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Thread: Pictures Added -- My First Commission

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    Arrow Pictures Added -- My First Commission

    About a month ago I got my first commission to make something.....for money!

    My best friend's sister is getting married, and she saw some of my pens. She wants turned wooden pens to give as gifts to her wedding party, and a few other special people. She wanted 20 pens. They are the basic gold slim line pens. There will be 5 of each of the 4 woods. Cherry, Black Walnut, Maple, & White Oak.

    We worked out a deal, and now I am in the middle of a production run on pens. I am charging her a "friends and family" rate, so I'm not making a ton of money, but enough to pick up something new at Woodcraft.

    As I posted before, I don't have the pictures of the completed pens with me now, so I'll put those up later.

    Pictures Added!
    #1 Black Walnut - CA & Wax Finish
    #2 Cherry - CA & Wax Finish
    #3 Maple - CA & Wax Finish
    #4 White Oak - CA & Wax Finish
    #5 One of each of the pens
    #6 Some of the pens ready to go out.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pen-bwalnut-com.jpg   pen-cherry-com.jpg   pen-maple-com.jpg   pen-whiteoak-com.jpg   pen-one each-com.jpg  

    Last edited by Sean Wright; 05-11-2009 at 04:43 AM. Reason: Added Pictures
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Fantastic!!!! pick up something good with the proceeds.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Congrats Sean. That's a start. You might be surprised what may come of this. You may get more orders.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Those look great, Sean. The dollar amount of your "friends and family" discount will probably be more than made up in the amount of referral business you'll get from having 20 nice pens out among your friends and family.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Congratulations Sean. You're on your way now!!!

    Deeper into the Abyss, that is.
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

    My Woodwork Site

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Schenectady, NY
    That'll do nicely Sean !
    Don Orr

    Woodturners make the World go ROUND

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Very nicely done, Sean.

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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