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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:50 pm 
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I have been invited to be a vendor at a Cowboy Action Shooting competition near Kerrville, Texas in April.
I am making stuff to sell as fast as I can.
I started another Napoleon Cannon carriage. I ordered a barrel which will be here next week.
This thing is expensive so it is somewhat of a gamble to have it in stock but I'm going to try.
I have to buy the barrel and the wheels - About $1200.
I have sold two of them so far and hope to sell this one also.

The small metal work is the hardest thing to make. Everything is in 27% scale of an original and is made from governmental drawings.



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I keep making these and they sell pretty quickly. I just sold the one I intended to take to the event so I made another one. It is being stained now.

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These things also sell real well. They are not to much fun to make. I hand carve them with an angle grinder and a diamond blade. I have to wear a respirator the whole time I'm cutting. I get white with granite dust. :mad:

They are hot plates or serving platters. I make a stand as an option if someone wants one.

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Of coarse I'll take these. They are the coolest!!! 8) 8)

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I'm taking a lot of other stuff as well. About $15,000 worth. We will see how I do. There is another event a month later and they want me there too. :D

I'm working my tail off! Good thing I'm in Houston and the weather is good.
Zulu

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Nice work!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Hey Zulu :shock: :shock: :shock: You have more ambition then I do.
Nice work Brother :-D :-D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:53 pm 
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Back from the Cowboy Action Event.
Managed to sell one of the Wells Fargo strong boxes and a couple of granite Texas'.
The strong box is a high dollar item so I did okay.
But I only had three buying customers. :(

There is another event at the end of this month.
I think I will try it again. :D

Zulu


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:59 pm 
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Going to the next Cowboy event on Wednesday for 4 days. This one is supposed to be bigger with 300 shooters.
We will see how I do. This will decide whether or not I ever try it again.
I will be taking most of the same stuff.
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