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Old 06-18-2010, 11:04 PM
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Default Hand Turned Wooden Minis

I have been living with a close friend of mine, he makes at least part of his income as a wood turner, making beautiful artwork of bowls, lampshades, plates and other very cool art pieces. I brought up the idea of turning a mini (I am going to make myself one at some point, probably in the fall) for if nothing else as a bad ass looking bag tag.

My question is, is this something that anybody might be interested in, either for yourself, or possibly as a bag tag/trophy type of thing. If there is interest, how much would you be willing to pay for something like this - for example, if I had a small collection of some sick looking wooden minis at a tournament, would you pay $10? or would $5 be a fair price?

Not trying to get rich here, only trying to help a friend who is continually struggling to make a living.

I have nothing available at the moment, but if there is interest, it may be something that will be available in the near future.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:09 PM
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My dad makes minis and sold some at TX States ranging from $5 to $40 with some being sweet looking wood with all kinds of designs and such.

They are also making them out of bowling balls and counter top material which are pretty cool.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:14 PM
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i bought one off of spitfire for 15. they were special looking wood. birdeye maple, spalted sycamore and such. heres his link
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:57 AM
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I bought 2 off spitfire for $10 each, I believe. I would gladly pay $10 again, especially if you could get the areodynamics down so they had some glide when thrown hard!
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:19 AM
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Slightly related "thread jack"- I just want to know what the rules are on a marker when it comes to composition. Is it basically that anything round and roughly the same size as a mini works as a marker? I wanted to make my own the other day, but didn't want to get a penalty or some junk in a tournament...
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:07 AM
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i get questions about my wooden one but nobody tries to DQ my mini
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Slightly related "thread jack"- I just want to know what the rules are on a marker when it comes to composition. Is it basically that anything round and roughly the same size as a mini works as a marker? I wanted to make my own the other day, but didn't want to get a penalty or some junk in a tournament...

802.02 Mini Marker Discs



A. Mini marker discs shall be used to mark a player's lie as
required by these rules. Mini marker discs must have a diameter of between 7
and 15 centimeters and a height not exceeding 3 centimeters.
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My wife's grandpa is currently making some for my son and me. Should be sweet.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:23 PM
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I'd definitely pay $10 for one.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:47 PM
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I bought one from spitfire as well. Actually 2, one for me and one for my dad. They're really nice.

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