Part time hobby, I sell at a few shows during the summer. It’s just that deals present themselves now and again. Like you need you realize your sales stock is needing a dozen slim lines, but you find a great deal on 100 slim line kits.... or a guy on this forum posts all his remaining stock at half off and I can’t resist those 50 kits.. over time, it adds up.
Boy that is one I never stopped to count and could not even guess. Well over 300 for sure. I too buy in bulk to take advantage of sales and try to only buy kits I like and make but have been known to buy out some pen turners lots when they get out of the business so I have kits that I probably will never make. I need to finish making some storage shelves and get more organized with this stuff.
Well I have about 50 sitting in boxes in my living room that have come in the mail since I've been out to my shop. There are 3 file boxes full out in the shop, just not the ones I needed that were on sale when I bought these. So I'm guessing 400+ too.
I just started in December. I thought I had a lot of pen kits on hand. I have about 30, and about 10 other project kits. I don't feel so much like a hoarder now. I have a few kits I'll probably never make. Its alos nice to see what I have to look forward to as it will help me plan organization.