Going to local shows. #30: New Product Launch.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-25-2011 08:45 PM 3804 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 29: Tasmanian Timber for sale at Maleny Wood Expo.. Part 30 of Going to local shows. series Part 31: Hope the rain stays away... »

Next week, I will be at the Maleny Wood Expo…. both Saturday and Sunday…

As well as the Huon Pine for sale, there will be some of the European Walnut I bought and stored last year… There will be great bargains on both… so get in early..

There will be one other item on my stand..

I will be launching a new line…new for me…. I am sure someone somewhere has done something similar…In fact I saw something very similar while on holidays in NZ a few months ago… stuck in my head and with a little finessing this is the result…

These boards are primarily aimed at the blokes and their BBQs but I have not forgotten that Sheilas like to BBQ too…...
The boards come in various sizes and shapes … made from Camphor Laurel…. inset with various beer and spirit bottle tops, covered with a crystal clear resin and oiled with Grapeseed Oil..


For those who do not drink, I have other inserts... but more on that later...

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 09:04 PM

Those are great! I’ve been saving my beer caps for the past couple of weeks and I now have a few thousand. Do you just use the clear resin to cover the caps? Or do you use it all over the top of the board?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 09:05 PM

i’d love to come larry
and bring all the caps i have had over the years

the only mistake i made
was investing all my money
in the beer
not in the stocks

i’d be a billionaire by now

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 09:05 PM

you could always use trimmed off wine corks for the Sheilas in the crowd :)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 09:15 PM

Larry They are great, I enjoyed following their creation.

Don they wear them in their hats. LoL

David I spent all my money on wine women & song. The rest I wasted. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 09:33 PM

Unique Idea Larry

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#6 posted 04-25-2011 10:09 PM

so that was the new idea … LOL


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#7 posted 04-25-2011 10:52 PM

Now I see why you wanter the caps.

Great idea Larry!

I love the logo.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 04-25-2011 11:42 PM

Good luck at the expo. I bet all the blokes love your new boards.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 04-25-2011 11:45 PM

Thats cool!

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#10 posted 04-26-2011 12:46 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#11 posted 04-26-2011 01:24 AM

nifty idea Larry. you should be receiving a small package I sent off last week

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-26-2011 02:33 AM

Love these !
Very ingenious as always : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#13 posted 04-26-2011 05:29 AM

A HOT BBQ in NZ with Larry!

That would be great fun to behold!
... sorry to say, we cannot make it.

y’all are going to have FUN!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#14 posted 04-26-2011 03:03 PM

Hey Larry;

I think these should sell pretty well. You’re going to need another source for the caps, I bet.

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 04-27-2011 05:25 PM

Great idea with the caps, Larry! So do you have them made up ahead of time, or are you letting people “build their own” by choosing which caps they want.

I’ll be curious to see how well these go over. I love the sign for them as well!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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