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Post by CanuckBob Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:40 pm

There is a metalworker on the street (Zapato) to our complex that is making the coolest bobbing bird statues I have seen. This one stands about 5 - 6 feet tall. He has a couple of different designs and is selling them for $5000.00 MXN. What a great conversation piece for the garden



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Post by little italy Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:57 pm

Very kind of you to post and they really are unique.

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Post by Carry Bean Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:37 pm

I want one.

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Post by CanuckBob Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:38 pm

We absolutely love it and plan on buying one when we get a long term place.
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Post by Carry Bean Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Does he make any smaller ones?

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Post by CanuckBob Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:47 pm

I am sure he does. You should come by and visit him. I am not sure how your Espanol is but be speaks very good English. He is working in an open shop just before the entrance to Los Arroyos Sur on the left hand side.
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Post by CheenaGringo Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:05 pm

It appears from the photo that this ironworker has some real talent and an eye for creating a unique product. We have seen something similar in Tonala but as you can see from the photo below, not nearly the artistic talent.
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Post by GBATRUCKS Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:16 pm

Wow Bob...that is the best one I've seen here!
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Post by hockables Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:19 pm

Looks like another viable enterprise for the Bob's.... get CG in there to help with marketing...

Neil & Bob Birds...
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Post by kipissippi Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:26 pm

Now that was funny!
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Post by Zedinmexico Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:09 am

I use to bring a couple up to Seattle in my empty pickup truck going north. Now
someone is exporting them to the PNW. Any gardener friends up north take em
up one if you have space. We have a big one in our yard in Ajijic, slightly different
style. The pictures look like more like the giant one in the plaza in Ajijic. Mine are
much simpler.

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Post by SunsetKid Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:00 am

I live a few blocks from his shop and drive by alot but have not seen him for the past week. How do we contact him. My wife went gaga over the birds and hounds me constantly to get one
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Post by papa chango Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:56 am

I'm at the Ajijic plaza. And I don't see the bobbing bird statue here today. Maybe the statue is getting repaired as I recall it had a problem with its head missing.
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Post by CanuckBob Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:22 pm

SunsetKid wrote:I live a few blocks from his shop and drive by alot but have not seen him for the past week. How do we contact him. My wife went gaga over the birds and hounds me constantly to get one

Yes, he has been hit and miss this week. He was there yesterday for a few hours but not much otherwise. When I see him again I will see if he has some contact info.
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Post by CanuckBob Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:16 pm

He is back there today. His name is Jose and his number is 331-460-3662. He is quite the accomplished metalworker and does gates, doors, etc.

Here is another example of his bobbing statues......

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Post by CanuckBob Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:36 am

The fellow is making smaller "tabletop" bobbing birds now so I broke down and bought one. Very cool. It is so balanced it bobs for about 3 or 4 minutes with one push.

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Post by SunsetKid Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:44 pm

I got a rooster. Beautiful work.
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Post by CanuckBob Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:43 pm

I wondered who bought the Rooster. I had my eye on that one.....jajajaja.
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Post by Carry Bean Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:53 pm

That's more the size I want. I'll have to get out there.

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Post by Pescador Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:45 pm

Just put one of these Bobbing Birds, in the "For Sale", part of this forum.

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Post by Carry Bean Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:40 pm

Is that a vulture?

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Post by CanuckBob Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:29 pm

The one I bought (pictured above) is a vulture.
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Post by Carry Bean Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:53 am

Love it! I have to get one.

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