More brass than wood, but inspirational nonetheless.
Also, he's got a link to the RepRap http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome
which I had never heard of before--it's conceptually similar to that gadget
that uses a laser to grow parts out of a pool of plastic--less precise but
can work with a wider range of materials. Again not woodworking, but looks
interesting nonetheless, especially considering that it's open sourced and
The RepRap doesn't use a laser, instead it uses an extruder--that way it can
work with most thermoplastics and not just UV-hardening resins. One of the
neat things about it is that it's designed so that the pieces can be made
using a RepRap--one of the rituals of the community is that the first
project one does on a RepRap is make the parts for two more and distribute
them to others at cost. Can be built for less than the price of a Ridgid
table saw. There's another project that uses a laser, but that one looks
like one's into loaded Unisaw price territory.
I like the idea of the print head extruder, but I've worked on a project
where we made several generations of (semi-precision) prototype parts
with one of the laser devices, and I confess: I've been thoroughly spoiled.
Once I had my Unisaur, I knew there was no going back. :)
If it doesn't, I wouldn't be interested. <G> ( and, you, sir, have a
touch of the ladle/paddle...)
Other than that, that whole deal is some totallyawesomefarking
amazing. But... I am having too much fun as it is. Any more and I'd
No, it creates a 3d model. I forget where I saw it but the news was
announcing the next version of the plug-in and that it was a huge
I don't recall the exact plug-in however these links show what I am talking
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