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    hi
    i would just like to get a general concensus on the price of my items, could i ask whoever reads this what price they would pay for the item in my picture, i know things look better in real life but hopefully they can at least say a price.
    I will leave it for a while before i mention how much it actually is and the reason i asked.

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    many thanks..
    Cabincrafts
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    Last edited by Cabincrafts; 03-02-2012, 10:16 PM. Reason: uploaded wrong picture..
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  • #2
    Oh that's so pretty! I can't quite tell the size, but guessing that it stands about 8 inches high, and if it took no more than a day to make (I hope I'm not under estimating it!), I'd say maybe £30-£40?
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    • #3
      I would agree - £30-£40.

      However, I have no idea how much the wood cost nor how many hours it took to make.

      It's beautiful.
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      • #4
        Wood work is a really hard one when it comes to pricing. I carve wooden lovespoons for fun but could never sell them because they take me ages to make and no-one would be prepared to pay what they are truly worth.

        Gut instinct for this piece says around £40

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        • #5
          A BiG Thank you very much to you 3 for commenting on item, it stands at 6inch tall and about 7 inch width and 1 inch thick, and i actually charge £8 for it with up to £4 postage, the reason i asked was because several people on the interweb have asked me "how much is it" and when i have told them they say " ok i will get back to you" which usually means they wont.
          I have been asking myself if its too much money to charge for it and as you all seem to suggest £30-£40 i think i should be safe with the amount i mentioned, i have also noticed someone else doing a very similar thing to me but her prices are staggering, i have a certain pattern on my computer which would take me no more than 1 day to complete, this person has already cut this pattern and is charging £112 for it, i almost fell off my chair this is why I wanted as many different opinions as possible in order to get a ball park figure, so i thank you for that.

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          Last edited by Cabincrafts; 04-02-2012, 08:45 PM.
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          • #6
            It's lovely.
            I really couldn't say a price, I'm hopeless at such things.
            Do you mean it takes a day to cut each one of these, or once the pattern is made it's less time to do the making? I'm sorry I'm not very knowledgeable but I am very interested to learn more about how you make them, it's certainly very clever.

            What happened with your magpies 150 piece, I recall reading a thread that the football club maybe interested in it but I can't find that thread to find out if they came back to you?
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            • #7
              It's a lovely piece but I couldn't pay more than 8£ + P & P for it. I know it's handmade and have no real idea of woodwork itself,but if you're to compare it to other items in the market your looking at between 7£-10£ I would guess. But I could be wrong. x
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              • #8
                Oh I didn't look at previous comments ^_^ I skipped to the end lol
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                • #9
                  Hi
                  Just looked at your website and you have some really, really lovely items. To get back to your original question I would certainly pay £8, keep up the good work!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by samigail View Post
                    Do you mean it takes a day to cut each one of these, or once the pattern is made it's less time to do the making? I'm sorry I'm not very knowledgeable but I am very interested to learn more about how you make them, it's certainly very clever.

                    What happened with your magpies 150 piece, I recall reading a thread that the football club maybe interested in it but I can't find that thread to find out if they came back to you?
                    Hi Samigail
                    I can cut this piece out, sand it and teak oil it in about an hour (usually less) but i was reffering to a pattern i had on my computer which is quite intricate.

                    The Magpies 150 has been taken to the Football fan shop along with 2 other different cuttings i did for them, so far they haven't played at home since i took it to them and this weeks match is cancelled due to a frozen pitch, so no orders yet.

                    The cuting are usually froma pattern, i make a lot of my own patterns using items found on the net, put them together and stick the pattern to the wood, i then proceed to cut out the pattern.
                    When i am next in the cabin i will take some photos and show you how its done.

                    thanks to everyone that has commented..

                    steve
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by craftyknotter View Post
                      Hi
                      Just looked at your website and you have some really, really lovely items. To get back to your original question I would certainly pay £8, keep up the good work!
                      Thank you for that, i have also just been to your website too, i noticed you are in Lambley in May, i work at the garden centre in Lambley and some of my items are sold there,if you wanted to see any of them please feel free to pop in..
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                      • #12
                        I originally thought £15-20 for it, so you are not overpricing yourself!!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by indri View Post
                          I originally thought £15-20 for it, so you are not overpricing yourself!!
                          Thanks Indri, the funny thing is people at work say i need to put up my prices, but i disagree, i would sooner sell the item for a pound less rather than keep it on my shelf, i can soon make more..
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cabincrafts View Post
                            Thank you for that, i have also just been to your website too, i noticed you are in Lambley in May, i work at the garden centre in Lambley and some of my items are sold there,if you wanted to see any of them please feel free to pop in..
                            Will do, I don't live far away so will pop in some time.

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                            • #15
                              Personally I think your prices are little on the low side. £8 is too cheap for the amount of work you are doing. I would suggest you increase it to £12. I think the subject should be a winner as romance always sells.

                              Roger

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