A Cigar Pen is also known as a "Big Ben" pen, for some reason. It gives you quite a bit of heft and feels very comfortable in the hand. It's called a cigar pen because it's shaped much like a cigar (talking about it just makes me want to smoke one, but I digress!). The … Continue reading Turning A Cigar Pen
Tips on photographing items for sale online
Here are some of my top 5 easy to follow tips and tricks for photographing items or sale online.
DIY A Photo Light Box
The best photo is a well lit photo! Take your Etsy photos to the next level by building an easy (and cheap) light box to give your handmade treasures just the right amount of light!
Turning Christmas Ornaments
Below are the instructions I came up with for turning Christmas ornaments. These are the type with the globe and finial. Definitely not an item for beginners, but these are nice objects to turn and when you get it right they can be quite beautiful. You'll need the following items: Lathe Chisels Band saw (optional) … Continue reading Turning Christmas Ornaments
Turning a Slimline Pen
I got started with slimline pens, so thought it'd be the perfect subject of my first post. Slimline's are nice, very lightweight and smooth to the touch (when you finish them right!). Most of the process is pretty static. You'll find a million references online for how to prep and turn a pen and they're … Continue reading Turning a Slimline Pen
A Good Turn Colorado
Setting up my blog. Posts coming soon! http://etsy.me/2dByiVP