‘It’s time to get rid of cricket’
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The cricket season is over, but it’s not over for craft.
The craft industry, with a $13.5 billion annual revenue, is being threatened by a new breed of software designed to replace traditional craftsman’s tools.
Its called the Craftsman.
A technology designed to help craftsmen use less expensive, less powerful machines, it will cost $1,000 or less per month.
The Craftsmen will be offered to anyone with a hobby or craft, such as woodworking, craft or painting.
It will also be available to anyone willing to pay $5,000 for a trial.
But the new technology has a dark side, as it can cost up to $3,000 per year to upgrade from the Craftman to the Craft Machine.
Its time to scrap the Craft machines, said Tony Dutson, a New Zealand-based craftsman who says he has been trying to find a new tool to replace his old craft tools for more than 10 years.
“It’s a lot of hassle and its time to stop using them,” he said.
“If I have a machine, I have to spend a lot more time in the shop and spend a bit more money.
If I’m not at home, I’m still using the machine.
I can’t just use my hands.”
Cricket machine owner Peter Kippler said he was considering replacing his old machine.
“My machine is old and it’s very slow.
I am looking for a machine that is faster and is not as noisy,” he told ABC Radio Hobart.
The government’s new technology will be rolled out to the craft market from July 1, with new machines costing $5 each.
Dutson said he would use the new machines to replace the craft machines in his home town of Nelson, in New South Wales.
“I am a bit of a craftsman, so I will be using this machine,” he added.
“The other one is in the backyard so I have the machine on my doorstep and it doesn’t really do anything.”
Dutsson says his main concern is that the Craft Machines will be too expensive, but he says he’s not concerned about the cost of his machine.
The machines are being introduced with the support of the Australian Craft Craft Manufacturers Association.
“They have been using them for the last 15 years, we are pleased to see that we have this new machine,” said Alan MacKay, president of the association.
“We are very pleased with the quality of the products that are available, but we are also concerned about some of the price issues that have been raised.”
Craftsman machine owner Jason McElroy said he hoped the new system would be affordable.
“This is just an extra bit of money for people who like to play with things, who are into crafts, who have a hobby, and who want to save money on the cost side,” he wrote on his Craftsmaker Facebook page.
“What we need to do is take a look at the Craftmen machines, look at their prices, and see how we can reduce the cost and increase the enjoyment of craft.”
Mr McElry said he and his wife had been using a Craftman machine for several years, but said he had never been able to use it for the craft.
“There’s something missing in the Craft.
It just feels a bit clunky and old, you can’t really use it to do it,” he reported.”
So I’m trying to get a new machine for it.”
The cricket season is over, but it’s not over for craft.The craft industry, with a $13.5 billion annual revenue, is…