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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #7274869

I made several of these for family christmas gifts last year. I have been thinking of making some more and trying to sell them but don't know if they would sell. Here are a few examples. What do ya'll think?

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7274874

#2

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #7274877

#3

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sissy70
Rushville, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2009
4:54 AM

Post #7275413

do you know what you would have to charge

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #7276804

I don't know for sure but probably around $20-$25 would cover the cost of wood and time. They are made out of exotic hardwoods.I could probably make some out of cheaper wood for less, but I really like the look of the exotic woods. I have several others that would maybe go for a bit more, but I don't know if folks would be willing to pay that.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #7276807

another

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #7276810

A tribal design

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #7276940

I like them, nice work.
I got into boxes a couple of years ago, but I haven't sold any.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 15, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #7277399

Wow! Great job. That looks harder than my crosses, not sure if my skills are up to that yet. I don't have a mentor so I'm trying to teach myself; books, internet, that sort of thing. It would make such a difference to be able to watch in person how things are done.
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7278721

The box is made of pine 1x6 using the table saw and router.
Looks like you have some hand carving on your crosses, or is that done with a belt sander.
I hate sanding. I'm working on some wooden buckets, need to get some 1/2" thin copper to band around them.
Just for looks. This bucket is 9" tall with 12 segments.
The pieces to the right will be split length wise and made into smaller buckets.
Useing a 12 dig. bevel to get 12 segments.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #7280866

No hand carving on those but here is one that was done completely by hand carving.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7280880

Love the bucket. The copper banding will look great. I just love the color copper gets as it ages. What else do you make? I plan on getting a small lathe around the first of the year. There are many projects I have planned for that :)
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2009
9:03 AM

Post #7281717

I'm too cheap to buy copper sheet so I think I'll wrap 4 or 5 strands of copper wire around, think it will look OK.
I have a Shop Smith 'Tool' that turns into a table saw, lathe, drill press, disk sander.
Here are a couple of turnings.

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2009
9:05 AM

Post #7281718

Couple of carvings. In the back is a box to hold a deck of cards, I made a bunch of those one Christmas.
The boots are carved from a 2x4, one day I will put leather shoe strings in them.

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2009
9:18 AM

Post #7281721

Another unfinished project, I also made 6 of these one Christmas.
I lived most my life in South Florida, while there I rebuilt the kitchen cabinets, raised panel doors from oak.
The oak wood came from the pews our church was replacing. Lots of saw dust. ^_^
We sold the house 1 year later.

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2009
7:21 PM

Post #7296772

Almost finished the small bucket...wrapped some copper wire around it...
And what do you know my Beer Can fits just fine.
Would you call that a 'Beer Bucket' ? ^_^

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