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    this is not a business question,realy,but close too one,
    i am donating a piece like this(THIS IS THE CATALOUGE PICTURE),
    too a loacal cancer charity ,who want too put it into a charity auction,
    too be held next month,but when one of the orginisers asked me how much should they put of a reserve on it,i said i wouldnt have a clue,all i know i said is it took me a lot of time too make,
    i would realy love too see it go for big money,but i dont want too see it go small,
    has anyone got any idea how much they would charge,anyone else make this piece and sold it,
    one diference too the pic,on my piece i made the vine overlays on the frame go all round the frame.
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    and busy doing it


    having fun making sawdust.


    http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

  • #2
    If doing this as a business I guess the questions you have to ask your self are:
    - how much time do you have in it
    - what are the material costs

    Your reserve price would then be the material cost plus a small hourly rate fee.


    In the US if the charity give you a letter accepting the donation you can set a fair value on the item and claim it as a tax deduction
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      How big is it? By the way it is a stunning piece.
      I just went through this with a clock that I donated.
      I would put a minimum reserve on that piece of $300 and let the bidding wars begin. If it doesn't get a response at that number they can always drop it a bit to get the bidding started.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
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      • #4
        the piece is 24 1/2 inches wide x 25 1/2 inches high
        not doing much
        and busy doing it


        having fun making sawdust.


        http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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        • #5
          G'day Tony,
          I'd whack a minimum of $300 on it. I think it should bring at least $400.
          I usually sell my portraits somewhere between $70 and $120.00 and that my friend has a lot more effort put into it than a portrait.
          Good luck
          Regards
          John
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          • #6
            I haven't the slightest idea on a price. But I would love to buy the pattern. Where can I purchase it? Don
            Don

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            • #7
              Its a dirk boelman pattern
              not doing much
              and busy doing it


              having fun making sawdust.


              http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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              • #8
                I'm with John and Rolf on this one. I'd start the bidding at $300 (and even at that that would be a bargain).
                Kevin
                Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                • #9
                  I agree $300 is a good target.
                  "Still Montana Mike"

                  "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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                  • #10
                    Hi Tony,
                    Great cutting any yes at least $300. I am sure it took you many hours to make and if a "carpenter" would charge by the hour, I would guess it be at least $40 an hour.
                    Mark
                    Proud new owner of an EX-21

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                    • #11
                      $300 seems like a good target - I've donated stuff for charity auctions, and I'm always surprised at how much the people are willing to bid. I did get an interesting statement from an organizer a couple of weeks ago. She wanted a value for the piece, and commented that the tax deduction would be the price paid, less the value I put on the piece. Not sure that changes anything, but it was a thought I hadn't had before. Terry

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                      • #12
                        That's a beautiful piece Tony and I can imagine yours will be even better with the vines around the whole frame. I have trouble putting prices on things too but I agree with the others here. $300,(don't know how much that is in Euro's), is certainly a realistic reserve for something that involves so much work and is as eye catching as that. Good luck with the auction.
                        Mick
                        I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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                        • #13
                          thanks mick,
                          not doing much
                          and busy doing it


                          having fun making sawdust.


                          http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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                          • #14
                            I agree with the $300 mark, and that might be underselling it....

                            Be sure to post pictures of your's when it's complete,
                            ...and let us know how much $$ it finally takes....
                            Jim

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                            • #15
                              When I first saw the image I thought $350 - $400 dollars.

                              You've done some fine work!!

                              Karl
                              Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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