Author Topic: Just wondering how a new furniture maker is suppose to survive or get business?  (Read 19308 times)

Peter Storey Pentz

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Freddy,

Music to my ears.  I lack the patience to enjoy making inlays.  As a result, a couple of my personal projects have been languishing for years.  I am glad to hear that this is something you are undertaking.  I will be contacting you about this in the new year.  I would like  to encourage other members to give you work, also.  Remember that inlay making was a specialty trade "back in the day" and most furniture makers bought their inlays from those specialists.  PSP

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Gents,

To be honest, I just love making banding. It is so much fun for me and I just about can make any example.  I can also saw the banding to any thickness, and what ever length necessary.  I make my logs 42" long on average, for one piece can go across a serpentine card table front apron. 

Fred
 
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 Banding proudly made in the Good Old USA.
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Pair of side tables named Simplicity. 
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rchampagne

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Nice tables, Freddy.  Do you have some detail photos? 
Rob

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Mr. Champagne,

I do have detail photos but the files are too large for the forum.  If you kindly send me an email, I will  then send the other photos.  My personal email is periodcraftsmen@gmail.com

Cheers,

Freddy
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Jeff L Headley

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Freddy, Years later do you have any advice?
Jeff

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Jeff,

Tons!!
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?  Just wondering how an older furniture maker is suppose to survive or get business?

Freddy Roman

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Jeff,

 One word social media! Get your website modernized. You need to get a blog up and running. Get an Instagram account. Get a business Facebook page. Present at woodworking in America. Get a google page. Get a Yelp page. Take photos and post items like you do here.  You are Steve are too cool and damn talented for people not go know you. You need to teach in New England. Contact Bob Van Dyke at the Connecticut Valkey School in Manchester.

This is where I would start!!!!
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