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2Puggles Wood Engraver

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   2Puggles started with this...

    and this...

 Then the students joined in...

 and now we are ready to take it up a notch....

My goal is to use the purchase of a wood laser engraver to build 2Puggles into a profitable business that allows my students to continue to participate in a real time business as they learn basic marketing concepts.

2Puggles Bookmark (choice of wood)
2Puggles Bookmark (choice of wood)

    Based on my research it is possible to purchase a functional laser engraver that would be large enough to engrave woods that are currently used in 2Puggles products for approximately $500. We have computers available to use in the shop and we have plenty of space to accommodate a machine in our shop.

Personalized choice of 2Puggles phone stands
Personalized choice of 2Puggles phone stands

     If our funding exceeds the minimum I will explore options for a more professional machine that would serve our needs more effectively. I do not have a particular machine in mind. I will do research based on the amount of money available and make a decision based on the best value for the money available. 

Personalized 2Puggles wooden bracelet
Personalized 2Puggles wooden bracelet

     Based on my preliminary research we can find a suitable machine at the high end for $3000 - $4000. If we exceed that amount I would use funds to purchase a Sawstop table saw. I would like to invite students to work in my shop and having a Sawstop table saw would provide peace of mind while teaching teenagers how to work safely and responsibly. 

Personalized 2Puggles coasters
Personalized 2Puggles coasters

     Any funds raised beyond that would be used to explore online advertising options, attend higher profile juried craft shows and upgrade existing equipment in the shop. Shop upgrades would include a dust collection system and a drum sander

Personalized 2Puggles bar board
Personalized 2Puggles bar board

     2Puggles and the marketing students are very excited to launch this Kickstarter. The students have enjoyed seeing 2Puggles grow from an idea a year and a half ago to a fully functioning almost profitable small business. With a boost from this Kickstarter we can give the students a birdseye view of effective and successful business growth.

Custom 2Puggles Cutting Board
Custom 2Puggles Cutting Board

Time Line

May 2016  

  • Kickstarter!
  • Get all the students to write their thank you notes before they escape for the summer.
  • Research laser wood engravers based on progress of Kickstarter.

June 2016

  • Purchase laser wood engraver.
  • Learn how to use laser wood engraver.
  • Manufacture all of the random woodness needed for projects.
  • make and engrave bookmarks.

July-October 2016

  • Ship bookmarks
  • Make coasters, bracelets, phone stands and cutting boards and ship out as they are ready to go.

Thanks for checking us out now go learn something!

Coach Smith

Risks and challenges

2Puggles at its core is basically a one person business. Although I get help from my students, all of the promotion, selling and production is done by me. If I have family or health problems it can easily delay business plans.
I treat 2Puggles as a viable business with a schedule and hours that are blocked off specifically to work in the business. As a result of this I have developed routines and habits that despite inevitable setbacks keep the company progress always moving forward.
The learning curve for obtaining and using the laser wood engraver could cause deadlines to be missed.
I have no experience using a laser engraving. I do have extensive experience using CNC metalworking equipment and automated welding equipment. That experience should give my learning curve a significant boost.

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    2Puggles Post Card a with thank you note from a student.

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    Wooden 2Puggles bookmark. Bookmark will be made of either zebrawood, paduak, wenge, yellowheart, or purpleheart and a 2Puggles Post Card with a thank you note from a student.

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    2Puggles Random Woodness Monogrammed phone or tablet holder and a 2Puggles Post Card with a thank you note from a student.

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    2Puggles monogrammed wood of your choice bracelet and a 2Puggles Post Card with a thank you note from a student.

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    2Puggles Random Woodness monogrammed coasters and a 2Puggles Post Card with a thank you note from a student.

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    2Puggles Random Woodness monogrammed bar board and a thank you note from a student.

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    2Puggles Random Woodness monogrammed cutting board. Cutting board size shape and characteristics will be a collaboration between Steve Smith and the project donor. And of course a thank you note from a student.

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    Spend a day in the 2Puggles shop and build a project that is agreed up in advance with Steve Smith, Marty Feldman and Roxie. Can be done anytime after June 10th, 2016. And you will get a thank you note from a student.

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Funding period

- (30 days)