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Don Stephan
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Re: Selling?
Reply #15 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 1:30pm
 
This and similar past discussions make me wonder if the typical craft show is unlikely to yield sales much beyond immediate out of pocket costs:  entry fee, booth components, travel, and cost of materials.  Sounds like the excess won't go far against cost of equipment and tools, much less income.
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Reply #16 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 7:21pm
 
Turning is a tough way to make a living if you just rely on art and craft type of sales.

The successful commercial turners I know of have other type of steady work to keep some money flowing in between shows. One guy turns a lot of tap handles for craft brewers. Another guy knows a couple of custom high end builders, and turns stairway balusters and Newels as a steadier income. Antique furniture restoration, copying broken chair and table  parts, for instance, can pay well.
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Re: Selling?
Reply #17 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 10:16am
 
The professional turners all seem to have videos to sell, signature tools,
'specialty' products, do demonstrations and work shops, and do production work. Just too much work for me. I was semi pro, made enough to support my habit, and pay some bills, but not enough to make a living off of....

How do you make a small fortune in business??? Start with a large fortune...

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