Ideas for Fundraiser/Easily Sellable Small Trinkets

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09-25-2008 01:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip question fundraiser idea small trinket sellable

Hey guys,
I haven’t been on In a while, school/friends/life has been in the way. Anyways, I need to raise money for an upcoming trip, and want to use it as an excuse for shoptime ;) What small items do you think sell well? So far I’ve got boxes, and while rolling the dice I stumbled upon some nice keychains made from oak purpleheart and bloodwood. The more pictures you can squeeze in the better!
Thank you sooo much in advance guys!

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#1 posted 09-25-2008 01:32 AM

Oh, and PLEASE guys don’t walk away thinking ‘I won’t bother posting my idea because it’s stupid.’ Or anything like that! Just jot it down and press post! I need ideas!!!
Thanks! :)

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#2 posted 09-25-2008 02:42 AM

I’m thinking, If you have some ideas post them here, because I need to make a few trinkets for our Woodworker Club banquet in Nov.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 09-25-2008 03:06 AM

all i can think of for the moment is little boxes and maybe some flip open pocket mirrors. you could probably get some little mirrors at a crafts store for very little. if i think of anything more i’ll post it.

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#4 posted 09-25-2008 03:39 AM

jump a peg games, tic tac toe games, I have also made small and simple cars.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 06:41 AM

baby rattles, puzzle boards, pencil holders, jewelry boxes and toys seem to be a favorite among my family

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#6 posted 09-25-2008 07:01 AM

cutting boards, long grain or end grain. Small to medium sized boxes. Picture frames. If you turn, toy tops, small bowls. Also like the idea of the “jump” game like cracker barrel has, or tic-tac-toe.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#7 posted 09-25-2008 03:54 PM

Wooden belt buckles. Use scrap cut off materials stack and cut out with band saw, attach belt buckles backs.
see photos

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 09-25-2008 09:23 PM

Thanks guys, there are some great ideas here! Anybody else?

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#9 posted 09-25-2008 10:59 PM

If you own a lathe: Pens, Bottle Stoppers, Christmas Ornaments, Key chains, small bowls

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 09-25-2008 11:36 PM

Kitchen treenware?

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#11 posted 09-26-2008 03:21 AM

Pull toys for children, rustic bird houses, recipe holders, trivets

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 09-26-2008 11:50 AM

You can also do scroll-saw ornaments and trinkets. Simple 4” or 6” round disk with a scroll sawing inside, could be animals or a theme (Halloween, Xmas, etc).

You could leave them as the single sheet and treat them as window/wall hangings or back them and use them as coasters or hot-plates or just ornaments.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#13 posted 09-26-2008 04:50 PM

I’ve seen some really cool kitchen spoons etc made of olive wood in the stores recently… maybe something along that line?

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#14 posted 09-26-2008 09:28 PM

Whats kitchen treenware?
Thanks for the ideas guys! :)

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#15 posted 09-27-2008 05:14 AM

Treenware is all the wooden gadgets used in a kitchen: spoons, spreaders, spatulas, turners, bench knives, etc.

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