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Is there a market for etched globes?

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Hello,

I've been playing with the sandblaster and have come up with a couple cool designs.
At this point, I'm just having a lot of fun playing around making them and then trading them on and off a few display lanterns in my den.

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I got to thinking, there might be a market for these.

What do you all think?


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I'm just testing the waters now but if there is a demand I might be able to produce a few.
Custom names and stuff like that would be pretty simple.
Even adding text to current designs would be easy. Manipulating new art work is what takes the most time.


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Here is a Google Photos link so you can see the entire globe. Not sure if that link will work here but but thought I'd try it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xPfyyufKNyTm7qUU6


If there is interest, I'll come up with a few set designs and figure out pricing.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
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"If there is interest, I'll come up with a few set designs and figure out pricing.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say."

I don't know about one off designs, but there might be a market for the OEM style picket fence globes and variants as they performed a practical function.
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I would love one. The Mountains are calling one is awesome
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I might be interested but I'll be difficult and say it needs to be a 242/200 bulge globe! :mrgreen:
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Kingshola wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:49 pm Hello,

I've been playing with the sandblaster and have come up with a couple cool designs.
At this point, I'm just having a lot of fun playing around making them and then trading them on and off a few display lanterns in my den.


JT.jpg


I got to thinking, there might be a market for these.

What do you all think?



JM1.jpg
JM2.jpg
JM3.jpg

I'm just testing the waters now but if there is a demand I might be able to produce a few.
Custom names and stuff like that would be pretty simple.
Even adding text to current designs would be easy. Manipulating new art work is what takes the most time.



YF1.jpg
YF2.jpg


Here is a Google Photos link so you can see the entire globe. Not sure if that link will work here but but thought I'd try it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xPfyyufKNyTm7qUU6


If there is interest, I'll come up with a few set designs and figure out pricing.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Don't forget to give them some color!!

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outlawmws wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:37 am I might be interested but I'll be difficult and say it needs to be a 242/200 bulge globe! :mrgreen:
Those are the most difficult to stencil!

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That's a tough call on how much of a market there is. When someone wants a custom, they reach out here and there are a couple of members that do an amazing job of custom globes. However, a small production run of some special globes would be a different story and worth testing the waters.
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Toby the color looks great. Probably way beyond my ability.
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Kingshola wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:36 am Toby the color looks great. Probably way beyond my ability.
Super easy Marc... Just shoot them with VHT paint after your etching process and before removing your stencil.. I enjoy trying different things and this one worked great. Would be cool to see someone get really creative with it...
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I'd like to have another source for customs but it would have to include bulge globes.

Not that anyone here doing custom etching has done anything wrong. I just like to have multiple sources.
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Yes, there is a market for etched globes. I've sold quite a few myself, as have others. There are a number of us on the FB pages. Bulge globes are typically harder to blast than cylindrical ones. Your NP globes are nicely done. Here are a couple of mine.

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Nice job on etching those globes! I actually wouldn't mind the " Mountains are calling" design too.
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I really appreciate all the help/advice from everyone.

I'm definitely going to find something to practice on (maybe an old jar or old fishbowl) before I destroy a bulge globe.
I think I'll make a few more and then offer up a couple designs in the classifieds and see what happens.


Thanks again for the input!
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Kingshola wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:55 pm I really appreciate all the help/advice from everyone.

I'm definitely going to find something to practice on (maybe an old jar or old fishbowl) before I destroy a bulge globe.
I think I'll make a few more and then offer up a couple designs in the classifieds and see what happens.


Thanks again for the input!
One tip from a hobby globe blaster... Make sure you have all your air bubbles out of your stencil as they will burst and allow abrasive where you don't want it... I am not an expert... Just done a few 😁
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I am interested in one from Joshua Tree. I worked there for almost 15 years. I will send you a PM.
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Nice job on the etching. I like the coleman sunrise logo. A picket fence would be nice too.

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outlawmws wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:37 amI might be interested but I'll be difficult and say it needs to be a 242/200 bulge globe!


Could be a neat little cottage industry. Frost up some interesting designs and put them up for purchase on that famous auction site.
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