|Eugene Anderson||17/01/2014 14:51:35|
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Just finished this Walnut box and thought I'd use Ian Hawthorne's new Neat hinges for the hardware, It is always a tough decision which hinges to use and usually the deciding factor is down to price but if you are going to spend time and effort making a box and it is going to be a thing of beauty (hopefully) then it seems a shame to spoil it by fitting cheap hardware which always looks out of place and detracts from the finish.
Ian also does a 180 deg opening hinge for games boards and writing slopes etc. just Google Hawthorncrafts or Neathinge.
Question for you, how much do you think I should be asking for this stuff ? I am in a constant quandary about pricing my boxes, they obviously need to be priced to sell but then you need to make a few squids, I am retired so my time doesn't really come into it, I am always being told to charge for my time but this is not my living and the time it takes me to do one of these (8-10 days is at my speed) is not important, I do this at my pace and start and stop when the fancy takes me.
|Big Al||17/01/2014 17:53:48|
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Wow what a beautiful box Andy, am I right in thinking that the walnut is American black? Looks like a burr in the top.
What did you finish the box with?
With regards to pricing, the last time I saw boxes of this quality for sale was at a craft fair in Cirencester about 7 years ago, and the stall holder, of whom I believe was the maker of the boxes was charging between £200 and £300 each. I don't know if this falls into the kind of return that you are hoping for, and I don't know if they would sell at those prices.
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That is a truly stunning box Andy. You have certainly put some work into it. Excellent craftsmanship.
|Eugene Anderson||17/01/2014 20:43:21|
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Edited By Eugene Anderson on 17/01/2014 20:44:07
|Derek Lane||19/01/2014 00:43:06|
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Absolutely beautiful there is no other word to describe it you made a great job of the box. How big is it and did you have to worry about movement of the centre panel of the lid.
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Hi Andy, that is one truly beautifuL box. Superb craftsmanship. Congratulations
|Simon Reeves||20/01/2014 12:59:19|
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A thing of beauty for sure Andy. Great craftsmanship and attention to detail. I love it.
As Al says, looking at the amount of effort and skill that goes in to something like this, £200-300 seems about right, but would it sell? Like you, my woodworking is only a hobby, but you have to be realistic(ish). Obviously you need to cover your costs (£27 for the hinges is not cheap, but obviously well worth it for a quality job), but also make enough to fund the next project or two.
|Bruce Rauncar||22/01/2014 20:23:54|
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You make awesome boxes! Gorgeous woods, elegant design, flawless finish and great choice of hardware. The inlays and splines are great accents. They are worth to be heirloom pieces. Excellent job!
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