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Fancy opening a knapping shop?

Post by grendel on Thu May 16, 2013 2:32 pm

If you do it may not be such a pipe dream. If this guy can do this in Hackney, anything is possible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22467510

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Post by the barnacle on Fri May 17, 2013 3:40 pm

thanks for the link - I hope it works out for him but I cant help but think he has made a mistake - now he has overheads, maybe he needs to share the shop with a knapper Very Happy

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Post by grendel on Fri May 17, 2013 8:31 pm

I can't help but think how is he paying the rent by selling spoons? And who in Hackney is paying a tenner for a spoon?

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Post by the barnacle on Sat May 18, 2013 7:16 am

I see on his blog he is offering 6 day spoon carving courses for £420 and is fully booked - I think the tv advert has created his business to grow as he is seeking an apprentice,
he also sells the spoons for £15 now - I think business is good for him.

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Post by grendel on Sat May 18, 2013 12:47 pm

Craft is the in thing now, if you go on Meetup there are entire clubs that meet once a week and sell tickets.

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Post by skalla on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:59 am

haha, Barn the Spoon! I saw this a little while back and admire the chap, though i think he'll wander back to his simple life soon enough.
He's a bit of a spoon evangelist, and as a sometimes spoon maker myself i can well understand that. As for the price of his spoons, i reckon that he is underselling his work! i would have thought that plenty folk in London (though not Crackney, admittedly) would pay far more for an organic sustainable hippy spoon. I'm not at home at pres, though i will post some of my own work here-ish next week

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