Our local Art Center has an annual “Craft Art Market that I’m trying to make some night lights for, as well as small “Date Books” (pocket calendars).
Both items are always more work than they should be for the price charged. And of course, the AC takes 40% which makes it even worse. To get them done in a timely manner (timeliness is not a strong point) I’ve had to work this weekend even though we’ve had dinner guests both evenings & I should have stayed home. — Tell me, do any self employed woodworkers make time & 1/2? on the weekends? or even for working over 40hrs/week?
Some of the shades are made from veneers and they look really cool. others are made from hand painted silk. I’ll try to upload a couple of pics (the whole point of this blog) of the nite lites as well as the beginning process of making the frames for the veneer/silk shades.
I haven’t started on the calendars yet. I need to work on pictures that buyers will think are worthy of purchase. All due this coming week.
I use a really cheap hole saw to drill out the circles used for the top & bottom of the frames. It’s great because I can put two blades in the saw fixture and cut both the outside and the inside “groove” that holds the veneer. I’ll try tomorrow or later to take pictures of how I cut all the other holes in the frames.
This is all new to me…. I’m even taking an Adult Ed class on Blogging to figure out what’s going on. (I’ve had a computer since the ’80’s but that doesn’t mean I’m literate.)