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Stool number 2 now well on the way to being done, from the top is awaiting more coats of varnish then its finished, I took my time with this one & its much nicer all round ...... sold too as soon as I finish & deliver it :D

The bigger project is moving on but eating up a few quid, mainly that's going on the finish as I have a guy who may well want it (& pay good money) he's a picky bugger though so I'm taking my time ....... I hope to start assembling that in a few days so pics will come then ;)
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The latest two are 14" high, perfect for sitting on while working on the bike :)

Fully spinning tops too ;)

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Sold ! :D

Now who was it that had all those knackered engines ? =))
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Well done sir ! Keep it up
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mike-rf600r wrote:Well done sir ! Keep it up
I'm trying to mate as it seems I have found a small niche :)

My problem now is I'm out of the bigger engine parts which is a bit of a bugger as I have orders for 2 more of the taller stools + bigger version as a table & a weirdo ashtray stand thing :-o

There is a dead cbr engine that's mine but getting it here is complicated so I'm not holding my breath on that one, it could turn up tomorrow or in 3 months time

I really need a reliable source of dead engines or at least parts
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What about posting on FB for scrap parts? MIght get you something.
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Old wobbler wrote:What about posting on FB for scrap parts? MIght get you something.
I don't do FB mate, hate it with a passion !
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No local breakers your way mate ?
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1466031880

This bloke got 2 bandit 6 cranks for £20 each
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Actually he got loads cranks at 20 or best offer I’d be tempted to message him for a bundle price see if can do 6 for100 quid delivered or something.
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I'm not doing it to make a fortune, its more something to do than anything else mate but cranks at 20 quid kills my small profit

I'll either have to put my prices up a lot or find a cheap supply of busted engines
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Must be selling them very cheap then mate.
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mike-rf600r wrote:Must be selling them very cheap then mate.
Yes mate, way too cheap but they are going as quick as I can make them & I'm not having to stick them on ebay or advertise elsewhere which is worth a couple of quid to me

I'm only making about 20 quid out of the stools, its a lot of work for that but I enjoy it :)
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Ok well I’ll hate fine i do the same with exhausts sometimes. Often make small amounts on them but I turn them around soon as I get them so a quick 20-40 quid is great. Few of those soon adds up

However just saying don’t do yourself out of dosh especially if money tight. Don’t be too expensive but being too cheap is just as bad at times.

Keep up the good work thoUgh. :ymapplause:
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Cheers mike I knew you would get it mate :-bd

I did the first one & a guy made an offer on it, I thought that's ok as it wasn't all that good, the next ones were much better but the precedent on price had been set & they shift fairly quickly so I'm happy enough :)

If I had enough scrap engines I could do it as a production line & cut down on the time spent a great deal but its not going to happen lol

Having said that I have one bigger ticket item almost done & that's cost not a lot in terms of parts, I hope to get a decent amount for my time on that & I have a couple of ideas for stuff I can make from all the leftover bits that will also only cost my time so I should see a few quid in the end ;)
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slim wrote:
Old wobbler wrote:What about posting on FB for scrap parts? MIght get you something.
I don't do FB mate, hate it with a passion !
Well that told me. :(
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What sort of engine bits do you want, slim?

Cranks, camshafts, valves, holed pistons?
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Old wobbler wrote:What sort of engine bits do you want, slim?

Cranks, camshafts, valves, holed pistons?
Its mainly cranks & rods I am short of at the minute mate, cams, balancer shafts & any gearbox parts are always useful though :)

Pretty much anything steel & interesting shaped comes in useful eventually, I have even used old sprockets a few times now
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Something different ;)

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Stuck this on ebay to make way for the next thing I started making today ;)


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:-bd
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Would you believe I just sold it :-o I got an offer I couldn't refuse so well happy :) :)

Onwards & upwards with the next thing ;)
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slim wrote:Would you believe I just sold it :-o I got an offer I couldn't refuse so well happy :) :)

Onwards & upwards with the next thing ;)
Well done sir. I hope you actually started pricing things near the going rate this time. B-)
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