All I can say is wow, it's different being on the backside of the table! I took examples of my work, and had lots of folks asking about them. Bunny was making bling at the table,and did really well on her first day as a vendor. CGO got a bit under the weather due to the heat, but felt better when we got home. My goodness, I couldn't believe how many people DIDN'T know about the shop. I've drummed up a mess of business, maybe more than I need! LOL! I even met two retired 'smiths, and they have a bunch of firearms they need blued, and said I'd be getting THEIR business. All in all, it was a good day, and the company was excellent. We're prob'ly going to close up and come home about noon today, as the sitting really made my back go haywire. I had to deal with spasms several times yesterday,and it wasn't pleasant. Robg, if you're coming down, get headed this way, Bunny has a long drive ahead of her, and has to get on the road about noon. I'll PM you my number, so give me a call. It's been a lot of fun, and I've met lots of new friends at this show. I may just try it again!
Sounds like ya'll are having a good time in spite of the challenges! Gun shows are more fun from the vendor side of the table! Ninja Piper and I did a show a few months back and I really had a great time! Sold enough to put a good down payment on my scooter! I had to really watch myself though.....almost blew the profits on guns people would stop by with!
Glad to hear that it went pretty good Bob. Would a tall chair like a people use at a kitchen counter or island be more comfortable for you. Those with a back and the rungs near the bottom to put my feet on are easier for me to sit at for extended periods of time than a low chair at table level. Might check into that before you do it again sir.
One of the fellas behind me used a high chair, and said it helped his back. The promoter came by yesterday and told me she wants me to go to the next show so she has a gunsmith present. There were only two of us advertizing as gunsmiths, and I drummed up a LOT of future business. Matter of fact, I have to go into town to pick up half a dozen guns that were in a fire, to do an insurance claim. The customer is supposed to call when he gets to town today. I only got a couple of pics of our table, because we were so busy. Here they are, and I think we did a pretty nice display.
It was more fun than walking all over the place, and spending too much money! LOL! Not that I made any, but I have more contacts now, and lots of repair and refinishing work lined up for the shop. And I picked up eight firearms today, that went through a fire and need to be inspected, tested, and refinished. The scary part was some of them were loaded, and one had rounds blow up in the magazine. But I got them all unloaded, and have begun to disassemble them for inspection. My hands were black and filthy after handling two of them, and it's going to be a dirty job getting them ready just to go in the shop! I decided to take them down in the unfinished part of the building to keep the smell out of the shop itself. Then they have to be washed down with solvent, so I can handle them without getting soot all over everything! I'm having too much fun for an old guy! LOL! I'll post some pics of the mess in a few days!
It's a nasty project! I posted some pics of it here on the Powderkeg. They are mostly salvagable, with the exception of the SKS that was closest to the fire. And the black is awful to get off, and just seems to smear all over the place.