Yeah, I've gone thru several of each type. I consider them OK for picking up paper, etc. Better than nothing, but not by a lot. The one in the video does look stronger, but way too much like the looks of one of mine. So, I'll be working with 1/2" plywood, once I get it all figured out. Will be way over-engineered, possibly a tad heavy, but should be plenty strong - hopefully.
Nope, doubt seriously that there will be any selling of pickey upper thingies. With along the lines of what I have in mind just now, it will take a good amount of time to cut the pieces out, even more time to glue everything togther, and most importantly, this will be one of those things I just plain do not want to keep making. I figure one to three for my personal use, and that will be it.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.