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    We have an open house and big craft fair coming in May. Making two of these bigger jars for special occasions.
    I think they are a good base idea for other projects like yard lights or lanterns. This one is the test run. I'll get the rest of the antiquing and staining done today and will get some better pix of it finished.
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    Very Very Nice...!!!!
    You've my brain a clickin'... The shelter near my sister's new house is where I got my dog Maxine who was my best friend for 13 years, and then my mom's best friend for another 5.
    Then my Sweet Kitty, Nova, came from there about 5 years ago...
    My sister has been stopping by there to look for a feline friend for her cat, Magic.
    And I'm thinking of asking what I can do to help that shelter...

    ...You're truly inspiring Rob...
    ...!!!!!!!!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JimSawyer View Post
      Very Very Nice...!!!!
      You've my brain a clickin'... The shelter near my sister's new house is where I got my dog Maxine who was my best friend for 13 years, and then my mom's best friend for another 5.
      Then my Sweet Kitty, Nova, came from there about 5 years ago...
      My sister has been stopping by there to look for a feline friend for her cat, Magic.
      And I'm thinking of asking what I can do to help that shelter...

      ...You're truly inspiring Rob...
      ...!!!!!!!!
      Only problem is I have to eat a gallon of dill pickles everytime I make one.
      Jim, Try the fridge magnets. You can make them out of anything. I also made them a stand to display them. They ask a $5 min donation but usually get $10+. I take half up to The $10 or $5 max. I figure it makes them quit beggin' and start sellin'. It's working but I've found you have to go slow or you scare them.
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      • #4
        SPCA Patterns

        I'll post some of the patterns for those that are interested.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by oily View Post
          I'll post some of the patterns for those that are interested.
          I'd be interested in the pickle jar pattern. Except, rather than eating a bunch of pickles I think I'll just run down to the Habitat for Humanity store and buy some of those old 1 gal. tea jars they seem to have a lot.

          Oily, that's a great pattern; it's very classy and I think it would make people "want" to give.

          I think it would be worth a try for the local folks.

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          • #6
            I would be interested in any patterns for fundraisers - our women's club does alot for the Marion County Humane Society here in Florida. We have a fundraiser coming up on May 11th - I'd love to make a few things. Refrigerator magnets would probably be pretty easy. I love the donation jar - I'll try something similar in the future. Nice job!

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            • #7
              My kid use to eat pickles by the gallon, should have saved some of those jars! Nice job oily, we have rescued 3 pets so far and my daughter now wants another kitty.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Powakee View Post
                I'd be interested in the pickle jar pattern. Except, rather than eating a bunch of pickles I think I'll just run down to the Habitat for Humanity store and buy some of those old 1 gal. tea jars they seem to have a lot.

                Oily, that's a great pattern; it's very classy and I think it would make people "want" to give.

                I think it would be worth a try for the local folks.

                John
                John, Sorry there isn't a pattern. When I make these kind of projects it's always a think, cut and fit process and always tends to get more elaborate than planned. That's the fun part. The only piece of it that is a little important is the one housing the screw on lid and it doesn't have to be that big. Any container will do. I'm making two of these for special occasions. The ones I'll be making for general distribution will be smaller. Most customers like to be able to see the money and it does seem to make the work better.
                They are basically any shape you want them to be cut on about a 3 degree bevel for 3/4" stock. Do some test cuts to determine the amount of lift or drop you want. Then go nuts. They area great place to do some experimenting with cutting and shaping. Mount a sign with you message and you're all set. BTW the top is attached to the legs with glue and 2 18ga x 1.25" brads. The bottom is attached with counter sunk drywall screws. Be sure to pre drill for the screws to prevent splitting.
                I finally got my heat back on in the shop and will post the finished one and some more fridge magnets later today.
                Oily
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mfp509 View Post
                  I would be interested in any patterns for fundraisers - our women's club does alot for the Marion County Humane Society here in Florida. We have a fundraiser coming up on May 11th - I'd love to make a few things. Refrigerator magnets would probably be pretty easy. I love the donation jar - I'll try something similar in the future. Nice job!
                  MF, Feel free to use any of my patterns, just change the text to fit your needs or shoot me an email [email protected] with your artwork and text or ideas and I'll give you a hand. I've found funny characters and humor to work a little better.
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                  • #10
                    The second one is going to be the same but different.
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                    • #11
                      Geeezzz Oily, thats a lot of salt for your diet eating all those pickles.
                      Check out your local coffee shop, sub shop, restaurant, they should have those big jars they probably dispose of. Your project looks sweeeet, hope they fill with lots of cash for the SPCA.
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