, tons of bookmarks, toothpick holders, pads and puzzles, letter openers oven pulls and some ornaments. Completely forgot to display my napkin holders. Oops! Met some very nice people and saw some great crafts by talented folks. My daughter, who helps me at all these events, had a blast and we were both able to pick up a couple of Hanukkah presents for my granddaughter ( her daughter).

    Here are a couple of photos of my display (3 - 5 foot tables in a 16 foot space. the center pile is made of boxes covered with a matching tablecloth. Thanks to all who have made display suggestions that work. The bookcase is from my daughter's family room and really works well to show things off.

    Yeah...today I start the diet and more trips to the pool during the week.

    george

    craft show left.jpgcraft show center.jpgcraft show right.jpgcraft show me.jpg
    A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
    George

    delta 650, hawk G426

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    Congrats on your sales Dave, nice display of your stuff.

    Who is Dave? LOL
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 12-04-2011, 12:09 PM.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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    • #3
      Nice variety George. Glad you made costs and then some. I think variety is the key in shows like these.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        George, I bet you don't wigth more then 180,Your way smaller then me,so may be you need to cut back a little after the new year. But a DIET! no I don't think so. I like your display and your t-shrit

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        • #5
          Nicely done George....BTW what are you getting for your book marks? I only sold 2 at my show for $2.00 each.
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            Nice display. Glad you did well. I also enjoy chating with the people. You had a lot more room than I had. What did you have in the shelves on the right?
            Rolf
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            • #7
              OOPS, sorry George, you look like my neighbor Dave.
              Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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              • #8
                WD, I'm glad I look like someone else other than just me. It's always nice to know that you have a doppleganger hanging around.

                DW, I agree that variety is the key and I still have to find a way to display my puzzles more attractively and I think a box to stand the note pads in will both make it a more attractive part of the display and make it easier to look through them and pick out a few to buy.

                Fireglass, your close enough to win the cigar, but I would love to lose 15 anyway.

                Mike, I get $1 each or 6 for $5 and they sell well and give me a profit of between 50 and 60 cents on each one I sell. I stack cut 10 at a time and can lay out between 12 and 15 patterns on a 12" x 12" sheet of 1/32" thick ply.

                Rolf, I have my toddler and little kid tray puzzles in two cases that I knocked together. Since I make the base tray all the same size, it is easy to display, transport and store them. Congratulations on your very successful show.

                george
                A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                George

                delta 650, hawk G426

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                • #9
                  Nice Display and good layout of items...which is more than average in woodworking so everyone there is something they might like...personally i only did one show and like you i used a sheet to make it a bit "nicer" looking.....but i only found it a problem as it was not stable enough for my work (intarsia only)....so for next fair i have made a simple standing display that fits on my table.....Chatting to people is fun, encouraging and fun to give and receive tips on some tools...but i prefer they bought my stuff....

                  Danny
                  Patterns are for sale on my website http://www.intarsia.co.uk

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