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Forum: General Craft Discussion 08-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
Thanks Shauna, Your mantle looks great. I have...

Thanks Shauna,
Your mantle looks great. I have looked into Buddy Rhodes, but I haven't found anything locally. I make my own mix (learned at Georgia Tech) and just play around with colors. I have...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 08-24-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
I am really glad that you like it. I sell my...

I am really glad that you like it.
I sell my creations through Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ConcretePicture?view_type=list). If you don't see something there, I will be happy to make it and then...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 08-18-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
Thanks for all of the encouragement. I don't...

Thanks for all of the encouragement. I don't know about being famous, but I try to keep my mind busy with ideas.
Here is a table top of my most recent table:...
Forum: Project Showcase 07-30-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,395
Posted By Dan
Thanks for your comments. This is what...

Thanks for your comments.

This is what they weigh:
The 4x6 weighs about 1.5 lbs.
The 5x7 weighs about 5.5 lbs.
The 8x10 weighs about 7.75 lbs.

My diploma frame is 27x24 and the frame...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-30-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
Thanks Allyson. I got a lot of criticism when I...

Thanks Allyson. I got a lot of criticism when I came up with the idea, but everyone must agree that they are unique.
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
Hey thanks a bunch. That was the first one that...

Hey thanks a bunch. That was the first one that I made and spent a ton of time trying to figure out how to make it work together. Then I spent a ton of time grinding it down to the aggregate. The...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Dan
Concrete Furniture

A great addition to our backyard and garden is a concrete table. I have a structural background and figured I could make something strong and durable. After our table, I decided to make custom...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dan
I started a facebook page separate from my...

I started a facebook page separate from my personal page just to show off some of my concrete stuff to my friends and family - like an online photo album. I have not seen any business from it, but...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-19-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,429
Posted By Dan
Food from the fair is the best tasting, most...

Food from the fair is the best tasting, most fattening and what dreams are made of. Good luck with it all. I am sure that it will go better than your fears expect. If nothing else, it will be a...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-19-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dan
I have never heard of that, but I could see it...

I have never heard of that, but I could see it becoming much more popular. The home party was a great marketing strategy for many companies because it included close friends and family having a good...
Forum: Project Showcase 07-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,395
Posted By Dan
The concrete is cast in forms or molds that I...

The concrete is cast in forms or molds that I made and then often ground down to expose the aggregate. The odd shaped one is split red oak with a thick urethane finish and that is concrete in the...
Forum: Project Showcase 07-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,395
Posted By Dan
Concrete Furniture

It is a little crazy, but I have really gotten into making things out of concrete. From little picture frames to big bar tops.
Some advantages of concrete include diversity in shapes, colors,...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-14-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dan
This is a very popular marketing strategy - and...

This is a very popular marketing strategy - and marketing is a big part of business.
If someone were to buy one of my items for full price, I would certainly sell a second one to them for a deal. ...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-14-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 224,159
Posted By Dan
Concrete picture frames, concrete tables. ...

Concrete picture frames, concrete tables.
Started just days ago.
http://concretepicture.wordpress.com

My Etsy store has been up for a few months.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ConcretePicture
...
Forum: Crafting Business 07-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,245
Posted By Dan
Very nice work. Good luck with Etsy. You have...

Very nice work.
Good luck with Etsy. You have a great assortment of glass work.
Do you do any blown glass? I am sure that I would injure/burn myself.
I struggle with the quality pictures too. I...
Forum: Wood Crafts 07-13-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dan
I have access to a planer when I make it up to...

I have access to a planer when I make it up to visit my folks. I also steal old barn wood from my dad's massive pile so drying has never been an issue up there. Unfortunately, he does not have a...
Forum: Wood Crafts 07-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dan
Timber Drying, Milling

I have taken down a couple of large oak trees lately and would like to use more of that wood in my projects. A recent project was my concrete table top that sits on some of that oak. I simply split...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-13-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dan
I have steered clear of international shipping...

I have steered clear of international shipping because of cost. I have chosen flat rate within the U.S. because it gets delivered fast and I know exactly how much to charge. This may be much more...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-13-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dan
I have had limited success on Etsy and none with...

I have had limited success on Etsy and none with Artfire, Bonanzle, silkfair or Bluejay. I know what you mean about getting lost at sea when it comes to Etsy exposure. I started my own website (a...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Dan
I know that I am a little late for your church...

I know that I am a little late for your church project, but I wanted to comment on Mrs. J's post. I think the personalized concrete stepping stones is a great idea. I have thought about making...
Forum: General Craft Discussion 07-13-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,688
Posted By Dan
Concrete would be a great if they are large...

Concrete would be a great if they are large enough. If the creatures are small with thin appendages, the concrete will break very easily, even with fiber reinforcing, etc. Let me know if you need a...
Forum: Off Topic 07-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By Dan
I am a Structural Engineer from 8-5. I spend a...

I am a Structural Engineer from 8-5. I spend a lot of time at work dreaming up things that I want to make at home. Usually, my projects take a lot longer than what I thought, but the results are...
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