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    i am wanting to start making horse shoe art stuff to give away and sell ,like coat hangers and mail box toppers , iwas wanting to know how much a single horse shoe coasted , looked at tsc and belive it was 2.98 a shoe if you have some thoughts or designs or plans please shoe me Thanks Chris

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    If i were you check at the local stables and horse places they will have alot of old ones that they will probly sell cheap or give away if you explain what your doing and maybe make some stuff for them. The horse place i rode at after we sold our horse had a ton of em. Also just and idea ive heard of ideas for usin em for picture frames. And yes another fyi if you make something make shure you have the horseshoe or shoes pointing up cause theres a saying that when you keep them open end up they ketch all the good dreams. I dont know how buisness would be if they were down then all there would be was bad luckhaha
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    • #3
      i got a bunch of desigsns now , i want to sell them cheap if the shoe costs me $3 and it only has one shoe in it I`ll charge $5

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      • #4
        Yeh it sounds like a plan. If you dont mind i think im gonna steal your idea since techinically i heard of the idea before from a non welder and i just forgot. So how do you plan on sellin em? Ebay, Classified ads, Craigslist? I would ask around on the hobart board hotfoot probly has some good ideas for you
        welding...its awsome

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        • #5
          I want to sell them locally and maybe e-bay and just by word maybe newspaper

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          • #6
            Well i hope it works out for ya.
            welding...its awsome

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            • #7
              me to but the only thing about the used shoes is there will worn out

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              • #8
                Yeh but i would suggest doing some new some old because some people like the old worn-out look it you kno what i mean.
                welding...its awsome

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                • #9
                  yeah thta wat i think i`ll do charge different

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                  • #10
                    I have made several things from horse shoes. Have even made some shoes from scratch, as I do a little smithing. From my experience the used shoes sell better than new ones, people are all about rustic decor these days. Take it from me though if the shoe cost 3$ and you sell them for 5$ you will eventually go in the hole make sure to charge enough for wire, gas, grinding and cutting wheels, paint and most of all your time. I found out the hard way
                    if you start out selling stuff cheap people will always expect that. I have a couple horse shoe items on my site check them out maybe they will give you some ideas.
                    sigpichttp://www.sharpsiron.com

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                    • #11
                      thanks 4 the advice how bout I pay $3 4 the shoe and charge $10 4 the finshed product , where do ypu get your new shoes and old shoes

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                      • #12
                        I have a few friends who have horses and shoe them they just save the old ones for me, make them somthing nice now and then and they keep them coming. The new ones I get at tsc or farmers co-op
                        sigpichttp://www.sharpsiron.com

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                        • #13
                          that where i`am going to get the new ones , sorry your website did not have any pics of horse shoe art

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                            how much are they at co-op

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wireburner View Post
                              that where i`am going to get the new ones , sorry your website did not have any pics of horse shoe art
                              You have to look under products. Heres a link to his ebay store with them-http://stores.ebay.com/Sharps-Iron
                              welding...its awsome

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