key chain copy cat

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Project by eddy posted 12-03-2009 04:06 PM 2189 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

first a large thank you to lisa “dustbunny” for the idea
they are 1 3/8 by 1 1/4 i went a different route on the key string
what i used was all the left over center rings my daughter had from all the pens she has been making.
she usually uses a piece of complementary wood or acrylic 24 in all. i don’t now how to link her post to this or i would as she gave a good in site as to how to make them. the ball chain is cheep 20 for less than $3.00
at a local craft store. these all being end grain they sucked up finish used wipe on poly I will be taking them to the farmers market i sell at every week today and see how they do (free key chain with every purchase of $50.00 or more)

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 04:09 PM

Nice idea, they look really nice, excellent holiday gifts.


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 04:23 PM

nice!! Great idea for the brass ring.

Here’s dustbunny’s inspiring project
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and I think this is one of your daughter’s projects
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#3 posted 12-03-2009 04:52 PM

These are funny. Now you are set for cutting up a… umm… a grape or something. HA! They look good.

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 07:05 PM

Very nice. Very original take on the cutting board concept.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 09:32 PM

Slice one olive at a time for pizza… now it is my turn to steal them .
Thanks to you, lisa and eddy

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 09:36 PM

Cool….you could also play micro chess?? Great idea…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 12:35 AM

Nice…Bet it sure keeps your lumber bill down!

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 12:37 AM

cool execution! I like the use of the pen rings.

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 02:22 AM

I would use them for sliceing Garlic. Another great idea passed along the LJ way.

Keep it up.


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

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 03:25 PM

they worked sold somethings to people i may have not normally sold to. they look cool hanging from a string across the front of the both had a lot of extra people come by.
thanks Debbie now i will use that to give credit where it is due
i fell like i owe lisa a commission on the extra sales haha
i have some left over of the blank i cut this from on the lathe my daughter is going to make some round 1’s
this weekend

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 04:58 AM

these came out real nice. so your daughter turns acrylic huh, can u ask if i send her some can she make me a few knobs for my hand planes?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 02-15-2010 05:39 PM

Wow Eddy,
How did I miss this one !! My apologies for letting this slip by : (
I love the pen ring idea, gives a little extra strength and pizazz to the “board”.
I am glad you stole…uuhhmmm….copied the idea and expanded on it.
The chains are a great idea too.
I’m definitely going to copy the copies…LOL
Awesome !!: )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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