This is just a thought that has been rattling around in my head for a while now, that I would just like some opinions on. I have seen several instances where people are struggling to find local stainless tube suppliers and or find anything local or online at a reasonable price, then they have to cut it up and deal with it. I also know that consumers don’t generally like to or just can’t deal with the big metal suppliers. I deal with one directly on a regular basis and get pretty good prices.
Would there be any demand for custom cut and drilled “mpcnc stainless tubing kits” . These would probably range in the neighborhood of $100 for a 24”x24”x4” kit with all of the custom cutting, deburring, and drilling done. Prices would vary on size but not exponentially. Smaller wouldn’t be much cheaper because it’s still the same amount of cuts and drilling. Larger wouldn’t be a lot higher because it’s simply added material and still the same amount of cuts and drilling. Shipping would be additional. I am in the Midwest so shipping rates don’t get crazy to anywhere. They should be able to ship via FedEx for $25-$30 to the farthest locations from me (only within the states of course).
I realize this is still by no means cheap but “a kit” shipped to their door might interest people enough, I could make a few bucks at that price, and people would have more rigid builds with better accuracy and fewer problems.
First and foremost this would have to be ok with Ryan. I would not be looking to take anything away from him in any way shape or form.
Then again it may simply be a really stupid idea. Opinions??