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Thread: Need to brag a bit -- Wine glasses to Uganda

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Need to brag a bit -- Wine glasses to Uganda

    This past Saturday I was doing the Farmers Market in Market Square, Knoxville.... I have wine glasses that are set on wood stems and a set in particular with "Spectraply" stems... the spectraply is called "dark knight"... it a blue and black combination... made a spectacular pepper mill and with the left over, I made the glasses.

    A lady walked in my booth, immediately picked up the glasses and asked if I could pack them for transport back to Uganda.... I wrapped them in as much tissue as I cold, then bundled them together with more tissue and suggested she use a small box in her carry on luggage... so when she gets back I'll have a set of my glasses in Africa.... She's an American living and working near Enteibbe, over visiting her son and grandchild.

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    Tellico Plains, TN
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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    wow that's great you have now joined the ranks of the few who have exported their handy work, like Toni and his carvings ans Stu with his chess set.
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Lovely! Makes a case for having a roll of bubble wrap handy.

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    Oct 2006
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    Congrats, Chuck. That Spectraply looks real nice, too.
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  5. #5
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Great looking glasses Chuck...congrats on the sale.

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  6. #6
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Beautiful glasses, beautiful sale.

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

  7. #7
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Congrats man. Don't get any better than that. great job.

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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Stack 'em rack 'em and pack 'em!
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  9. #9
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well done chuck,, i just got wood all over north america,, you going world wide!!! atahha boy chuck
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  10. #10
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's fantastic Chuck Beautiful glasses too

    Uganda, hope you got paid in cash
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