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Cost of materials.....
RIVET - Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:28pmWhitesmithing
Hi everyone. Since moving from the UK to New Zealand, I have been shocked by the cost of just about everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. At last I have the space I have craved for years, and have bought a ten acre block with workshops and enough space to do whatever I want... WOW!
Just setting up a large workshop for metalsmithing and general arty stuff... however... the cost of basic materials here is FRIGHTENING to say the least. Also, unlike 'back home' I cant even get scrap stuff, as everything here is treated like gold dust!
I'll give you an idea of the cost here.... I wanted some plumbing pipe (3/4") and was told the TRADE price was $465 NZ + TAX (works out about $380 US) for ONE 15' length!!!!!
The best I can get sheet for is (example) $210 US for a 1mt x 1.2mt x 0.9mm sheet.... or $130 US for the same at 0.5mm
I would appreciate if anyone could tell me what you guys could get this for.