My 1.4561 Minutes of Fame

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Ken Scharabok, May 27, 2006.

  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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  2. DrippingSprings

    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    congrats!! I think it was more like 3.1206 seconds though
     
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    yer also a hit with farm show readers! :cool: whats that boy gona beat inta sumthin' next!? :rolleyes: :cool: think your working on more minutes of fame than that ken! and the good kind, not the enron/maroon type.
     
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    Nice article Ken.

    BooBoo
     
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    wow! ken, that is a really nice article!!

    yur famous!!
     
  6. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Excellent Ken, very nice read and well deserved praise. Wish we lived closer.
     
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    very nice. Congrats .... it's good to get a bit of recognition once in a while.

    quite an informative piece, btw
     
  8. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Brilliant. Have to respect someone that comes up with ideas - and then actually DOES THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    I believe it was Linus Pauling (two time Nobel Prize Winner) who said 'The way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas and then throw out the bad ones.' My addition to that is sometimes a bad idea in one situation is a good idea in another.

    Selling blacksmithing-related items on eBay is something which is working for me at the moment. Does it have legs? Really can't say. Right now I don't have any competition to speak of. If a couple of sellers come on doing virtually the same thing I'm doing a price war would likely drive most of us out.

    I somewhat have built-in advantages of my overhead is low, my equipment has largely paid for itself (and would still have a resale value) and it is supplemental income to me. Would be hard to drive me out of the market.

    As mentioned in the article I have been making and/or selling blacksmithing-related items for a long time (say 20 years). However, my market was EXTREMELY limited until eBay came along.
     
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    I enjoyed it very much. Nice pictures too .....
     
  11. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Ken , my late father was a Chemistry professor turned farmer and he spoke of your Linus Pauling often, LOL.
    So many of us have good ideas - so few IMPLEMENT them!!
     
  12. Gideon

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    Good stuff Ken, will pass on the info to a couple of amatuer blacksmiths nearby. As a kid we rigged a field expediant bellows to repair a tractor part. Got it cherry red and beat it back into position then hammered it a bit as it cooled. Worked for years.