Thursday, March 31, 2016

I hate thieves and low life scum. Also, tales of parasites and the hi point drum.

This is the last post I plan to do on the Hi point drum.

I have figured out how to make them work. It isn't easy. It takes a lot of welding and fabrication.
No, I'm not going to sell them. The main reason for this is because I'm tired of being insulted by people attempting to rob me of my ideas, time, and hard work.
I've told I-don't-know-how-many-people that the drums would have to sell for almost 500 bucks for me to recoup my time, energy, materials, etc and I still get people trying to buy them for mere pennies.
Now, I have had contact from several different people wanting to "market" them, which means they want one that they can reverse engineer, copy, then sell, leaving me completely out of the picture.

Well, screw that.

I may produce a handful more of them one day, as I've got a few good friends that I'd like to give one to.
From this day forward, however........if you are the representative of a company, and you'd like to make money off my hard work, ideas, and innovations? Go fuck yourself. Don't email me, comment here, or attempt any contact with me. I will give my ideas away to the people you would be trying to sell drums to before I let you profit off my hard work.
This is not the Motor of the World, and I am not John Galt.
I am nothing more than a guy who likes to make stuff, and started a blog with the intentions of getting more people working with their hands again.

But I'll be damned if a bunch of parasites that refuse to get their hands dirty ever get so much as a scrap of paper of my ideas and work.


Oh, and Mr. Austin Edwards, of Independent Sport Supply?

The answer is no.
I won't give you a damn thing.
You, and the rest that would rob me of my mind, can go self-fornicate.

27 comments:

  1. It's your property. You do with it whatever you damn well want. If that includes burying every working prototype, that's all fine by me.

    I've had long exchanges with commenters on my blog about intellectual property over the years. They refuse to accept that it should exist. I just don't understand that view.

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    1. I wouldn't mind getting the product out there, but at it's current price point, it's a non-starter.
      Re: property, intellectual, or otherwise...
      If you cannot actually own something, then what good is liberty?
      Property needs not be tangible items that you can wrap your fingers around, it only needs to be something that can only be shared with others solely by your consent.

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    2. "Intellectual property" is the attempt to make my mind someone else's slave. You don't own what I do with my knowledge of your invention after you show me to me unencumbered by my specific, written, prior agreement. "Copyright" and "patents" are just central planning laws favoring fascist cronies. Government lies that patents are a communist redistribution in favor of the small inventor; they are not.

      You put a copy of your invention in the mail and sent it to a distributor, didn't you? No policeman forced you to do that, or came to your house and took it from you. You shared your invention with others solely by your consent.

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    3. Who? Me? Nope. I sent no one a damn thing.
      The only sharing I've done with that particular thing is what few pictures and discussions I've had on here.
      The "theft" part of this is someone asked me to send them one for their own private use, and then immediately thereafter mentioned that they would be reverse-engineering it to make it themselves, for sale by their company.

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    4. Anon has it quite wrong. There's no restraint on his mind at all. There's no restraint on his hands or anything. If someone creates something and he sees how it's done, he's free to make one for himself. The only thing he can't do is make them for sale and compete with the original. That would hurt the original inventor.

      It's well established that patent or copyright infringement lawsuits are only won if the IP owner is injured. IANAL, but that's how it was explained to me as a patent holder. (The weirdly draconian DMCA goes to contortionist extents to define injury, but ***hole lawyers are different from bad law conceptually.).

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    5. The only thing he can't do is make them for sale and compete with the original.

      Yes, that would be the restraint I mentioned. A (inventor) hires B (government) to threaten C (copycat) with guns, when C has no previous relationship with A. Hurt means threatening bodily harm, which C didn't do to A. For A to have a property right to partially control C, A would have had to homestead C; that's called slavery.

      The "theft" part of this is someone asked me to send them one for their own private use, and then immediately thereafter mentioned that they would be reverse-engineering it to make it themselves, for sale by their company.

      Did they really do fraud by promising private use in writing and then breaking that promise? Or is that detail a projection on your part, you wished or hoped they only wanted private use, but they did not actually promise that?

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  2. I know exactly how you feel.

    years ago, when I ran a small radio controlled model hobby business, I came up with several unique products.

    I made the huge mistake of sending "samples" out with my "press release" to the major hobby distributors.

    They all politely thanked me, and I never heard anything from them again until their new catalogs came out, and had an exact knock-off of MY product in them.

    Never again.....

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    1. Been there. Loaned some designs to a friend, only to find out a couple weeks later that he was marketing them and selling them.

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  3. Well, if they want it so hard, may be it's worth to start your own producing? Made a website, fill it with your other ideas.
    I'm not pretending to know how to do business, but why not make them pay? The only problem - is to figure out how to made it cheaper.

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    1. Alex,
      That's the problem, it's expensive for me to produce them as-is, and the people that would be interested in them wouldn't buy any at the current price. Thus, I haven't made any more of them.
      I do have a website with some of my ideas. That's how I know you, remember? =)

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    2. I mean - there's a way to made it cheaper... may be order production from china or Philippines. Well, i could recommend even Russia in theory, as i'm working on biggest metallurgy company, but i'm not sure about proper import/export relations with all this dumbass politician circus out there. Technically - you're an engineer, assembly - is mostly wasting your time.
      But that's all up to you. :) Anyway, good luck with all that stuff. I like your works.

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  4. I have always liked your ability to spell things out. I don't blame you a bit for not wanting to have someone reverse engineer your work. Good for you.

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  5. Oh, THOSE guys. You are not the first to have a run in with them. I haven't but a friend did. He told them to Eff Off and started his own company to make his product. Now his product is sold all over and THOSE guys have to buy it from Brownells.

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    1. Well, I'm not exactly out to start a company with just this one product or anything.
      I guess I just expect honesty from people but don't always get it. =)

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  6. I understand exactly what you are talking about. I have a number of projects in the works, some are in the design phase and some are coming close to completion. I get people every day wanting me to send them a copy of something that I have spent hundreds of hours on and they want to pay me penny's. I just as soon not see it come to pass as to give it to them. Chuck at Gun Lab

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    1. Chuck,
      Didn't know you were a reader. I appreciate you stopping by.
      I've been contemplating doing more posting here as my free time opens up.

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  7. I really am glade you have come back to posting. I hope to see more of it. Chuck at gun lab

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  8. Did you ever test fire the AR-9mm build? Was interested in how it turned out. ET is home too. Be well.

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    1. I did. I've got video somewhere, I'll have to dig it up.
      Suffice to say the 9 ran fine, as it should. The bolt was a little on the light side, so I had to machine a very heavy buffer to compensate.
      ET?

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  9. This is a really good post. A lot of people will agree with me on that statement. Cheers!
    AR15 Parts

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  10. I posted on a previous dated remark so disregard that one after I've read this one. Sorry to hear about the scandals you've dealt with its something I'm bothered by daily that it's too hard to find selfless people anymore. Most times I feel alone in this world that I do nothing for self profit and if it appears that way it's because I'm providing for my kids or trying to improve upon less fortunate areas of society rather than pocket everything I can at the expense of anyone who shall let it happen. Glad you stood up against the modern day burglar. I wish you peace and prosperity brother God bless and hope you find a way to freely promote your ideals.

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  11. My dad had a bad experience when he had a welding shop, when client wanted something made, my dad would make drawing, the first time he let the client take the drawing home, dad never heard from him, found out later that the client had taken the drawing to another welding shop, dad never did that agane.

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  13. There's a problem with making high-end accessories for low-end guns in that there's a market mismatch. I've made a couple of add-ons for my Hi Point that worked well, and could probably be successfully marketed if I could motivate myself, but I got the gun to have a guinea pig to fool with and as such it's working out just fine.
    Adding you to my local blogs list. Always nice to see what another Maker is up to.

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