Woodturner's Resource
Woodturner's Resource  
  • Featured Artist    • Websites   Support Wr
Tutorials, Projects & Tips   • Event Calendar   • Tool and Book Store
  Home Page Forum HelpSearch Map TPT Resources LoginRegister
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
ren fest (Read 1,000 times)
 
Brad_Mortensen
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 610

Gender: male
ren fest
Nov 17th, 2009 at 7:27pm
 
We have been approached about possibly setting up next year at a Ren. Fest.. It occupies every weekend for about 2 months.
I know the items we do right now will not be big sellers there, so will probably do cups, mugs ect. Any other ideas?

Have any of you ever set up at one of these?

What do you think about setting up a foot lathe and turning there? I believe it would draw in people.

We know we have to decide soon, both for securing the spot and building up the inventory.
We are really debating on this, so any ideas advice ect will greatly welcomed.

thanks
Brad
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Register To Remove Ads
Glyn Buckley
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR, the Center of the
Vortex

Posts: 554

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2009 at 9:29pm
 
miniature lances (jousting weapon) about 18" long? Painted with coats of arms or other simple emblems.
Back to top
  

Learn something new every day.
Glyn (formerly Swashbuckley)
Waxahachie, Texas
 
IP Logged
 
Chuck Beland
WR Champion
Head WR Twit
*****
Offline


I got my eyes on you.

Posts: 12,856

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #2 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 5:22am
 
Brad,
Your talking about King Richards faire in Carver, MA?
Back to top
  

    The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/  
IP Logged
 
Brad_Mortensen
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 610

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #3 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 6:35am
 
Yes
We have a family friend that has been doing that one for about 20 years.

Brad
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Brad_Mortensen
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 610

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 9:05am
 
Glyn,
I really like that idea.  Smiley
Is it something you have seen or made?

Brad
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Ron Sardo
WR Administrator
WR Patron
*****
Offline


Chief cook and bottle
washer

Posts: 9,263

Drums, Pennsylvania, USA
Drums
Pennsylvania
USA


PM 3520
Re: ren fest
Reply #5 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 9:36am
 
Harry Potter Wands?
Back to top
  

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Glyn Buckley
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR, the Center of the
Vortex

Posts: 554

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #6 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 4:43pm
 
Brad,
We have a local ren fair that runs all summer. They do jousts daily. They sell lots of wooden swords and shields to the little ones after the knights fight. I have not seen anyone turn or sell lances, I just had the inspiration when you mentioned it. Might have to investigate this myself.

The lances are usually painted in 'team' colors' with additional emblems on the hand gaurd.  I think they would sell well. search wiki for designs. I would get stencils from Michaels craft store for emblems, horse heads, dragons, etc. They should be easy to turn and quick to decorate. I am also thinking that adults might like smaller fancier ones as well. OOooooh, maybe a modified desk pen design!

Try it and see.
Back to top
  

Learn something new every day.
Glyn (formerly Swashbuckley)
Waxahachie, Texas
 
IP Logged
 
Chuck Beland
WR Champion
Head WR Twit
*****
Offline


I got my eyes on you.

Posts: 12,856

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #7 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 5:31pm
 
Brad,
You got some excellent ideas. Harry potter wands, Lances, desk pens. I like the stencils also.
Back to top
  

    The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/  
IP Logged
 
Register To Remove Ads
Brad_Mortensen
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 610

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #8 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 6:11pm
 
Great ideas indeed!!!
I have been to ren fests all over the country even sold at a couple (not turnings though) and I don't remember ever seeing small lances, sounds great as does the wands.
Glad I brought it up here, was thinking mainly mugs, cups and candle sticks,but now.
Chuck, your close enough, if we do this you could bring up some customized pen sets and "other" theme stuff.

Brad
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Glyn Buckley
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR, the Center of the
Vortex

Posts: 554

Gender: male
Re: ren fest
Reply #9 - Nov 18th, 2009 at 10:25pm
 
Brad,
Dont forget to take some pics.
Glyn
Back to top
  

Learn something new every day.
Glyn (formerly Swashbuckley)
Waxahachie, Texas
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print