Amazing how many area people still ask where my home is so they can come by and bring something to be engraved. Obviously, they haven’t been on our website to see the business location. Most reading this probably work from home and that’s great. My last working at home was 1972, at the very beginning of my full time Calligraphy venture. That lasted about 6 months before I found a small space in a shopping area in Irving, Texas, to begin the business with a couple of part-time helpers. At that time the business was solely pen and ink Calligraphy and Gail’s artwork that we were reproducing as small art prints for decoupage. If you’re under 40, Google that word. Our helpers were packaging the prints for sale to craft shops.
This is a photo of the area in my Studio in McKinney, Texas, where I do the engraving. My table was custom-built by a crafty architect in 1970. When he outgrew his location, I bought the table and another one identical. Each is 38″ x 96″ and must weight 300 pounds. Sturdy, large, and perfect for what I do. The other one is in an adjacent room where I do work other than engraving.
Lots I could say about the setup but give me any questions you may have and I’ll answer those first. Please post below if you wish.