A Few Quick Turnings

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There will be a benefit Saturday for a local guy that lost his wife to cancer. I’m donating these items for the silent auction. Just a few pens, bottle openers, and wine stoppers.

-- Dick

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 01:38 AM

Cool work.

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

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 02:30 AM

They look great.

Now down to business:

How much $ is represented there in spent pen and stopper hardware and exotic blanks?

A bunch.

What is your profit margin?;-)

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 03:28 AM

Thanks Monte and Naptown. In regard to profit margin, I won’t know until the auction is over. But, this is just a hobby for me. Almost all my projects have been gifts. Therefore, gratitude and thanks are generally the profit. I was offered $50/pen recently and sold 2…..actually the only time I’ve sold anything. I’ve seen online people selling them for $40-$45. If people spend even close to this to support the cause if nothing else, there will be a profit over the group of items just from the pens. You are right there is some money in hardware and blanks. Essentially, I invested the amount of money I would have given in a cash donation. If it makes anymore then that, I figure it’s a win. 4 of the blanks were in my scrap pile from previous projects and the bloodwood or red heart (not sure) is part of a 12 inch blank cutoff that was on sale for a dollar at Woodcraft about a year ago. The antler was given to me.

-- Dick

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-10-2013 11:35 AM

Very nice turned pens and stoppers!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 04:16 PM

What a great cause and you do beautiful work. Those pens, stoppers and openers look great, very attractive blanks and great finish.

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 04:18 PM

These are all very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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