KEN BROWN ASKS: “TWO BIG GULPS OR ONE TEENY TASTE??”

You see, you don’t see that yellow pencil almost always in the shot.  Therefore, you really cannot answer the question with any guarantee that you’re right. Before you read any farther, decide which you think is the answer and let me know what you decided before I tell you below.  And remember when you take photos of your own work, put a coin or something in the shot for size comparison.

DSC_1130A businessman rapped on my locked Studio door this morning, unannounced.  As though he was on a mission, pressed for time to present these to a lady ‘doctor friend,’  he told me exactly what he wanted on each and asked the price.  Quoted it, he agreed, and said he needed them ASAP.  Told him 3 hours.

The matched pair was about twenty inches tall and each would hold at least a quart or more. He said the doctor had a rough week and thought these would be a novel way to handle the stress.  These would hold margaritas for 6!  Let’s assume some number of those will soothe the good doctor’s stresses.  And his.

I used a #6 round carbide for “It’s been a hard week…”  For all the rest, a #8 round carbide did the trick.

As an amateur trying to get a good photo of these, I did poorly.  Two big studio lights’ reflection played havoc with the images.  For the background, I bought a 6′ x 9′ piece of thick, black felt.

BOTTOM LINE:  It was a fast, fun job with the chance to use my two largest size burs.  Crappy glass full of bubbles and uneven clarity but still engraved fairly well.  Fifty bucks for both.  About 15 minutes total.

What size did you think they were?

-Ken

Next three-day workshop where you can learn this and some looney marketing ideas that work like a charm is in late June. Discounts apply if requested.  See details here.

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