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Are there no outdoor ones near you? I have done lots and even been up to Crathes Castle near Aberdeen (100 miles away) and just north of Inverness (150 miles away). In fact there have been so many I have had to choose between up to 3 or 4 on the same weekends.

I got a good 3m squared gazebo a few years ago and have a couple of tables for putting my stuff on. I also got a nice Swift Kontiki motorhome so I dont have to stay in hotels and it gives me a bit more flexibility about where and when I do events. 

I  think at least the first half of 2021 will be outdoors only for me again.

Farmers markets are really good place to go and you dont have to be selling food at them for a stall. You need to be a bit creative and think out the box. Wheres your nearest posh town. Lots of folk have money to burn as they arent spending it on expensive holidays and are saving money from not commuting. Get a street traders licence and a gazebo!

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Are there no outdoor ones near you? I have done lots and even been up to Crathes Castle near Aberdeen (100 miles away) and just north of Inverness (150 miles away). In fact there have been so many I have had to choose between up to 3 or 4 on the same weekends.
I got a good 3m squared gazebo a few years ago and have a couple of tables for putting my stuff on. I also got a nice Swift Kontiki motorhome some I dont have to stay in hotels and it gives me a bit more flexibilityn about where and when I do events. 
I  think at least the first half of 2021 will be outdoors only for me again.
Farmers markets are really good place to go and you dont have to be selling food at them for a stall. You need to be a bit creative and think out the box. Wheres your nearest posh town. Lots of folk have money to burn as they arent spending it on expensive holidays and are saving money from not commuting. Get a street traders licence and a gazebo!

An old mate of mine is a cracking chainsaw carver.
Every year he drives from Wales, to park next to a roundabout for 2-3 months before Christmas just outside a rather posh city.
Parks his camper van and starts carving.
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On 26/12/2020 at 14:46, Jack.P said:

This is the first attempt  at fine woodworking but needs the base hollowing out now and edge bevelled 

 

Intriguing. Why not finish the seat before final assembly?

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3 hours ago, Beardie said:

Intriguing. Why not finish the seat before final assembly?

Hi yeah it wasn’t originally the plan on doing anymore to the seat but it will finish it off nicely with it hollowed out a bit .how much would punters pay for stuff like this 

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Have come up with a few ideas this week .one of them is cutting different types of timber to rounds and glued /layered up into bowls.another one is getting a trailer off unseasoned hardwood rounds but got a feeling most might end up as firewood but it wouldn’t be oak

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Its difficult making money as a woodturner. There are literally thousands of blokes in sheds all over the country with very little overheads, giving stuff away for nothing. This is mainly to do with their wives fed up with their stuff cluttering up the house so its given away as presents.

The ones who seem to make any money are the ones who are good enough to teach and write about it! 

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