What Can I Ship With?
Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:52 PM
The problem is how to ship it from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to New York, USA. I've tried looking at a few sites and the only one that has accepted the dimensions has been UPS. The cheapest shipping was $76 CAD, which is probably more expensive than the cost of the weapon will be.
Anyone have any ideas of what I could ship with at a more reasonable price?
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:01 PM
<death09>yeah.i sent them to her dad
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:14 PM
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:24 PM
Only way to reduce the cost would be to send it in pieces.
Perhaps with the head separated from the handle shaft...
Maybe they could be joined with strong Velcro patches.
I guess it all depends on the client, but if they ant to ct shipping, they should go with Hipponator's method.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:28 PM
Wait a second? a Canadian National team... just won at Hockey!?
who would have ever seen that coming?
Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:12 PM
I can't separate the pieces because that would lead to structural weakness. I can't make anything that I wouldn't feel safe in the hands of an angry alcoholic. It's my personal philosophy to only make things that are safe enough for children to fight with without any thought to consequence, or that adults with too much enthusiasm don't maim each other with.
So, modularizing it is out of the question for me. Maybe I could convince them to come pick it up, it'd be cheaper. XD
Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:05 PM
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[15:52] <+Noodle> why is this so hard?
Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:37 PM
Edited by CaptainSlug, 16 March 2009 - 06:38 PM.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:49 PM
A possible system could be foam coated PVC. Use threaded couplers, maybe one by the head of the hammer and one half way down the shaft. This would greatly reduce the overall size, and maintain the structural integrity of the piece. If the 6' of pipe flexes too much, you could nest a smaller size of pipe inside. Have a slip coupler on the inside pipe, and threaded on the outside. This way, you could still connect the inner piece of pipe while threading the outside on.
Another possibility would be to just reason it out with the customer. You can pay $70 to have it shipped in one piece, or I can ship it in 3 for $30, and you can invest in a $3 can of PVC cement. Either way, he's paying.
Edited by Darth_Tom, 16 March 2009 - 07:50 PM.
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