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Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

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Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

Postby johnp » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:17 pm

Hey gang,

Wondering if anyone has any cute little giveaways they cut out of scrap material, or just fill in on sheets they are cutting other things out of?

I have people coming by all the time and I'd like to have some small things to cut out and give them as a fun little demo. But don't have any good ideas of things people might enjoy.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

Postby abigshadow » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:42 pm

bottle openers you can add the opener part to about any small item
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Re: Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

Postby johnp » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:08 pm

Yeah, the only problem with bottle openers is if you're working with some thinner materials they might not be appropriate.

I was also kind of thinking about little designs that are just cute things people might put on a keychain, or leave laying around on their desk or something. Just not sure what. Maybe little animals or something?

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Re: Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

Postby scottlane » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:19 am

Look for cell phone desktop holders. I have seen a couple that are easy to put together from scrap.

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Postby gcw8 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Ive been thru the trying to make the best out of scrap. The thing its when you cut all of this stuff it is time consuming and chews up your consumables. I have pails full of small stuff from as far as 5 years ago. Now I keep only scraps that I can burn stuff that is 12 x 12 or larger all of the small stuff goes out the door. its all about profit really not unless you enjoy working for free in that case you will be a busy guy. I estimate you need to make a buck per minute so if you make a small item to say sell for 5 bucks or so if you spent more than 5 minutes on it then your loosing money . Just sayin
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Postby gcw8 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:43 pm

oh ps if your looking for some good smalls try typing in tea lights
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Postby harrymorley » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:59 pm

i make dog bones , cat and dog silohettes , and donate them to the local no kill dog shelter. they have a little market area where they resell it to help defray the animal medical costs

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Postby Thefarmersdaughter » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:05 pm

I've been making small chili peppers and attaching pieces of magnet tape to them for refrigerator magnets, or you can make them into Christmas ornaments. Just about any small design could be made into a magnet.

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Postby Scratch » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Here's a couple things I make sometimes with scrap. They're about 3" or so at their widest I think.
trinket front.jpg


On the backside, I either hot glue a rare earth magnet on the back, or include a hook to hang them on pots or stuff.
trinket back.jpg


Here's another thing I make from a 3" round disc of like 18 gauge steel I think. Of course these are alot more work since they need to be heated and forged, but I made a jig for my anvil to make it alot faster.
hat.jpg

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Postby OTHill » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:55 pm

That hat looks interesting. I had an old blacksmithing uncle that made hundreds of them out of the old small steel barrel bungs that barrels used to have.
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Re: Scraps, Handouts, Trinkets and Tchotchkes

Postby Russ K » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:19 pm

check out viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6041&p=29575&hilit=trouser+trout&sid=330c75196f4b47e793424f16138da5f3#p29575
I still get requests for these even though I don't do shows anymore. RK

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