I had to go out of town yesterday to pick my wife up from the airport after a long vacation. On the way back she wanted to stop at a winery. We stopped. While browsing around I spotted a large display of novelty bottle stoppers. I asked the clerk if they sold many. He said yes. I mentioned I made stoppers from woood by turning them. He got very interested. Turns out he is the manager/buyer. He said he does laser engraving on the side and has been looking for something he can put the store name on. He asked for me to send samples. I plan to bring in person.
Point is, ye never know when an opportunity will hit. I was really more just making conversation and got a potential lead for what could be an ongoing small income opportunity. Can be same with almost any item, not just wood turnings.
Sure glad I got a huge, 43" lathe so I can make bottle stoppers.