We are selling these aluminum blanks which are not your traditional rectangles and circles, but instead are offering fun shapes like the cat, bunny, and dog bones. Pick your favorite, or let us know a shape you would like us to make and we can add it to the listing. They are 2 for $4.99.
These are made with 1/8 inch thick aluminum, so they are very durable and not subject to being easily bent. Our offering is not only unique because of the shapes of the blanks, but because of our unique antique patina on the surface, which gives them so much more character than a regular aluminum blank which would take years to develop its own wear and scratches and still not come close to what we offer with our blanks.
The cats are 2-1/4” Wide x 2” Tall.
The bunnies are 2” Wide x 2” Tall.
The dog bones are 2” Wide x 1” Tall.
The rockets are 2-1/4” x 1-1/4”.
We plan on adding bears and other shapes – please give us your ideas!
We also offer all our candle-toppers in this unique aluminum finish!
Does Thickness Matter? YES! But it can be confusing because a lot of ads say “heavy duty,” “thick,” or “very durable,” but those are just words. Some ads will tell you it is a particular gauge, but if you are like us, these approaches make us feel like a goat looking at a watch – – pretty confused! So, in this listing we use 1/8″ thick aluminum. Let’s put that in a list of thicknesses using common coins:
1/8″ = .125″ = 11 Gauge = Thicker than a Quarter and a Dime Stacked on Top of Each Other (2.4% Thicker). It is 250% thicker than 18 Gauge and 60% thicker than 14 Gauge.
5/64″ = .078″ = 14 Gauge = Barely Thicker than a Nickel (1.6% thicker).
1/20″ = .05″ = 18 Gauge = Almost as Thick as a Dime (it is 6% short)
SHIPPING NOTE and PICKUP OPTION: If you are around Cartersville, Georgia and want to stop by our shop to pick up and save on shipping, enter SHOPLOCAL as a coupon code when you check out. We will let you know when your order is ready for pickup at 230 River Drive, Cartersville!
If you are in Hawaii or Alaska, please send us a message. We are subsidizing the shipping cost already and we are not sure if we have to charge extra to serve our far-away States. If you are interested however, strike up a conversation with us and we will see what we can figure out for you.