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SCOTSMAN

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811 days ago

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/oak-turned-bowl-/300717944249?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Decorative_Accents_LE&hash=item46042fadb9

Wow is this april first or what? I am surely missing something.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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patron

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#1 posted 811 days ago

maybe you are trying to hard alistair

it always sounds good

but is he selling any

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 811 days ago

That is some bowl

nearly 3ft wide, must have been a wonderful tree #
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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SteveL

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#3 posted 811 days ago

LOL—I tell people that since I can’t afford to make furniture for what people are willing to pay, I just give it away for free. They look at me as if I’ve lost my mind, and … well … I know my mind is in my shop somewhere, but it’s true I haven’t seen it lately!

-- SteveL

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Porchfish

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#4 posted 811 days ago

I don’t see any bids on it yet , Alistair ? But hell, who knows ! There’s one out there somewhere with cash burning a hole in his purse ! So how are you doing my friend ? Hope your weather is warm and friendly. Take care of yourself , Don S.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 811 days ago

Your blanks must be too small ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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malikinam

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#6 posted 811 days ago

hello dears..
i am new on this forum and i want to share something to you and i hope you will like it very much.
thanks..

-- malik

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 811 days ago

If you look at his feedback, all of the stuff he has sold has been less than $20 and not woodworking.. looks like he sells teddy bears? The bowl has no bids on it and he hasn’t sold anything even close to that.

It is important to remember (I forget this sometimes myself) that just because you see it for sale, doesn’t mean it is actually being sold.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 811 days ago

A couple of points? Nice piece, but value is a relative thing? If some one with money wants it bad enough you will get your money? If you want to start bidding it has to be where people are financially comfortable? Might need better pictures to enhance the features?

Guess my last point is people have no disposable income? The world markets are in big down turn?

Giving it to someone who has contacts and can brag on the piece will get recognition and folks who might buy your next piece?

Good Luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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jamsie

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#9 posted 810 days ago

I don’t believe it! 2,500 pounds for a bowl? Must be the 1st. April!

-- Jamsie

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 810 days ago

I’m not surprised there are still no bids

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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