Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sorry in advance for what is arguably a little off topic. But....
For anyone in the same position I was in a while ago (No Lathe or Milling arrangement) and wanting to get a basic set-up together with no money.
(aside from the Fonley Lathe, Demented suggested and Vic's Afghan Lathe of course)
I just found this, if it is of any use...
Engine blocks, so obvious when you see how, but as ever the simplest/cheapest solutions are often the most elusive.
It was the words Open Source and Machine that got my interest.
(IMHO, it's slightly mis-classified under "Other Additive Fabrication and/or self-replication sites" (it's thr 4th one down) but I suppose one could use one such to build another, so maybe it is correctly classified.)
Has any reprapper seen one of these machines, or used one?
Perhaps it is a little misplaced as it certainly has no additive about it. Most definitely subtractive technology.
But potentially useful to someone.
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