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Trying to decide if I'm going to unload my reed making equipment or take it with me to my home after I move out of my commercial building later this year.  It will be difficult, but not impossible to run this equipment from my home garage though it will certainly take up a lot of space.  At present I am making enough reed sets to complete 75 more instruments which I'll do at a more leisurely pace over the next 10 years or so.  My current plan, after completing these sets this fall, is to sell my equipment (Wire EDM, CNC Mill and CNC Surface Grinder) but I honestly hate to see all of the work I've put into designing the reeds and the process for creating them simply go away.  If there are enough potential buyers I may consider continuing this part of my operation (either at my home or at a very small commercial space).  I am estimating that it will be worth it for me to do this at around $30 per assembled and tuned reed (includes the shoe, the tongue, the top clamp, 2 screws and 2 alignment dowels).  Other options would include a reduced rate for unassembled and untuned (maybe $25), or even just reed shoes and clamps (no tongues) for maybe $20 per.  These prices are all estimates but if anyone is interested if you could respond or PM with a rough estimate of what you would be interested in purchasing (e.g. 5 reeds one time purchase, 1 set one time purchase, 10 sets per year, etc.).  Just to be clear, right now I am not offering reeds for sale.  This is just to gauge whether there is enough interest to continue with this aspect of my business.  

 

Alternatively, I am also considering selling this equipment with all of my programs and a bit of training to someone who is interested in taking this on as part of their existing business or even a new business altogether.  To do this with new equipment, it could easily be in the $175,000 range without the programs, training, etc.  I haven't worked out a final price yet but it will be at a substantial discount from this and you will get all of the hundreds of hours I spent figuring out the dimensions, programming the machines, and creating the process along with it.  

 

Let me know if anyone is interested in either aspect of this proposal.

 

Thank you,

Wally 

Carroll Concertinas

 

 

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On 6/26/2024 at 2:10 PM, Wally Carroll said:

 

Alternatively, I am also considering selling this equipment with all of my programs and a bit of training to someone who is interested in taking this on as part of their existing business or even a new business altogether.  To do this with new equipment, it could easily be in the $175,000 range without the programs, training, etc.  I haven't worked out a final price yet but it will be at a substantial discount from this and you will get all of the hundreds of hours I spent figuring out the dimensions, programming the machines, and creating the process along with it.  

 

Let me know if anyone is interested in either aspect of this proposal.

 

Thank you,

Wally 

Carroll Concertinas

 

 

I'm definitely interested, as I'm trying to start a free reed instrument building business, and I have custom reed sizes I want to make, But chances are I'll be too broke to afford the equipment.

 

But I can't be sure until I know the price.

 

Thanks for this post!

 

Kane 

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