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At 10:43am on August 31, 2010, Tim Lehmkuhl said…
Hey Mike, can't seem to locate your cell number, I will be out for awhile but I do get my emails on my phone also.
At 11:56am on September 1, 2010, Christopher Shope said…
Thanks Mike! It works great I just built a Tigerwood deck and it was like having a second pair of hands with me on the job.
At 6:33pm on December 6, 2010, garrett gene hatfield said…
thanks mike
At 3:07pm on January 11, 2011, Khalid HM said…
Thanks Mike.
At 9:03pm on February 21, 2011, Thomas Kern said…

Hi Mike, I got some great stuff to show you just go to facebook and enter in the search box Kerntools , then click on my wall, you will see some great video, I personally like the vinyl siding cutter, I would be willing to partner up with some one who is willing to pay initial tooling cost, I already have most of the equipment and about one third of the tooling needed plus price quotes on that, that I don't have, this project is getting close just need a little cash to finish up! check it out and let me know what you think!

Thomas.Kern64@yahoo.com

At 11:08pm on May 4, 2011, peter alvarez said…

thanks mike from peter/tru reveal

 

 

At 9:28am on May 27, 2011, Ian Anderson said…

Thanks Mike,

Looks like a good idea to have a place for builders inventions! I have met loads of inventive types over the years. Mostly it is just someone cobbling together something to make their life easier, without thinking about the fact that others might be struggling with same.

I myself have kept a little book of 'daft ideas' detailing various 'solutions' to problems I encounter. One by one I have seen other peoples solutions, similar to my ideas come on to the market, proving that the ideas process was sound. Just that the execution bit was pants!

I think that the whole process is difficult, having the idea is the easy bit! I like the idea of licencing but really what is the incentive for a big manufacturer to get involved with a little guy? They can simply say, sorry mate, already working on it or sorry, not for us. Then lo and behold a few years later there the product is! Who can prove where the idea came from and who could fight a big guy anyway?

I am just so wary of the online 'ideas submission' forms from the big guys, stamped with "non confidential information", what exactly does that mean? You submit and idea and then they can do or say whatever they want about it? Seems very one sided to me. I'll wait until I have my patent (fingers crossed).

I wish that the patent process had levels. I.e a quick section for inventions with no moving parts for example. Loads of tools would then fall into this 'express' patent application category. I am 3/4 of the way through mine and its taken 3 years so far. 

Coo, turned into a rant, sorry Mike :-)

See you around soon,

Ian

At 2:47pm on May 27, 2011, Ian Anderson said…

Good luck with the guilds Mike, big job!

 

Hope the trade is better than it is in the UK at the moment, I have recently moved to Norway (other half is Norwegian) but the trade is dominated by 'too cheap to live' Eastern Europeans.

 

Stay well

At 1:09pm on May 30, 2011, Michael said…
Thanx, Cool site !
At 11:34am on June 10, 2011, Gary McCallum said…
Thank you Mike Now all I have to do is find my way around this site
At 2:22pm on July 9, 2011, Al Cruz said…
Hi Mike and thanks for the approval, I am an inventor and have been working on this construction tool for 8 year's, could you help me get some video's on your site?? Al
At 9:47pm on July 10, 2011, Tom Noon said…

Hi Mike ...yeah the Square 'N Tape is available. Fastcap.com has it on there website search word SQUARE 'N TAPE. It's 5.95 for the square 'n tape accessory that can be installed on most all of your favorite 16' and 25' tapes, or you can buy it already installed on a fastcap ps-25 tape measure which is a nice tape for 14.95! Paul Akers, the owner of fastcap is a great guy to work with. The square 'n tape is only part of my patent that he wanted to bring to market . Hopefully when this is a home run we will bring the rest!

Thanks for the website to bring info out on my product!

Tom Noon

At 7:25am on July 18, 2011, Mark Pasek said…

Hi Mike,

 

Sorry for the late reply but I was traveling last week. I had a very positive visit at Pep Boys last week in Philly. They really liked my Tag Along Dolly but they gave me some homework to do first. I really like your idea for marketing new inventions directly to contractors. Organizing regional groups of contractors would be a good first step. However you should know that I am not a contractor, I am the extreme DIYer and as such many contractors do not like my type. As you can see from my products I invent things that encourage the DIY mind set.

At 8:01am on August 2, 2011, barry m ellard said…
Thank  you  Mike.I.m    thankful  to  be  accepted.  The  inventor  process  is  long  and  expensive.I have  visited  several  inventor  sites. This  site  seems  to  have  more  for  the  inventor  than  any  of  the  others.Glad  to  be  here!
At 3:50pm on August 26, 2011, geoffrey s miller said…

Hi Mike

My name is Geoffrey S. Miller I have invented a new idea called the pull out. You can view the product at www.thepullout.com if you have any questions please e-mail me. Thank you for the welcome to your site.I've included a quick picture of the product.

Geoffrey S. Miller2009homephoto.jpg

 

At 3:54pm on August 26, 2011, geoffrey s miller said…

Hi Mike

My name is Geoffrey S. Miller I have invented a new idea called the pull out. You can view the product at www.thepullout.com if you have any questions please e-mail ment@energybat.com

 Thank you for the welcome to your site. Please see the photo included with this e-mail of the tool pull out unit.

 

Thank you for your time and have a great day.

 

Geoffrey S. Miller

 

At 4:40pm on November 4, 2011, Bryan Wells said…
Hi Mike,   thanks for the welcome. I just took a littlle time to look aruond the site. thanks Bryan
At 4:52pm on November 4, 2011, Mike said…

Hey Bryan,  

I set this up as a place for people to meet.  Mostly I'm hands-off,because I'm very busy with my other projects. I hoe that it is useful to the members.  Inventing is fun.  Marketing is...well, it's very challenging.

At 10:52pm on May 24, 2012, peter orval said…

hello mike

you will have to bear with me, as i am new to this. I am retired from building, but over the years I've had many ideas that have saved me some time and made the job a bit easier. I am not conversant with building in The States but I think some of your house plans would be very popular here in Australia.I have recently received a book of 700+ house plans from the U.S. I buried my head in it for days.As i have been extremely ill I was forced into retirement and this is the full extent of my capabilities.I am not even sure how I go about posting this information. I just noticed that I probably should have put the time and date on here. I,m afraid to go back to the start as I may lose my previous writing. It is 12.30 pm on friday 25 may .2012.  I'll end for the time being and hope this reaches you. 

At 5:29pm on August 30, 2012, stephen hemmings said…

hi mike .thank you for reply steve

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