Purchasing a Crow Box Kit

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R. DeRoo

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Jun 30, 2022, 2:30:14 PM6/30/22
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I'm interested in purchasing a Crow Box Kit.  Can't find a site that has any.  All sold out.
Any for sale? Ordering sites?

Thanks much,
Richard

Josh Klein

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Jun 30, 2022, 4:28:07 PM6/30/22
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You can get the designs on www.thecrowbox.com, but we don’t sell premade kits, unfortunately. Anyone on this list willing to make one for Richard can contact him directly, of course!

- J


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Backyardgardener, LLC

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Jun 30, 2022, 9:22:14 PM6/30/22
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Love to have one but I’m to lazy to make it.  It seems complicated.  

Duncan

Carol Kasmiskie

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Jun 30, 2022, 9:23:24 PM6/30/22
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Im with you. Want one but way to complicated to make

Carol

Michael Kapp

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Jun 30, 2022, 9:56:16 PM6/30/22
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I am also interested in this project for what it is as well as making it. 
I haven't made one yet because of the cost of the laser cutting. It does get cheaper for multiple orders if combined. (It was ~$140 for just the laser cutting for 1 kit. This doesn't include the cost of the other parts) 

I am in the process of going down a path of trying to do a 3D printed version. I am still printing my first attempt. 

I could do a bulk order (including 1 for myself), make, and ship these if there is enough interest. To be very clear, I haven't made one yet. 

If any of you guys are interested please email me. I can figure out costs after I get a count. (I wouldn't charge too much more than the cost of parts and shipping) 
hugo.a...@gmail.com>  (I can ship you the parts if you wanted to build yours)

Thanks,

Annette S.

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Jul 1, 2022, 3:18:40 AM7/1/22
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If you're in the UK, I'd be happy to quote to do the laser cutting components for you. :-)

edpsych42

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Jul 1, 2022, 6:30:52 AM7/1/22
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Hi there,
I had all the bits laser cut by Annette at Studio Winford (she’s posted some details in a previous post and has an Etsy store). Everything has worked out really well, except the cooperative crows at the moment😁. If you need any help sourcing other component in the uk let me know and i’ll let you know what my solutions are.
Ed

edpsych42

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Jul 1, 2022, 6:33:05 AM7/1/22
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I thought it was going to be really complicated, but it’s not. It’s very well designed and the instructional videos are really clear and helpful.
Go for it!
🙂👍
Ed

Ute Arnhold

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Jul 1, 2022, 8:11:37 AM7/1/22
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I would be very interested in joining your bulk order and having you make and ship!  Please keep me posted. - Ute 

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sammi hodack

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Jul 1, 2022, 8:37:48 AM7/1/22
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I don't know how to jump in on this but I want one

Backyardgardener, LLC

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Jul 1, 2022, 10:39:27 AM7/1/22
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Three questions:
What is budget cost for all the parts?

What is the amount of labor to build the Crowbox?  I think I saw 40 hours

What is the assumed weight of the final product without the food and mounting material?

Carol Kasmiskie

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Jul 1, 2022, 1:30:26 PM7/1/22
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I am absolutely in on this!  Christmas gift for my son.

Carol

Michael Kapp

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Jul 6, 2022, 5:40:45 PM7/6/22
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Dun...,
I was hoping someone also would respond with an accurate and recent answer. Like I said, I am still going down this experimental 3D printed route. 
From Ponoko, it was ~$145 for 1 order (Just the plexiglass). More money is saved by purchasing larger orders. 

I have a lot of the electronics on hand so I haven't looked into recent costs, but they have gone up for sure.

I have seen people post about 13 - 30 Hour Build Time. 

I am not able to speak to the weight.

I have seen many examples of people leaving the crowbox on the ground. I have seen several people mount on a fence as well. 

Sorry I am not able to be more helpful. Hopefully others respond. 
Thanks,
MK

sammi hodack

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Jul 6, 2022, 9:25:22 PM7/6/22
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sammi hodack

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Josh Klein

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Jul 7, 2022, 6:15:56 AM7/7/22
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Curious if anyone has used this kit - seems pretty minimal, but if she's managing component distribution could be interesting!

- J

sammi hodack

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Jul 7, 2022, 7:18:52 AM7/7/22
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She has people using them follow her on tiktok

Josh Klein

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Jul 7, 2022, 10:48:54 AM7/7/22
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Hey, awesome! And she proposes an interesting strategy; making a "line" of cat food or peanuts mixed with coins leading up onto the box:


Has anyone tried this/verified it works?

- J

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