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Old 06-21-2010, 11:21 PM
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I was thinking that might be it, Scott. I hope you can sell them all. You're doing wonderful things, keeping people employed.
Selling them is easy!!!




It's making a profit that's the hard part

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:31 PM
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I'll check into it with them & see what's what.
You mean Harbor Freight didn't send out a consultant to advise you on your setup?
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:46 PM
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You mean Harbor Freight didn't send out a consultant to advise you on your setup?
No, but they did offer to sell me a warranty

Actually, I have another one of this exact hoist & It has worked flawlessly.
I use it to raise a 70x12x12 batting cage in the warehouse for the kids to practice when the weather is bad or at night. (another long story...)

I sure wouldn't trust my life or limbs to one but they seem to work fine.

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I've used these & as I recall they weren't high priced... (I was wrong once before )
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:53 PM
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I've used these & as I recall they weren't high priced... (I was wrong once before )
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Thats pretty cool, I'll check into it.

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:39 AM
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Here are a couple of shots of production:

Small ones ready to be removed:
mdf-heavy-im-getting-old-gedc0138.jpg


The real problem is, What to do with these
mdf-heavy-im-getting-old-gedc0140.jpg

They might make an interesting room divider with rice paper or a celling panel or...

Never mind, I'll just put them in the dumpster.

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:46 AM
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That's a lot of material, Scott. Couldn't you have laid the pattern out so that the legs of one piece were inside the legs of another, to save material? Kind of like nesting two "U's" by facing them opposite directions. Since you're using MDF, there's no grain to worry about.
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You'd waste a column a third of a unit wide on one side of a panel but there might be a slight increase in pieces per panel.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:02 AM
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That's a lot of material, Scott. Couldn't you have laid the pattern out so that the legs of one piece were inside the legs of another, to save material? Kind of like nesting two "U's" by facing them opposite directions. Since you're using MDF, there's no grain to worry about.
I had the software "nest" them allowing it to rotate them in 1 degree increments, mirror them and place them inside one another.

On this size, It couldn't do any better than I did.

This one seems to have a lot of waste, but you have to remember that you need to leave some material in place and the waste needs to be connected or else little pieces will come loose and that's not good... when the bit runs into one (turning 10 to 18k RPM depending on the cutter) things go flying, bits break it get's ugly quick

On the large size it got me 4 more parts per sheet though.

By mixing the sizes I can gain a few pieces over many sheets but it's not worth it for the small gain. The MDF is the inexpensive part

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:10 AM
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Here are a couple of shots of production:

Small ones ready to be removed:
Attachment 4220


The real problem is, What to do with these
Attachment 4221

They might make an interesting room divider with rice paper or a celling panel or...

Never mind, I'll just put them in the dumpster.

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