Polling best small wood product prospects


Greetings,
I am coordinating a project in Prince George, BC, Canada for a non-profit that has a fairly good wood workshop. They want to develop a business making and selling some wood product, perhaps one whose prospects for e-commerce is especially promising. This would provide revenue for the non-profit and something to do for its clients who are people with reasonable woodworking skills but who are being rehabilitated after jail terms.
Right now my team is in the initial phase of brainstorming a long-list of potential products, ones that are worth further market analysis. I am very interested in what folks on "the wreck" might think are the top several "candidates" for production. What do you all think are the hot products that we might want to think hard about?
Just so you know, the major equipment in our shop at this point (in addition to which are the usual smaller hand tools) include:
16" Band Saw 10" Table Saw 16" Planer Drill Press 6" Jointer 8" Bench Grinder 10" Cross Cut Mitre Saw Wood Lathe 4" X 6" Disc and Belt Sander 120 Volt Dust Collector 240 Volt Dust Collector Shop Vacuum
Thanks and Cheers, Norman Dale
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If I had any real good ideas for a product like this, I'd be making them myself.
Why don't you narrow your list down to roughly the number of people that are in your group. Have each person make one of the choices from your list, and then put them all on Ebay or your website and see what sells. It shouldn't take long to find out what does and what doesn't sell.
If I had to decide right now on something relatively simple that, in my opinion, had a good chance of selling, I would lean toward unique children's games or toys, but don't expect much sales until the Christmas season.
Good luck in your venture.
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Charley



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