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  • MartyFromKingston
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    Brian,

    Those are very lovely. Might I make a suggestion? If these are selling so quickly that you can hardly keep up with the demand, I'd suggest you double your asking price immediately. Or mayber triple it. The simple reason is that if they're selling that quickly it's because clients recognize the exceptional value. By raising the price you may lose the odd sale but more than make up for it with the increased profit.

    Don't sell yourself short. Remember that when you bring in your car to have the oil changed, an apprentice being paid slightly more than minimum wage spends all of 15 minutes doing the work, and the company charges you $50 plus HST for the job. Now, if changing oil is worth $200 per hour, then your work - which requires skills significantly more valuable than that needed to change oil - is worth that, too.

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  • beachburl
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    Were those ones your wife bought you, Brian?

    Noel

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  • agenkin
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    Originally posted by scroudt View Post
    Right here.[/url]
    Thanks! How do you ensure good finial alignment, given how irregular the shells are? I've been thinking that there could be a dowel between the finial and the top lid, just for alignment.

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  • scroudt
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    Originally posted by agenkin View Post
    Love the ornaments. Where do you source the urchin shells?
    Right here.
    https://www.tropitek.net/wholesale/

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  • agenkin
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    Love the ornaments. Where do you source the urchin shells?

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  • scroudt
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    Originally posted by Leo Van Der Loo View Post
    Love those Brian, quite a collection you are showing here, I really like the black? one, though they are all very nice, thanks for showing
    Thanks Leo. The black one I had dropped and it broke. Glued it together but could see the glue line, so I sprayed it black.

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  • Leo Van Der Loo
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    Love those Brian, quite a collection you are showing here, I really like the black? one, though they are all very nice, thanks for showing

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  • scroudt
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    No stem or screw. When I turn the base of my finial I cut a grove. I then use epoxy to stick them together.

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  • ofoori
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    Very niceDoes the top of the finial have a stem on top to extend trough the urchin to prevent over tightening or do you use a screw or bolt? Those things are very delicate (or maybe your West coast ones are more robust) Lovely work!!!

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  • Egon
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    Top Drawer Work!

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  • bkrits
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    That's neat stuff Brian even better when you sell them, you have a good eye for form, the packing for shipment must be an art form too, nice to see thanks.

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  • Wally in Calgary
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    Very Very nice and thanks for embedding your pics. Others should take note from this. FWIW JMHO.

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  • iamtooler
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    Exquisite!
    Rob

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