file Wanted:London builder to make prototype scoop

8 years 9 months ago #11212 by levyte357
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saul wrote:

nickyburnell wrote:
Ligwas are made in a mass production, automated enviroment


i think this is the key point here ^

things get cheap when you do loads of them.

i estimate one scoop is gonna cost you over £120, from most builders. There's no point in anyone taking on the work for less, no one wants to work for nothing smiley1


Completely understandable..

Unfortunately, due to what's on the market at the moment, budget constrained tighter than usual...

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8 years 9 months ago #11214 by tony.a.s.s.
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Lev the way I see it, The design may be fine, but may be spoilt because of the material used and the build.

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8 years 9 months ago #11216 by levyte357
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Tony.A.S.S. wrote: Lev the way I see it, The design may be fine, but may be spoilt because of the material used and the build.


OK, Mr T... smiley36

Promise not to get it built unless I get a quote from a builder (that is within budget), that allows it to be built "well", with birch exterior, and mdf internals..

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8 years 9 months ago #11219 by tony.a.s.s.
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Good for you, Prototypes are for pushing the limits. Personally, unless someone owes you a favor, I can't see you getting someone to start from scratch to do a one off for that sort of money, but who knows. I await with baited breath.

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8 years 9 months ago #11222 by nrpinc
Trying to find a builder to do it the cheapiest way possible always ends up bad IMO. I once saw a bumbper stick that said, "Good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good". Good words to live by when building a product that the general public purchases from you.

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8 years 9 months ago #11224 by levyte357
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nrpinc wrote: "Good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good".


Classic :clap:

@NR, Don't know if this product would be sold to customers really...

Idea is to get prototype built, and see how it fares at possible upcoming scoop shootout.

Would imagine it would have to really impress, to attract prospective customers.

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8 years 9 months ago #11227 by mykey-

levyte357 wrote: Wanted:London builder to make prototype 18" scoop

Very similiar to Eminence design in my icon, in 18mm standard/shutter ply, filled ready for primer, but not painted.
With grill battens, but without grill. Expect cab to require approx 3x sheets of 8x4

Ligwa is selling finished painted 18mm birch ply scoops on ebay for £195,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150553546819&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

EDIT:So obviously won't be looking to pay anywhere near that for unfinished scoop in shutter ply.

that's quite rude DUDE

you work in IT right? how about if we fly over a few Indians to take you and your friends jobs for 1/16th of your wages?

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8 years 9 months ago #11228 by levyte357
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mykey- wrote:

levyte357 wrote: Wanted:London builder to make prototype 18" scoop

Very similiar to Eminence design in my icon, in 18mm standard/shutter ply, filled ready for primer, but not painted.
With grill battens, but without grill. Expect cab to require approx 3x sheets of 8x4

Ligwa is selling finished painted 18mm birch ply scoops on ebay for £195,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150553546819&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

EDIT:So obviously won't be looking to pay anywhere near that for unfinished scoop in shutter ply.

that's quite rude DUDE

you work in IT right? how about if we fly over a few Indians to take you and your friends jobs for 1/16th of your wages?


Been happening for quite a few years now Mykey.... LOL...

In 2007, was working for Huge Insurance giant in Ipswich... They terminated contracts of 10 contractors 3 months early, when they discovered they could take on 20 indian developers for approx half the cost. Contractors had 24 hour learning curve and produced higher quality work due to considerable experience, however cutting costs was priority.. Thats the free market for you..

So, back to topic... :lol:

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8 years 9 months ago #11232 by nickyburnell
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I actually don't mind bits like this in the summer
Proviso's being, no sanding, no paint and no curved sections. THis is not to do with workmanship but time/facours.
Also no crap ply, MDF or WISA or Birch.
I did a quick pair of GSubs before chrismas, WBP ply, quality was cool, but it's all WARPED!, was a bitch of a job to save 50 quid, never again.

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8 years 9 months ago #11426 by levyte357
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nickyburnell wrote: I actually don't mind bits like this in the summer
Proviso's being, no sanding, no paint and no curved sections. THis is not to do with workmanship but time/facours.
Also no crap ply, MDF or WISA or Birch.
I did a quick pair of GSubs before chrismas, WBP ply, quality was cool, but it's all WARPED!, was a bitch of a job to save 50 quid, never again.


I'm liking this scoop assembly...


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