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Offline Twisted Trees

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Re: New line
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2020, 11:52:09 AM »
I was thinking of making a wood and brass needle case for my wife then I saw this on eBay. It was only £2.00 including postage when I bought it. The item that arrived was very nicely made.

Yes it is very annoying that these things are on Ebay for less than the cost of the brass inserts from craft shops! I had a cracking design for bottle openers when I bought 10 pieces of the metalwork required, when I went back to buy some more they were charging what I was selling the completed opener for, unless I bought in the thousands which I really don't want to do! for me a serious production run is 50 small items and preferably no more than two! otherwise it is just a job and I can earn more money doing other things that I don't want to do!

TT, AKA Pete, but that name is taken :-)

Offline bodrighywood

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Re: New line
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2020, 01:52:03 PM »
They are made in China so cost of both material and abour would be way down.

Turners don't make mistakes, they have design opportunities

Offline hughie

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Re: New line
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2020, 05:45:15 AM »
I think this sort of thing is very appealing hand crafted, practical and to those in the crafts it 'goes with' .