“…I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.” -Lloyd Dobler
Making Gear and Dropping Loot.
Almost everything that I make, I made first for myself, for my own use, or for my family and friends because they were things that interest me personally.
I have both a wide range of interests (urban farming, animal breeding, leather tanning, blacksmithing, machining, wood crafting, casting, welding, sewing, and auto mechanics) and a really long list of projects that I want to work on. So, when I start a project, I work in small batches, keep one for myself, put a few aside for trade, and then immediately retool and move on to the next challenge. This mean that most of what I do is of a limited run and usually one of a kind as I am learning throughout the process and each piece is an improvement on the one before.
If there is a lot of interest is something that I’ve done in the past, I’ll revisit the project, but for the most part I am more interested in taking on new commissions and challenges.