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    Fourth Quarter Shop Notes

    Since October I have had two shows and a ton of orders. So much so in fact I have been working 5 1/2 to 7 days a week, 12 to 15 hours a day just to try to keep up. I finally was able to hire a part-timer but he left after two days beacuse he wasn't able the stand the dust. The week after Thanksgiving was a record sales week, the best in the 9 year history, and the first week in December was right close behind. So I am extremely far behind in orders, the lumber supplier has been making a weekly delivery, I am at the shop more hours than I am at home and I am looking forward to after Christmas so I can relax a little. Did I say a little? Not much rest though.

    So if you are waiting on a order or know someone who is please be assured that I am working as hard and as quickly as I can to ensure all the orders that need to be received prior to Christmas are received.

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    Glad your sales are doing so well but hope can get some rest after the holidays!

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    Your success is well deserved David. Your large Lazy Susan lives on our kitchen table. I hope you can find some quality help in the new year.

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    I have two of your boards. And I want moooooore! Congrats on the business, being too busy is much better than the opposite. Here's to hoping the new year finds you some reliable help in the shop.

    Cheers,

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    Great soon Dave's boards are going to be like Kramer knives, 5+ year waiting list, then after you wait 4 years he will close his list only to see his boards sell on ebay for 10k

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    congrats... i just had a customer in today who ordered from you recently and we were talking about how awesome your boards are... glad things are going well

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    David,

    That is great news!! We are enjoying our Cherry board daily, but I want a bigger board - don't worry it can wait until after Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post
    David,

    That is great news!! We are enjoying our Cherry board daily, but I want a bigger board - don't worry it can wait until after Christmas
    Ha! He got you hooked with a 'gateway' board
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    The "curse" of being in high demand! Glad you are doing well, although those days can definitely get old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill13 View Post
    David,

    That is great news!! We are enjoying our Cherry board daily, but I want a bigger board - don't worry it can wait until after Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    Ha! He got you hooked with a 'gateway' board

    Tell me about it, i've been dreaming of doing all the countertops kitchen.

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