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woodworkerforchrist

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358 days ago

Good morning! My name is Martin Lien and new to this site. I am 46, a devoted husband and father, a truck driver, live in Litchfield,MN and have been woodworking (mostly scrollsawing-puzzles, Christmas ornaments, scrolled portraits, games, words, etc) still as an amatear for about 20 years. Someday I hope to have more time to do more woodworking, learn better techniques, and be in my shop more. I am looking for ideas of small items that sell well. Thinking about small boxes, pet caskets, musical stomp boxes and tounge drums. I would appreciate any ideas! I do have a question also: Someday I would like to buy a lathe and create the many things that are possible on a lathe, but I dont have one right now. Kinda silly but just wondering if there is any way to make a wood cup or mug without using a lathe? From a 3” oak dowel? Again any ideas would be greatly appreciayed! Glad to be here! Happy woodworking and God bless! Marty from MinneSNOWta “I think spring is finally coming here this weekend!”

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 358 days ago

I never thought of drilling out a large dowel. There’s several mug makers here. LJ “Danal” is exceptional with segmented mugs. These are mine; http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73369 .

But quite honestly mine are a loose derivative of Danal’s mugs. They sell well for me. (Over 100 sold this year). Boxes sell well also. That’s my main 2 small items.

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Wildwood

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#2 posted 358 days ago

How about drill press, vice/clamps, and forstner bit?

Really like Monte’s mugs.

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woodworkerforchrist

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#3 posted 358 days ago

Thanks guys for all the replies! Still trying to find my way around here. This is a little different than the scrollsaw forums Ive been on. I’m used to categories in the forums; general, projects selling, finishing, etc. Anywho thanks and yes I see alot of you make mugs. I see alot of different ways to make them…still dont see one that I could do right now with what I have…may have to save up and buy a new tool! Have a great day!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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