foundryguy

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    Holland Michigan
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  1. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    The shank is only going to be offered in 1 inch, at least for now
  2. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    Doug, not sure pricing yet. I do not want to speculate on line either as it causes issues. We need to dial in packaging. There is a good chance there will be a discount with 2 purchased as we hope to get 2 in a flat rate box. Shipping is always the tough part on heavy items
  3. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    The prototype 67 lb block from s foam tool and 11 lb mandrel, 1 inch shank.
  4. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    Thank you. I had my son do the mane with recessed letters in a pocket so they can not easily be ground off. Swage Block Duc-2 pics should be posted this week!! Stay tuned
  5. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    My son is going to put one on ebay for $200 in hopes it takes care of some of the re-sellers. I would rather the end user buy them at the OEM price we are charging. Its a work in progress!
  6. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    We have had several people buy them for $175 delivered and resell them for a profit on Craigslist and Ebay. It bothered us at first but it is something we can not control. Several people have told us they found us through someones ebay add so it all works out. We appreciate the compliment as we are trying to bring an affordable quality product to market.
  7. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    smart
  8. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    We are considering a website but don't underestimate the power of Facebook, it works better for us than you can imagine.
  9. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    Yes, I know the numbers and locations. My son decided to keep the price at $175 as this is his design and he takes care of shipping while in college. I guess I should just let the market go with it. I feel bad for those that overpay. Cheers,
  10. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    The name is clearly printed in the description and you can see it in the pics. A google search brings you to our FB page as the #2 suggestion. If I was a buyer on Ebay I would find the OEM in about 3 seconds to check the price, same as a website. Part of me says, let the buyer beware, another part says to the sellers, be up front with us?
  11. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    selling for a $75 markup from what we can see. Asking $150 over delivered price. I probably get some advertising out of it but if I wanted a middle man I would hook up with one of the many distributors that have asked to sell my products.
  12. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    I try to bring blacksmith items to market that are high quality and affordable or should I say priced fairly. Now we have a few people reselling my parts on Ebay, some at an 80% mark-up. Thoughts?
  13. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    Sir, I understand not having a website is an issue. I run a pattern shop and foundry and anvils and blocks are a very small part of what we do everyday. Having a page on facebook is free and simple to use. We are thinking of doing a website but we are often out of anvils and freight is a huge issue, every locations is a different freight rate. If you have any questions on products please contact me PM here and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Our next block is drawn up and we just need to cut the pattern. No plans on cutting a pattern on a shovel but who knows?
  14. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    I have the pattern all drawn up but still need to cut it along with the core boxes. It might be a month out? I have some new Anvil patterns being made along with the Sawyers anvil so watch for updates.
  15. foundryguy

    Holland Anvil Swage Block 1

    i saw this photo today. Beautiful work but cracks and broken edges on the block. Design and material selection is important