3D printed hat blocks by RANDAL ALAN

Discussion in 'Merchants' started by rsteinjr, Nov 28, 2019.

Would you use a 3D printed hat block?

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  1. rsteinjr

    rsteinjr New in Town

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    Here is a quick video to show the process of 3D printed block making

     
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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Very cool Randal!!
    How much does one of those blocks weigh?
    They do look very sturdy. Could we see an image of the bottom of the block?
    Thank you.
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  3. rsteinjr

    rsteinjr New in Town

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    Thank you! I will get a photo right up for you. Note base configuration can be changed to your liking.

    blocks weigh 1.5 lb on average
     
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  4. rsteinjr

    rsteinjr New in Town

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    Here you go! Let me know if you have any other questions

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  5. J Williams

    J Williams Practically Family

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    Are they currently available for purchase? If the price is right I will take a 52 in a 7 3/8 Long Oval


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  6. I guess I thought the main appeal of the 3-D printed alternatives were cost. If the cost is the same or higher than wood I’m not sure what advantages they have. I’m sure part (all?) of this is my own ignorance.


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  7. rsteinjr

    rsteinjr New in Town

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    Yes! Please send me a DM
     
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  8. rsteinjr

    rsteinjr New in Town

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    I dont think your being ignorant at all. For most part ive only been on here 2 days so really haven't had a chance to show everything but stick around im sure this will all make sense of why 3d printing is a benefit. My thought as a maker is if its costing me $40 in material and I have to the spend 2 day finishing the piece what is the lowest I can charge for that. Ive got great feedback from very respective hat shops in New York and they have never mentioned my prices be high in fact just the opposite. Im now able to do this full time and support my family. I respect if my service isn't for you at the moment but if that changes I will be ready and available.
     
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