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Rich Griffin    Posted 02-26-2002 at 09:37:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I and my wife are looking for a legitamate source to get some work to do in our home along with our other jobs of being a transit bus driver{wife} and a self empolyed farm equip.mechanic & wood crafter. Things get pretty slow around here once in a while. Looking for something to assaymble like crafts,etc. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks,Rich.

cynthia araujo    Posted 12-02-2002 at 20:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was wondering if you do mail order work like special orders like i need a big toy box for my sons 1yr old and 3years old could you do it,,,

ANDY in Ga.    Posted 03-01-2002 at 20:50:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try going to flea markets and buying things to sell on ebay. Got a friend who has made a fortune doing this.Study ebay to see what is hot.

Ole Cuss    Posted 02-28-2002 at 13:11:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

If you are handy with a torch and welding unit, folks seems to like all sorts of crafts using iron and steel. I have seen horseshoes made into beautiful and unique mailbox posts and candleholders, for example. One of the more unusual and striking crafts showing up at Native American Pow Wows is flat steel torched into figures (bison, eagles, etc.) sized either for wall hangings or yard figurines. You can use junk parts off tools, farm machinery, etc. and use your imagination to weld them into painted yard figures: making 2-foot high crows out of old parts for the yard is big around here. Finally, you can pick up (for cheap or free) worn-out no-good farm implements, machines, and do-dads, give them a paint job, and sell them as lawn decorations: I have seen plows, corn shellers, milk cans, even tractor crankshafts put to some use in this way. A note of caution: the arts and crafts market can be disappointing when you put your heart and soul into a creation and then find out how cheap people can be when you ask a reasonable price for it. Don't take it personally: most people are just cheap bastids at heart.

Shiloh    Posted 02-27-2002 at 23:42:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
BB is right there is a lot of money that is made at flea markets from what I have heard and its an enjoyable experience.
I tried the assembly of things at home after paying so much for supplies first. Both of my submitted work was rejected, so all I got out of it was some doll house Christmas wreath making supplies that I way over paid for (back before I was on the internet). Watch out for these type rackets. And before investing into anything that is work at home check it out with the Better Business Bureau, they have a site on the net too.
I like you could use the extra cash from a work at home job, but I have never found one or looked real hard. There are some sites that help work from home Moms find jobs (but I'm not a mom) that I heard about on the Ophra Show. So doing a search on "work from home" (with the quotes) at or any search engine may bring up that site.
Good luck and I hope you can find or do something.

BB    Posted 02-26-2002 at 10:14:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go to some trades days or flea markets and look around. People will buy most anything hand crafted. Many people make a good living doing nothing but this. My hunting buddy had to retire due to medical problems several years ago. He and his wife starting buying things and reselling them at these markets and do pretty good. From the looks of some the 40' motor homes at these places, some of them must REALLY be doing good.

Donna    Posted 02-26-2002 at 20:59:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hubby and I did just that, he is not far from retirement, and they love handmade wood products, furniture, intertainment center, pie safes, etc. BB has some great advice.

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