I really like that design, now to find someone who will make a one-piece sink/counter with that style sink...
I agree the video is pretty worthless, there is no information in it, just a wide-angle timelapse.
to make a video like this worth something, add a clock to show how long the process takes. As John says, include the pour/finish time
Then have the same thing of other options (poured concrete, concrete blocks come to mind)
If you want to be really slick, show the three options in one screen 1/4 of the screen per option, with the 4th quarter showing the costs (equipment, labor, material)
Since the results are supposed to be comparable, find a builder somewhere who's building several identical houses and find sponsors for each foundation type to fund the building of three identical foundations.
How wide and what shape should the groves be to keep them easy to clean?
How worried do you have to be about your dish rack falling into the groves?
As unsightly as they are drain boards are at least replaceable.
What's the cost difference to make all the drywall edges perfect as opposed to covering up the imperfections with trim?
What does this do to the durability of said corners. We are all familiar with how outside corners in hallways etc get dinged up. It would seem that extending this vulnerability to every windows would be a bad thing.
The problem I have with this is the blank check that it gives to saw-stop
it mandates that manufacturers purchase license this from them until the patent runs out, but says nothing about what price Saw-Stop can charge for it (the 1.5M judgement would be peanuts compared to what would happen after such a mandate was in place and some company didn't license it)
the only thing that would prevent this would be the desire of the Saw-Stop people to remain in business 15+ years from now after the patent runs out (assuming that they don't think that they can get another patent to repeat the process), but 15 years of getting any amount they want to charge for every saw (and don't forget their charge for the sale replacement brakes as well) could amount to enough money to retire on several times over, so why should they care? a poster upstream said that they used to want to charge 8% of the retail cost of the saw. If there are laws (or judgements like this one) that mandate that everyone license their technology then there's nothing preventing them from deciding to change 50% or 75% of the retail price of the saw.
personally I think it's a good idea to have saw-stop as an option for every saw, but I don't think it's appropriate to mandate it for either manufacturers or for shops.
Now if someone (including the government) were to buy out the patent and say that implementing the concept was free of charge, then there _may_ be grounds for saying that everyone should install it.
as it is, it's like Ford getting a patent on seat belts or airbags and then getting the govenment to say that all cars on the road must include them and that GM must pay whatever Ford wants to charge them for the privilage of remaining in business. how long do you think it would be before GM was out of business anyway?
the temporary monopoly that patents grant is tolerable only when it's optional to use the patent, as soon as it becomes mandatory to use the patent you give control over the entire industry to whoever owns the patent.
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