|Project by Tennessee||posted 12-08-2015 10:19 PM||1284 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
I buy some of my lumber from a mill deep in the Smokies. He sometimes has cutoffs that lay around his saw, and I pick them up and he gives them to me for nothing, perplexed as to why. I also like his walnut when he has heartwood and sapwood mixed. Cheaper and more exciting to me.
This is why. What would be nothing more than a bad piece of firewood to most woodworkers is a golf club hat rack to me.
I’ve put two similar to this on Etsy, warped and with somewhat of a raw edge, good for nothing in most shops. I add four or five golf club heads, (picked up for a dollar or less apiece at garage sales), and I turn it into a $40 golf club hat rack.
I’ve sold two small ones for $32 apiece with just four clubs on them in the last month. This one will go off at $40, in my shop on Etsy tomorrow. Takes about 60-90 minutes to sand it, put in the clubs, and rattle can it with lacquer.
Got a scrap piece you think should burn? Maybe rethink that…
As always, fellow LJer’s, copy it if you want!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com