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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2020, 10:12:40 AM »
Speaking of fitting and fastners, for anyone working with plasterboard that hasn't seen these, they are a god-send :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szx7nMRZSIY
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2020, 11:33:05 AM »
Stuck the herb garden on Etsy, along with some plastic stuff my pal makes : https://www.etsy.com/shop/thingcloud/

It's had plenty of views (page 1 for vertical herb garden and hydroponic herb garden, Etsy SEO is easy!) but no sales yet.

It's time to put 2 x FDM printers, one resin printer, a cheap Chinese laser cutter and a 3018 CNC to work!

I think the herb garden isn't selling because it isn't arts and crafty, i should probably offer it in different colours with nice pots or something but then the price would have to be raised.

Any criticism welcomed, i'm new to all this retailing!
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2020, 04:48:58 PM »
Made my first sale of a V-Pot, to an American customer :)

I hadn't realised i was auto-enrolled into Etsy offsite-ads so that took a chunk out of the profit, and Royal Mail had also changed their pricing for parcels to the US so that took a bit, plus Etsy commission so it was a tiny profit in the end (10%) but i learned a few things!
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2020, 08:20:52 PM »
It says $45 in shipping and arrives in 1-2 weeks. That makes it an expensive item, but it's honestly less than I expected. I remember in the early 1990s when my mom shipped a sweater to a girlfriend in the UK and it took almost six months to arrive.

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2020, 09:23:28 PM »
It was 20 in shipping but i've had to increase it due to RM increase to US which has gone up a third for that size/weight combination.
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2020, 10:25:20 PM »
Would not go so far as to say project. But I built this for a laugh.

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2020, 07:56:37 AM »
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2020, 08:52:12 AM »
"built this for a laugh"

Bloody brilliant :)
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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2020, 03:56:25 PM »
I love it. That is too funny

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2020, 10:10:49 PM »
Sold 3 vpots already, all to US customers and all due to Etsy offsite ads.
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2020, 08:10:11 PM »
>lockdown project

I recently spent three or four days converting a real fireplace into a fake one.  Wood-burning made a mess, so I'd converted that to gas logs seven or eight years ago. But LP bottled gas is also a PITA to keep filled and I also never got used to the faint smell of propane.   So now it's l.e.d. fake flames & coals and an electric heater.
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2021, 12:05:52 AM »
Did your shed made the finals, Rupert?

Impressive finalists revealed for 2021 Shed of the Year competition
https://newatlas.com/tiny-houses/cuprinol-shed-of-year-2021-finalists/

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
Damn, I never entered!
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2021, 08:11:33 AM »
Another lockdown project that did not get finished was a Flyak.  Its still in the garage, with the foils unmade. This reminded me of it:
https://newatlas.com/marine/candela-c/

I have a submersible electric motor, and enough resin to make the foils but work and enthusiasm stopped me...
https://newatlas.com/marine/candela-c/
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