I finally opened my Esty store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakerCave, and I received my first order, two Poet’s Quote Trout to Mary Kilway.
In addition, to sell two on Etsy, I also sold one to a stranger on Facebook Marketplace.
I worked out some custom packaging from old cardboard boxes to ship the trout in.
I was so happy with the thin stock walnut remnants I picked up at Goby Walnut Products that I picked up some more.
I fired up the X-Carve to start cutting the components for my third Simba Simple Chair.
While the X-Carve worked, I started experimenting with halftone dithering engraving of photos on the FSL Muse.
After engraving the original photo of Jill and her catch, I decided to remove the background of the photo to get a better result.
Then I started playing with the DPI settings and decided that I liked 250 DPI setting the best.
Then I made an example of a custom quote trout I want to sell. Customers would be able to send me their own photo and quote, and I would engrave it onto a blank trout.
I made a trip to Goby Walnut Products in Portland, probably my favorite source for hardwood, where I discovered some thin stock of walnut. The boards were about 6” wide, 36” long and 1/4” thick, perfect for the quote trout I want to sell.
The walnut engraved nicely on the Muse.
I am starting to create items for my upcoming online store. One of the items will be these trout silhouettes engraved with quotes from Norman Maclean’s
A River Runs Through It.
I finished a complete set of Paris Metro Subway tiles. I washed them with with hot water and applied a coat of finishing wax.
I will need to take some product photos, upload them into the product pages and open up shop.