April 2011

TTW Post Event Review

TTW has just published their post-show review of the recent International Custom Rod Building Exposition. Copy and paste the following URL into your browser’s address window to read it:   http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?referral=other&pnum=&refresh=rN04H9m150Ff&EID=edecec92-e556-414c-a9d0-481765e81cbd&skip=true   Navigate to page 26 for the specifics.

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Important Project

In June, RodMaker Magazine subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in an important project on behalf of the custom rod building industry. Stay tuned for details in the Volume 14 #3 issue, due out in mid to late June! Tom Kirkman ……………….

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Military Insignias

Within the past few days I was looking at this framed set of Navy Wings and it occurred to me that many rod builders might like to have weaving patterns available for the various U.S. military insignias.  I know that many builders receive requests from veterans for military themed rods. To that end, RodMaker will…

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Upcoming Issue…

Sorry I’ve been away from the blog for a week or so. This is a magazine “week” when I’m busy preparing another issue for the printer. Things get pretty hectic as the deadline approaches and with everything else I have to do some of the items that aren’t absolutely pressing have to be dimissed for…

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Business 201 – Paying Your Fair Share

There are costs associated with doing business. Those who are not willing to incur that cost, or worse yet, those who attempt to hang that cost on someone else, have no business being in business. Advertising theft has become rife in today’s business world. Previously it was fairly difficult to steal advertising outright. The advent…

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Business 101 – One Secret To Success

Very often I hear comments to the effect that such and such a company or person “supports” the International Custom Rod Building Expo. This is absurd. No one has ever supported the Expo – rather, it is the Expo that supports the craft and the industry. In fact, this is the secret behind it’s success.…

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Format Changes

The Volume 14 #2 issue of RodMaker hit the mail earlier this week. It contains the first of some important changes to the overall format of the publication – most notably, the addition of full color on every page. The Volume 14 #3 issue, to mail around the first of June, will complete the bulk…

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2011 Expo Presentation

Those of you who attended the 2011 International Custom Rod Building Exposition may remember viewing the slideshow presentation that was playing in both the Atrium and the main exhibit hall. It’s become a very nice presentation and includes almost 150 high quality photographs. Total running time is now over an hour. Chapters include: 1. Custom…

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