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    Custom Made

    Hi everyone
    After much pondering,soul searching and debating I have decided to jump off the deep end to try my hand at selling my wares on Custom Made, a site that after talking to other members there seems to be the place to be if you want to get lots of exposure for your woodworking. With over 100,000 web hits a month and a great staff to help out, I'm feeling pretty good that my investment will pay off. Follow this link to my page and let me know what you think.
    http://custommade.com/by/mikemathieu
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
    http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu

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    Interesting Mike let us know how it works out for ya.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    i like the page, mike and i like you giving the definition of intarsia rather than a books version..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Looks good Mike. I see they have a "free" option for artisans to post. Did you try this route or dive in head first? Hope it goes well for you, looks like you've got a good niche.
    Darren

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    Thanks guys--I guess time will tell if the initial investment was worth it but after talking to other artists the feedback was pretty promising.
    To Darren-- I chose to dive in head first with one of the premium plans which gets very good exposure as far as the number of projects allowed, artist profiles,tweets, facebook entries and blogs. We shall see!!!
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
    http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu

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    Mike,
    Nice page there... and good luck with the site..

    I looked into it, but decided it wouldn't work for me... Hope you have lotsa sales.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
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    Looks like a great idea. I'll be interested to see how it works for you.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I've been following along with the different sites that promote it. It looks really interesting. Be sure to keep us informed on how it's working for you.
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    Wishing you lots of sales.

    I love that Roman Chariot.

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