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    I am always looking for new things to put on the tables at the craft fairs and thought I would have a go at key chains. This was several weeks ago and I do 3 craft fairs a week and it is amazing how well they are going. Working out UK pounds to US dollars i think it works out $6 a piece i am selling them for. The metal part of the stand was a gift from a lady who makes jewellery and the rest was made on the lathe.

    I have some planks of walnut in the shop and was reluctant to use any of it but I took the plunge today and made some trivets. They have just had a coat of finishing oil. Tomorrow they will really shine when I wax polish them.
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    Nice variety of keychains. I love the unique holder. The trivets beautiful. They would be nice to hang on the dining room wall when they are not being used as trivets.

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    • #3
      Sweeeeet cuts Fretnot, good luck with your sales.
      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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      • #4
        They look great.

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        • #5
          Those are really nice and it's a good idea with the key rack too! Good luck with your shows!

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          • #6
            Very nice key rings and trivets. Trivets always sell well for me here in the Islands. I think they might be making a come back. I like the key rings as well. You did a great job on finishing and how did you round over the letters so well?
            Hawaiilad
            Larry

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Larry. With the letters on the key chains and many other things I make i use a dremel in a dremel router table with the rounding over bit. It really does add another dimension the the finished piece. The hardwoods I use are round about 3/8 thick and is a perfect thickness for this sort of work as the hardwood looks as though it is moulded in a way. I am sure that finishing the key chains this way is the reason they are selling so well.

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              • #8
                I recently bought a halogen oven. The supplied lid holder is pretty much useless so I'm using a folding towel for now.

                A halogen oven trivet shouldn't take much material as only the outer ring is needed.
                John

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                • #9
                  Name key rings are also a big seller.
                  Steve Good has some software programs on his site.
                  www.scrollsawworkshop.com

                  John

                  Old Dust

                  PS: Another "special order" seller are desk name plates.

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                  • #10
                    John, what is a Halogen Oven? Don't think I have heard of one of those.
                    Hawaiilad
                    Larry

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                    • #11
                      http://www.amazon.com/Morningware-HO.../dp/B000B8YOHG

                      Mine is a bit different but they're a big glass bowl with a circular halogen strip light and fan in the lid.
                      John

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