Satamax Antone wrote:
John McDoodle wrote:i got this message regarding an inappropriate image? can someone clarify what image is supposedly inappropriate?
Send me the link to the post you need to edit, un PM.
John C Daley wrote: As a Civil Engineer for 45 years, I always applaud anybody that tries a new idea etc.
I am concerned people may just lift your designs and copy them, with no return for you.
I have found value adding is effective, so there is a reason to actually pay cash etc for something helps a lot.
In this case, creating a material list of all the items needed, including length, section sizing, number off, wall thickness, material type, would be very useful.
There is a bit of work to do that, and if you standardise things as much as you can, IE section dimensions, the punters will be happy to pay.
The difference in cost between precise sizing of each piece of steel and standardising them is not a lot compared with cutting multiple bits with a range of sizes.
The time saved will be enormous.
The purchaser can easily get a quote for the steel cut to size, from the material list or an idea of the total length so they can purchase and cut themselves.
If you number each piece as well, and refer to that number on the drawings that will save heaps of time for them and hopefully some income for yourself.
Louis Laframboise wrote:We are called Pangaea and are located in the Lanark Highlands of Lanark County. Closest town is Perth. Our family of 3 are living on a large acreage with a fair amount of diversity. Some of what we do are plantings, gardens, children's nature program, small scale forest work, fascines and other earthworks/land reclamation, healing ceremonies with native people from the region, experimental biochar, 'waste' cycling and other ecojewel catching & transformation. Pangaea is also a place of spontaneous meeting, learning, visits and refuge. Connecting with the living landscape, and that we are a vital and needed part of it, is very important to us and that everything is not about being "productive". Instead we need to take on a wider sense or definition of productivity--perhaps a la 8 forms of capital. Looking for outlets & venues--especially locally, bioregionally--for my writing and other creative works. Also trying to remember the history of this place and not rushing into things. We aim to tap into local wisdom and skills--including the "hicks" and "rednecks".