Well been busy with orders. Have made 14 more business card holders and 13 more seam rippers. They have been selling pretty well. The seam rippers on the right in the picture are ones I bought at Wal-Mart and are selling the fastest. I get $14.50 for them. I can make about 4 a hour. The others are a woodcraft kit and take some time to get right. The O rings that fit on the ripper part are really tight and sometimes you can't get them to seat in the handle without a whole lot of pressure. So I took some 220 grit wrapped on a dowel while on the lathe and let it spin. When I get them to a point where they will push in I stop and then use a gun cleaning cotton swap with white rouge on it to polish it. Seems to do the trick but a pain since they should work to begin with. The business card holders are the second batch and seem to be selling pretty well. Pretty easy to make and can do 3 a hour. I made another dozen pill and toothpick key chain holders. Forgot to take a picture before they left.
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