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Sat May 23, 2020, 03:07 PM

Some of the things I make and sell, woodworking and sculpture

I have been expanding my internet presence since our art shows are all cancelled probably for the whole year. I am not a big people person but I do miss interacting with customers at the shows and explaining my process, especially to kids, I would like to see more get into this dying art.

I have been in the woodworking field most of my life besides the Army. And have had my own business for the last 16 years.

Some good sellers are my chainsaw carved birdhouses, I am keeping things on my site shippable size and shipping is included.

My Site http://harnettdesigns.com/

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Our display for shows
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Pumpkins are a good seller

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I call the ones with yellow hair trumpkins a trump supporter actually bought the one with the tongue ticking out and got upset when my wife said "Oh you sold a trumpkin".
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Reply Some of the things I make and sell, woodworking and sculpture (Original post)
Woodwizard May 2020 OP
FM123 May 2020 #1
Woodwizard May 2020 #6
CousinIT May 2020 #2
Woodwizard May 2020 #7
BComplex May 2020 #3
Woodwizard May 2020 #8
BComplex May 2020 #11
blm May 2020 #4
Woodwizard May 2020 #9
blm May 2020 #12
pazzyanne May 2020 #26
5X May 2020 #5
Woodwizard May 2020 #10
Jeebo May 2020 #13
Alliepoo May 2020 #14
procon May 2020 #15
mollie8 May 2020 #16
yonder May 2020 #17
Woodwizard May 2020 #34
tblue37 May 2020 #18
MLAA May 2020 #19
Karadeniz May 2020 #20
iluvtennis May 2020 #21
RVN VET71 May 2020 #22
CaptainTruth May 2020 #23
2naSalit May 2020 #24
lostnfound May 2020 #25
UpInArms May 2020 #27
Woodwizard May 2020 #33
GeoWilliam750 May 2020 #28
Cracklin Charlie May 2020 #29
Chainfire May 2020 #30
Woodwizard May 2020 #35
3Hotdogs May 2020 #31
Woodwizard May 2020 #36
3Hotdogs May 2020 #39
gristy May 2020 #32
El Mimbreno May 2020 #37
Woodwizard May 2020 #38
El Mimbreno May 2020 #40
Woodwizard May 2020 #41
Woodwizard May 2020 #42
Woodwizard Jul 2020 #43
Bayard Dec 2020 #44
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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. Beautiful!

My favorite is the bear!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:23 PM

6. Thank you

I do a lot of them

They are the stereotypical thing thought of for chainsaw carving. And eagles

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. Nice work! I especially like the Pumpkins! n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #2)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:24 PM

7. Thank you

I like doing them they sell year round

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. I love all of these! Totally talented!

Thanks for introducing us to your work!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:25 PM

8. Thank you

Glad to be here.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #8)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:30 PM

11. I bookmarked your website.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. That bear would sell fast in Hendersonville.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

9. They sell fast thanks!

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #9)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:33 PM

12. I bet. Carved bears bring in big bucks down here.

Yours has a great facial expression.

Really good website.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:29 PM

26. I love the bear!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:19 PM

5. Nice work, what kind of wood for the pipes? n/t

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Response to 5X (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:29 PM

10. Wood types

The pipes are a mix I use Cherry, Sugar Maple, Hickory, I put in a brass screen and it has air regulator carb port on the front

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

13. I'm thinking about Cherie Currie and her chainsaw sculptures.

And even now, at 60, she's a hottie.

-- Ron

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:52 PM

14. What a wonderful talent you have!!

Beautiful!!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:03 PM

15. You are a very talented artist.

I love all the whimsical faces, they remind me of The Shire and I can invision them in Bilbo Baggins house, or in the forest home of Rubeus Hagrid from the Harry Potter books.

I was especially attracted to those spoons, a cook can never have enough wooden spoons, you must sell a lot of them.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful and creative work!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:18 PM

16. Wonderful Art!

Do you do dogs? How much for a Scottish Terrier?

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:21 PM

17. Nice work. I like the tree elves and the pumpkins. One comment:

Funny looking measuring spoons in your 4th and 5th photos. Looks like they might leak, too.



Seriously, do you an oil to treat those ladles? Maybe a food grade linseed oil?

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Response to yonder (Reply #17)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:51 AM

34. Beeswax and oil paste

I carve the spoons sand them steam them to raise the grain and sand again they then get a Canola beeswax mix. It is not necessary for any oil on wooden spoons it does make them stain resistant.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:35 PM

18. The expression on that bear's face is wonderful! nt

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:43 PM

19. Love the tree trolls, love love the expression on the bear, love the pumpkins!

Man oh man, you have so much talent 🙂

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:48 PM

20. Thanks for sharing...what talent!❤

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:59 PM

21. very nice!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:03 PM

22. Wow! Definitely wow!

Well done and I pray your business flourishes.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:12 PM

23. All beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:27 PM

24. Beautiful work...

takes talent!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:27 PM

25. Oh my gosh those are so fun. Nicely done. Nt

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:30 PM

27. Thank you

I am going to absolutely love my new birdhouse

💘💘💘

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #27)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:46 AM

33. Thank You!

I will be shipping it first thing Tuesday.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:05 PM

28. Nice stuff!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:13 PM

29. That beat has a sweet face.

I think I love him.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:37 PM

30. I enjoy woodworking

but not at that level of expertise. The only competition I could give you is that my wood shop is as full of sawdust as yours.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #30)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:10 AM

35. Sawdust

My brother gave me an old pellet stove taken out of the house he bought I modified it to run sawdust it works great I added a copper coil water heat exchanger to get more heat the air heat exchange is not very efficient this model could have been designed better

Great to heat off my waste it will keep the 40x60 shop in the 50s in winter, it helps that I insulated the whole building to r38.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:06 PM

31. Nicel work. Consider adding porridge stirrer to the repertoir.

Something, relatively flat at the base, squared off at the edge, to scrape the edges of the pot. Used to stir oatmeal and such in a teflon coated pot, so as not to scratch the coating.

I had one once. Damn if I know where it went.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #31)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:19 AM

36. I put it on my list

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #36)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:36 AM

39. I'm in for a pipe when N.J. legalizes.

Unfortunately, N.Jl's gub'mint could fuck up a wet dream.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:15 PM

32. Wow!

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:27 AM

37. Fantastic carvings!

and I'll bet they sell well at craft fairs. Real talent there!

Coincidentally, I had just posted some of my work on Daily Kos:
https://www.dailykos.com/comments/1943749/77411134#comment_77411134

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #37)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:50 AM

38. Nice work

Do you mill your own wood? I have a Alaskan chainsaw mill on a Stihl 660 I mill a lot of my wood that I make furniture from. Built a dehumidifier kiln to dry the wood down to 8%

The rectangular table pictured came from a big tulip poplar in the yard it sat for a while when I milled it the intention was for shelving in my shop until I saw the spalting. It is now our dining table

The large oval table is from a sugar maple that came down in hurricane sandy. I like to give the story of where the wood came from when people buy my furniture.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #38)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:05 PM

40. Wow!

Great joinery/inlays!
I also have an Alaskan that I put on my Husqvarna with a 15 degree chain. Anything under 6" diameter goes directly to the bandsaw. Drying is not an issue here in our high, semi-arid climate, but cracking is.
We also like to tell customers the origin of our wood; Which vineyard the grapevine came from, the wild hybrid walnut from a neighbor's pruning, apricot from an unsound tree behind the local herb store. The juniper and pinon are from the Gila National Forest - areas that have been thinned or designated firewood areas where they need the stems per acre reduced. This year's permits were 10 cords for $20.
Th most interesting story is the Norway Maple. The tree was planted in a schoolyard near Vermilion SD around 1905. After schools were consolidated, the building became a house. Around 2010 the tree was hit by lightning; half came down and the other half was leaning toward the house, and had to be taken down. We met the owners at a farmers market/craft event and they asked if we would like some of the wood. The trunk was about 30" in diameter, but hollow. We got some of the branches, and when I cut into it, discovered that some pieces had tiger striping - we went back for more.

My wife works with gourds and decoupage, among other things. I know we're going to have to list more stuff on Etsy; We're already down 2 craft events for this year due to the virus, don't know how many more will be cancelled.

Best wishes to you - keep burnin' kilowatts and makin' sawdust!

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #40)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:26 PM

41. Here in NY

It looks like all our shows will be cancelled I put stuff on Etsy and Ebay just to get more exposure but they get a pretty big cut.

If you are using square you can set up a site and then you just have the card processing fee and I just linked it to my website. Some of the artisans I do shows with came up with an idea to try a virtual art show on Zoom, I participated yesterday and had two sales. In normal times this weekend is our first show for the year and a big one. We usually have two per month all the way to Christmas.

We will take a big hit this year but will survive my wife just retired and has medicare and ss I have a few years to go but have VA coverage and I have been making sales online something I never put much effort into previously.

I have friends that have lost their jobs and healthcare going to take a long time to recover.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:58 PM

42. Some new pipes

Made some new pipes Hickory and Sugar Maple.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 07:44 AM

43. One of my birdhouses in the yard

House wrens are busy they are noisy little birds.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2020, 12:45 PM

44. Very, VERY nice!

I will be checking out your website.

I just bought some beautiful wood bowls for xmas presents from a local artisan here.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 06:19 AM

45. KnR

 

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