|Forum topic by Kelly||posted 09-19-2016 02:43 AM||430 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-19-2016 02:43 AM
My wife and her sister owned a maw and paw store in Eastern Washington, until they sold it around July of this year (2016). They ran it for thirty-nine years. Just before it sold, I started leaving little turnings on the counter with a “FREE” sign on them. She said the grown ups spent as much time sorting through them as the kids did.
I make a lot of little turnings just to pass time when finishes are drying, or just for a diversion. There are too many to keep and the material is usually nothing more than 2×2 pieces that would have become the neighbor’s fire wood.
Since the wife doesn’t have the store anymore, I was scheming other ways to tickle fancies. I was thinking of ways to “introduce” turnings to the public. On a whim, I’ve been tossing little ones here and there where people walk a lot, including kids prone to treasure collecting.
It’d be fun to get others doing it too. I suspect it would not take long and we’d make the news.
Enterprising turners interested in such could initial them, put codes on them, then places on the net could be set up to redeem turning lessons, to get a name published, for trading, or whatever. The possibilities are endless and more people could be introduced (addicted to) wood working – wood turning.