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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2017, 02:22:11 pm »
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2017, 02:27:49 pm »
^^^^^ BDay is Dec 15th  :)

Mines 15 days before yours  :))
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2017, 06:22:43 pm »
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2017, 07:39:52 pm »
To everyone who place an order, just an update on progress.  All the components are made up.  I am doing the fitting and finishing to each Helmet Holder and will update each of you when your order is sent to you.

Thanks much!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2017, 10:03:39 pm »
All who have ordered the Helmet Holder, in case I missed someone, please read this.

An update.  I have all pieces made up and ready for gluing and assembly.  I have three completed and will get the others done over the weekend. 

The number of orders received equals exactly the quantity of plastic I had on hand; meaning that all orders will be honored.  (thank goodness).

Please see the updated photos attached to this message.

Thanks for your patience!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2017, 10:12:19 pm »
Great looking piece of kit   :great:  Looking forward to getting it
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 10:24:53 am »
^^^what he said, your good at this. You can put this to market, pay some bills...
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2017, 12:00:21 pm »
Kewl Potatoes Bob!

Looking forward to receiving mine, an awesome looking item  :13:
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2017, 11:39:25 am »
Mine shows it will deliver Tuesday 4-25    :beerchug:  Day after I get back from Arkansas   :great:
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2017, 01:29:47 pm »
Yes, and all others will  depart today...

Hope you like them!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2017, 01:32:28 pm »
Are you going to continue making them, or make them to order? 

As soon as I can I will be ordering 2 more if you are.  It will be a couple of weeks though.
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2017, 02:13:40 pm »
 :bravo_2:
Yes, and all others will  depart today...

Hope you like them!

Cheers!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2017, 03:48:36 pm »
All,

Cognosticator asked if I will continue to make these Helmet Holders.  Here is the straight poop for these things.  Like many of you I am a tinkerer and can't resist an opportunity to make something that improves my life or the lives of others, particularly fellow Coggers.  That was the genesis of this project.

The batch just produced was made from scrap I had laying around and cluttering my already cluttered shop/garage, ergo the $50. price, of which by the way $18-26. went to shipping cost.  If I had to buy the materials each one would cost me just about $75. again plus my time and shipping.  The time it took to make this version was excessive, but I had already cut up the pieces so had to just motor through the process.

One question I ask myself is- is this Helmet Holder worth $90-$100?  Well, to me the answer is yes because I like the way it looks and it holds my $600 Helmet and $350. Intercom/Camera better than anything else I have seen or used.

Another question is- how much more cheaply could it be produced?  It is possible to have it made in China at a low cost, but no, for things like this, I am committed to hand-made items, made in the US.

I have since figured out how to make a much simpler version, using less acrylic requiring less machining, routing, sanding and polishing, etc.  I also want to incorporate a holder for the Keyfob and the Emergency fob/key.  All I need to do is figure out much it will cost for materials and for my time to produce in some quantity.  Once this is done, I will be happy to announce to the CoG.

Thanks to all who bought a Helmet Holder and please watch for the newer version which I hope to post in a week or two...

Sincerely,

gilbysan

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2017, 01:26:47 pm »
Hi Bob/gilbysan,

Thanks for the update as I'm looking forward to this product and the new changes like keybob holder. Is there room for glove holder between or off to the side of the jackets? Just spitballing... Anyways, I'm local in Issaquah and can save us time and shipping when you're ready!


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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 01:27:24 am »
Really nice Bob... I wish i had a place to put it, or two, one for me and one for my wife!
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 02:20:53 pm »
got my sweet helmet/jacket holder today, this thing is top notch! thanks!!!!  :)
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2017, 03:41:50 pm »
Turbo-Max,

Thanks for the nice feedback. 

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2017, 01:40:05 am »
I appreciate you making the helmet and jacket holders! Mine looks great in the garage and is very convenient to store gear.  Thanks, Bob!
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2017, 09:07:27 pm »
I'm interested in 2.0 as well if you are still checking this thread and gauging interest. I've been out of pocket and sorry I missed out on the first batch. Really nice work and well engineered!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2017, 04:12:17 pm »
UJMRIDER,

Thanks for the good words!  I am working through Version 4.0 right now and hope to have some ready shortly.  It will incorporate a couple of significant changes, notably a key holder and use a single piece design which makes it much simpler to produce and does not sacrifice strength. 

Regrettably, the pricing will be higher.  The first batch used up all my 1/2" acrylic (which was given to me), and shipping costs turned the whole exercise into a loser for me.  The is what drove the new versions.  I am working hard to keep the pricing to something that is reasonable for you and makes it worth my time to make.  The most important thing is that it works well and looks great. 

Attached are some photos of the V4.0 piece for review, please check them out when you have a chance and if you have any feedback I would be glad to hear it.

Thanks!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2017, 05:39:56 pm »
I go away for a weekend and you're posting pics of version 4.0 already ?!  :)

I love the progression - good stuff -  :beerchug:

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2017, 05:41:08 pm »
Bob,
They arrived today.
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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2017, 06:36:19 pm »
All,

mattchewn got his 2 holders in and one had a problem.  I thought I had packed the doubles well enough but apparently not.  If you have any issues with yours, please let me know right away so I can remedy it for you.

Check out the V4.0 Helmet Holder attached to this note.  The work continues...

Thanks!

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2017, 03:32:38 am »
Very nice workmanship and design, i was thinking if it would be better to turn over the key holder (the hook) 180 degree to face toward the wall, in which case you can make slightly bigger hook without the need of having the front being tighter (as the slop will keep the keys hanging)? Hope this make sense so it makes it easier to slide the keys in and out?

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Re: FYI - Helmet and Gear Holder I made...
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2017, 01:49:49 pm »
DarenLine,

Good feedback, thank you.  It is not that visible but I used double stick tape to place it there so changing it is not a problem.  Also, the hook is actually a hook used to tie down loads on tractor trailers, (I think).  Just something I had laying around.  Trying to find a better hook that will secure to the acrylic and is easy to make...

Watch for the next iteration shortly.

Thanks!

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