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It Is Hard To Say No – Really!

Believe it or not, it is hard to say no to customers.  We’ve been doing it a lot lately.  Never in a million years did we think we would come to this place… It’s Hard to Say No In the past, we have always tried to figure out how to make the customer happy.  We […]

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Customer Communication Is Key

In a previous blog post about Ordering Custom Metal Art, we gave your an overview of the process.  We start a new series with this blog post, delving in depth into each part of our process.  As outlined in the previous blog post, the Contact Form is generally the starting point for an order.  Customer communication […]

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Sunriver Oregon | Home of Sunriver Metal Works

If you Google “Sunriver Oregon“, you’ll find all kinds of useful information.  Since it’s a destination resort, you’ll find links to rentals, lodging, businesses, stores, etc.  But where exactly is Sunriver, Oregon? Sunriver Oregon Sunriver is the perfect place for our business.  It’s a small community with Sunriver Resort, houses, condos, and plenty of golf […]

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Blog Post or Housework – Must Be Tuesday

Yes – it must be Tuesday.  Should I write a blog post or do housework?  Sometimes it’s a hard choice to make! Blog Post? We (I) try to write a blog post every Tuesday or Wednesday.  Well there’s the simple answer.  Delay writing it until Wednesday!  More often than not, we have errands scheduled on […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For

You’ve probably heard the phrase before.  Be careful what you wish for.  Because you may actually get it.  And then some… Be Careful What You Wish For When we first started this business, we got really excited when a Wufoo came in.  Wufoo is the program that allows us to capture contact forms from potential […]

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Great Gifts For Dog Lovers

It seems that people are always looking for great gifts for dog lovers.  One of our local vendors, Bendy Dog, sells quite a few of our breed specific leash holders.  Bend is a dog friendly community that loves to shower their pets with gifts! Great Gifts for Dog Lovers (and Dogs!) When it comes to […]

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Customize Custom Metal Art | How-To Version

Have you ever wondered if you can customize custom metal art?  The answer is, of course, Yes! Customize Custom Metal Art You might say to yourself – but it’s already custom metal art.  Can I really change something to customize it even further for my interests. It’s actually quite easy to do.  Use your imagination. […]

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the lights are on but nobodys home

The Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home

If you Google “the lights are on but nobodys home”, you get a wide variety of definitions and examples.  One of the definitions is “someone who is mentally vacant”.  That’s kind of the way we’re feeling today at Sunriver Metal Works! The Lights Are On But Nobodys Home We need to mentally and physically get […]

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what goes up must come down

What Goes Up Must Come Down

What goes up must come down.  Be it a quote from Sir Isaac Newton, a physics viewpoint, or a song by Blood, Sweat, and Tears, it is a truism at Sunriver Metal Works today. What goes up must come down And so it did this morning.  Very sad to see this ponderosa laying in a […]

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Chicago Skyline Wall Art – Part 2

This post describes how we recently created a fairly large piece of Chicago skyline wall art for a client in Chicago. Chicago Skyline Wall Art A post written two weeks ago discusses the artistic process of creating the Chicago Skyline Metal Art for a Washington, DC couple two years ago.  We thought that was a […]

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