Dateline: 10 December 2016
I received the following letter a few days ago...
Our garden cart, built following your design, is wonderful. It is in daily use here on our teaching/demonstration farm in Mexico. I thought you might like a photo of it that I took today. Your design has inspired me to attempt building a similar sized cart using welded steel tubing for the frame. I think it can be made a little lighter in weight. We often use the cart for hauling heavy loads fairly long distances.
I asked Andrew if I might share his feedback and picture on this blog. He wrote...
Sure you can use the photo and comment in your blog. If want to understand the context a bit better you can see my most recent newsletter at http://eepurl.com/csi_CL Rogelia, the young woman in the photo, is a Tarahumara Indian and one of my neighbors. Today she learned how to harvest and store carrots. I store carrots by packing them in damp sawdust in a barrel and keeping it in a cool place.
As a shadetree designer of down-to-earth tools, it's aways endearing to get that kind of feedback. And it is especially nice when I hear from people who utilize my products in missionary efforts, which is surprisingly often.
I self-published Anyone Can Build A Whizbang Garden Cart in May of 2007. The book has never sold all that well. Maybe 100 copies a year. But the plans are well thought out and the design is a downright good one. Everyone I know of who has put the effort into making their own Whizbang garden cart has been pleased with the results.
I learned an important lesson in my self-publishing career with this book. It sells for $14.95. That price is actually too low to make the kind of profit a low-volume, self-publisher needs to make when investing in the printing of a few thousand hard copies of a book. The price for such a book really needs to be up around $20.
If you're interested, you can purchase this book at Amazon. Or, you can get a copy directly from me...
Click Here to learn more and buy a hard copy for $14.95 (postage paid)
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