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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Hey folks,

Years ago, I happened to walk past a butcher shop in a village, in England. The butcher was in the windowed front corner of his shop, butchering a half hog for all the world to see. As I stopped to watch, I thought, "There stands an honest man, who not only shows his product, but also his craft."

When I put the Nicholson bench in the front window of my shop, I had that butcher, and his shop, in mind. So this week I've been putting the finished surface on a run of Roorkhee chair legs, while working in my storefront window. I gotta say, I'm a little disappointed that so many folks just walk by without even looking up from their cell phones. Oh well, I guess as they say, "Don't quit your day job."

Hey wait a minute... :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:01 am 
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Take your clothes off.
That always generates a lot of attention! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Hey Rog,

This is Seattle, not Amsterdam. :shock:

But feel free to do what works for you man.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Hey Rog,

This is Seattle, not Amsterdam. :shock:

But feel free to do what works for you man.

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Tom


Well, you could try juggling your workpiece and tools. :wink:

Seriously tho, most people just don't care about craftsmanship these days. :(

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Some people do care about craftsmanship.
My stuff is very expensive.
Some folks get pricing from me and I never hear from them again.
Others don't care. They see what they want and pay the price. :D

The best part is that I don't have to go looking for customers. They find me.
I am currently ranked #1 on Google for the search term "Civil War reproduction cannon carriages".
If you Google Images that you will see a lot of my stuff.

I am quickly approaching 250,000 hits on my website. :shock:
I have to say that is very cool! 8)
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