Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Take My Card


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-05-2011, 03:34 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Take My Card

Well Artie......

The Canada Winter games are being hosted by our city and start Thursday, ten's of thousands of people will be here to watch so.........

I sell wood crafts I make at the largest upscale farmers market in Atlantic Canada so I built a new display booth as we are open every day however I am only able to attend 8 of the days so......

I put the Take My Cards up this morning, man the feedback from people was amazing, they love them!

So you might get a bunch of strange inquiries
Attached Images
File Type: jpg takemycard1.jpg (130.2 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg takemycard2.jpg (65.4 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg display1.jpg (174.5 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg display2.jpg (124.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg display3.jpg (138.4 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg display4.jpg (96.3 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg display5.jpg (86.1 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg coffeescoops.jpg (197.9 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg OilLamps.jpg (171.1 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Spurtles.jpg (134.8 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg Winestoppers.jpg (109.5 KB, 17 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 02-05-2011, 03:59 PM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 31
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 7
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice work Andy!

You are blessed for sure
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-05-2011, 04:09 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnMoore View Post
Nice work Andy!

You are blessed for sure
Thanks bud, I had that rack in the middle made by my Blacksmith friend Scott, check this out http://www.scotianironworks.com/ it holds rolling pins I make, made four this week, by 7 a.m. this morning they were gone If the snow holds off as they are calling for another major dump here, I will be turning tomorrow, at least I don't have far to go to work, 15 sec walk!
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2011, 08:41 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 7
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

did you make those pens yourself?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2011, 03:52 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DillonB92 View Post
did you make those pens yourself?
Yes I make everything we sell except cutting boards and knives, my son makes those two products. It's actually the rules here anyhow especially at this market.

Years ago I tought pen turning at a local college in the evenings, I have since tought probably 60 people, still have requests but no time. It's a very fun hobby and a great way to get started in turning.

I have a friend Bryon who is on long term disability helping me in the shop at the moment three days a week as we are pretty far behind.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That looks fantastic!

Quote:
I put the Take My Cards up this morning, man the feedback from people was amazing, they love them!
What kind of feedback do you normally hear? Is it people looking to purchase from you or are they looking for you to make them other custom wood projects or what?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-06-2011, 08:56 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That looks fantastic!



What kind of feedback do you normally hear? Is it people looking to purchase from you or are they looking for you to make them other custom wood projects or what?
Constant, "What a GREAT Idea", "Where did you find these?", "Are they expensive"

They are buying product, I am no longer taking orders as I have too much of a back log.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-06-2011, 09:23 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 7
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice! My Carpentry Teacher bought 2 lathes and a pen making kit for us to experiment with. I think its pretty fun. I haven't made my pen yet but i will this week something. Its very Relaxing! i'll post pics when i get it done finally
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-2011, 04:16 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DillonB92 View Post
Nice! My Carpentry Teacher bought 2 lathes and a pen making kit for us to experiment with. I think its pretty fun. I haven't made my pen yet but i will this week something. Its very Relaxing! i'll post pics when i get it done finally
Fun, relaxing and you can make good money at it. I have a very close friend that is an editor of the largest woodworking magazine in the country, he put himself through University turning pens and other small items. I tought my son when he was 12 and was shocked at the money he made and continues to make although being in University he doesn't have much time so I am busy picking up the slack.

I am getting a lot of commercial orders as we have a local guy who laser engraves them, not only pens but razors with a brush engraved with the barber's name, this past week two local Universities put their orders in for graduates so I am booked pretty solid until landscaping starts.

We engrave wine stoppers for local wineries and coffee scoops for two local companies that roast their own coffee.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-07-2011, 01:27 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 7
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice! what Magazine does he work for? I enjoy it. I made a small baseball bat just messing around. My teacher only ordered 1 thing. So only one person can work at a time on the pen. I hope to do mine tomorrow if we are in school. What kind of Lathe did you get your son? What's the startup cost for making pens? Including a lathe. It sounds very awesome. I think it would be pretty cool.
The kit my teacher ordered is a pen and then there is another one that is a mechanical pencil. I'll take a picture when i Finally get it done.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Logo Business Card and Post Card Design Hedgemaster Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 41 11-17-2011 10:59 AM
Card Caddie As Seen On TV arthur712 Promote your products or services 5 10-16-2009 12:29 PM
** FREE business card and business card holder giveaway ** Steve Promote your products or services 37 08-17-2009 11:40 PM
New Card picframer Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 3 07-03-2009 04:50 AM
Business Card makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 01-01-2008 12:07 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Lawnline
1 436
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-27-2016 08:02 PM
by Steve
25 6,028
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 21
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 256
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 55
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 663
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
07-26-2016 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,755
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 47
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 46
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 577
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,510
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,495
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 122
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 146
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 83
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 115
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 142
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 245
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 778
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 288
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 306
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 233
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,787
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,316
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,570
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 275
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,293
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 392
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 898
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,717
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,969
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy