When we first started I had two left over stains from personal projects in the garage and we started engraving with those. Then I discovered the Minwax section of the hardware store and that’s when it all changed. At first I added a couple of traditional colors like dark walnut and cherry, but then I found the color tinted stains. Long story short now we have 24 standard stains that we offer on any engraved wood item that we offer.
I have a lot of people tell me I’m crazy for offering so many options and to keep it simple but that’s not me. I don’t like things to be simple and will probably add at least six more colors to the mix by Christmas. We offer custom laser engraving and what’s the point of offering custom if you only have four color options? I want you to be able to match your colors for your home, your office, your favorite sports team, your college, or whatever else you want an item to match. That’s what is important to us.
Somewhere this weekend we realized that Little Fox Engraving has been an official business for a whole year now. When we started we basically just made an expensive gamble on ourselves that if we bought a laser we could figure out how to make money with it. When we started we had no CNC experience, we didn’t know how to use our graphic design software, and the woodworking knowledge we had was leftover from high school shop class 15 years ago. Over this year we’ve learned so much about how to do all those things plus run a business and it’s been a great start to the journey.
We just want to thank all our family and friends who have helped us out in lending their expertise and time. We also want to thank everyone of our customers for their support. Whether you’ve bought online, at a craft show, or at one of the stores that sells our items we really appreciate you. If there is ever anything we can do to make something for you we would love to as each time we make something we get better.