Anyone out there a vegetarian, or have veggie clients ? Any vegans ?
Do you extend vegetarianism to your woodworking too ? How far do you
go ? Is beeswax OK ?
I've got an issue going on with hide glue at the moment. Fortunately
the client doesn't know what shellac is made from 8-)
I don't pretend to understand Vegans, I am just getting the Martians
figured out :-)
Actually in the case of shellac, the bugs leave it behind, they are not
hurt if we collect it nor would they use it themselves. Does this
client have a problem with "Poo Pets" also?
Andy Dingley wrote:
Tell them to get a life.. Did they walk or drive over to your place? Do they
wear synthetic or natural fiber clothes? Do they wear shoes? Do they have
electricity in their homes or go to bed at sunset? We can carry this stuff
to far. I'd cater to a different customer base if that were me!!!
There are times you just have to walk away...
Sometimes "customer satisfaction" means referring them to a competitor.
"Why don't you try W.H. Smith"
"I did. They sent me here."
Vegetarian and veggan have to do with what you eat. Are
your clients planning on eating your woodwork? Or are your
clients weird and don't want to have anything to do with
animals including, seeing, touching, or even knowing that
have passed this way? How do they stand themselves? Do they
A real vegan would have a problem with beeswax as well as shellac. Anything
that comes from an animal whether it kills it or not would be no good. Of
course the animals that are killed when cutting trees for the wood don't
count, but you might not want to bring it up. <g>
Well being in business for a good many years qualifies me to say I can just
about top anyones story of weirdo clients.
But I humbly submit that I am defeated here ,
Oh my will suprises never stop coming forth
Has anyone ever seen how the stuff is actually harvested?
The more I think about it, the more amazing it is, really. There must be
billions of the things on plantations somewhere, and they must drain one
hell of a lot of whatever plants they eat dry.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
Most of my vegetarian friends think that eating moose (and other wild
game) is OK. Moose-eating vegetarians from the Yukon! So the answer
is: only if it comes from wild bees that have abandoned their hive.
Hide glue is made from animals who have died a happy natural death
surrounded by their loving human partners (and are therefore unfit for
human consumption). So, unless they believe that critters should be
given a proper Christian burial . . .
Replace "no" with "yk" twice
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