View Full Version : This guy really did something cool

Cliff Rohrabacher
09-18-2008, 10:55 AM
Check it out:


jeremy levine
09-18-2008, 11:16 AM
It looked really cool but I did not have time to read the entire thing ( work calls )

JohnT Fitzgerald
09-18-2008, 11:22 AM
I'll read it more thoroughly when I have time. I know what's cooler - making your own machine, or having your own foundry!!

Eric Larsen
09-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Can you imagine the response if one of use posted THAT on the "Weekend Accomplishments" thread?


Greg Cole
09-18-2008, 12:55 PM
I looked at the pics and breezed through some of the text...
Pretty neat and he's one handy sunuva....
We had a casting mold made 2 years ago at work for an item about 1 cubic meter and not very complex other than a non concentric bore. Just the mold was $50K.:eek:


Don Abele
09-18-2008, 4:27 PM
Absolutely amazing. Especially considering how much of the material was scrap (bed frames, vacuum cleaner motors, etc). He's going to have one heck of a lathe when he's done.

Of course, I have to wonder about cost vs time. It would appear he's spent A LOT of time making this thing. Of course when he's done, he can say that he made it!

Neat link...thanks.

Be well,


Dave Lehnert
09-18-2008, 5:19 PM
I did sand casting back in high school. Kinda cool deal. We used pop cans to melt. Took a lot of cans to get just a very small amount. And a lot of time too.