February 17, 2019

One Small Example Of
Solopreneur Manufacturing

The beauty of the internet is that you can dream up simple, useful, niche-market products, make them in your home workshop, and sell them to the world. I've been doing just that for several years.

But home manufacturing isn't necessarily easy. There is a lot of work involved in making things. It's work that people may not realize is going into the product. The loop stakes I make to go with my Whizbang Bucket Irrigation Kits are just one example. In the video above I show you some of the behind-the-scenes work involved in making this little item.

The wire holding and cutting fixture you see in the video is something I made 6 years ago. It has been in storage underneath my workshop. I had to scrape some snow and ice off it after bringing it inside. The old cutter came from a yard sale (the price was right).  Rustic as it is, the contraption is a real time saver.

Now, for some amazing contrast, check out This CNC Wire Bending Machine.

1 comment:

  1. For a good while, it was my Sunday afternoon ritual to relax and watch, among other gardening YouTube channels, your TAL installments. It was a treat to see this one yesterday!

    David Smith