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#1 posted 04-05-2012 04:50 PM

What’s the difference in buying pieces from China than hardware from Lowes or Home Depot? It virtually all comes from China. I imagine that most toy wheels, knobs, etc. now come from China. I’m sure that the little wooden parts and even small boxes that you find in Hobby Lobby come from China. All kinds of things like a lot of corbals and other machined carved items come from China – even hand carved ones. At the Atlanta woodworking show we talked to a man who imported hand carved mantle pieces. If you ordered 5 at a time they would cost you $250 each. These were very nice mantles and would probably retail for at least $1250 ea. Next time your in Hobby Lobby check out the nice unfinished wooden brief cases that they sell for $19.95. I have 3 of these myself and I’m a woodworker. I don’t always have time to build everything and I use these to carry my carving tools to my brother’s cabin on the river. Hobby Lobby must pay about $10 for these and sell them for $20. In case you think that I think all of this is good I don’t but it sure is a fact of life that we all have to contend with that’s for sure.


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