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The Cool Hammer Company

With Ron Brown

 
 

Make $20 to $40 An Hour With Your Scroll Saw

How-To CD With Large Full Color Pictures
and Two Hand Made Samples

How-To CD Shows You Two Easy to Make Scroll Saw Items That Never Miss And Have Been Very Hot Sellers For Me For The Past 7 Years. 

Although not intended to replace a full time income, many folks regularly earn significant extra income with their scroll saw. You can too. It's fun and easy and I'll show you how.


This How-To CD will give you the benefit of my experience gained in personally making several thousand of these items over the past few years. I even include a sample of the actual items (two pieces) you will be making. A picture is worth 1,000 words, but a real live article removes all of the guess work! I share short cuts and time saving techniques to help you be more successful in a shorter time. I have personally taught dozens of folks to make these two items.

I stumbled on these ideas about 4 years ago as a result of being hired by DeWalt Power Tool Corporation to demonstrate their Model DW788 Scroll Saw at some pretty large trade shows in Atlanta, Georgia. I needed something to make which was very fast to cut, flashy to watch and had universal appeal. These audiences have an extremely short attention span and are usually on the move.

I now have two very similar items that work great! The people never seem to tire of them and I have never had a failure so far. The first item sells for $3 each or two for $4 and takes less than 3 minutes to make. The second item takes less than 5 minutes to make and sells for $4 each or two for $6. If you wish, a supply of both items can be made up ahead of time, which will increase your profit even more. Your costs for each item run about $0.25 - a quarter! The rest is profit.


How it all Started: The True Story of Item #1 

  

This is the actual story of how I discovered the almost magical draw the first item has on folks. The first time I made item number one was at that trade show in Atlanta Georgia in August of 2000. DeWalt was paying me as a professional demonstrator and supplying the wood so I gave them away for free. At 9 am as the show first opened, I started cutting them out and gave them to the DeWalt employees working the booth with me (Including the three young ladies pictured below). 

The noise drew a crowd to see what I was doing on the scroll saw (which was the whole idea) and everyone else wanted to get these great items for themselves. Actually, most men wanted to get one for their wives or for their kids or grandkids; Same thing with the older women. The younger girls wanted one for their boyfriends and visa versa. 

The crowds were relentless. They wouldn't even let me go to the bathroom! I finally had to beg for their patience to get a 10-minute break. When I got back, they were still waiting. The same thing happened at lunch and the afternoon break. I cut between 130 and 150 - I lost count after about 80 - that very first day when I was just learning all of the intricacies of making the first item. The fun was just beginning because this was a 4-day show! Thank God I was only scheduled to work for 3 days. The next two days were exactly the same. At times, I had 25-30 people gathered around just to see what was going on. In the first three days I made between 400 and 500 of the first item. And that's how it all started.


I Discovered Another Hot Seller in 2003 

I learned about this item in the spring of 2003. I received a call from a fellow living in the North Georgia Mountains, the resort town of Helen, Georgia. This quaint north Georgia town is a tourist trap patterned after an Alpine village where they sell $4 hot dogs, funnel cake and trinkets imported from China. Several years ago he had been working a booth at a trade show and the fellow in the booth next to him made these little things I'm calling #2. This other fellow was drawing huge crowds around his scroll saw. My new friend paid $10 that day for his #2. I don't think I can get that much on a regular basis so I have priced my #2 at $4 each or two for $6, although you might want to try a higher price depending on your venue. You will have a lot more single sales of this item.

Because of my local reputation, having worked with DeWalt so often, I was recommended to him as someone who could teach him just exactly how to make item #2. He has a small sidewalk space in Helen, Ga. and will be selling them to the tourists this summer. My new friend came down for a day of instruction and exploration. I figured out how to make the item and we made several. Since then I have made a bucket full and have had the same warm response as item #1. He says he is having pretty good results so far and is excited about the rest of the summer. 


Do the Math 

Item #1 -- 20 items per hour X $2 ea = $40 per hour. 
If the first item takes 3 minutes to make, you can make up to 20 of them per working hour (you have to take out for bathroom breaks, food, etc.) So, 20 items at an average of $2 each equals $40 per hour (Assume everyone buys 2 to get lower price each so average is lower - just to be conservative)

Item #2 -- 12 items per hour X $3 ea = $36 per hour.
If the second item takes 5 minutes to make, you can make up to 12 of them per working hour (you have to take out for bathroom breaks, food, etc.) So, 12 items at an average of $3 each equals $36 per hour.

Notes: Not everyone will buy two at a time so your average selling price will probably be higher than the conservative examples given above. You can make up many, but not all, of these items ahead of time at home which increases your profits that much more. You will still make lots of these items at the particular venue. This is a great way to make extra money using spare time on weekends or in the evening. If you are retired, work part time or go to school, so much the better.
 


Tools You Need

Tools You Need You need a scroll saw, some blades, some wood and a drill with one bit. Any scroll saw will work. You also need the How-To CD and the two sample items I talked about above. The CD gives detailed step-by-step instructions, along with pictures and illustrations, on how to make each item. It has tips and hints to save time and material. There are several variations for you to use. Even if you don't want to work flea markets and trade shows, these items sell very well by word of mouth. Folks see them at work at church or at your house and they want to know how they can get some for themselves.

Type of Scroll Saw Needed: Any scroll saw will work. However, the better the saw the better the work and the least effort on your part. I prefer the DeWalt 788 personally. If you don't yet have a scroll saw, but still don't want to spend the $450 for the DeWalt, or $1,000 for a Hegner or RBI Hawk, I recommend a saw that at least has variable speed and uses plain end blades. A Dremel, Rigid, Delta, Grizzly, etc. will do to get started and generally cost around $150. 


Skill Level Required 

I am quite skilled as a scroll sawyer and very experienced, so I can do a very good job and do it quite fast. I also have a DeWalt 788 saw which is a very good machine. However, I have had lots of students from beginners to experienced scrollers who do a fine job after some practice. Nothing is difficult to learn, but you do need to be able to follow a pattern line somewhat. Item #1 is very forgiving. Item #2 requires a little more skill, but is easily mastered with 2 to 4 hours practice in your shop at home. Most folks produce sellable items after their first couple of tries. 


Where to Sell Items . . . The Easy Way!

Although they sell very well by word of mouth (if they see it, they want it), here is the rest of the story. Since that first show in 2000, I have made several thousand of these. At first I mostly gave them away at trade shows for DeWalt or for other promotions. Then I had the opportunity to begin to sell them. At first I charged only $0.50 each and it was the same as if they were free. Then I went to $1, Then $2. I finally set the price at $3 for one or $4 for two and the vast majority of the folks get two or more. Another variation of Item #1 sells for $5 each and is great for boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife and is a great seller. I have made these at church events, trade shows, in parking lots of local businesses. I teach woodworking and founded a scroll saw club so have taught many students how to make these items. They have sold them at flea markets, swap meets and church rummage sales. Folks buy 'em as fast as you can make 'em. The first item is especially popular with kids or with parents who have kids. But everybody loves 'em regardless of age. I have made them so long now that folks come to these shows looking for me! They sell anywhere folks are gathered: flea markets, church bazaars, swap meets, rummage sales, trade shows, tent sales, sidewalk sales, county fairs, carnivals, school fund raisers, high school and college football\baseball\soccer games, home and garden shows, craft fairs, on the sidewalk in front of your local grocery store on the week ends, anywhere! Both of these items make great fund raisers for local clubs such as boy scouts, girl scouts, church youth groups etc. 


Here is What You Will Get :

The How-To CD With Large Full Color Pictures and Two Hand Made Samples 

This How-To CD lets you in on my discoveries and little tricks and secrets I found and will give you the benefit of my experience gained in personally making several thousand of these items over the past few years, including:

You will get a full sized basic sample of each item to guide you as you learn to make them yourself.
You will get full sized drawings and cutting diagrams to aid you in learning how to cut them quickly.
You will learn exactly how to make the two items that virtually everyone wants and most are willing to pay you good money for.
You will get clear instructions on how to lay out and cut these items out.
You will learn how to layout the items on the spot anywhere without needing a computer to do it.
You will get illustrations, which make it easy to learn the tricks of quickly cutting out these items.
You will learn what woods work best and what to stay away from.
You will learn how to make items ahead during your non-selling show time to increase your profits even more.
I will give you a variation of item #1 that sells for $8.95, but only cost you and extra $0.50!
Another variation of Item #1 Adds $1 to the selling price, takes an extra 20 seconds and doesn't cost anything extra for material.
You will learn a variation of item #2 that makes it sell for an extra $1, takes the same amount of time to cut and only costs you and extra $0.10.
You will learn which blades to use and why.
You will learn where to buy the best longest lasting scroll saw blades that, paradoxically, are also the least expensive (about $23 per Gross - 144 blades)
You will get Ron's Tips and Hints included at No Extra Charge.
And of course much more than I can mention here.


 


                        Money Back Guarantee 

I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. When you get your How-To CD and your two sample basic items, if you feel that I have not truthfully represented the two items described above, I will happily refund your money. Just return all materials intact and ask for your refund. I am not some giant corporation trying to sell you something I know nothing about. I am a craftsman just like you trying to share a really rewarding discovery. I cannot guarantee your individual success nor can I guarantee that you will be able to cut out the items in the times I have described. Everyone has different skills and abilities. Some of you learn to cut faster, some slower. I also cannot guarantee your business success for the same reasons. What I am guaranteeing is that the material represented above accurately describes my personal experiences, including the many students I have personally taught to do the same thing. If you did nothing other than make these items for yourself and for your family and friends, it would be a great investment; cheap at twice the price!
I wish you God's many blessings and great success with your new venture and look forward to hearing of your experiences. Whatever your choice, I wish you good success and God's speed. Whenever you can, share this info with a kid. You were one once yourself.
2 Timothy 2:24


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Friends: I no longer sell this information. I have decided to include it for free when you ask for the Free Business Plan "Make $50 hr with your wood lathe." It pretty much dovetails in with the information contained in the plan.

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