In Reply to: Shipping tips posted by Ed on December 06, 2001 at 01:17:23:
Clearly mark the crate with top and also provide a balance point reference if the crate is long or weighted toward one end. Securely fasten the bits inside and you are away. Signode or similar strapping works well for heavy bits.
Not to sound brash, but for all that work, I'd have to think about keeping whatever it is I'm shipping/selling! I am an engineer and realize the benefits of gorilla-proof packaging, but at some point, you reach the point of diminishing returns... how much are you going to invest to counter act the uncaring animals at UPS?????