Announcement I hand-craft quality copper and tinware, sold exclusively by me, that result from a creative process and 30 years of tinsmithing experience - NOT a purchase order. I hope you will find something that pleases you or select a high quality hand-crafted gift made by the shop owner. All listed items ship same-day or next-day, Mon - Sat!
I hand-craft quality copper and tinware, sold exclusively by me, that result from a creative process and 30 years of tinsmithing experience - NOT a purchase order. I hope you will find something that pleases you or select a high quality hand-crafted gift made by the shop owner. All listed items ship same-day or next-day, Mon - Sat!
- All 191
- Christmas Ornaments 25
- Christmas Decoration 26
- Clocks Copper 18
- Clocks Tin 9
- Cookie Cutters 76
- Cookie Cutters Mini 21
- Copper Bakeware 3
- Copper Lighting 3
- Custom Design 1
- Home Decor 4
- Supplies 5
I have been practicing my craft for over 30 years and enjoy creating useful and decorative objects from metal. My career as a Quality Engineer taught me the value of simple but elegant design. I have an appreciation for the past and a desire to create heirloom quality objects for the future. Although being self-taught, I studied the methods used by craftsmen at Greenfield Village and historic Sturbridge Village and was affiliated with an Ohio craft cooperative for 9 years before moving to South Carolina in 1991. I design all of the objects I make, although some have historical links with those made by tinsmiths of early America. Even in this technological age each item I produce is individually constructed by hand from flat sheet metal using tools familiar to - and some that were actually used by - tinsmiths during the 18th and 19th century. Finally, each piece is hand finished, with the help of my wife Diana, in our Easley, SC shop.
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Diana's crafting experience dates from 1979 in the Berry Patch in Beavercreek Ohio.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you ever have a question or concern about any of my items, or service provided, please message me immediately for resolution. Payment terms are stated in the item listing page or in my special request response.
Tinworks customers are responsible for payment of any and all applicable taxes, tariffs, and import duty. South Carolina customers are required to pay SC sales tax, at Pickens County rate, at time of checkout. Customers outside the USA are cautioned to become informed about their country's import regulations.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please do not ask us to mark your package as anything other than merchandise; to do so would be in violation of Customs Regulations.
LARGE ORDERS: Please send a message to request best shipping price on larger orders: tinworks [!at] charter.net
WHAT IF YOUR ORDER TRACKING STATUS IS "DELIVERED": Time is of the essence for finding a misplaced package. The faster you act, the more likely your package will be found. When the item is delivered at your address, the carrier will scan the package and enter it as delivered. If your package status is DELIVERED, but you have not received it, please check with all household members and in locations near your address. Carriers may leave a package on a porch, tucked inside a door, etc. If you still cannot locate your package, please contact your local Post Office.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: If your country, or "Everywhere Else", does not appear in the item listing, please send a conversation requesting rates. Tinworks customers are responsible for payment of any and all applicable taxes, tariffs, and import duty. Customers outside the USA are cautioned to become informed about their country's import regulations and expected Customs delay time. Tinworks is not responsible for shipping delays incurred in-transit, including import clearance procedures. All taxes, duties fees or levies charged at point of entry to the buyer’s country are the buyer’s responsibility.
TRANSIT TIME: Please realize that we have no way of knowing how long your package will take to get to you. We can estimate a US delivery date, but can make no promises. We can not estimate a delivery date for any international packages, because there are too many variables.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted only for items in original condition and only with prior authorization requested through Etsy convo within 15 days after purchase. Please be advised that you will be responsible for all shipping costs. Please package the item carefully for return via USPS lowest rate available. If the return is received damaged due to inadequate packaging, we will be unable to provide a refund.
Items confirmed defective, or damaged in shipment, will be replaced or refunded only with prior authorization requested through Etsy convo within 5 business days after receipt.
We cannot replace or refund misplaced orders that are confirmed “delivered” by USPS.
If you ever have a question or concern about any of my items, or service provided, please message Tinworks immediately for resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tinworks values customer feedback, and you are encouraged to provide it. Please do not leave negative (less than 5 stars) without contacting us first. I would like to be afforded the opportunity to address your concerns and resolve them to your satisfaction.
I value opportunities to create something special for my customers. If you don’t see the exact design, size or quantity you need, please request your custom item through etsy conversation; please provide as much information as possible to include what you want, when you want it and where you want it delivered. Please read my following shop policy regarding custom cookie cutters before requesting your special cutter design.
=============CUSTOM CUTTER ORDER PROCESS================
Custom orders are currently negotiated through Etsy conversation and fulfilled via a Reserved Listing. Please send your requirements, concepts, date needed, shipping location, etc. for consideration and quote. Following is our specific process for custom cutters.
We charge $20 MINIMUM for producing artwork, a MINIMUM of $45 for tooling and one simple cutter with a handle, and $3.25 MINIMUM for standard US shipping. Bottom-line delivered cost for one simple custom cutter that we design is $68.25.
To obtain the lowest quote for your cutter you must provide artwork (exact outline with dimensions). More complex cutters, with intricate bends, inside cutouts or high number of bends, as well as very small cutters, require more skill and time and will incur additional charges. Additional simple cutters, made from the same tool, are typically priced about $10.00 each. If you want exclusive use of the design, a $100 fee applies for all designs except your company logo.
Custom orders for cookie/clay/fondant cutters can usually be completed within 2 weeks. We do encourage customers to plan ahead and to have the necessary resources available. Specifically, we need an exact outline of the cutter, measurements of overall height and width, and you must have a PayPal account, or credit card for up-front payment. We use 30-gauge (.010 inch) tin-plated steel in our standard cutters for a sharp cutting edge, and we assemble cutters with lead-free solder. Copper cutters in 12-ounce (.016 inch) solid copper and heavy-duty tin plate cutters are available at additional cost.
Professional cookie makers typically are able to pay for their custom cutter with the first few orders sold, and the labor-savings continue to add up every time it is used. Clay artists may realize an even faster payback. Our stated goal is to provide a high quality product at a price that provides excellent value for our customers.
Larry & Diana West
Tinworks [!at] charter.net