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What will your meeple look like? I am woodcrafting 100 meeples and will work with each backer to make a custom design just for them.
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I love woodworking, designing, creativity, challenges and tabletop games. How do you deal with all of that love?...You start a small artisan business (on Etsy.) Yep, that's exactly what I did. I'm still pretty new, and I'm doing pretty good. I have two laser cutters and a bunch of power tools. But, I REALLY want a CNC machine so I can do even more! I recently had a special request for a 12" meeple that was 3" in depth to be displayed at a 25th anniversary party. Guests are going to sign it (how cool is that?) I accepted the challenge, nailed it and LOVED it!!! It's epic! I couldn't stop looking at it. I wanted to join the Make100 kickstarter and was trying to think of something really cool to do. This was it! I have a way to earn money so I could buy my CNC machine and grow my new business! 

 At first I thought about trying to go the "artistic" route and make the meeples into art pieces. But... my goal for my business is to let my customers purchase something from me that THEY helped make. I offer so many options (probably too many) so every item that is made is special. That is what I wanted to do for my Giant Meeple Project! When someone backs a meeple of their choosing, I will contact them at the end of the campaign to see how they want their meeple to look. It can be painted just about any way- colorful, a pattern, a solid color (I can even use a color shifting paint on it or make it glow in the dark!) It can look like an animal or be themed for your favorite game. It can be made into a family heirloom, have names or sayings put on it with vinyl or laser cut wood, glitter it. The options are endless!!! What will your meeple look like?

 

What size do you want?
What size do you want?

 

The options are endless!
The options are endless!

 

Will your meeple be for you or someone else?
Will your meeple be for you or someone else?

 

What will your meeple look like?
What will your meeple look like?

 

This and much much more. YOU decide.
This and much much more. YOU decide.

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for my project is time. I will work diligently to fulfill requests in a timely manner, but some custom designs end up being complex and therefore more time consuming. I want to give every meeple the time it needs, so some requests might take longer than others. I will communicate with backers if this happens. Timely communication about requests (questions an approvals) will be key if I am going to stay on track.

The next risk is that my vision of a custom meeple is different than the backers. To overcome this obstacle, I plan to communicate with the backer and send photos of my thoughts in order to make sure it matches theirs.

Some custom requests might get a little crazy, and while I love a challenge, there might be a request that I simply cannot do. If that is the case, I will contact and work with the backer in order to create something that they will still love.

My last risk is international shipping. Some of these wood meeples are heavy and I can't find a specific shipping cost that will cover all sizes and destinations. If a backer is shipping internationally I will contact them to determine the shipping cost based on the size they backed and the destination.

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    Wood Meeple 4"

    Handmade wood meeple standing approximately 4" tall by 4" wide and 1 3/8" in depth.

    At the end of the campaign I will work with each purchaser to create a special meeple design of their choosing.

    At the end of the campaign requests will be filled in the order they came in. Meeples should start shipping shortly after the campaign ends.

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    Multiple Meeples!

    Want more than one? Here you go!

    Add the cost of all the Meeples that you want and add that to your pledge! e.g. - If you want 2 - 4" Meeples, pledge $40.

    4" Meeple = $20
    6" Meeple = $40
    8" Meeple = $60
    10" Meeple = $80
    12" Meeple = $100

    *Due to complexities in weight and size, shipping for these will need to be factored individually. We will contact you to estimate shipping costs prior to the end of the campaign!

    * In order to keep this campaign a Make100, I will manually decrease the number of meeples available (by size) based on what is pledged here so the total number of meeples made will still be only 100.

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    Wood meeple 6"

    Handmade wood meeple standing approximately 6" tall by 6" wide and 1 3/8" in depth.

    At the end of the campaign I will work with each purchaser to create a special meeple design of their choosing.

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    Wood meeple 8"

    Handmade wood meeple standing approximately 8" tall by 8" wide and 2 1/4"" in depth. This meeple weighs in at just under 2 pounds.

    At the end of the campaign I will work with each purchaser to create a special meeple design of their choosing.

    At the end of the campaign requests will be filled in the order they came in. Meeples should start shipping shortly after the campaign ends.

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    Wood meeple 10"

    Handmade wood meeple standing approximately 8" tall by 8" wide and 2 7/8" in depth. This meeple weighs in at about 3.5 pounds.

    At the end of the campaign I will work with each purchaser to create a special meeple design of their choosing.

    At the end of the campaign requests will be filled in the order they came in. Meeples should start shipping shortly after the campaign ends.

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    Wood meeple 12"

    Handmade wood meeple standing approximately 12" tall by 12" wide and 2 7/8" in depth. This meeple weighs in at just under 5 pounds!

    At the end of the campaign I will work with each purchaser to create a special meeple design of their choosing.

    At the end of the campaign requests will be filled in the order they came in. Meeples should start shipping shortly after the campaign ends.

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