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post #1 of 19 Old 04-24-2020, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Too bulky for me but neat idea. How'd you do the blue accents, Andriy?

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I agree - takes up too much real estate on an already crowded table.
I would focus on a design that would hold several devices in the smallest
amount of space.
this might be okay for a kids bedroom - but not for the adult life style.

and I will ask you again.
are your projects something that "we" can buy in pre-cut kits to assemble
ourselves. or, to have plans that we can make ourselves without a CNC.
95% of the members here do not have a CNC to purchase programs for.

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I want to share ideas of technical solution. I spent a lot of time to solve them. Do you think this is of no interest to anyone?

Also I am interested in the opinions of people about my projects.

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Too bulky for me but neat idea. How'd you do the blue accents, Andriy?

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It is flock - http://www.flokcan.com/en/what-is-flock/
First I put flock to the part, then the part glue to its place.

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It is flock - http://www.flokcan.com/en/what-is-flock/
First I put flock to the part, then the part glue to its place.
I figured it was flock. My question was poorly worded, sorry. How did you do it so precisely, and it appears you've built it up in some areas - how did you do that? I've used flock one time and it was a simple project a long time ago but didn't require any precision like you've shown here. Got any photos of doing the flocking?

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I want to share ideas of technical solution. I spent a lot of time to solve them.
Do you think this is of no interest to anyone?
Also I am interested in the opinions of people about my projects.
well - since you asked . . . . .
I personally do not have a CNC. and if I did, I would not purchase PDX files
from someone I do not know. (but, that is just me).
I find your projects a "CNC Novelty" that people with kids might find interesting.
I truly admire all wood projects, and especially the complex ones just for the pure
ingenuity it takes to make them work. I admire your skills, ambition and vision
to make wood projects that are functional and serve a purpose.

but for the majority of members here, they will have to express their own views
and opinions - this is just mine.
this forum is all about sharing - engaging in conversations and sharing skills and
building projects together. if someone needs to know a technique, we share the
information with whoever needs them. we do not show projects that are for sale only
and you must have a CNC and purchase the plans if you want to make one yourself.
there is already a guy here like that (Ted's Plans). Like David said: you don't want
to be that guy.

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I figured it was flock. My question was poorly worded, sorry. How did you do it so precisely, and it appears you've built it up in some areas - how did you do that? I've used flock one time and it was a simple project a long time ago but didn't require any precision like you've shown here. Got any photos of doing the flocking?

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I do not have photos, unfortunately.
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Good diagram, Andriy. I never thought about doing it like that but I like the technique. Thanks!

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Hi WoodenArm

I like looking at them and they remind me of kits that Lee Valley sells at Christmas to give as gifts. The ones they sell are mostly models and don't have the functionality factor you have.

Here's the trouble as I see it. If you sell the plans in digital format you lose control of them forever. The first person to buy them can then sell them at a low price, undercutting you and driving you out of business. If they are in a foreign country you won't be able to afford to do anything about it because the cost of lawyers will be too high. I had a friend that wrote a nice book on how to tie your own flies (for fishing) about the fourth or fifth time he sold a copy (digitally) a Chinese guy bought it and has been selling it at cut rate price ever since. All of my friends time was wasted. I would never sell a digital version of intellectual property.

If I could buy a kit for a ping pong gun or an iphone charger for $20 or less I may indulge but these aren't exactly necessities so they have to be cheap.

I suggest you make kits and offer them for sale on eBay.
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i deal with cnc plasma a lot, i'd like to have a cnc router. no real use for one, just to play with
making wooden cnc gears to make dynamic art would be fun, like woodenarm's avatar
i just need to find a cnc router local for cheap :)

woodenarm is in ukraine, he's posting wood items that he has made
he has his etsy & youtube links in his signature like many here do
not sure why he gets questioned on his motives
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Thank you, JayArr. You're right. Maybe I'm not bad designer, but I'm bad businessman.

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A solution in search of a problem.
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Bah, yall are a bunch of stuffy old folks with no sense of fun!

I like it, its a cool little desk toy that happens to have functionality. Id like to have one of those on my desk over one of those little drinky bird things. Is it the most efficient way to charge a phone? Nope, not even remotely. Is it a cool conversation piece? Yup, especially if you mix up the materials to make it more eye-catching. If theres a Ukrainian equivalent of Etsy, you could make a decent amount of sales, theres plenty of people who like desk toys.

I need cheaper hobby
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Few people need or want a stand only for charging. They plug in the cable and put the phone on whatever surface is nearby. I note that newer phones have wireless charging. The charger is integrated in the base, and those phone owners can't use this charging stand. In a few years, this charging stand may only be suitable for obsolete phones.

The problem with the design as shown is that it doesn't appear to be suitable as a stand for watching videos or teleconferencing, which is what your work-from-home customers probably want and need more.

-> I would redesign it so that it can easily grip and display the phone at various angles up to vertical, gripping the phone in either landscape mode (for watching videos and movies) or portrait mode (for virtual meetings).
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Cool design, but it's a solution looking for a problem. This dock's claim to fame is that it plugs the charger into the phone for you, and that's just not something people really want. Just tossing out an idea - take the same concept and make it larger ro hold a tablet like an iPad. Lots of people use bluetooth keyboards with their tablets, or use them as an e-reader for digital books. Most stands on the market are plastic and boring.

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I have like projects.



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what cnc router do you have? homemade or store bought? running mach?
i like your stuff, anyone can lay a tablet on the table :)


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a nail will hold a coat on the wall, anything else is a solution looking for a problem?
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what cnc router do you have? homemade or store bought? running mach?
CNC router is homemade, running mach.

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