Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Francis, KS
My advice would be to try out a couple craft shows. With Christmas around the corner, folks are on the hunt. Keep in mind EVERYBODY THINKS THEY'RE AN EXPERT when it comes to looking at your work. So think outside the box. What fascinates ya? What's your favorite wood to work with? Look through your Ma's kitchen. What can you create for her that she can use daily, & you can market? Trivets? Napkin holder? It may sound like a simple suggestion, but, start within your capabilities, & work out from there. Toy boxes, cedar chests, trinket boxes, things like that are something to consider. Light furniture repair? Don't be afraid to try something new. That's how you learn. You ain't able to compete with Walmart, or any of them other jokers, but you can create your own design, & build on it. It can work, but not over night. I'm a scroll sawyer by fascination, with 15 years of practice. I'm learning the lathe, & trying to incorporate it with my scroll work. We sell ALOT of our scroll work right off the saw. Some custom orders, word of mouth, & we have made flyers for some advertising. Its taken some time, but little by little, we are making headway. Keep focused, & set a goal. Go for it! Enjoy your venture!