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Forum topic by Ron Harper posted 02-26-2013 06:55 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Harper

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02-26-2013 06:55 PM

I want to help a mission in rural Appalachia by making small projects that they can sell in their gift shop. Need to sell for less than $50. Hand tool made. I have done cross necklaces. I have thought of pencil boxes. Other ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have quite a bit of cherry lumber that was given to me for this purpose.

Thanks

-- Ron in Kokomo


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Marcus

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 07:33 PM

A small step stool maybe?

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 07:58 PM

Ron,

I taught industrial arts for a number of years and one of the projects required as a test of abilities was a small jewelry box, lid opened and two felt lined drawers. It was made of Cherry as well and was very well perceived by all involved as a quality item.

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 08:36 PM

Klockit.com has some projects under 50$.

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 08:38 PM

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 09:40 PM

I make boxes that I sell for $15 each. People like boxes. I inlay images into the lids and use the cut out images to make key racks. Intarsia also sells well but sell for more.

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