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Project by alx2000ag posted 11-26-2008 07:29 AM 1893 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is unique, original color, texture, and design, a JEWELRY BOX MADE OUT ASPEN LOG,
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SAME LIKE ME, THE FINISH ON THIS PIECE, IS WITH GLOSS CLEAR LACQUER, 4 COATS, ALL THE PULLS ARE MADE FROM RED CEDAR SMALL LOGS.
PICTURES OF THIS ONE:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220323855177&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=012

THANKS !!!

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)





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Max

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 07:37 AM

Very nice. I checked your eBay link…. Hope you make more than minimum bid on this one..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-26-2008 07:53 AM

Hi Alex,
Looks great, nice idea.

Kneal

-- I am knotty old and grainy.

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Napaman

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#3 posted 11-26-2008 07:59 AM

that is cool!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 11-26-2008 12:41 PM

Very cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-26-2008 02:44 PM

Very nice, excellent workmanship.

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#6 posted 11-26-2008 08:05 PM

you’re selling these way too cheap! don’t sell yourself short Alex…I understand if you’re trying to launch your brand or style, I think there’s a good niche for it possibly even on a global level with places like ebay. But PLEASE please raise your prices so we all don’t have to start selling them that cheap when you have all those alex 2000 robots spitting these out like china…lol good work though man, keep it up!

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scott shangraw

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#7 posted 11-26-2008 11:26 PM

These are nice boxes!!I agree with Chris you are way to cheap.You are trying to sell a handcrafted/artwork item your not just a machine cranking them out ,get paid what you are worth.I know when I first started selling my funiture I was way too cheap untill I had a fellow woodworker convince me to raise my prices.You know I actually started selling my work better!!!Anyway good luck to you.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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alx2000ag

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#8 posted 11-27-2008 01:25 AM

thanks scott & chris, I will follow the tip.
I have sold over 100 already. people love those boxes.

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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ChuckM

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#9 posted 11-27-2008 03:21 AM

Where do you get the wood, may I ask? Of course, I’m not planning to be making and selling the boxes but would like to make a few as gifts. Is there a good source for such wood?

If you’ve sold so many boxes, I think you’re the best person to decide if your prices are right. Art is really in the eye of the beholder and we always think our work deserves a much better price! I know of some artists whose work is sold for almost at cost only because they can’t find enough customers who are willing to pay more – and they have to sell to make ends meet. The economy seems to be getting worse and worse and the amount of disposable incomes out there for art work is coming down. I recently followed a couple of formal artwork auctions on eBay and boy, they were disasters. Many pieces received only one bid and most were sold at the lowest asking prices. The same kind of artwork auctions a year ago or two attracted overwhelming responses. Another case in point: a renowned artist in his trade sold one of his wooden sculptures for over $5,500 US last year on eBay. He made a second piece since the sale was so successful but when he put it on eBay again this year three months ago, he only got some $3,000.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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scott shangraw

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#10 posted 11-27-2008 05:20 PM

I don’t think true art collectors of VERY high end peices shop E bay.You don’t see many Maloof rockers there!!!To each there own though.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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ChuckM

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#11 posted 11-27-2008 06:44 PM

Hello Scott,

eBay now has teamed up with established auction houses to do their live auctions concurrently on eBay. People who attend the auctions in person compete with eBay and other internet bidders (who have to pre-register and be pre-approved by the auction houses in advance). It’s no different from flying to the auction venue and bid realtime. In good times (i.e. a year ago and more), I’ve seen bids went as high as $120,000 US or more for some antique and art collections. True, it’s unlikely we’ll see a Maloof rocker there not because no eBayer is willing to pay for it but because no one is willing to sell it – on eBay or not. Maloof made a rocker for a charity auction and it fetched over $100,000. One can be quite sure if one were offered through an eBay auction, the interest could be overwhelming.(Last time I was at his historic residence (he’s still working!), I was told the long waitlist was still there, and Maloof joked that a lot of people wanted to jump the line because of his age.)

Sometimes, eBay is the only way true or ordinary art collectors can find what they want. Several years ago, I was able to obtain an original copy of the Studley Tool Chest poster on an eBay auction (Fine Woodworking reissued a slightly different version poster last year) (I forgot the auction house name). The auction house was surprised by the outcome for such a seemingly unimpressive poster (the start bid was set low admittedly – $50). Nowhere else – unless you go to every possible auction in the States – might one find one of those rare copies.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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scott shangraw

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#12 posted 11-28-2008 02:13 AM

I guess this is probably really not the place to discuss this topic(on poor alexs project page)I mean no insult I’m sure there is high dollar sales on Ebay But you just don’t find high end furniture makers selling their work on ebay.I think those people still tend to lean toward Galleries and juried art shows.Just my opion and experience.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 11-28-2008 04:06 AM

A great piece. I hope it sells for a respectable.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dustygirl

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#14 posted 11-28-2008 04:45 AM

Great looking piece Alex. Very different.Good luck with the sale.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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alx2000ag

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#15 posted 11-28-2008 05:11 AM

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS, BUT, I AM ONLY A SINGLE MAN, MAKING SOME JEWELRY BOX, BUT I GET VERY SORPRISE, WITH THE FEEBACKS ON EBAY, YOU MAY READ THOSEE,
I KEEP PEOPLE HAPPY, THATS MY REWARD ( $ 1000.00 PRICE)
ALSO A FEW PEOPLE HAS BEEN PAY A GOOD PRICE, BUT YOU NEVER NOW.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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