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Forum topic by triw posted 03-07-2012 02:56 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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triw

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03-07-2012 02:56 PM

I have an opportunity to have some of my turned pens sold at a local shop. The owner would like something to go with the pens and other wood objects telling the buyer how to care for the wood. I plan to focus on AZ wood mesquite and ironwood to start. Which I sand to 600 and polish with a sellac & canuba wax finish. What do you put on your work? How would you tell people to care for their pens and bottle stoppers?


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 03:38 PM

Paper choice, paper size, and how it is attached to the objects are all critical elements here, in my opinion.

I would strive for warmth and a little humor in the text, concluding that the best way to treat the objects is to use them!

I respond better (as a shopper) to a person’s name on the handmade object rather than “Natural Creations Enterprises” or some faceless phrase like that.

That’s my .02, presented kindly.

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 03:53 PM

I use a business card. The front is printed with my information, includeing phone, email, website. The back of the card has Pen Care Instructions

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 05:45 PM

Thank you Lee and TrBlu

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 07:34 PM

I would also use a business card, with instructions, but I would hangtag it on the penclip. Like one of those Tommy Bahama hangtags with the hemp string. Makes it look MUCH more expensive.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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