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    weld_13
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    Probly. I think ill start out with em just in paint once i get some shoes which i still have to find good price on

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  • wireburner
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    thanks 4 the advice is thta wat you going to do?

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  • weld_13
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    Well i know i may be snapped at but just starting out i wouldnt use primer not even sealer. If you are wanting to do that then get some of the rustoleum primer and then use the cheapest can of krylon over that w/optional sealer. Now be aware if you dont want to use primer right off i would suggest using sealer though because it adds a ''gloss" look to it and would be more actractable to buy

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  • wireburner
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    I don`t want to over charge how bout $17

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  • jjsjeff
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    Originally posted by wireburner View Post
    i want to make stuff I like thses pictures and was thinking if the shoe cots$3 & there is 3 shoes charge $15 4 the finshed product with paint and every thing
    Charging $15 that you have $9 plus paint and time in doesn't sound like enough money. And then add in time and expense to get it to where you're going to sell it. You'd make more money working for minimum wage.

    Just my opinion.
    Last edited by jjsjeff; 07-25-2007, 10:14 AM. Reason: Disclaimer

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    Iron man, great looking stuff. sorry to see you having to sell it at such a low price, have you looked into maybe consignment selling at a anteak or gift stoor?? i just cant see you getting anywhere near your value for your work out of the e-bay market. the lily centerpice for instance is way more work than a $19.00 price tag dose justice. its hard to find the right market for well crafted work. ..been there done that. i got a hole shed full of stuff i would rather see rust away to dust befor selling at the price some have offerd. too many people just dont apreceate the work required to produce some thing anymore, every thing gets judged against what you can get a cheap mass produced P.O.S. they can get from mex. or the dollar store. shame realy but hard work and skill just isent apreceated like it used to be.

    boys the horse show thing is agreat idea but as I.M. said be carfull when priceing not to forget the extra's. cheap paint looks cheap, so get atleast a good brand of paint even if it is out of a spray can. Krylon or rustolyum have booth held up well for me but at $4 a can, primer, paint, clear coat, it can add up fast. a good selection is also important so you dont have to comprimise your design due to not having the collor you realy wanted. a coaping saw with a good metal blade is also a good thin steel plate cutter. 14-16gage stands up on its own prity well but can be tuff to work with.
    also keep in mind a $10 engraver will not only keep the design on the pice wile you cut it out without rubbing off but will also add texture and design to the pice if used in diferent way it can do a nice job of clmost colloring. by adding diferent shading designs of patterns you can create light to dark area's similer to black and white pictures with light to dark being the only color options.
    good luck.
    be shore no matter what you decide to make that its some thing you injoy doing. that way if it dosent sell as planed its not waisted time, its just a hobbie that hasent made any $$ so to speek.
    FWIW:
    a horse shoe turned with the open part down is said to have spilled out all its luck.
    be shore to share your creations with the rest of us when you get them compleat.

    P.S. forgive the mess but the pic shows all the paints i went out and got when i decided to start making steel flowers.
    Fun, my cousin gets paint from his work free ,it is a super good paint, may get some from him, then once I get some money made I buy a lot of Kyrlon paint, wll I need to primer them before I paint them?

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  • wireburner
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    here is some more
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  • wireburner
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    i want to make stuff I like thses pictures and was thinking if the shoe cots$3 & there is 3 shoes charge $15 4 the finshed product with paint and every thing
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  • Leons2003
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    I found it is easier to use new shoes for making furniture due to the shoes are the same size, ie coffee table legs, ends and sides and no clean-up before welding. Last new shoes I purchased from a local farrier supply was a 25# box,~45/box of Delta Keg "0" were $1.12 ea., of course the price will vary w/the shoe size.
    I have a local farrier that gave me several 5gal. buckets of used, but a PITA due to sorting sizes, removing nails and prepping the weld areas, but a hellofalot cheaper, and of course the burning horse sh.. is something ya have to overcome .
    If you have access to a tig, the alumimum racing shoe make some cool items as well.
    Here is a freestanding t-paper holder i created sometime back.
    Good luck
    L*S
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    Last edited by Leons2003; 07-25-2007, 09:49 AM. Reason: added text and pic

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  • ww8j
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    Horseshoe coat rack

    Here is a coat rack I made for a utility room, with shoes purchased from TSC. Five shoes were used , each at $2.58. About 13.00 to make not including paint.
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  • fun4now
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    found a few pic's of the flowers the paint was purchased for.
    a few horse shoes would make a nice base for some flowers.
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  • fun4now
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  • fun4now
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    Iron man, great looking stuff. sorry to see you having to sell it at such a low price, have you looked into maybe consignment selling at a anteak or gift stoor?? i just cant see you getting anywhere near your value for your work out of the e-bay market. the lily centerpice for instance is way more work than a $19.00 price tag dose justice. its hard to find the right market for well crafted work. ..been there done that. i got a hole shed full of stuff i would rather see rust away to dust befor selling at the price some have offerd. too many people just dont apreceate the work required to produce some thing anymore, every thing gets judged against what you can get a cheap mass produced P.O.S. they can get from mex. or the dollar store. shame realy but hard work and skill just isent apreceated like it used to be.

    boys the horse show thing is agreat idea but as I.M. said be carfull when priceing not to forget the extra's. cheap paint looks cheap, so get atleast a good brand of paint even if it is out of a spray can. Krylon or rustolyum have booth held up well for me but at $4 a can, primer, paint, clear coat, it can add up fast. a good selection is also important so you dont have to comprimise your design due to not having the collor you realy wanted. a coaping saw with a good metal blade is also a good thin steel plate cutter. 14-16gage stands up on its own prity well but can be tuff to work with.
    also keep in mind a $10 engraver will not only keep the design on the pice wile you cut it out without rubbing off but will also add texture and design to the pice if used in diferent way it can do a nice job of clmost colloring. by adding diferent shading designs of patterns you can create light to dark area's similer to black and white pictures with light to dark being the only color options.
    good luck.
    be shore no matter what you decide to make that its some thing you injoy doing. that way if it dosent sell as planed its not waisted time, its just a hobbie that hasent made any $$ so to speek.
    FWIW:
    a horse shoe turned with the open part down is said to have spilled out all its luck.
    be shore to share your creations with the rest of us when you get them compleat.

    P.S. forgive the mess but the pic shows all the paints i went out and got when i decided to start making steel flowers.
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    fun4now
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    Last edited by fun4now; 07-25-2007, 06:21 AM.

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  • Bert
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    guys! Ever think of using a jig saw? Get a good one, $150 or more. A cheap one will make you hate it!. Good bi-metal blade made for thin metal. Used it a lot before I got my plasma...

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  • wireburner
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    thanks here is some more designshttp://www.tossedshoe.com/store_index.html

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  • weld_13
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    Hers another good idea for a pic frame http://store.horsegiftsandart.com/17205.html?source=fg

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