I Have Made A Thing (which I would appreciate you buying)

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How many would you buy?

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More than two, but less than ten.
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None, I am poor.
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I Have Made A Thing (which I would appreciate you buying)

Postby The Jester » 26 Jun 2013, 09:16

Some of you may have noticed that I made a sort of in-progress post in the Share Your Art thread, assuming you frequent it.

I have now finished the product, and made it available for sale. Here.

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A hand-made, hand bound, clamshell box which looks like/is disguised as a book. With compartments for ten sets of polyhedral roleplaying dice, and a section for pencils and pens and rubbers, or novelty/oversized dice.

Bound in tough red card with bronze book corners. Lined with dark green felt.

The title was designed especially for this product, and is hand lettered. The built-in dice rolling tray serves excellently. Each compartment is sufficiently sized to comfortably contain one standard set of tabletop roleplay dice; one d4, one d6, one d8, two d10s, one d12, and one d20.
The compartments also fit a variable number of unusual dice, twelve d6s, and I'm sure a number of other combinations I haven't tried yet.


The price (£65) reflects the fact that it takes ages to make, and is of unique design.
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Re: I Have Made A Thing (which I would appreciate you buying

Postby Dubious_wolf » 26 Jun 2013, 09:24

How much USD?

It looks really nice.
If you were to make one without the text would it affect the final price?
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Postby empath » 26 Jun 2013, 09:32

Hodor. ;)

If'n I had the money, I'd be ALL OVER THAT SHIT!

...sadly, you'd have to fight my existing creditors for the funds...

Lotsa luck, man - I hope this really takes off and they're still around when I *do* have the disposable income! :D
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Postby The Jester » 26 Jun 2013, 10:40

Dubious_wolf, according to Xe currency converter, £65 is equivalent to $99.64 USD, $104.32 CAD, or €76.64.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 26 Jun 2013, 13:17

That looks sweet, and gives me an idea.
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Postby DSmaster21 » 26 Jun 2013, 13:30

*Enters Page*
*Looks*
*Is Excited*
*Weeps When Sees USD price*
*Bemoans His Lack of Money*
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Postby The Jester » 26 Jun 2013, 14:00

Yeah, I'm sorry about the price, guys, but I need to fairly account for the amount of time it takes me to make the things. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm under charging in terms of time, to be honest.
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Postby empath » 26 Jun 2013, 14:13

Craftsmanship.

That one word - that sadly has gotten lost in 'economies of scale' - sums it all up.

I'd love to be able to buy one (or two) and it'd be unfair to pay any less than what you ask.
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Postby Metcarfre » 26 Jun 2013, 15:17

But still - $100 for a cardboard box.
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Postby King Kool » 26 Jun 2013, 19:36

An AWESOME cardboard box.

I made a book safe that's not NEARLY as rad as that.

I don't really have the hundo to spare, either, sadly.
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Postby The Jester » 27 Jun 2013, 05:14

It's constructed from mounting board, actually. It's basically as tough as you can get without it becoming MDF. It's lighter and thinner than MDF, too.

I reckon the box'd survive whatever a book would.


[Edit] Though I'd still recommend going with a Bible rather than one of my boxes in a flintlock pistol duel.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 27 Jun 2013, 05:59

But which would you recommend for concealing a flintlock pistol?
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 27 Jun 2013, 06:18

I'm going to be honest, I think you're going to have a tough time finding a buyer outright for a $100 dice box, regardless of the quality. I understand the time and effort you put into it, but to get that price you'd have to have done it on commission, so someone could at least pick the felt color and the color of the cover and what was written on the front.

I hope you can find a buyer, but if not, you might consider donating it to the Desert Bus craft-along. I'm sure it would fetch a great amount for charity.
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Postby King Kool » 27 Jun 2013, 06:38

How about this: if you don't find a buyer, I'LL buy it and donate it do Desert Bus, so you don't lose out.
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Postby The Jester » 27 Jun 2013, 10:04

Well that one's actually mine, because I wanted one, and I wanted to see if I could make one.

In the process of making it I discovered faster ways of completing the process, but I don't know how much more quickly I could produce more. I can produce custom designs, but I'm not sure how to get that across on the listing. I guess just... put it in the description?

For example, My Pseudonym Is Ix, I could make a book box that could conceal a flintlock pistol (or a replica), but you'd need to give me the dimensions of the weapon. I could also produce a box to contain a hip-flask, or ... pretty much whatever, tbh.
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Postby Master Gunner » 27 Jun 2013, 10:45

Yeah, you'll want to make it clear that these can be customized.
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Postby The Jester » 27 Jun 2013, 11:09

I've edited the listing, trying to make it clear I can make the boxes to custom designs.
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Postby The Jester » 28 Jun 2013, 07:27

Ok, so... If I want to make sales, I might have to eat some of my time, right? So how much would you find people be willing to pay for such a commodity?
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Postby JustAName » 28 Jun 2013, 07:33

Honestly, I'd say about $60 or $65 USD sounds more likely? More people would buy it at a lower price, of course, but people are getting used to buying handcrafted stuff for more, so if they were really interested they might pick one up. $40, and I'd consider getting one as a birthday gift for someone, but that's probably too low for you.
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Postby The Jester » 28 Jun 2013, 07:51

Hrm... You know, I think that it may be possible to accept sixty-five of your United States Dollarinos without undervaluing my time too badly. In fact, given the ideas I had about altering the process, and the practice I've already had at my technique, I might be able to do it and still "pay myself" fairly.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 28 Jun 2013, 08:30

An idea would be make compartments for deck boxes.

the big ones for edh are typically 3.6 x 4.4 x 4.4 inches

the "standard" ones are typically 2.8 x 4 x 1.8 inches or 3X4X2 inches
(I think, I got those off amazon)

Could you do something like this?

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im not sure what the dimentions on your original are.

Maybe a small compartment on one side for pens and pencils, 3 or 4 slots for boxes, and the remainder as one or two slots for dice and or other counters.


(edit the measurements I gave were off fixed now)
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Postby Lord Hosk » 28 Jun 2013, 08:35

Also is there anything hold int closed other than friction? you might be able to hide a couple small magnets in the "page end"/"front" and either another magnet or a metal plate on the edge of the compartment side.
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Postby The Jester » 28 Jun 2013, 08:49

Ok, so that box is 5.7 wide by 7.45 and 1.4 deep. I made it measuring in centimetres, though. :P

I could certainly make one to whatever measurements you require, though. And with a selection of colours to choose from for the cover. Colours for the felt are somewhat more constrained, however.

And I would do it for the same price as I'm offering this for. :)
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Postby Dubious_wolf » 28 Jun 2013, 08:53

75 USD.
Also make sure to really make it clear that these are customizable.
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Postby Lorithad » 28 Jun 2013, 19:25

I'd be interested in something like this, but yeah. Price. I think I'd be comfortable with 20 bucks, could be convinced to do 30. 40 if It was at a convention.
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