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I’m not going anywhere, but I’m now in a lot of other places

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m not posting as much here as I used to.  Not to worry; I’m not abandoning this blog. Aside from the usual struggles to balance work, home life, and my hobby, … Continue reading

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New Spoons for Sale

I’ve made a few new spoons recently, and I’ve just now posted them to my Etsy shop.  I’ve begun putting together matched sets, offered at a slight discount, which make great gifts. This is a nice walnut mixer/server set.  I … Continue reading

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On Setting Prices as a Hobbyist Woodworker

“Somebody wants me to make them something.  How much should I charge for it?” “I’m going to my first craft fair.  How should I set prices for my work?” “I’d like to start selling some of the things I make, … Continue reading

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Two for One: A Freehand Dublin and a Churchwarden Apple

Trying out materials from different suppliers is always an adventure.  Some time ago, I ordered a “medium” sized block of plateaux briar wood from a vendor who came highly recommended.  When I got the block in the mail, I was … Continue reading

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Two More Churchwarden Pipes

Here are my latest two pipes, both churchwardens made from briar. This one is my first attempt at using a stain on briar. The color is not quite as even as I had expected, but I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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Literary Workshop Is Now Live on Etsy

It is with some trepidation that I announce that the Literary Workshop has gone commercial.  I will now be selling my tobacco pipes (and perhaps a few other items) at my new Etsy shop. I plan to make one or … Continue reading

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Thinking of Setting Up an Etsy Shop… Opinions?

I keep getting inquiries about the tobacco pipes I’ve been making, and I plan to make more soon.  I am also thinking seriously about opening an Etsy shop to sell some pipes. I really enjoy the work, and while I … Continue reading

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