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Old 12-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Contest: guess the weight, win an RLS Phone Mount

Peer into the Bucket 'o Shame. You will see broken end mills, shattered drill bits, sawed-in-two drill chucks, fragmented carbide tooling and split high speed steel bits. These tools gave their lives in the pursuit of making stuff for Lotuses.

Each piece has its own story (and a string of cuss-words, in many cases.)

Be the first to guess the weight correctly, and win an RLS Phone Mount*. One guess per person, please.

* http://www.reallylightstuff.com/?page_id=657

Hint: the weight is X.XX lbs.

I won't be saying "yes" or "no", but as soon as the correct answer appears I will jump in.

What could be more fun?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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P.S. Name that container. No prize, just the joy of knowing you are awesome.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No idea on the bucket/container
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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One of the first three guesses was within less than 1 lb. I will say no more.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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6.88 lbs. That is some heavy, and expensive stuff.
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6.88 lbs. That is some heavy, and expensive stuff.
2nd sentence is correct

When people start to think that prices are too high, they might consider the hidden costs of doing business. Rent. Heat. Internet. Phone. Consumables: drills, endmills, saw blades, titanium scissors (CF), machine maintenance, garbage disposal, prototyping, defective (unsalable) parts, stock (thousands of dollars sitting on shelves instead of making any return), paper, printing fees, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, taxes, etc. x 1,000.

I think that many shops in this niche are lucky if they can carve out a 10% profit after all is said and done. Seriously.

That's why most of us are subsidizing these endeavors with a ton of passion.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Container is a Similac (or equivalent brand) baby formula.

Weight is 2.87

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Container is a Similac (or equivalent brand) baby formula.

Weight is 2.87

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Darn, looks like i lose. haha
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I'm surprised nobody said 1.11 or 2.11... but it isn't either.
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Batimovil: "Container is a Similac (or equivalent brand) baby formula."



You have correctly identified the container. I suspect you are a fellow parent?
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Batimovil: "Container is a Similac (or equivalent brand) baby formula."



You have correctly identified the container. I suspect you are a fellow parent?
Fellow parent indeed with a 6 month old little one. Man, that is a great guess, I think I deserve an extra phone mount (even one with some imperfection)! Or at least free shipping! Come on Thomasio, Christmas = Generosity!
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