Gifts I made for my parents 60 year Anniversary
The Faces Goblet is just under Three inches tall.The Goblet is a bit larger than life size, on my monitor.
The Heart is two inches across.The Heart is a bit smaller than life size, on my monitor.
Why did I start: GilligoniaTM?
I wanted to make a unique gift for my parents 60th Wedding
Anniversary, something you could not buy.
I was inspired by my brothers gift for their 50th Anniversary. He
carved a chain of eleven rings from a solid block of wood.
My initial idea was to turn the Face Goblet on a lathe. When I was a
teenager, I had turned a profile of my godfather, with the face
pointing out. I thought that I'd try it the face pointing in. I no
longer had that lathe, as I had given it to my brother. I had not used
it for many years. I guess I had more fun building that lathe, than
actually using it.
I contacted a friend who had a lathe and discussed my face goblet
idea. He said that he had tried that a few years ago, and it didn't
look as good as he had hoped it would.
Eventually, I came up with the Face Goblet idea shown above. I thought
it was such a cool idea, figured I could probably sell it to other
people! So, I started: GilligoniaTM to do just that!
Unfortunately, the Face Goblet, with YOUR FACE on it, is not yet
available! Currently, there is too much manual labor involved. I'm
working on software to reduce it to a manageable amount. Check Out my other Products!
Gillie aka Gilligan
My friends have been calling me Gilligan, sometimes Gillie or Gill, since 1989, when I broke my sailboat a couple of times.
I never considered using Gilligan, as that gives way too many web
hits for that dude on the island. The initial name I wanted to use
was "Gillie's Gifts". While trying to get a trademark for
that, we discovered some other trademarks with "Gilly
Something". My trademark attorney advised that sounded too
similar. So, We changed the name to "Gifts By Gillie". The
owner of one of the the "Gilly Something"'s trademark
apparently thinks it owns any usage of "Gillie". While my
attorney thinks their claim is weak, we are a very small charity, and
do not have the resources to fight a very large company.
Since I already had my "G" logo for nearly a year, I
preferred to find words that began with "G", so I could
still use it with some minor changes.
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