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Workshop Update – Pens and more pens

Posted In: Selling | Wood Turning
Unfortunately I had to be in NZ for most of November as my mother was dying; typically this was when I started selling pens! I managed to ship some between trips, delay some and got my wife and sister in law to post others.  Another issue was that I forgot to remove a sold item from eBay after it was sold via Etsy; this would happen when I only have one of each item.  This is the pen I sold twice! Luckily I had some more black palm but unfortunately was unable to get the same pen kit so had to use a[...]

Southland Woodworkers Guild Exhibition in Invercargill

Posted In: General | Selling | Wood Turning
I was lucky to be in Invercargill to see an exhibition by the Southland Woodworkers Guild recently. I know a couple of the members but have never managed to get to any of their meetings or seen any of their displays. Very impressed by the quality and variety of goods on display. Some were available for sale as marked but others only for display purposes. Good mix of woodturning and woodworking.        [...]

Workshop Update – Photography experimenting

David, my wife's 13 year old nephew recently got a new canon EOS camera for his birthday so yesterday I setup my small light box for him to experiment with.   I setup my three lights for him to use; the front one is on a tripod which makes it very flexible. I also provided him with various backgrounds as shown in the photos of keyrings, these are lining I have used for boxes. Since it was set up I thought I would also see how one of my stabilised burl keyrings looked with different backgrounds. Posted t[...]

How to sell your items; my experience getting setup with Etsy.

Posted In: Selling
I decided to finally try and sell some items and get my Etsy online store operational and hopefully get some return on investment! I had installed WooCommerce on this website and added in all the required Widgets including PayPal and even added an item to test but found the maintenance was a pain. I had previously listed some items on Etsy which had expired; they were setup during a online selling course at my local Community College which concentrated primarily on eBay and Etsy stores. Decided to stick with Et[...]