Now I'm fine-tuning. It meant growing the overall size by an inch, but I was able to arrange the parts so the barbells stay evenly spaced when the holders are lined up. Obviously the spacing will shift slightly if you put them into a hexagonal pattern, but that would still leave an easy path to pull out the inner row of bars, so I'm ok with it.
I'm not done, though:
I'm trying out different spacing of the barbells, trying to find that sweet spot between "compact footprint" and "enough room to access things." This will need some real-world experimentation to fully put to rest.
Up at the top, you can also see me beginning to work on a larger version of the same design (that drawing holds 9 bars but it could easily be 5 or 7 or 162). I'm interested in offering a higher-capacity option that's compatible with the smaller designs.
Having a larger option makes economic sense for our customers; maybe you need to hold 9 bars currently, but are anticipating mild growth next year. Why do you need to buy an extra 9-bar holder you won't fill up? Buy a single big one now and a smaller one later as needed.
It will always be cheaper per-bar to get a higher capacity unit (unless my factory guys are sorcerers, which is actually possible), but in terms of how much you're spending in a single month, buying a small unit is easier (not to mention the host of other considerations, like size and layout, that I discussed last post). I want to have both options available, and I want to make sure that whichever version you buy, it works with other Warcry pieces you might have.
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Until next time - Keep Earning It.