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07-05-2018 09:52 AM
doglover85 The owls look amazing - I'm sure you'll get some good money for them, especially at Christmas!
07-05-2018 09:21 AM
marecat3 I don't like dead line myself but as I do a lot of this stuff at work it is part of the job. Most of the customers call early enough that is is not a problem but every now and then I get one that waits till the last min and then I go home with a headache. When I do stuff at home I try to make sure there is no dead line as I only have weekends to do the work. Love your work
07-01-2018 01:31 PM
sunnybob I was backed into a corner on this one.
A neighbour came round and saw all the boxes. He asked if I would do an owl. i shrugged it off at the time. about a month later I decided I would do an owl. Then the grandaughter saw it and claimed it.
Two weeks later, another neighbour came around and bought some stuff, but then told the first guy that I had an owl.
He came straight round wanting to buy it and was not happy when i said it was spoken for as he wanted one for HIS grandaughter and was going back to the Uk in a fortnight. Hence the deadline, just to get me out of the doo doo.

wont happen again, trust me.
07-01-2018 12:55 PM
Originally Posted by sunnybob View Post
Don, i really dont like doing repeats, I like to do everything on the spur of the moment (hey, its a hobby!). But the first owl caused quite a bit of interest, to the point it almost became a bidding war. So i thought I would make a few more to cover the wood costs and maybe boost the tool fund.
By the time I was half way through the second one it was like being back at work. Repetition, deadlines, constant comparing to see if it was the same, stress.
Uh uh. Dont do that no more. So i took them both to the vet's and there wont be any baby owls, thats for sure.
There is a way around that. First, do not, repeat not, have a deadline. Second, make a piece every once in awhile, whenever you feel like it. Maybe make a piece, then make the next piece a week later. Just anytime you have a bit of time to spare, and don't mind making another piece. Heck, take a year making the whole thing if you want, and do NOT take orders, just put it up for sale.

One thing I have found, if someone really, really, pushes you to make something you really do not want to make, charge them. Charge them a lot. A whole lot. Then charge some more. And NO deadline, they get it, when you feel like finishing it, and that is it.

Nice owls by the way. I'd like to order one.
07-01-2018 12:42 PM
swarfmaker Love them all but the butterfly stands out!
06-30-2018 12:02 PM
Originally Posted by DesertRatTom View Post
Over time, husbands and wives often come to look more and more like each other. That's probably what happened here. That, and leaving them along together overnight. Oh, wait, that's rabbits...
Then I feel sorry for my wife..........
06-30-2018 11:48 AM
TenGees No baby owls??? I see more empty steps, Bob.
06-30-2018 11:40 AM
sunnybob Now things are REALLY getting complicated!
06-30-2018 11:12 AM
DesertRatTom Over time, husbands and wives often come to look more and more like each other. That's probably what happened here. That, and leaving them along together overnight. Oh, wait, that's rabbits...
06-30-2018 10:23 AM
RainMan 2.0 They look really good sitting there Bob, like it was meant to be
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