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    I decided I would make a range of key rings to add to the things I sell at craft fairs. To give an idea of scale the actual key rings are a little over an inch in diameter. I get the designs from Google images, its a great source for ideas for scroll saw work. The hardware i get from e-bay. I will be doing a lot more of these as soon as my other orders from e-bay arrive.
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    Nicely done...I get $8.00 for my keychains how about you?
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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      I have never bought a key chain and have been asking friends what they would be happy paying. I worked it out from UK pounds to US dollars and it works out $6 a key chain. I know its not a lot but I feel if I increase it I wont sell. I think its one of the biggest problems we face Mike, pricing our stuff. If I worked it out I don't suppose my total outlay would be more than $1 per key chain so its not a bad profit. I don't take into account my time as I am disabled and don't rely on craft fairs for my income. It does however more than pay for my tools and everything else i need to make lots of sawdust.

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      • #4
        I agree with you as far as pricing goes. I do offer a higher priced inlaid one with their initials at $12.00 and they sell really well at that price. Keep on doing what is right for your area.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          What a good idea Fretnot. I have to look for keyrings at my local craft store and in my catalogs.

          george
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          • #6
            Very nice, and I have thought about doing key rings, not to sell, but more as Xmas gifts and whatnot.

            Are you smoothing the edges with a router or sanding?

            Really like the way you are incorporating the grain on those dolphins...very nice indeed!

            Food for thought. I was thinking that if I did do keyrings, I am actually toying with the idea of attaching them to the wood via a small drill hole and a loop. I'm a little nervous about a screw eye either backing out or wollering the hole and then of course falling off.
            Kenny- Experienced splinter getter outer.

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            • #7
              What is the smallest thickness one could cut these at without breaking? Was just curious. Does wood and grain direction make a difference?
              Bill

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              • #8
                Kenny I was having a problem with the small screw eyes unscrewing. So I just use a small hole in the wood and a split ring. I use 1/4" thick hardwoods.
                Last edited by wood-n-things; 10-02-2012, 08:52 AM.
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  I just noticed my old post popped up to the front of the queue. The key rings are made from 3/8th hardwood and I round over the edges using a dremel in a dremel router table. I use finishing oil to bring the grain out and the following day give them a wax polish. I was toying with the idea of adding a loop to the designs but thought a large split ring would look out of place so I use a screw in eye that I have found to be quite secure providing the pilot hole is small, I have not had any problems with the screw eyes coming out. If I go any thinner than 3/8th in thickness the wood tends to warp before I can scroll it.

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                  • #10
                    They look great,like them.They ought to sell good.
                    Tony

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                      I agree with you as far as pricing goes. I do offer a higher priced inlaid one with their initials at $12.00 and they sell really well at that price. Keep on doing what is right for your area.
                      Wait a minute Mike....Inlay???
                      Ahem...NPDH....
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