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A few rustic creations
« on: March 12, 2017, 07:50:17 PM »
Have piles of rusty old corrugated iron sitting around, Have been planning to make a few garden ornaments for a couple of years and finally got around to it yesterday.


Need to do a bit more work on the front leg and head of the cow silhouette but happy enough with how the others turned out.
Plasma would make life much easier than the oxy with a size 6 tip, not so much cutting as melting my way along, makes doing any fine detail a bit hard.

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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 12:21:08 AM »
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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 10:10:57 AM »
Nice work

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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 06:17:00 PM »
Maybe just rotate the corrugations on the cow like you did on the calf and the chicken? I think the detail and the silhouette is fine.
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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 07:27:41 PM »
Looks pretty good.
Have you tried selling them.
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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 11:47:25 PM »
Looks pretty good to me.


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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 08:21:30 AM »
Thumbs up, good work
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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 06:26:33 AM »
Found a bit of time the last couple of days to make some more of these and a couple of new designs (rooster & feeding chicken).
My brother does 4-5 farmers markets a week in Sydney, I have 3 of each design going to the city Thursday, will be interesting to see if he can move a few for me.

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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 12:41:39 PM »
Found a bit of time the last couple of days to make some more of these and a couple of new designs (rooster & feeding chicken).
My brother does 4-5 farmers markets a week in Sydney, I have 3 of each design going to the city Thursday, will be interesting to see if he can move a few for me.

What do you price them at?
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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 03:48:44 PM »
Wasn't sure what to price them at, who better to ask than a teenage girl, my daughter said $20-30.
Will cover costs and make a nice profit at that so going with it to start with.
Spoke to my brother and he is of the opinion people will either love them and want them regardless of cost or not be interested in them even if you were giving them away.

I have been picking wild blackberries for a few hours once a week for the past few weeks, haven't been game to ask what he has been selling them at (at a guess $60kg +) I'm getting $35kg with him supplying punnets. Once I got my technique down I can pick sort and package almost 2kg per hour. The first week was a request for 2kg from a restaurant, I sent 3kg in 500g punnets and they took the lot. Last week I sent over 50 125g punnets to put on a stall and they went within a couple of hours.

I'm still trying to get my head around some of the prices paid and the volume he can sell. It is one of the reasons Im looking to expand my hive numbers fairly quickly. When he found out I had started with bees he said he would take 100kg a week if I can supply it.

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Re: A few rustic creations
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 10:37:38 PM »
Spoke to my brother and he is of the opinion people will either love them and want them regardless of cost or not be interested in them even if you were giving them away.

I have found that the case with most craftshows/farmers markets.  If people want it they will pay for it.  Hope you do well.