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Project by RootandBranch posted 06-30-2015 09:21 PM 2167 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend of mine is a book binder by trade and asked me some time back if I wanted a piece of his valuable table space in his booth at the AA International Convention in Atlanta. So I’ve been busy with recovery related stuff and just got the last few pieces done in time for him to pick up for this weekend. Boxes, pens, key chains, candle holders and such. Some of the pen kits had to have a tenon turned which I’d never done before. Only messed up one before getting the hang of it.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 09:34 PM

hi very nice pieces you have made the should sell very well
good luck but you will not need it the look great


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#2 posted 06-30-2015 10:03 PM

Don, this is a nice assortment of items and there are some thoughtful gift items here. I hope you do well. Looks like your items are especially well-tailored to the event. This represents a lot of work on your part. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 10:59 PM

Very nice, exceptional work…by the looks of that collection – work you have done- That is ‘just a little bit of time in the shop’ – just a little bit. Nice work on everything. I love the keepsake box and the logo implement on your stuff. Neat.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#4 posted 07-01-2015 11:10 AM

Realy nice and useful stuff. I bet they will sell good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 11:25 AM

Great array of very nice products. Good luck at the show!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-01-2015 04:27 PM

Great job. I noticed the pens and key fobs have a triangle in a circle. Is that your logo? How do you get it on the pens and key fobs? Decal mabye?

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#7 posted 07-01-2015 04:56 PM

Thanks all, I appreciate the encouragement. Most of what I do is for a very niche market. Hopefully it plays well.

Derek, the circle and triangle is the symbol for Alcoholics Anonymous. Not an official trademark but has been around the fellowship forever and is generally accepted as such. The box shown has a custom bound Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, a custom made pen and the chips I’ve accumulated over 12 years of sobriety. Those were not included since they were hard earned. lol.

The logo is cut from silver and gold foil on a Silhouette plotter cutter machine then applied to the pen barrel or fob with the CA glue finishing process. I experimented with this on a pen over two years ago and it holds up really well to normal daily use.

-- Don, -

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#8 posted 07-01-2015 04:56 PM

On your mark, get ready, SELL :)

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 07-01-2015 05:39 PM

Nice stuff. I liked that you showed the inside of your boxes.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 07-02-2015 07:43 PM

On your mark, get ready, SELL :)

- a1Jim

My thoughts as well , very nice work and I am sure you won’t have much to take back.

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#11 posted 08-08-2015 07:29 PM

Nice buncha stuff, and you have a great friend there to help you market it. I can make all kinds of goodies, but the marketing is where I would be weak. I’m considering improving that skill.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 10-14-2015 06:36 PM

A collection of masterful work, Don.

-- Mark

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