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Price for a bra
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Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:43 am
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Im halfway done with my bra and after this and im sure its wahat i want i will make the same think but in aluminium and a friend asked me how much one of these would cost and i went blank Confused its aluminium 16ga its euro4-1 and has 1/4 id rings with euro 6-1 as the bottom strip what should i charge for it? Confused

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Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:54 pm
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Ummm, you need to work out how much the material will cost you (don't forget postage costs) and add a reasonable hourly rate + a bit extra for profit!


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Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:33 pm
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If i order bright aluminium from TRL it should cost about 5-6 dollars plus 8-10 hours of work(I watch tv wi'll mailing)

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Posted on Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:19 am
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Ok, does that include postage costs?
What would you consider a fair hourly rate (regardless of what you do while making it)?
And don't forget to add some extra for profit (this is more than worth doing so that you can buy in more materials).


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Posted on Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:30 am
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I price my bras essentially by their size...

A-Cup bras for example take substantially fewer rings and less time to weave than say D-Cup bras (that being said, I love my job!)

Basically, I charge (on average) 3-cents US per ring (for 16g 1/4" ID aluminum) + $30/hr labor. Granted, I've been doing this as my job for the better part of 14 years, so I'm considered to be skilled labor, therefore my prices tend to reflect that skill.

I *do* have a tutorial available on my website (not publically accessable). If you'd like to give it a look-see, send me an emaille to maillesmith (at) wolfsdenarmoury (dot) com

(the reason it's non-public is that it is not a school/work-safe tutorial)

David


David Stous
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Wolf's Den Armoury
St. Albans, Vermont
http://www.wolfsdenarmoury.com

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