Every now and then I find it would be really useful of I had, say, a metal
turning lathe, shaping machine, milling machine etc to make a gizmo. There are a
few local machine tool companies not too far away, but I suspect (but don't
know) they would charge the earth to make me a 10cm gizzmo. Most of my gizmo
desires would be fashioned from mild steel - maybe aluminium sometimes. Is there
perhaps a bloke or collection of blokes herein that are maybe interested in
low-volume (1 to 6 say), of occasional gizmo production for a "resonable" cost?
Don't necessarily rule out going to a local engineering company. I
recently did this for a small welding task I needed doing; I showed up
at the works entrance feelng a bit of a pratt with my little job;
however, they were perfectly happy to take it on, and charged me a
tenner cash which I thought was very reasonable.
The company I work for makes its living by finding people to manufacture
bespoke parts. It's a free service for the buyer and even very small quotes
are handled. I won't infringe the group rules by advertising the name but
you can probably work it out from the posting header.
Well I'm not the moderator hereabouts, but as a direct answer to a
question that has been put on the forum I wouldn't have objected to
Maybe the moderator would disagree though.
Alternatively, temporarily change your tagline to read "cheap gizmos
available from ...". ;)
Although we're really there for buyers in the manufacturing industry needing
specialised, bespoke parts, processes or finishes I'm assured that any
requirement - however small or mundane - will be handled. We pass the
request to our "members" (there are many hundreds right across the range of
size and speciality) who match the requirement.It's their choice whether to
quote a price. They pay a membership fee which funds us - that gets them
business without the cost of advertising, salesmen etc. It's free for the
firstname.lastname@example.org (David) wrote in message
There are a couple of diy options for some items.
For a wood lathe, put a wood screw into the wood you want to shape,
cut the head off, and put it in the drill chuck. Bit primitive but
good enough for quite a few small things.
Another option is to use an angle grinder to shape a piece of wood:
sounds orrid, but I saw someone do a good job of it. He used a metal
Also many tools are easy to make yourself, like sheet metal benders
and so on.
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