Wednesday, January 19, 2011
i just got back in from sliding around the icy streets of parkdale. i was out for an afternoon of prototyping with the workroom's laser cutter. lasering stuff is not my usual production method of choice (with an exception here and there) but karyn and i have been plotting this special project for a while now.
as a person who ships a lot of work through canada post as letter mail and small packets, i often have to trundle down to the post office daily to see if my bundles will fit through their special measured slots to qualify as small packets. those of you in the same position will know how irritatingly time-wasting this can seem. enter my own custom-made canada post standard measuring device.
karyn and i now have a matching pair.
of course, there is more information involved in shipping - stamps need to be placed properly, space needs to be left at the bottom for post office markings, rigidity is an issue and aspect ratio comes into play. why make it simple? but these measurements here cover the basics of letter post for most purposes.
let me know if there is an interest in these. the prototyping proved these to be a fairly laser-consuming enterprise, so the full boards would probably have to be priced in the neighbourhood of $40. if there is a demand, i could also make smaller, more portable versions with the two slots and measurements. those would be more cost-effective, too. if these items are of interest to you, please let me know by leaving a comment.
oh, and what trip to the workroom would be complete without some poking around? congratulations on the ceiling-teasing extension of the fabric wall, ladies!