Dateline: 30 October 2013
It took me exactly a month, working in my "spare time," to finish cutting out my 2nd production run of Classic American clothespins. That's them and me in the picture above. It amounted to a LOT of hours. I reckon there are somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 clothespins (once assembled) in the three tubs.
Those clothespin halves will be samples that are sent out as part of a "starter kit," along with springs and specifications, to woodworkers who are looking for a unique little woodworking project. But that aspect of my fledgling clothespin business will not be ready for another month or so.
Before that, I have the 1st production run of clothespins almost ready to sell as assemble-your-own clothespin kits. The kits will finally be ready to sell and ship out in just a few days. I will have a total of 225, 20-clothespin kits to sell. That's 4,500 clothespins total. More details will be posted here soon.
I will give advance notice of when the clothespin kits are going to be online for sale the day before they go on sale. If you are signed up for my Planet Whizbang newsletter, you will be getting the advance notice.