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THESE ARE TOY BENCHES I HAVE MADE FOR CUSTOMERS. I HAD A LOT OF FUN DESIGNING AND BUILDING THESE!
-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA
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#1 posted 08-05-2010 08:12 AM
These look awesome; the finish on them look flawless very nice work.
-- Luke 23: 42-43
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#2 posted 08-05-2010 10:00 AM
These look great! Any kid would be proud to have one!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#3 posted 08-05-2010 12:18 PM
These are really great! Kids AND adult fans would love them!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#4 posted 08-05-2010 01:54 PM
I’ve made one of these every time the Detroit Lions went to the Super Bowl.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#5 posted 08-05-2010 01:56 PM
Fantastic..grew up in Chgo area & Fox the shortstop was my favorite player on the Sox, wayy many yrs ago! This is just great!
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#6 posted 08-05-2010 02:54 PM
Nicely done! I’d have to agree with Sheila in that I think there would be plenty of fans of all ages that would really go for these! I know one particular adult who would love one of these done up with the Yankees.
(I wonder if there are any copyright laws you have to worry about here since you are profiting off them?)
Rich, you are too funny! Maybe one of these seasons?
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."
#7 posted 08-05-2010 03:06 PM
In answer to Jonathon – There probably are copyrights if you plan on selling these. As a designer, I found that you have to be really careful about anything that is ‘licensed’, like sports logos, Disney stuff and cartoons, and even logos like “Coca Cola”. I am not trying to be poopie, but I have seen lots of others get in trouble if they market these types of things aggresively.
That said, several years ago I painted my daughter’s old Red Flyer wagon and put all the characters from the Disney movie “Pocahontas” on it. When we went for our weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market in suburban Chicago we got a lot of OOh’s and Ahh’s every week. Many people wanted me to make them one but with my daughter at such a young age, I graciously declined. Since it was a personal thing that I made for ‘myself’ I don’t think Disney would have bothered to come after me. I think it is at your discretion.
I guess we all just have to be careful. They are still simply awesome! :)
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#8 posted 08-05-2010 03:16 PM
Great job, looks very cool.
Terrible team though.
Signed,A bitter Detroit Tigers fan ;)
#9 posted 08-05-2010 03:22 PM
Yes, that’s what I was getting at with selling things that have trademarks, or especially copyrights on them, such as team logos, etc. And I didn’t want to be a downer either, but was just raising the cautionary flag. Of course, I guess if you simply “made” these for “good customers” as a “thank you” (wink, wink), then it wouldn’t matter. Afterall, Leith never said these were “sold” to customers. ;-)
Your own personal use of the Disney characters, etc. I would think is fine. You’re not profiting off it, so I don’t see why they would bother? I certainly wouldn’t want to mess with the teams of lawyers that Disney, or the MLB has waiting in the wings though.
Anyway, back on-track… great boxes!
#10 posted 08-05-2010 03:25 PM
I am with you 100 percent, Jon. They ARE wonderful and they are painted so well they look absolutely professional! I hope you have fun with these, Leith! They are really a fun project! :)
PS – I am from Chicago so GO SOX!!! (and BEARS!!)((and even the CUBS!)) :)
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#11 posted 08-05-2010 04:36 PM
My only critique would be to use a piano hinge for strength or quite possilbly a “no slam” hinge for toddlers fingers. Other than that, these are completely awesome. Well done.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
#12 posted 08-06-2010 10:22 AM
THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND ADVICE. SHEILA, I TOO AM A FAN OF THE BEARS. I HAVE BEEN FOR 30 YEARS NOW. BEING FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, I REALLY DON’T HAVE MANY FANS TO RELATE TOO. GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!
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