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dustynewt

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1635 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood swap trade holiday gifts keychain resource

Just in time for the Holiday Season

Here is a chance for you to clear out your scrap bins and get some unique, personalized stocking stuffers in return.

I am a maker of small woodstuffs. The most popular being my name keychains.

Oak Keychains

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I recently sent out a mailer to dealers of domestic and exotic hardwoods, asking them to sell me scrap/cutoffs by the pound. Out of about 15 dealers, only one replied with a reasonable deal.

I started thinking about how I am with my scraps and how other woodworkers save every last little piece of their precious stock and then I thought of Lumberjocks. THE Woodworking Community.

Here is my proposal.

For every pound of interesting hardwood you send me, I will carve you one (1) name keychain (retail price $6.00) either out of the wood you send me or of the oak, walnut and maple I have in stock, your choice.

Here are my guidelines for the deal;
1. You have to identify the wood(s) you send me. I am not that knowledgable about exotic and uncommon domestic woods, so I’ll trust your judgement.
2. Wood must be dry. Kiln dried or air dried to a minimum 10-12%
3. Woods of oak density or harder only. (I can’t use poplar or balsa or other soft hardwoods)
4. No pieces smaller than 5/8×5/8×3”.
5. You pay postage for what you send me. I pay postage for what I send you.
6. I’ve shown you mine, send me a picture of what you’ve got. A good description will suffice if you can’t post me a photo.

Wood formerly used in fine furniture acceptable if interesting.

I am flexible. If you have any other ideas for swap, I’d be open to suggestions.
Contact me through LumberJocks or through my website.

-Scott

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1635 days ago

These are really cool great idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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papadan

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#2 posted 1635 days ago

Scott, check your messages.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1635 days ago

Scott, that is a pretty interesting idea. I am sure that you should get a good response. Most of us have more offcuts than we really know what to do with.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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papadan

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

Scott, all I had was Purple heart and yellow heart, flat rate box coming at you.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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dustynewt

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#5 posted 1634 days ago

Thanks Dan. I am looking forward to it. I’ve had some purpleheart and love it. Never used yellow heart before. The newts in the shop are all abuzz.

-Scott

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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Karson

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#6 posted 1634 days ago

A great proposial.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dustynewt

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#7 posted 1626 days ago

Thanks Scott Bryan! Just got your package this evening. Beautiful woods.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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dustynewt

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#8 posted 1626 days ago

Thanks to PapaDan.!

From Recent Orders and Destinations
(oak keychains)!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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papadan

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#9 posted 1626 days ago

LOML just saw that picture, she loves them. Thank You Scott!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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papadan

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#10 posted 1624 days ago

Scott, got the keyrings today, they are great. Thank you, Dan and Cindy

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#11 posted 1615 days ago

Scott, It’s all packaged up, I just have to drop it off at the post office. You’ll see it sometimes next week!

-- Thuan

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dustynewt

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#12 posted 1615 days ago

Great news Thuan! I am excited to see what you’ve sent. I will be sure to contact you when it arrives. Please peruse my website and get an idea of what you would like in trade.

Peace in Wood ~ Scott

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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