Just wanted to make it clear, I'm still going to be making oodles of one-offs and unique pieces. What I want to stop doing is finishing pieces per customer requests. In other words I will still be offering all kinds of different stuff. I just don't want to have to do as much of putting a particular color of cord and a certain pattern on a piece for Joe. I would rather put out 10-20 pieces with several different cords and patterns and let Joe pick one. See what I mean? It's the endlessly varying special requests that are confusing the hell out of me and slowing me way down. Even with spreadsheets and such it is just darned difficult to keep everyone's special requests straight.
So let me make what I want in larger batches, fiddle around with some, leave some plain, finish them up as I see fit and offer them up to you. I think we all can be pretty happy with such an arrangement don't you? :)