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gnome-be-gone office fisherman

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Trolling For Gnomes

What's that you say? Garden Gnomes aren't a threat to your office? Your naivete would be amusing if it weren't so downright dangerous. Get the Gnome-Be-Gone Desktop Fisherman with magnetic bait at the end of his pole to keep your desk clear of lawn-migrating, paper-clip thieving, red-cap-wearing little creatures. Where else would all of your paper-clips be going? Also designed to hold your business cards. Handmade of recycled steel by designer Fred Conlon in Utah.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20216
Made from
magnet, recycled steel
Measurements
8" L x 4" D x 7.5" H
Notes
Paperclips are not included.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (21)
  • Sleek design (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Improves organization (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (13)
  • Organization (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (14), Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

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4.0

great uncommon good!

By 

from NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

    It's such a unique art work on your desk!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The first item I got doesn't look exactly like the photo, but, they shipped a replacement right away. Express!!!
    Very good customer service!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift for my boss the Bass Master

    By 

    from Virginia

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Amusing And Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

        I have been looking for something unique to give my boss this Christmas. Being an avid fisherman and working in the construction industry, this is the perfect gift and will look great on his desk. Thank you 'uncommongoods' for your extraordinary ideas.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Coolest Business Card Holder

        By 

        from Columbia, SC

        Pros

        • Sleek Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

            This is the coolest business card holder - no one else has anything like it. I love the look and it is always a conversation starter!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love him!

            By 

            from Maplewood, MN

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Organization

              Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

              This guy looks just like a garden statue that I bought at a local boutique. So cute and whimsical. The only downside is that the iron has some rust, which gives character I know, but it rubs off onto your fingers. I am going to spray this with a clear coat to seal it before I gift it, to make sure rust doesn't rub off onto the recipient's business cards.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great Christmas Gift

              By 

              from Gonzales, La

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                Great Christmas gift for my uncle.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Too cute!

                By 

                from Santa Clarita

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sturdy
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Can Rust If Gotten Wet

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                I first put in my cart the one that is on clearance, where he is riding the pig. I thought either my husband or his boss would like it (his boss is from Texas). Then I figured that if we gave it to his boss, my husband would need one. So since he is a wanna-be fly fisherman, this one is perfect! However, you do need to wipe them off with a cloth a bit. They are a bit "dirty" when you get them. You wouldn't put these outside in the elements, but I did that with the one that has the gnome being carried off....and it got all rusty.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Good stuff

                By 

                from Upstate ny

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Organization
                • Sleek Design
                • Sturdy
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Organization

                  Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                  Great product

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  A Good Fit

                  By 

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Smaller Than Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Organization

                  Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                  This was a good gift for the father who has it all and is capable of getting himself anything he might want. I liked that it was unique and recycled. The only drawback is the size, a bit smaller than I thought it would be.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  office fisherman is great!

                  By 

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sleek Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Not Very Steady

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                  I got this for my dad for Christmas and he loved it. The only complaint I have, is that it is not as sturdy as I expected it would be. If you are not careful, it will fall backwards.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I was a little annoyed, because I bought this before Christmas and the economy shipping "was not guaranteed for Christmas", so I upgraded, and it came 5 business days before Christmas, so I could have gotten the cheaper shipping. Otherwise, it was fine.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Very unique and nice for $

                  By 

                  from Morrow, GA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Smaller Than Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE OFFICE FISHERMAN:

                  Arrived before it was scheduled to arrive, which was a good thing.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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