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Blog entry by poroskywood posted 12-01-2009 05:16 AM 1416 reads 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone once again I’m super busy: Full time job, ebay business, and woodworking hobby, not to mention wife, two little boys, dog and my newest addition to the wood shop…. Peanuts the kitten who I hope will become a savage mouse slayer.

So I took some products to a local christmas show and…....... CLEANED HOUSE! Oh yeah I was a smash hit and even made the local paper. Here are some pictures of the event. I had, of coarse, Cutting boards, Lazy Susans, Wine balancers, and I sold two curly maple display cases. I’d like to Thank closetguy for the craft show inspiration (his blog is wonderful) and the business card idea worked great. I would like to thank Lumberjocks and my buddies here for the great ideas and helpful advice. I have spent all of Thanksgiving Holiday rebuilding my inventory for another event next weekend I hope it turns out as well. Later

Cutting Boards

Lazy Susans

Display Case and Lazy Susans

End grain Cherry Butcher block, Wine balancers are Ambrosia Maple and some crazy ingrown bark Hard Maple.

Ambrosia Maple End Grain 14” x 19”

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott



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patron

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 05:24 AM

hey scott ,
well done .

looks like a nice display ,
and the work is top notch .

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 05:33 AM

Man, Scott!! You were really busy! That blue lazy Susan is gorgeous.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 06:31 AM

Fantastic group of womderfull projects. I can see why you were a hit! OUT OF THE PARK!

Hope things keep going well.

Thank you for the inspiration. Still trying to get up some stock to sell. Most of my stuf has been presents. Will be looking for an event to attend about the first of the year, I hope. (don’t think I’ll make christmass.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 06:34 AM

Wow Scott
Great group of projects there all fantastic.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 06:46 AM

I am inspired to go up to the workshop and put in some serious hours to catch up with that…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 02:20 PM

Scott, I am glad to see things went so well. It does look like you had a good crowd at the show. I hope the next one goes just as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 03:09 PM

Scott,
I can see how you “cleaned up”!!!
Your work is beautiful and you present it well.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 07:55 PM

Fantastic job on the workmanship and display of all of your items , Scottie….The Tiger display cases are also beautiful …..Are the wine bottle holders your own design ? Looks like a potentially great way to dispose of a lot of scrapwood : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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poroskywood

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 08:22 PM

Thanks everyone!

Ellen The yellow Lazy susan is my experiment with your pin wheel design (I’ll try to find a better pic) the curly Maple makes it look like a spider web.

Len the wine balancer idea is posted quite a few different times on Lumberjocks, but you pretty much tweek the idea to make it work for you.
Mine are 3/4”x 3”x 10” 42 degree angle cuts with a 1 1/4” hole 6 7/8” center from the bottom. I soften the edges and hole with a 1/4” roundover.
Everyone loves them in Ambrosia Maple. I made up a 100 over the coarse of a weekend on and off. I gave them two coats of a mix of 1/2 natural Danish oil and 1/2 mineral oil. $10.00 each most people buy at least two. They are a great stocking stuffer as they actually fit into a stocking.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 09:16 PM

Congradulations a a successful sale. your booth looks wonderful. Out of curiousity would you mind sharing other pricing information?

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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poroskywood

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 10:12 PM

Cutting Boards $20 to $80
Lazy Susans $60 to $100

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 11:50 PM

Wow , thanks for all of the details , Scott : ) Are the dimensions for width and height a standard for these items or is it the angle and the hole placement that are more critical to making it work (balance) ? Do they work with an empty bottle ? Sorry if these are dumb questions…I have enough trouble maintaining my own balance without worrying about a wine bottle : ) LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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poroskywood

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#13 posted 12-02-2009 05:17 AM

Angle and hole placement. It could be 1/2” thick and 2” wide if you find the proper hole placement and angle. Mine hold a empty or full bottle depending on how far you slide the neck in or out. I can also get a Corona to balance.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#14 posted 12-02-2009 04:37 PM

Great job, weel done.
Congratulations.

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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#15 posted 12-02-2009 06:26 PM

That’s great news Scott. Congratulations on the sales. Your pieces are always so unique and I’m glad you have fun with it. You have inspired me to try my hand at some wine balancers. Keep up the good (hard) work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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