2015 Rally

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-11-2015 11:46 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time for the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Of course I am trying to get my piece of the pie. I am not renting my own booth this year. A couple local stores that get significant amount of traffic are carrying my items. I figured that what I pay in commission can be made up by not being stuck in a booth for 10 days.

Of course I have my mugs. I bought a laser engraver this year (sorry Otto). I have been told that what I am printing is not a copyright infringement. We will see. The mug on the right is my normal size and the one on the left is the big novelty mug. It holds about a half gallon. Fully functional if they choose. It’s 8-1/2” tall and 7” in diameter.

Second picture is just business card holders.

Third and fourth pictures are of the lawn drink holders. I still want to make some with bases for use on hard surfaces.

Fifth picture is the Dice. They are 3-/2” cubed. The logo replaces the number 1. I am set up to personalize everything except the large mug.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-11-2015 11:56 PM


“You’ve come a long way baby!” These look great and they have a pro quality to them. Hope you have your logo on them as well.

It’s gonna be really hot!

Are you using an epoxy finish?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 12:12 AM

Great work, Monte. Hope you have a sell-out

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 12:22 AM

Wow Monte. Seeing this gave me brain a nice flashback of 1990, when I rode my 1953 Harley Davidson Panhead, (rigid frame) on a 3000 mile round trip to the 50th Sturgis Rally. OH, btw, Super nice mugs… LOL…. got so much flashback I forgot bout your mugs… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 12:24 AM

Great work Monte and a cool new toy! Best of luck on the sales…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 07-12-2015 12:41 AM

The commission vs. 10 days in a booth sounds like a good decision to me. I’m bettin your sales will be very successful. I could have used one of you “big gulp” mugs today!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 07-12-2015 02:14 AM

Looking good Monte!! I do like them. Just realized I should buy one of each for my collection. Good luck at the rally.


-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#7 posted 07-12-2015 03:45 AM

Less hassles….
New toy, err tool….
Stepping up your game….

Can’t imagine this not working out for the better!!!

Yup, here’s to people walking away with only a business card….
& a boat load of commissions coming your way!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 07-12-2015 08:14 AM

You will do well. Good luck.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 07-12-2015 11:51 AM

great projects, hope they sell well, so much you can do with custom engraving!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 07-12-2015 02:21 PM

Great looking bunch of stock, Monte! It’s gotta be less stressful this way. Hope you sell out and get lots of commissions! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 07-12-2015 06:28 PM

It’s just amazing how we get wiser with age and experience … Sharing a booth is a grand Idea, and paying a commission vs: 10 days in a booth? No contest. (besides I just cant hold it that long).

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 07-13-2015 07:00 PM

Great looking pieces—best wishes for a successful event this summer!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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