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Woodchat about Pinterest and Reddit: Woodchat Transcript March 6th, 2013



Tonight’s Woodchat focused on reaching out to new woodworkers that are hanging out on Reddit, and using Pinterest for design inspiration and connecting to customers.

Woodchat Transcript March 6, 2013

@WoodworkingNerd: @BCcraftmaster I’ve heard it put this way about Pinterest. It’s cyber-hording. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @BCcraftmaster: If it wasnt for woodworking I wouldn’t be on FB or twitter #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @1snugthejoiner Join us on video Megan! #woodchat

@weilworks26: Hey #woodchat 2night I’m making some luevered shutters for work. Took far 2 long 2 get a system going. Cruising now! http://t.co/tLUwZZVZjH

@BCcraftmaster: @WoodworkingNerd is it just browsing pics and saving them? #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @SMeekWoodworks thanks, no. In my PJs. #woodchat

@WoodworkingNerd: @BCcraftmaster Basically. #woodchat

@jimabbruzzese: .@bccraftmaster your tweetalongs are one of the best things to happen to twitter. you rock! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @1snugthejoiner even more reason to join. I’m wearing Crocs. That’s even worse. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: In the #Woodchat hangout is: Chris @FlairWoodworks , Mark @Loogie, Scott @SMeekWoodworks and Matt @uppercutwood.

@WatchMeMakeStuf: Am I missing messages here, or does this conversation not make sense without the video also? #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: Good evening all! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: any one use weebly #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @uppercut ha! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 I know absolutely nothing about Reddit or Weebly. #woodchat

@weilworks26: I’ll stop in later. I’m working late tonight to get these done. #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @WatchMeMakeStuf we try to put stuff in the chatroom too, but watching the video helps #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WVWoodshed Hi Stephen! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WatchMeMakeStuf You really want to listen to the audio in the video. Go here: http://t.co/1p6d3ur4av #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ve been using twitter less, FB a bit more, person to person, shows and galleries the most. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks i use it for my website,dont get much work from it,good to point clients to view. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 What is Weebly? How does it work? #woodchat

@DustyDeveloper: #woodchat hey gang

@FlairWoodworks: @DustyDeveloper Hi Steve! Got the video going? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We should all hangout on the reddit woodworking forum to help people out. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @jimabbruzzese thanks Jim! I have @FlairWoodworks to thank for that! #flairww #bvvcraftmaster #woodchat

@woodshaver101: most of these bloggers are beginners,and dont know crap #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s where we should help out http://t.co/RKX3AMYZRU #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: How’s things in the Flair Woodworks Shop? Going well I hope! What’s the latest project on te bench? @flairwoodworks #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks its were my website is housed #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @SMeekWoodworks is talking about what happens on Reddit in the woodworking area. #Woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 we can at least help people find the good bloggers and online resources #woodchat

@WoodworkingNerd: This is my first time participating in #woodchat. How do you keep up? #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @woodshaver101 – still, I appreciate that beginners are eager to share their work – shows they’re likely open to feedback #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WVWoodshed I’ve been working on a pair of coffee tables and just catching up on other things. Quite busy! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood thats true,a see alot of misinformation on line #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @WoodworkingNerd prayer works well for me #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Conditioning? RT @WoodworkingNerd: This is my first time participating in #woodchat. How do you keep up?

@1snugthejoiner: Yup – the bench will be in the June issue. The poll is tied #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @FlairWoodworks planning any tweet alongs? Really enjoy following along!!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: hey gents (and lady), long time no see! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Happy Birthday @Loogie! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @1snugthejoiner thats true,I was once a rookie to #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @uppercutwood don’t like its first appearance, very over populated #woodchat

@WoodworkingNerd: @WVWoodshed Ok, got it. Amen #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey Megan @1snugthejoiner #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hello all #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WVWoodshed Not sure. I’ve got to catch up before I can think about starting another project. #woodchat

@Loogie: Thanks Vic! #woodchat

@jimabbruzzese: hi nick #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Nick! How’s it going? RT @MansFineFurn: hey gents (and lady), long time no see! #woodchat

@e5jharris: Howdy Vic #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood Hi Vic! #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @tumblewood back at you #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: What’s up ya’ll? Haven’t been by for a while. hope everyone is well. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Where is it? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey Chris #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @LaMacchiaDesign Hi Joseph. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: going well, crazy busy, but good to be back for a woodchat #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Evening Joseph #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Howdy howdy #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey Joe. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Scott’s talking about a thread he started on Reddit, not in the woodworking area. RT @Tumblewood: Where is it? #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @smeekwoodworks Lynchburg, VA??? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: How YakiVegas? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WatkinsWoodWork Hi Matt. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @FlairWoodworks like my coffee table build! #bvvcraftmaster #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Yay, design! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I have a sudden desire to listen to Jimi Hendrix… RT @Tumblewood: Hey Joe. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its nice to do design jambs on line with like minded folks #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: What’s our topic tonight? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I love IKEA design, in terms of their restrictions #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @tumblewood I love IKEA meatballs πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: We should do a Design Jam again, soon! RT @woodshaver101: its nice to do design jambs on line with like minded folks #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I got a commission this week for a wedge table. Client said they seen them for $199 at Ikea. Cont….. #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @Tumblewood must be particle board and plastic? IKEA Design #woodchat

@Tumblewood: The Capstan #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: What made me want to start ww is exactly that – I wanted _almost_ what was available in a store. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn Yes! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I wonder how much the hardware costs. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: don’t sell yourself short,its hard to get out of the lowball getho. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @WVWoodshed No, all pieces need to flat pack #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @MansFineFurn whinny whinny – quit horsing around #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I gave them a quote for handmade, much, much higher and their sending deposit. People are learning there is a difference. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Where’s @theboisshop? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @woodshaver101 #woodchat #bvvcraftmaster http://t.co/htgDTTCxbe

@WatkinsWoodWork: @Tumblewood I’ve found that most hardware clients want is as much as the piece would be without it #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Everyone I work with knows they can’t afford me. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood I like Doug Stowe’s proportional measuring tool: http://t.co/wWhT1WxGhu #woodchat

@rusticbenches: RT @BCcraftmaster: If it wasnt for woodworking I wouldn’t be on FB or twitter #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BCcraftmaster looks like a moloof rocker #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: @DJOfurnituremkr Good to hear. Congrats! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @WatkinsWoodWork Yes, good hardware is expensive. More so, if I make it. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks Yea, that is cool #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: “@woodshaver101: @BCcraftmaster looks like a moloof rocker #woodchat” oh no! Please don’t say that!!!

@LaMacchiaDesign: @FlairWoodworks Saw that recently. Cool idea. #woodchat

@woodwork1388: RT @BCcraftmaster: If it wasnt for woodworking I wouldn’t be on FB or twitter #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Here’ an interesting story from a veteran woodworker: http://t.co/YXrDMrcC5c #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: At the risk of inflaming passions: Are people posting their designs for public adulation or honest critique? I find the former #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @LaMacchiaDesign Thanks! It was a lead from the Fine Furnishings Show. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: Iv’e been a pro for 30 yrs and my home is full of my learning projects,and goofs #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn For me, I want honest critique, but not many are willing to give it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn Honest critique – this isn’t a place to show off. Even if you try, we’ll critique. #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: 17thc – drawbores…and that is why (in part) #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I think we should be posting each others great designs in order to raise the entire craft. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @MansFineFurn honest critique. Just ask @FlairWoodworks and @Loogie #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks As with most things, you’re unique #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn you mean there’s an option? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @FlairWoodworks @MansFineFurn I’m always willing to be honest. I just might not know why, then I don’t say. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood not here, this was regarding the idea of Pinterest/Reddit as a design “forum” (for lack of better term) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks As with most things, you’re unique #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn I use Pinterest to grab ideas, but I think when you have completed a project posting could inspire others #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I don’t work fast enough to do a tweet along #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RE: Pinterest – I see quite alot of people pinning terrible designs. (Notably, the Interior Designers) #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: Epic Fail currently describes all my efforts, but I do feel I am improving. In 20 years and I’ll stop burning them for heat. LOL #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Weebly looks like a place to host and create a website #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Etsy is LOWBALL #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m going to start doing blog builds soon. Needed to finish up with the small stuff first, presses etc.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood ditto. I’m too darn slow. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: google images is a good place to look for design #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood tweet faster! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn There are a few things that are priced very high. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I made $2,000 on Etsy selling guitar picks in December. Dead sales now though. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodshaver101 have you tried bing images? is it any good? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Yes, but I see lots of repeat and you have to choose your search terms well. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr Your doing two blogs now, right? One for incidentals and one for furniture. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: I made $2,000 on Etsy selling guitar picks in December. Dead sales now though. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood its difficult to respond sometimes while working. You just have to make sure to get back to everyone when you can #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BCcraftmaster LOL! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: try doing a show and not selling a thing. its tough,I had more woodworkers than buyers checking out my stuff #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @Tumblewood The advantage would be the ever lasting tweet along! #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Exactly @SMeekWoodworks I price etsy at what I would price normally vs. the low ball guys trying to turn a buck #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks perhaps, but they don’t sell (ask @watkinswoodwork) #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: I’m going to start doing blog builds soon. Needed to finish up with the small stuff first, presses etc.. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwoodno I havent,I will give it a try #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @Tumblewood Yes, tired of the incidentals though. Need to get back to furniture πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I love designing. interior design, or anything else. #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: Oh dear…now is when I should leave πŸ˜‰ #woodchat

@theboisshop: @FlairWoodworks Sorry. Started a new job this week so my schedule is all off and I missed #woodchat #sadtrombone

@DJOfurnituremkr: Christmas sales. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @1snugthejoiner No, you should jump in and coach us. What’d we do? πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes, I agree with you there. RT @MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks perhaps, but they don’t sell (ask @watkinswoodwork) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: LOL! You’re being stereotyped #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Rob, are you still with Custom Made? #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @uppercut I make all the handmade furniture and the design decisions in my house (the cats are useless) #woodchat

@woodshaver101: how many learned from watching,the woodright shop or this old house.pre internet days #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Bad thing about Etsy, most don’t leave feedback when the only by on time. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood designing a project on paper and then thinking of HOW you’ll build it, is a pretty cool aspect of ww’ing for me #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I have a few custommade horror stories, but a few positive reports (ask me offline) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Other than what I see @FlairWoodworks posts, I don’t pay attention to a lot of other people’s designs. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @Tumblewood Me too. If I ever build a home, I will probably make more design choices than my wife will want to. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Bois #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @SMeekWoodworks Sylvia and I both love design. It works out very well. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood to answer your question: yes, some sales from Custommade but people pit maker against maker for lowest price… #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: I’ve looked at custom made a few time. But haven’t pulled the trigger. Just something off about the site/process #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: …not (necessarily) best quality or value #woodchat

@kring_l: got wifes wedding and engagement rings on custommade. am verry happy with them #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Custom Made & Etsy etc is so saturated. Tough to set yourself apart unless you spend $$$$. In that case, shows are better. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood are you talking draperies and color pallet designs! πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Am I blushing? MT @Tumblewood: Other than what I see @FlairWoodworks posts, I don’t pay attention to a lot of other designs. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn @uppercutwood that’s one of the issues that has turned me off of custom made. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Custom Made & Etsy etc is so saturated. Tough to set yourself apart unless you spend $$$$…shows are better. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @WatkinsWoodWork I think you’re better off getting with interior designers, getting out in galleries for exposure, etc. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I post my portfolio stuff on Pinterest it links back to my site #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @Tumblewood I highly agree! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @BCcraftmaster Color choices would be fully mutual. πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: I plan on marketing already built pieces to high end designers. Not working for them just offering them a chance to make commision #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @Tumblewood designers are hard to deal with,and are crazy too. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn I started doing the same last summer but have fallen out of practice…need to get back to it. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Here’s an example of my pinterest page. links back to my site, and I (can) sell from my site. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: whoops…here: http://t.co/U0Wt600qNa #woodchat

@tire_bob: Pintrest is a good venue for generating interest imho #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @woodshaver101 well, I’m crazy too, so that works. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I shouldn’t laugh at that. RT @woodshaver101: @Tumblewood designers are hard to deal with,and are crazy too. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood that’s true – but don’t they usually want things built in very short deadlines? #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @woodshaver101 @Tumblewood I agree, that’s why the piece must already be built. But then your designing on speculation #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn one of my bigger clients found me via Etsy but Pinterest played a role in sealing the deal. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I like to sell to people in my direct area so I tend to network here more than online. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @Tumblewood lol #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Lost you guys. I plan to build relationships and let them know what I have built, but don’t need to ever sell, so #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BCcraftmaster hard to sell,you have to be willing to make what people whant #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m not real interested in long distance clients because of shipping etc so I focus on local marketing. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood #woodchat so many woodworkers need to sell though

@Tumblewood: I have a lot of freedom to build to my own aesthetic and build an audience.Kind of like the opposite of how they do television now #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @WatkinsWoodWork yep, me too. Gotta build more first! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Japan is an exception because it’s small items under $100. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @DJOfurnituremkr exactly. The shipping is too nerve wracking & clients don’t want to pay enough to ship it safely. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Now Matt is gone..invisible. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: architects are better. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: This isn’t my full time gig so I’m gonna design and build whatever I feel like building! Its up to them if they want to buy #woodchat

@Tumblewood: My approach would be much different, if I was starting out and trying to make a living. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: But, the is the dichotomy in the art world. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Working with an Int. designer was a Key theme of @designbuildshow w G. Guarino this year. They should have a video of it soon. #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: My goal is to simply get to point where my work supports my hobby. How many of you are to that point? How long did it take? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: very hard to make money with designers,they take to big a cut for what they do, #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: “@Tumblewood: My approach would be much different, if I was starting out and trying to make a living. #woodchat” agreed, it would change evt

@1snugthejoiner: @Tumblewood It is certainly interesting to hear how many are WWing not only for personal satisfaction. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Some key points: Be the designer’s problemsolver. Deliver when promised. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @woodshaver101: very hard to make money with designers,they take to big a cut for what they do, #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hey! NOTHING wrong with grey hair! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: cont…NOT to their spec (necessarily), but a design collaboration between client, designer and maker #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: As I’ve matured, I’ve realised I’m more of an artist than a woodworker. #Woodchat

@Tumblewood: @1snugthejoiner I’ve got 5 years to build a good portfolio. Trying to get accepted at NW Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle by then #woodchat

@woodshaver101: there will always be someone who wants something different thats where we come in,custom work will never go away. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @woodshaver101 a designer has access to multiple clients with multiple budgets. If you design and build set your own price….#woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @FlairWoodworks personally see your work as both talented woodworker and imaginative artist. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: @Tumblewood I’m starting to realize that πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@Tumblewood: It depends. I like Michael Fortunes business model. Present a few approaches. let them choose the direction, but thats it. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Thanks, Stephen. RT @WVWoodshed: @FlairWoodworks personally see your work as both talented woodworker and imaginative artist. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @woodshaver101 set your own price and let them sell it for whatever they can. They may be able to make 20% but u still get yours #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: @Tumblewood bonne chance! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: RT @FlairWoodworks: As I’ve matured, I’ve realised I’m more of an artist than a woodworker. #Woodchat

@uppercutwood: I think it’s absolutely critical to bring customers into the design *in the right ways* #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @BCcraftmaster most designers are just as broke as most woodworkers #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @1snugthejoiner Veilen Danke! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @1snugthejoiner pommes frites! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @smeekwoodworks Quality, not (just) design is key. “..great Piece, but can I see it in my house? ” -K. Mack http://t.co/GghuhSH52V #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I plan on selling myself as an artist, not just a woodworker. #woodchat

@jimabbruzzese: sounds like i’ll be keeping my day job for a very long time #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Remember Adam King? One good thing he did was a fantastic interview with Fortune. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Me too. RT @Tumblewood: I plan on selling myself as an artist, not just a woodworker. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @woodshaver101 they arent buying your work ust finding it a home for highest price possible Market your work to multiple designers #woodchat

@woodshaver101: the customer has a idea of what they want,our job is to show them what can be done to make it real #woodchat

@Tumblewood: And there is a myriad of approaches and varied business models. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood -10 for bringing that up πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Nothing is ever all bad. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Sorry about the technical hiccups, I blame Sergey Brin and Larry Page #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: Me 3 “@FlairWoodworks: Me too. RT @Tumblewood: I plan on selling myself as an artist not just a woodworker #woodchat http://t.co/7eJ0KKpm1U

@SMeekWoodworks: RT @Tumblewood: And there is a myriad of approaches and varied business models. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: you dont make money by making love to the wood,there is a fine line there, #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: The point I’m suggesting is design must be good, quality must be great. But cutting edge design is harder to sell. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: …or can be #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: @Tumblewood Excellent comment for all aspects of this passion and life in general!! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Handyman_lucas consignment limits your market to one space #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn True, the further out there you are, the smaller the audience. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: We’re not just charging for our technical skill and overhead, but our design expertise and care in choosing material. #Woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn some of the more “out there” designs are harder to sell, agree. that’s not my design direction thankfully #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: well said: RT @Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn True, the further out there you are, the smaller the audience. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: The other side of that is when you get into the extremely rich, they DO want what no one else has. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: One of the things that interested visitors to my booth the most was the fine smooth finishes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: One of the things that interested visitors to my booth the most was the fine smooth finishes. #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood well said! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: One of the things that interested visitors to my booth the most was the fine smooth finishes. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: That’s why I love Sutherland Wells Polymerized tung oil so much. Super easy and extremely elegant. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: People want to touch the wood, it draws them in to explore more details. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood rather, their Interior designers want the unique design/maker or a big name. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Yes! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: People want to touch the wood, it draws them in to explore more details. #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: We get more questions about finishing than anything else. Finishing is scary…because as you say, people touch #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood and don’t the super rich normally have an interior designer that they trust to choose products for them #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: RT @MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood rather, their Interior designers want the unique design/maker or a big name. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @1snugthejoiner The thing is, if you choose good wood, you can go with a very simple finish. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Picks, candle holders, cutting boards are good online. Be careful though, people may think it’s all you do. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @1snugthejoiner color to, oiled wood can be boring at times #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BCcraftmaster No, not always. I have a friend that builds for people on Mercer Island…the super rich. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: AMEN RT @Tumblewood: @1snugthejoiner The thing is, if you choose good wood, you can go with a very simple finish. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: You guys are gonna dig Glen Guarino’s talk from this year’s FurnitureProject videos…hope they come soon. Very apropos #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Great point. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: The finishes used in commercial furniture hide the wood – they are commonly glazes #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn when can we see them? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr in that case you can make a different brand name. think toyota/lexus #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: 40% to gallery I’m working with now. It sucks but it’s the going percentage. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: You use galleries. You don’t sell much through them. Getting into a good gallery gives you exposure and credibility. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood I don’t have the inside info. but we can pester the guys @splinteredboard @elicleveland @swedishiron @justindipalma #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood and he has a direct connection with the end customer. That’s a good link for him, not easy to come by. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: I’ve found that a fair number of galleries are cut throat in how they rep artists #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I gotta fly all. Great discussion. I’m always interested in other perspectives. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: gallery’s are business’s too no sales no money,thats why the failure rate is high. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @Tumblewood See ya, Vic! #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: @Tumblewood later Vic! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BCcraftmaster It’s just building relationships. Think about Parade of Homes. Go to home builder associations. #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: Thanks for letting me hang out. Must. Sleep. G’night. #woodchat

@e5jharris: http://t.co/JHZiBsRYxV #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Seattle’ Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery http://t.co/gyvaLmKGoj #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Yea, they take a newcomer every year in a juried competition #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @1snugthejoiner Thanks for hanging out with us, Megan. #woodchat

@kring_l: @tumblewood night vic #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @1snugthejoiner Goodnight Megan. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland topic of working with Int Designers came up in #woodchat any idea when Glen’s talk will be published?

@uppercutwood: @1snugthejoiner let me know when you’ll JOIN the hangout one of these Wednesdays #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Even though expensive at times, shows are the best bang for the buck. Your in full control of your sales. #woodchat

@kring_l: @1snugthejoiner thanks for joining us #woodchat

@BCcraftmaster: #woodchat I’m out! Later #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BCcraftmaster See you later, Brian. #woodchat #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you next week guys. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn We just got the photos edited and uploaded, so that gallery will be up first. We’ll make the panel a priority. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Alright kids. Gotta run for the night. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr @WatkinsWoodWork Bye Dale, Matt. #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: Thanks for everything guys!!! Great topic and discussion. All the best everyone!!!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @EliCleveland: We just got the photos edited and uploaded, so that gallery will be up first. Well make the panel a priority. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Good place to find shows: https://t.co/OFA4oZVVhS #woodchat

@WVWoodshed: As for finding shows, you should live in Southern WV. There are no shows!!!! G-Nite!!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Next week’s show – how to find shows, how to get space in shows, and how to prepare and execute a successful show #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ll get a cam soon πŸ™‚ #woodchat

@kring_l: that would be another great topic, i for one know nothing about setting up a showing or marketing #woodchat

@woodshaver101: nice chatting with everyone good night. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WVWoodshed Bye, Stephen. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Good night, Mark. #woodchat

@jimabbruzzese: Good stuff as well always guys. Night all. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: If you want to learn how to do shows: build something nice (high quality) & submit to @designbuildshow (free) great learning oppty #woodchat

@kring_l: thanks guys, good night all #woodchat

@DesignBuildShow: RT @FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn For me, I want honest critique, but not many are willing to give it. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Great show tonight. Thanks to our guests @SMeekWoodworks and @Loogie. #Woodchat

@uppercutwood: Thanks everyone, see you next Wednesday at 7pm P/10pm E here http://t.co/9NGvaeDAZR #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @EliCleveland @FlairWoodworks @MansFineFurn oops, #woodchat on those last two.

@FlairWoodworks: @EliCleveland Do you have a ink to this “207” thing? @MansFineFurn #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @FlairWoodworks @MansFineFurn http://t.co/nCYvHiQmm5 Furniture Design forum. Just post that you want a critique. No guarantees. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @EliCleveland Thanks for the link. @MansFineFurn #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @FlairWoodworks @MansFineFurn http://t.co/RHGhNexVv5 #woodchat , oops, again

@uppercutwood: RT @uppercutwood: Woodchat On Air 3/6/2013: http://t.co/3VDIEw9bgT via @YouTube #woodchat

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