|Author:||Brian S (registered user: 1722 posts )|
|Date:||Thu, Apr 19th, 2012 @ 08:36 ( . )|
On 04/18/2012 @ 22:32, Chris A wrote :
Brian, OK. I'll give it a go. I can start small. What I don't want is to have people thinking they are buying Ikea furniture. I think I will have to show instructions for finishing this that show using a drill and clamps and rounding off the corners with a block plane.
: I have a design where I can stock boards cut to even inch lengths (8, 10, 12,..20) and people can buy two of each size and they will interlock. All are 9.5 inches wide, exactly. Or I might cut them slightly oversize to give the chassis a loser fit.
: I've not yet figured out how to handle the front baffle for combo cabinets. The speakers are all different size. I think it would have to be custom work, not shipped from stock.
What you need to do is to have some standard products that you make in quantity. Anything else is custom work. I have 4 standard size chassis. They go pretty cheap because I cut the blanks 25 at a time. Any other size is custom, takes much longer, and I adjust my labor costs accordingly.
Start small and don't invest too much in it. You will learn pretty quickly if it will work out or not. I started out cutting chassis blanks with a jig saw under a shade tree. My box brake was on my front porch. Now I work out of a nice little air conditiond shop. My wife has banned me from the porch. LOL
And remember, ebay is your friend. I don't make much on my standard chassis sold on ebay because of the fees, etc., but I do a good bit of volume to make up for it and it generates a good bit of custom work.
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