Crafts gala’s: The wrap-up – FineWoodworking


We’ve lined plenty of floor on this collection. To conclude, I’d prefer to level out and re-emphasize just a few issues.

The cons

Craft reveals may be actually enjoyable. They’re additionally plenty of work. Merely standing in your ft all day, within the climate, speaking to strangers may be exhausting. On high of that, you’ll have to carry in your work, set it up, carry it out. And also you’re not assured to make even a single sale at any given present. I had one present early on the place I didn’t make one sale and it was demoralizing.

The professionals

However, you’ll meet plenty of nice individuals, prospects and different craftspeople. You’ll make somewhat cash, and maybe most necessary of all, you’re going to get suggestions in your work, which might solely make you higher (and feels good when it’s optimistic).

Even on days once you don’t make plenty of gross sales, you is perhaps planting seeds for future gross sales. Possibly somebody noticed your nice brand, had an excellent dialog with you, after which didn’t purchase something. However they took your enterprise card and 6 months from now they may electronic mail you asking about commissioning a brand new desk. The seed was planted and grew. So, maintain that in thoughts. It occurs.


As you’re contemplating moving into the market scene and also you go to different reveals, please respect the distributors you’re chatting with. All of us get recommendation from one another, however it’s disrespectful to interview a vendor at a present. We pay to be there; generally we pay so much. And also you’ve learn within the different posts all of the concerns we’ve made and the frustrations we might have confronted simply that day earlier than speaking to you (establishing a tent within the rain, carrying heavy stuff for blocks, and so forth.). So, after we’re standing there hoping we will cowl our prices and perhaps somewhat additional, we’re probably not enthusiastic about discussing what sort of glue we use on our chopping boards (It’s Titebond III, clearly), or how one can get into the scene. As a substitute, say whats up, praise the work, take a enterprise card, and ask if you may get in contact someday to ask for some recommendation.

Nearly each woodworker I do know is completely happy to assist another person within the craft. I rely myself amongst them. However as quickly as somebody tells me they’re a woodworker at a present, I do know they’re not going to purchase something, and I’m ready for them to cease speaking so I can, as politely as attainable, ask them to electronic mail me their questions.

And I invite you to do this right here. I’m completely happy to reply any questions individuals have. Hit me up on IG, or by way of my website online: godetfurniture.com.

Additionally, I encourage you to get on the market and provides the craft honest world a strive. Whereas I’ve gone in depth right here and it could possibly seem to be so much, it is extremely accessible. Similar to the craft itself, one step at a time and also you’ll get there. Thanks for studying alongside. Good luck on the market.

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