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And a couple (actually, three (3)) that are older ones that either needed more poly, or needed to be finished.

The three in the front (The Welcome sign with the flower, Welcome to our camp, and the fish to the far left) are ones that I found in the process of getting things unpacked. They had been tucked away at some point, and forgotten.

The other four I've slowly been working away on them. I still need to put poly on a couple of them, but hey... they're on their way.

Today I found another way to transfer my patterns. Those of you who have seen my video on transferring with Wintergreen Oil, have seen the ease of using it. Well, I found another way, and it's just as easy if not easier. (Yup, it's possible.) How did I manage this one? Well, Friday evening, I realized I was out of wintergreen oil, and I wanted to transfer a pattern or two. Hmph. I went to Kroger, (the useless one near me as well as the big store that I prefer, about 6 miles away.) Neither of them had the oil. I went to Meijer; nothing. At this point, I was ticked. I did find my oil, but had to pay a lot more than I did for the brand at Kroger, at a health food store. After getting the oil, I went to the art supply store, and picked up a blending marker. The ink in this pen, when applied to the paper, transfers a laser printer image even easier than my oil. I'll try to do a video if I can next weekend, or I'll find a video on line showing it in action.
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As usual....nice work Barb!
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They all look great, love cats, that is how I feel on Monday. I always wear a gray t-shirt on Monday.
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Great work Barb. Really liking the cat ones
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Awesome, Barb. Love the cat portrait.
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Your work Barb leaves nothing to be desired but can you compete price wise and still make a reasonable margin compared to CNC produced ones?
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Your work Barb leaves nothing to be desired but can you compete price wise and still make a reasonable margin compared to CNC produced ones?
I would think so, after all, for one thing, she is not making up for who knows how many thousands of $ spent on a CNC. I think it pretty much puts her ahead of the game. Also there are a lot of people who prefer something handmade, over machine made. She has a generator too, so if the power goes out she could start that up, and even work by candle light if need be, ain't seen no CNC machines able to do that lately. Go Barb.

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Today I found another way to transfer my patterns. Those of you who have seen my video on transferring with Wintergreen Oil, have seen the ease of using it.
I was looking on youtube, trying to find your video. What I found was a video on using orange oil. Checked, and seems to be cheaper than wintergreen oil. Also found out that supposedly any essential oil will work about the same. Didn't price any other oils. Sound like you might want to check out some other oils.

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I use a laser printer and prefer the acetone or lacquer thinner method for trsnsfers.

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Your work Barb leaves nothing to be desired but can you compete price wise and still make a reasonable margin compared to CNC produced ones?
Cedarsign.com is one that I've gotten a lot of ideas from (years ago) and his type of prices are the reason I got into this, to begin with. Most signs I see on line are using CNC and start at $100. $55 for a 1 x 6. I start at $25 for a simple 1x6 with words and $35 with words and one (1) simple graphic. The sign I did for my sister in-law would be $120 or so, I think. I'm pricing them at roughly $160 and up, elsewhere. If you go with cedarsign.com they're almost $300 (but I think they do it by hand?) cedarsignsonline.com sell 10 1/2 x ** and 14 x **. So you're looking at $100 or $130 and $160 respectively.

I do this mostly for extra money; couldn't do it full time, as I need the benefits from my job. But for craft shows, sideline, etc I don't know, Harry. I get told that I need to charge more, but don't.

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