I have announced several weeks ago to close down Unique Clocks after 18 years in operation. Due to the high volume of work, high levels of stress, extremely long hours and lack of quality family time I have decided to stop and go back to being an amatuer woodworker.
I love working wood and in order to keep doing what I love I need to be able to afford it, so my hobby needs to be self supporting. My income is not large enough to be able to support daily life expenses and the on going increasing cost of materials. So I have decided to open up a sales section in this blog. It’s just one individual selling to another individual as private buyers and seller.
Not all of the proceeds will go towards covering the costs associated with the craft. Certain products will be dedicated from time to time to go towards the homeless, the poor and the needy. All of the proceeds from the sale of these dedicated products will be directed towards the additional 4000 families that have been rendered homeless in my home town in the last few months and forced to sleep in their cars with their children some as young as 19 months old due to the current high rental market and low wages. Merely having a roof over your head has exceeded a single incomes weekly wage. These families are not alcoholics nor drug addicts but decent folk who cannot meet the high demands of paying excessive rent. Blankets and pillows are much needed for their temporary housing in mosques and churches provided but as these places of worship are over stretched the majority continue to live in and out of their cars. The council’s response was to place no camping signs in these areas.
From time to time I may post antique and vintage tools for sale, I will always do my utmost best to keep these prices as low as possible. I will also offer tools that I have made, I fully understand how expensive tools have become and will take this into consideration when pricing them. My aim is to help as many woodworkers as I possibly can because without tools we cannot build anything.
All items listed are in Australian dollars, this is a great opportunity for overseas buyers especially the U.S. to take advantage of the low Australian dollar. It will be cheap as chips for you.
Payments will be made through paypal and you will see an old business name of cgexperience on your invoice and not Unique Clocks. As I’ve never sold any clocks online before I’ve never had the need to create a paypal account for this. CG Experience was an on the side venture that really went no where, I still use this account to make my own online purchases.