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    More turnings

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Business Card Holder 6.jpg   Seam Rippers 3.jpg  
    Bernie W.

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    Nice looking stuff. My wife does a lot of quilt making and I've tried to get her excited about a seam ripper but she is not too interested. She did want a stiletto (for sewing) though so I did one for her. Something you might think about adding to your sewing item. They sell kits for them also.
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    Those look great Bernie!
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    Looks good, Bernie. It's nice to see someone around here getting some turning time.
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    Oh Oh!! I need one of those card holders!!! What can we trade!? You shouldn't have retired...FAA may have been easier!
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    I want to do stuff like that when I grow up.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    You really taking first place in the production stakes there Bernie. nice work and happy sales.
    cheers

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    Thanks to all. Yes it has been a busy time but fun still. Money is not bad either.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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