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  1. #1
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    This one turned out nice... now the fun begins

    Recently had an email from a lady who saw a pair of goblets on my site... the goblets were sold, but she liked them and wanted to know if I could do more... Repetition isn't one of my strong suits, but said I would try- if I had more of the wood... turned out I had some... so she said great she wants 10 of the goblets... this one is very similar to the ones on my website... now I'll have the fun of trying to make 9 more...

    This is mimosa wood... this is unfinished... just sanded through 400 grit...
    it's 7 inches tall and about 3 inches at the mouth... about 4 inches deep inside.
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    Chuck
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    Good deal Chuck. Glad it's you that has to make 9 more just like the first not me.

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    Looks great. Congrats on the commission.
    Bernie W.

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    Nice job Chuck! If anyone can do it...you sure can!
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    This one turned out nice... now the fun begins

    Lookin good,and I can relate to that duplcatin thing,but I'm sure you will do just fine
    May God Bless
    Ken

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    Congrats on the commission. I don't think I have ever made even 2 things that were close to the same. Good luck, looks like you are on your way.

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    I don't think they need to be the same. I'd prefer 10 unique goblets.

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    Hi,

    I am with Sharon. However, I would be darned sure that the customer felt that way before I made them.

    Great commission and may you get very many more.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Hi,

    I am with Sharon. However, I would be darned sure that the customer felt that way before I made them. If the customer likes the variety idea, you might make twelve and let her chose her nine. Who knows, you might sell a dozen.

    Great commission and may you get very many more.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Congrats, Chuck. I don't envy you, though. I don't like trying to make duplicates on the lathe.
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