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Discussion in 'Members Hobbies' started by BigC, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. BigC

    BigC Super Gardener

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    Here is my latest commission Toybox as yet unfinished.
    Lots of sanding, painting/staining, upholstery, and lacquer to apply before this one catches the train lol
    Paddington Bear London is the theme....hopefully the recipient will grow to love it as much as I have enjoyed making it..
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      You have talent!
       
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      • BigC

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        I wouldn't go that far hahaha but here is a couple of others lol
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          Well, I think you are under rating your skills - those are absolutely fantastic! I have neither the tools, skills or dexterity to do anything like that.
           
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            Wow! They are brilliant !
             
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              @BigC - referring to @JWK's post, can I just say "I told you so....." :snorky:
               
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                Thanks for the kind words guys...
                This one is comming together nicely...

                Colour Swatch and Theme.

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                Frames for the padded reliefs

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                Still trying to decide on handles for this box...perhaps keeping with the theme I might go with a Brown Leather Suitcase style of some description....
                 
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                  Still working away at the London Paddington Toybox...I have no idea what to charge for this piece as I always go overboard on materials hahaha always the case...what do you think would be a fair guide price once completed. :whistle:

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                  Sanding down, before sealing, painting and upholstery can begin.

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                  These are truly gorgeous.
                   
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                    Shucks...Thank you @zilly
                    I'd never make a business person I enjoy more making them than selling..it saddens me to see one go hahahaha
                     
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                    There has to be a couple of hundred quid at least there @BigC
                     
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                      Do you do all the woodworking yourself @BigC or buy in certain pieces? It looks fantastic :)
                       
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                      You see..hahaha....I would feel I'd robbed someone..not cut out for business....my wife on the other hand lol

                      Mostly all my own work...I purchased the mouldings because my router has given up the ghost..in process of buying a new Makita
                       
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                      I live in Surrey, just within the M25 and work in West London, and I can guarantee you that your stuff would easily sell for £150+ (depending on the size etc) in many of the wee boutique type places that we have; hell, I could even see your work on sale on the market stalls in Staines.

                      You have a real talent there - seriously, consider putting some up for sale on ebay and I reckon you will be selling them hand over fist.
                       
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                        Its great work. Would love to get to grips with doing it myself
                         
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