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Thread: Bad day turned good

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island

    Bad day turned good

    We had torrential rain for the first three hours of my work day & temp was 40. It was cold. But the rain stopped. One of my customers wanted me to make him 2 Bubinga/ebony ring bowls so about a week & a half I delivered them, he also wanted two Wallstreet pens with his father in law to be name engraved on them. I used cut offs from the Bubinga for one of the pens & I had some Amboyna burl for the other one. I used a black & a black Ti kits & had Ryan at Woodturningz engrave them with color fill. They came our perfectly. He gave me $250 for the items. I thought that was a decent price for the two bowls & engraved pens. He loved the bowls & the pens & thought the price was more then fair for home made turnings. So a day that started out bad turned good. It helps with the piggy bank for tool purchases.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    The day did end in a good way, congrats on the sale and the extra for the tool fund

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Congrats, that is great!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Nice sale Chuck
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Congrats Chuck on the sales. All is well that ends well.
    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.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Thanks guys. He did get quality work cause I refuse to do poor craftsmanship in my turnings.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Good to hear your day went well.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

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