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    Bert
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    James, thanks for the e-bay tips!!!
    Jonnymag, looks pretty darn good!!!

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  • jonnymag
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    Are you using just paint or primer/paint/clear?

    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    i still cant get a rose started ?? and my first attempt was way bad.
    Not sure how you did it, but I sorta cheated. Basically, I cut cardboard templates and traced them onto the metal -- 5 circles, each 1/2" smaller diameter, divided into 1/5ths for 5 petals, with a hole in the center so I knew where to drill to attach the stem. Attach the circles to a mandrel (welding/brazing rod), biggest circle on the bottom. Then fold petals up layer by layer in overlap circle. Being lazy, I used the welper to bend the tips of the petals outward, so it left a lot of teeth marks. I'll try to remember to use a needle nose the next time. My wife calls it "caveman art"

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  • fun4now
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    The attached photo was my first attempt so don't laugh too hard.
    no chance of that happening, i still cant get a rose started ?? and my first attempt was way bad.
    i just got some metallic teal paint yesterday i'm looking forward to using on some flowers. i got it cuzz it was rustoleum and on sale for $2 a can. just got it as a rust proofer for my watering tank cart i made but as soon as i sprayed it on i knew i needed to get more for flowers and who knows what else, its really cool looking. it also sprayed on really nice, lots of metallics don't spray well out of a can. this did great. heck the wife liked it so much she said she would buy me some more when she gets paid..........i wonder where she is going to make me use it??? i bet i will be building some thing for her soon.

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  • jonnymag
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    fun4now,

    I like those flowers. Great paint job too. Been trying my hand at making some flowers.

    The attached photo was my first attempt so don't laugh too hard. Used some scrap sheet metal that was lying around the shop. Still haven't gotten around to painting it yet. Terminal laziness I guess.

    Also started a few using soup cans figuring I'd go green and try to recycle. No photos yet cuz they're still in the cutting and shaping stage.
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  • fun4now
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    Bert,
    a few helpful hints from what we learned selling on e-bay, personal mileage may very.

    keep in mind that if you have a store and list stuff in it for $.30 it dose not show up on the auction floor so to speak. so people just browsing will never see it. so you need to list your biggest seller out on the floor for $4.50 and then people will hit your see my other stuff to see the rest. we listed our MM210 cover and torch cable covers on the main floor and then all the little stuff like our tank and gage covers all went in the store for $.30 along with a few other covers for different welders. it was working well. we also had to start accepting pay pall and C.Cards. its best to go to the bank and open a checking account just for the e-bay/pay pal stuff. we did not want our house $$ to be at all connected to our e-bay $$ as the wifes e-bay account was hacked several times. they always just used her account to try to make a quick fake sail using her good feedback to sucker some one in. but i don't see them getting $$ info being much harder to do if that had been the purpose. we never had much e-bay $ in their anyway but if my SSD check was attached in any way we could have been in a bad way fast. you should also set up a postal account, if business starts up good too many trips to the post office get expensive at $3.20 a gal. for gas.
    also a buy it now option really picked up sails for us. lots of people (myself included) want it now and don't want to bid on it for a week only to get snipe bid at the last minuit. i have ended up with several of the same thing due to bidding on several at the same time just to make shore i could get one only to have them all win. i only do that with saw-sall blades and its no biggie to get some extras of them anyway but a buy it now is always what i look for first. so keep some B.Now options in there.
    best of luck with it, i hope you get the $5,000 a week the infomercial offers.

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  • wireburner
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    now built to different designs of toliet paper holders ,2 napkin holders , 1 hott skillet thing , starting on a gun rack for my dad , I`ll try to have some pics in the next month or so after the gun rack is done i `am going to build a coffe cup holder like Jim Young`s

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  • wireburner
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    I `ve built a napkin holder, toilet paper holder(2 desings), a hot skillet thing. I ain`t got a digital camera, try and have some in the next month or so when ever i get the throw away camera devolped

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  • Bert
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    Wireburner

    I went through the whole post, and STILL didn't see any of pics of your work!!! (even though you promised some). What's up with that?!
    Hope you are doing well...
    bert

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  • Bert
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    Good Luck!

    Ok little buddy
    Good luck to you too !!!!
    Do anything projects this weekend? I don't know if you saw my other posts, but finally got my air-cooled tig kit Had to paint some of dad's house this weekend, so I had not time to try it out. It's under my pillow now so at least it'll be near me !!!

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  • wireburner
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    Weld13, good luck at whatever you try

    no good luck for me?

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  • Bert
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    Dabar and fun3now

    thanks for the tip! Just got my "kit", yes, I was suckered into that late night show paid programming.... But I figured I'll give it a try...Hey, I'm not that knieve and think I'll be some of those people that make $5,000 a month! But hey, pro wrestling it REAL too, ain't it I'll try it for a couple of months and see what happens...Didn't know the fees got that expensive
    Will try some stuff on Craig's list also!
    Wife and I have been trying to find time to go to the swap meet over here. Hope to get around $200 for the junk that's been accumilating around here...
    Kind of stuff I don't want to bother packaging and shipping out (way too heavy).
    Weld13, good luck at whatever you try

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  • fun4now
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    i agree with dabar39, we had a store on e-bay for a wile but the fees keep going up its gotten way out of control. and like he said every one is about cheap stuff. anything of quality gets passed over for a similar item thats a cheepo. it has turned into a dollar store instead of what was a decent flea market.
    too bad really. you might try creags list. you could list it locally and skip the shipping and offer to do customer stuff for them. horse shoes pn e-bay would prob ly not work as there is a lot of fake shoe stuff made out of punched sheet that will ship cheaper as well as sell cheaper. you can definitely give it a try but at $5 to list it + a final sale fee + $15 i think it was a month to take pay pall. they canceled a few of our auctions because we said we wont take pay pall. they say you have to take any payment offered and can cancel your auction if they want. its really stupid there now.

    good luck i hope it works better for you than it did for us.

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  • dabar39
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    ebay

    I used to sell a lot of items on ebay and made some decent money doing so in the past. Here recently the site is being over run with the cheap garbage coming out of China, it's hard to get the actual value of your items now because of so many similar items listed. It seems to me that the bidders are looking for cheap and not concerned about quality any more. I have quit selling on there and haven't regretted the decision to do so. This is only my opinion and should be taken as just that, MY opinion. Dave

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  • Bert
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    Look up e-bay and learn what it is to become a seller. they have fees for everything, but still, ends up to a couple of bucks. Not bad...

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  • wireburner
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    wonder why ?

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