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Shows anyone?
« on: May 06, 2014, 08:02:42 AM »
I do a couple of local forest products shows with increased business as my primary goal. It seems to be a very good chance to talk with and educate people about portable sawmills (mine specifically!). May 30/31 June 1 I will be at the Erin Wood festival that is only 15 miles from home. This show is primarily lumber jacks and chainsaw carvers. I ask that the show promoters have logs for me and I donate any sawing to the show.
 Does any one else do this? Your thoughts, ideas? I think I will take some specialty lumber I already have and try to sell it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 08:14:43 AM »
I have done many and it is one of the very best advertising methods.  You may not get many sawing jobs on the spot, but folks remember and will call when they have a need.  Pass out plenty of business cards.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 08:44:47 AM »
X2, what Lynn said!  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 12:53:43 PM »
Going to shows is like opening up a log.  You never know what you're going to get.... or when.  I recently got a call from a fellow who watched me saw at a county fair three years ago.  Some don't pan out, others do.  Farm show do fairly well for me.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 10:05:55 PM »
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I have been doing an annual demonstration at the collage when they have their tree school. Not the time or place to run low on business cards so have plenty on hand, I set the lap-top up with a slide show of different milling jobs, saw a log and take the time to answer all questions and saw another log. Have a plan for the sawdust and tailing at the end of the day as well. I use a heavy billboard tarp to cover a 24x40 area so the area looks like I was never there when I pull out.
Good luck I picked up a 50,000 bft job after the show this year, it should get started next month 8) 8)
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 10:10:59 AM »
Good suggestion about the sawdust, I did not think about that as the show I have been doing for three years is in the woods. This show coming up is in a Fireman's carnival field. They may not want a pile of sawdust left there! I'll find  tarp to take with me.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 10:48:38 AM »
Mike,think i`ll be there..
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