cool T's #2: sneak peek at the next one

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Blog entry by scottb posted 04-14-2007 05:54 PM 1264 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s taken me a little longer than I thought to come up with some art for the “woodworkers obit shirt” (in days, not actual hours of work). After looking around for inspiration, I eventually came up with the perfect solution! on using…. A coffin smoother!

I like having a couple layers of meaning, if not a little but of punny-ness.

Here is the line art of what I have so far… The art still needs some finessing, (shading, detail, some typography… but I’m on the right track.

I’m thinking it will be simpler (but more graphic) in design and execution than my first shirt,

and of course I’ll have the (hopefully funny) obit beneath (or on the back).

The hardest part for me, really, is to come up with the name to put on the “headstone.” I’ve decided that it should be woodworking terms, but definately recognizable as a real name. Perhaps it should even read as a real name, and on second thought be recognized as woodworking terminology.

Chip, Carver, Greenwood, Sawyer, Woody….

Feel free to throw some suggestions into the mix, and help me make sure I don’t use the name or a real (known) person or woodworking related business (like Joe Woodworker). As I intend to try to make a couple bucks off these, I’d prefer to avoid libel.

I’d also prefer to avoid putting in too much time on the project if there aren’t a couple interested parties in buying one of these… Too much work to justify making just one for just myself. Using a print on demand outfit, the profit margin is very small, (unless I mark up outrageously), but still preferable to dealing with the headaches of printing up dozens, and sitting on stock and handling all fullfillment myself.

Let me know what you think, and if there’s still some interest! I’m looking forward to giving all you jocks something to weat (while your LJ shirt is in the laundry, that is)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 04-14-2007 06:07 PM

Hey Scott. great progress. we really need to prepare those combo shirts soon ;)

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#2 posted 04-14-2007 06:56 PM

Great idea Scott. I’m in for a couple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 04-14-2007 06:58 PM

Hmmmm. You trying to get me addicted to tee shirts. That looks like something I must have.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 04-14-2007 07:05 PM

I think it is a good idea Scott. Think of it as an extension of your line. So it might not sell as many as the snacks, but it will likely sell. That will lead to the next one.

I bet you can find a name to put on there that will not be cause for libel. You already have some great ones to start.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 04-14-2007 07:10 PM

Good progress Scott… keep us updated please. I like watching the evolution of the graphics.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 04-14-2007 08:09 PM

I’m all for doing a combo Martin, if we can figure out how to keep us both profiting…

I hope this outsells the snacks one bill – I’ve bought two myself, and that’s been it to date.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 04-15-2007 01:35 AM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 04-16-2007 06:14 PM

hmm a “grave shaver”? Nah.. That’s kinda plane, Ha HA HA..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 04-17-2007 02:53 AM

Oh Rob, you’re so punny.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 04-19-2007 05:56 PM

Maybe you can make a grim reaper character and call him the wood slayer?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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