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Some finished wooden bottle stoppers

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Project by gurnie posted 06-24-2011 10:04 PM 2154 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a lathe a month ago (thanks for the advice fellow jocks!) And i’ve been busy turning and playing and having fun. Here’s some bottle stoppers I made recently.

the first one has a checkered pattern
the next three are made of redheart wood
the last one is a laminated wood blank from woodcraft.

All my items are featured on my artfire site (and will be listed on etsy next week)

I’ll post more next week :)

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog





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#1 posted 06-26-2011 04:23 PM

Very nice looking I love the design of them,great work!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 05:18 PM

I really like the last one!!

Would you mind if I “borrowed” that design?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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gurnie

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 05:52 PM

Good morning,
Thank you brooks and Lew for the nice comments.

Lew – be my guest. I think jocks borrow from each other all the time, and i think it’s nice to be in a wood working forum that gets along so well.

I mean my drunk cheese boards I believe are Maryanne and SPALM’s original ideas

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 06:38 PM

Miss Gurnie you have a great web site.Ive all way wanted to sell my turnings but I’m not sure how to get started. Do you have any advises?

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 04:08 AM

love those bottle stoppers. you have me thinking about starting to turn them again. how do you do on etsy??

-- wiser1934, new york

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#6 posted 06-27-2011 03:25 PM

Morning jocks,

Capt Brooks and Wiser – i have been selling ton etsy since Nov of 2010 and Artfire i opened an account in March (haven’t made a sale there yet).

I’ll be honest – selling online is hard and I take about an hour a day to market. I am just now finding places where it is suitable to market my work. I will say etsy is very good during the holiday season, and pretty good all year round. i am happy with what I have sold but I know i could do better. at the moment with what I have spent on listing fees,

if your considering selling online: research SEO (search engine optimization), ways you can market (better described on artfire), and get your stock going. I am building up my stock because I have shows in the winter – selling online just gives some pocket money between now and the fall season.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 12:08 AM

Thank you for sharing that information, I’m all so thinking about doing some craft fairs here in Maine.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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gurnie

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#8 posted 07-01-2011 04:26 PM

capt brooks-

Please read closetguy’s posts about local craft shows. he has an amazing amount of insight and was very kind to mentor me. his advice gave success to a very good first year of selling.

http://lumberjocks.com/closetguy/blog/series/1079

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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