Cases for Caliper Sets

After about 3 years of trying, I’ve finally managed to make a design for sets of all 3 calipers… which is (surprise surprise), a combination of existing designs

golden_mean_caliper_cases04I finally got around the problem of the calipers falling out once inside, by making little seat-belts for the smaller ones.


golden_mean_caliper_cases05These can pivot out of the way so you can get the calipers out

Which works quite well. I’d have preferred not to have moving parts, but I think this solution is better than having elastic, or something held in place with magnets (which could then get lost). Simpler is better… and the whole thing looks quite cool I think.


I’ve worked out the price to be $49 – which is doable… but I suspect the way I make postage free, wipes out any profit.

Sending a set of 3 costs an extra $20 in stamps… and these won’t be that different. As things stand, I’m basically making the cases a free giveaway with each set of calipers… and they’re already a “buy 2, get one free” deal.

I think I might need to make surface-post (which is pretty slow) free, but charge a % for airmail.

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Hello

I don’t make these cases any more – the material is too prone to warping. About 50% would wind up going in the bin.

In addition to that, this particular type of wood is now a protected species, and is being sourced by helicopters pulling already-dead logs out of the bush, one at a time. It’s pretty expensive.

Nick

Hiya

I don’t make these ones any more… it’s difficult to get the wood to stay flat. There are photos of the ones I do make in the shop department of this site.

Nick

Eh, So sad that you’re don’t selling that…
I’ve thought that you make complete set of those calipers…
Really it would be such a nice gift to creative people

Yea – they do look quite cool, but the warping situation means that acres of wood winds up going in the bin… and the warping would only be noticeable after I’d done a lot of work… sandpapering sandpapering sandpapering. Eventually you’ve got to stop sandpapering or you’ll lose your mind.

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