I love games...
So, my quandary this morning actually appears to have resolved itself. That said, neither Willowyn or Christine are under any obligation to purchase the sticks they've reserved, they just get first dibs. After all, I was the one asking for help.
This quandary problem and resolution naturally led me to a new game we're going to call "Who Wants It". In this fabulous game (there's that word again), you're going to be given 3 or 4 facts about the stick such as Blackwood, +/- length (meaning 1/4" either way), wooden top or resin throughout... you get the idea. Then we're going to post a picture of it in it's raw form, specifically for pinecone sticks, it's at this stage that the color explosions are at their greatest. In fact, that pink ivory from a few days ago stopped me in my tracks when I turned off the lathe after the 1st cut. It was the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen, I called Erin and told her to come home... now, you've gotta see this!
So, back to the game, you'll be given the facts along with the raw form picture, and you get to design it from there... I'm so excited, I think it addresses and solves a lot of problems. I don't have to worry (more specifically, the D.O.E.E.), if it will sell, and you get what you want. The only downside that I see right now is that Friday Night Sales might be a thing of the past.
I might have one later today, if not... definitely tomorrow.