Cake, Candle & Mine Racks For Sale

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by BrocadeKnight, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Cake, Candle & Mine Racks For Sale
    I’ve checked with Galactic that this is agreeable to them…
    If there is any interest…..
    Cake, Candle & MineRacks for sale to forum members.
    Collection at the Comp Meet, 4th October.
    Payment through Galactic’s voucher system by Monday 29th September.
    Interest would have to be shown before hand, preferably ASAP. Please see note at end of thread.

    Cake Racks, £20 each
    Cake 1.jpg Cake 2.jpg Cake 3.jpg Cake 4.jpg Cake 5.jpg Cake 6.jpg
    Advantages:
    Prepare up to 8 cakes to drop in position in one go.
    Sophisticated 4-way fan for those who fire multiples.
    Holds cakes off wet ground.
    Racks+cakes act as their own ballast.
    Racks are stackable.
    Very reasonable price – like that of a single small cake!
    Saves time and effort of making your own!
    Details:
    Available as fanned or straight-up.
    Can hold: 8 individual cakes up to 18cmx18cm* in a 2x4 configuration; 4 individual cakes up to 18cmx37.5cm.
    Angles: 20° left, 8° left, 8° right, 20° right (fanned version - see example firing video below)
    Tape Posts: 8 posts perpendicular to support boards (angled/straight), 6cm proud of rack top to affix cakes using 2” tape.
    Support Boards: Recessed to ensure cake fusing is below tape level.
    Construction: 11mm OSB. Very sturdy. Further details in the Rack Attack 5000 thread!
    Overall Size: 85x40x25cm
    *Designed to easily accommodate 8x 25shot 25mm cakes – e.g. Stinger 13x13cm, Tivoli 14x14cm, Sapphire Crown 15x15cm)

    Candle/Mine Frames, £15 each
    Candle 1.jpg Candle 2.jpg Candle 3.jpg Candle 4.jpg Candle 5.jpg Candle 6.jpg
    Advantages:
    Prepare up to 8 candles/mines to drop in position in one go.
    Sophisticated 4-way fan for those who fire multiples.
    Single, strong stake (provided*) through central recess secures multiple fireworks quickly.
    Very reasonable price – like that of a single candle barrage!!
    Saves time and effort of making your own!
    *Drive stake into ground first, then slide rack into position.
    Details:
    Available as fanned, straight, or half&half (fanned one side, straight-up on other, imagine the last 2 pics as a half&half)!
    Can hold: 8 Candles Barrages / Mines, in a 2x4 configuration
    Angles: 20° left, 8° left, 8° right, 20° right (fanned version - see example firing video below)
    Spacing: 16cm between uprights (straight version); fanned version - centre of uprights at base 11cm, max candle barrage diameter 11cm.
    Construction: 19x38mm sawn timber.
    Overall Size 60x35x11cm

    Firing Example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IahgF-veUZE
    Minimum collective interest (i.e. between everyone) would probably have to be at least 6 items before I’d commit to making them.
    So replies ASAP to this thread, stating which types and quantities if wanted, would be greatly received.
    Replies need to be made by Sunday 28th September at the extreme latest.
    If there is enough interest it’ll be obvious by the thread, but I’ll say if I’m going ahead.
    Payment via Galactic’s voucher system would need to be made on Monday 29th September prior to commencing building.

    Disclaimer: This is sold as a precision chunk of wood and screws, what you do with it is your own business!
    But seriously, the candle frames worked flawlessly last year, the cake racks are extremely sturdy, and I'm going to use a candle frame as a mine holder this year.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  2. supercarnigel

    supercarnigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    love em Brocade Knight (bk)

    Can I have 3 of each please :)
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  3. thetechi

    thetechi Galactic Firework Addict

    Very nice indeed.

    Could I have one of each please Brocade Knight (bk)?
  4. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Brilliant Chaps!!

    Thank you for getting the ball rolling! Looks like I'm coming up to the Comp Meet already with some equipment then!

    I'm gonna start a list of the pieces required:

    Member.......... Cake Rack.......... Candle/Mine Rack..........
    Nigel......................3..............................3............................
    TheTechi...............1...............................1............................

    Actually chaps you also need to indicate whether fanned or straight-up on the cake racks...
    And fanned, straight-up, or half&half (one side fanned, other straight) for the candle/mine racks.

    I'll put it in the list as F, S and 1/2, and the numbers of each.

    I think the cakes and candles are better fanned myself!
  5. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    Can I have 1 off cake stand and 2 off Mine stands please
  6. supercarnigel

    supercarnigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    fanned for me
  7. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    all fanned on mine please
  8. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Brilliant Chaps!

    Member.......... Cake Rack £20.......... Candle/Mine Rack £15.............
    Nigel.........................3F.................................3F............................ £105
    TheTechi...................1....................................1............................. £35
    Pyro Pete..................1F.................................2F........................... £50
  9. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2018 Champion

    Can you stick me down for a fanned cake rack, please?
    Possibly want another (same) but will have to look at funds nearer the time.

    Couldn't buy vouchers last night, server error. Can pay soon as it is sorted.
    Also, I put thetechi's Fan request into C&P bit below.

    Member.......... Cake Rack £20.......... Candle/Mine Rack £15.............
    Nigel.........................3F.................................3F............................£105
    TheTechi.................. 1F.................................1F.............................£35
    Pyro Pete..................1F.................................2F.............................£50
    Jinn Kyjja.................1F..................................................................£20
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  10. thetechi

    thetechi Galactic Firework Addict

    Fanned also please. Will buy £35 of Galactic vouchers now. Thank you
  11. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Guest

    These look brill Brocade Knight (bk).
    But do you do bespoke items?
    You can be my carpenter b*tch :)
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  12. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Hi PD. On the whole I wanted offer these as they are, as having built these, I know all the measurements to quickly shop, cut and screw together.
    Don't really want everyone potentially asking for tweaks.
    But what werre you thinking?
  13. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Guest

    I was thinking 3 position cake racks?
  14. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Update

    1) Could the Galactic peeps indicate in this thread the vouchers paid up please. I know jinn and techi either paid or tried to. I know there's no need for Nigel's! And if there's any chance all the requests so far could be paid up ASAP, I'll get started.

    2) I might have to limit the build to those that have already been requested. Although if jinn wants another as mentioned that's fine, or PD, as he's responded. I knocked another rack together for myself today and it took longer than I hoped. Although a batch will work out quicker per piece.

    3) I'm afraid PD they'll have to be as they are, like I say, for speed. And for fear everyone would want a modification. If I was properly tooled-up it'd be easier, but I'm having to be canny about getting all the pieces cut to size.
  15. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Guest

    No problem Brocade Knight (bk), very wise i think, they seem too cheap as it is! :)
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  16. supercarnigel

    supercarnigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    Can I say your posts are too big. I mean after youve wrote something there a great big gap for your autority thing and me smoking malarky :(
  17. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Guest

    No you can't!
  18. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2018 Champion

    Added to C&P bit below

    No rush for mine, hold off until I can pay for the second, if it helps.
    I didn't realise you were doing all this without a circular saw, and if your jigsaw/arm can only go x many deep, I can wait until the next batch/season.
    Pick-up at comp meet was convenient, but not a deal-breaker.
    *Cough* Buy a circular saw from Argos, nothing too fancy, knock up as many racks as you can within next few weeks, then return the saw under their 30 Day money-back offer.
    Buy a better saw the next time their voucher offer is on, if you feel any guilt.


    Member.......... Cake Rack £20.......... Candle/Mine £15............. Cost............Paid Galactic Order
    Nigel.........................3F.................................3F............................£105............................................
    TheTechi.................. 1F.................................1F.............................£35.............................................
    Pyro Pete..................1F.................................2F.............................£50.............................................
    Jinn Kyjja.................1F..................................................................£20....................#017563
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
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  19. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Thanks Jinn.
    The comp meet it will have to be, for whoever wants any now. Who knows when I'll see folk next.
    Getting things cut is ok, it'll mostly get done where purchased. And I'll borrow a friend's circular if needs be for the smallest parts. The cutting has just got to be planned and done in one go. This was more relevant to keeping the racks as designed.
    I suspect I'll have a spare set of components if you decide you want a 2nd by the comp.
  20. thetechi

    thetechi Galactic Firework Addict

    I've paid Brocade Knight (bk), vouchers went through fine :)
  21. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Thank you thetechi!
  22. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    I paid to Brocade Knight (bk), I couldn't add a note to say it is for stands, but James now knows what I paid for.
  23. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Oohhhh, some lucky folk are getting some racks tomorrow
    20141003_144406.jpg
    Thinking about getting them to you... Jinn, Techi and Pyro Pete, I'll be at the Dinnington shop at 4.30 and at the meet on the evening. Will either of these work for you? Thought I was going to Nigel's in the avo, but my stash is going to the shop. Let me know, we'll have to work something out otherwise.
  24. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2018 Champion

    Lovely stuff!
    I'm afraid I haven't been able to talk the Mrs round, sorry for messing you about.

    Looking forward to meeting you, we will be there from about 1pm onwards, I think.
  25. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Tell you what, here's my number, I should be in the area by 4-4.30pm, if you lot wanna give me yours we can sort it out tomorrow. I'll head to the shop first, grav my stash, drop Nigel's racks, and give you a call, if you're not there yourselves.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  26. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2018 Champion

    Edited, also recommend you delete your number from previous post.
    I just got an unwanted call at 4am (not from a forum member, I hasten to add) but this has set me back by a good few hours.

    I hate to think what it is like for those of you that get more than half a dozen calls per year.

    (Rant over: N's suggestion below works for me)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  27. supercarnigel

    supercarnigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    If you want Brocade Knight (bk) you can leave them at the shop ? then they could pick up from there next day if they like ? shop is open Sunday 11am to 5pm ? just a thought ?
  28. thetechi

    thetechi Galactic Firework Addict

    I'm guessing you don't still make these Rob?
    Would absolutely love a couple of your cake racks. They worked an absolute treat last year.
  29. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    Would anyone else be interested too?

    Hi Jamie. Thanks. Sorry for the delay.
    I have been thinking about this since you asked. Still not quite sure.

    They were far more time consuming than I hoped last time and after material costs I probably earned myself about £3/hr for making them! So they'd have to cost a little bit more than last time. Folks said then they were too cheap.

    I have 2 cake racks and 4 candle frames of my own, only used once or twice each, so still as-new, which I could contemplate selling and then rebuild for myself.

    I'll give it some more thought.
  30. Dan Evans

    Dan Evans Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    These look Awesome!

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