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On 6/6/2020 at 11:29 PM, Andrew96_ said:

all I can think of is the sex must be good then!

I have replied to this twice, this is the third time!!

Whats sex? :(

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Hi Guys    For those of you that have followed the MPU4 Test Rig Thread, will know about the MPU4 Plug puller and Plug Tabs to make easy removal of the plugs from the MPU4 unit without tuggi

Regarding the Plug Pullers on Ebay  I just wanted to say a big personal thank you to all that responded  The Total Print time for the 12 units on the bed at the moment is 28 hours

Button Nut Spinner  here's an Update  

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32 minutes ago, Player said:

I have replied to this twice, this is the third time!!

Whats sex? :(

Sex three times in one day ... thats good going Player ...  i wish i had your stamina :)

Dicky 

 

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1 minute ago, dicky wink said:

Sex three times in one day ... thats good going Player ...  i wish i had your stamina :)

Dicky 

 

I wish, can you print me a vigina please DW?

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21 hours ago, CanonMan said:

Yes! That's the one I've been waiting for!!

Thanks :D

 I second that bought myself one of these 

That's both now both of the tools, which have to be a must for any one interested in fruits.

Cheers dicky keep the good work up.

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Hi guys just a quick update on the toolbox....  with some Good News and Bad news 

The Good news is i had a visit here at Dickys workshop yesterday ( social distancing of course ) from Homer_1209 a forum member here and someone who lives relatively local to me, he came to pick up his tool kit as it was a bit pointless posting when living close by.  it was nice to meet someone especially as i have been in isolation for over 2 months with no visitors and it was nice to have a chat about all thing Fruity related, show him the 3D printer in action, and  demo the test rig etc.. Many thanks Homer for popping by and for buying the toolkit 

The Bad News is ... dont do your costings after you have sold your products :)  as things have slowed down a bit now i decided to start printing the Button Toolkits yesterday evening  as promised,  i also put together a spread sheet to work out manufacturing costs of each item that im selling which worked out super cool as all you have to do is enter the info from the slicer which is final weight of material, length of material and time it takes to print each unit ... the spreadsheet calculates the cost of electricity, overheads, postage, eBay, and papal fees etc to give you the final selling price for Ebay ... so good so far...  until you look at the bottom line ... ooops 

During this process of making the tools most of the costs were calculated in my head and based on rough estimates, what i didn't take into account was the learning curve along the way ... When i started this project,  i was buying PLA Filament from amazon and eBay for around £15 per reel delivered ... but as the demand for Filament rose because of everyone 3D printing face masks for the NHS and because most suppliers in China had shut down, the price also rose as well ... after around 2 weeks, the cheapest PLA Filament i could get was £18 from Amazon ....  when 3 reels  arrived from amazon i was suspicious as it was translucent  and did not seem to be the best quality, any way i went with it and started to print the products .... it was awful the prints were stringy and i had to abandon prints half way though so in the end i threw out the crap reels of Filament, put on a reel of White Filament that i originally bought from RS and the results were perfect,   i knew that RS had this quality Filament in stock so ordered the white, Yellow and Purple reels for these products and the quality was top notch ... i was very pleased 

that was until yesterday when i made my spreadsheet, all my original costs were based on £15 Filament from ebay but the RS price for Filament is 29.33 inc delivery and VAT... gulp 

on the smaller Items like the pullers and insertion tools which use smaller weights of  Filament,  im still breaking even.. which is good, but on the items like the MPU4 pul tabs and Button Toolkit which use a large amount of Filament per set i was making a huge loss because of the doubling of the material price, it also didn't help when i started printing in a higher resolution with no infill because this makes the items stronger but uses more material but it  is beneficial. 

So unfortunately i have had to increase the price of the MPU4 Pull Tabs to £19.99 and the Button Kit comes out at £32.99 ... hopefully most people who wanted the pull tabs have already bought them and the Button kit is a custom made to order item that is not mass produced and is of top quality, so that reflects in the price . 

I just wanted to be upfront and honest with you guys so you don't think i'm a greedy grabbing bar stool ... :) 

Here is the current List of Dicky Wink Items for sale and Ebay Links 

 "Dickywink" MPU4 Plug removal tool  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264734665635

 "Dickywink" MPU4 Plug Pull Tab Attachment Kit     https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264743868504

 "Dickywink"  Fruit Machine Lamp Holder Wire Insertion Tool  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264751560118 

 "Dickywink"  Fruit Machine Switch Wire Insertion Tool         https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264758394970

"Dickywink" Fruit Machine Button removal tool Kit     (coming soon)

all the best 

Dicky

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Excellent bit of kit too...

Shame I didn’t have some of it 4/5 weeks ago would have come in handy rewiring an MPU4 lamp loom! 

Hopefully I might not lose bits of it being in bright yellow!

Many thanks again Dicky! 👍🏻

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9 hours ago, Homer_1209 said:

Excellent bit of kit too...

Shame I didn’t have some of it 4/5 weeks ago would have come in handy rewiring an MPU4 lamp loom! 

Hopefully I might not lose bits of it being in bright yellow!

Many thanks again Dicky! 👍🏻

 

You are Very Welcome buddy ... i hope it makes life easier when working on your machines 

All the best 

Dicky 

 

 

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Awesome, spoke to amot yesterday he said about this thread. Great idea. Ordering all three right now. Top work :)

Thanks!

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Hi Dicky, I’d like to take a button removal tool set please.

i know these are made to order unlike the others bits (I got via eBay) so let me know how to pay etc and I’ll get that done whenever you’re ready 

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6 hours ago, PCP Fan said:

Awesome, spoke to amot yesterday he said about this thread. Great idea. Ordering all three right now. Top work :)

Thanks!

Hi PCPfan, i have put your order in the post today  so it should be with you very soon ... 

 

4 hours ago, Generation said:

Hi Dicky, I’d like to take a button removal tool set please.

i know these are made to order unlike the others bits (I got via eBay) so let me know how to pay etc and I’ll get that done whenever you’re ready 

Hi generation 

I am still printing these at the moment  but i will  sell them via ebay only because it makes life so much easier and simpler regarding postage and order tracking, i did do a post regarding this somewhere in this thread,    and i can monitor sales and i dont want to take orders that i cant fulfill  ... i will have 3 sets by the middle of this week but i will post here when it goes live on eBay, and as soon as those sell i will make more until the world no longer need them :) 

again thaks guys and all the best 

Dicky 

 

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7 hours ago, Generation said:

Yeah did see that post about keeping on eBay bud, and I understand why.

Sure I read these were made to order but maybe not. Will keep eye out for link :)

Hi generation  ... thanks for the reply ... 

Just to clarify i have not mentioned that they are made to order, but i did say they are made as a one off..  meaning i have to make one kit at a time not mass produced but i guess because i made one for homer who is local to me it seems like that they were made to order ... the reason i did this was as he was picking up and paying meant that i could skip conformation of order, the payment, packing, postage,  process...   the Ebay way actually makes really good business sense because with one click i can see who has bought who has paid, the confirmed address, buy prepaid postage,    print post labels, monitor stock and when i run out of product  the people can no longer buy until i have more stock ....

If i had to sift through forum posts, PMs, emails to then find out who wants one and what item... then send my bank details to them , via secure means, then monitor my bank account to confirm money has been paid, and then ... well the list goes on ... as much as people grumble about Ebay and Paypal fees ( including me ) it is more cost effective and cheaper to do it the Ebay way and so far it has worked out fine using this method ... so i hope you understand buddy 

all the best ... Dicky

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2 hours ago, Generation said:

Yeah as I said I get why you use eBay, you’ve explained why multiple times

 

cheers

haha yes i do have a habit of repeating myself sometimes :)   

all the best ... dicky

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O..M...G.....😲

Well i didn't expect that ....   all gone ....   the 3 sold sets are already in the postbox so expect them soon 

 i will get the next 3 sets in the oven as quick as i can ....  i have to fit a new bed to my printer as i have worn out the original bed over the last few months

so as soon as its fitted and set up, i will start the next batch  

it takes about 38 hours to print one toolkit so i will start on the next 3 sets  and get them back on Ebay as soon as they are complete 

Again many thanks guys ...  

all the best 

Dicky

 

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