[Blabber] Pinewood Derby - Help Needed

Daniel Packer dp at danielpacker.org
Wed Feb 15 12:14:23 EST 2012

A lathe would be excellent for making wheels, but wouldn't help much
with the body of the car (unless you want a perfectly round car). I
definitely would love to have a lathe opposite the mill, but that's
another conversation, I suppose. :)

We don't have a formal schedule from theaterlab besides their website
and just asking once in a while. I think the rule of thumb is that if
there's going to be a lot of sawing going on, it's good to ask what's
going on that night. So far it hasn't really stopped us from doing
anything. I think one night we had to wait an hour or so.



On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW how about a lathe? If we get rid of the shelf in the mill room it could
> go there. As far as using the toys, do we have a schedule for
> the theater guys so we can work around their performances?
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Jeff McCrum <mccrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "Where does a bandsaw go?" is the more pressing question.  They're
>> typically larger than a mill.  They make portable ones which you take off
>> the table and put somewhere but the question still exists.
>> We're dealing with a motor moving two large wheels and a spinning blade,
>> I'd like something like that to be bolted down.
>> That said, they're relatively inexpensive, from $150 or so up.
>> > Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:49:16 -0500
>> > From: guan at yang.dk
>> > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>> > Subject: Re: [Blabber] Pinewood Derby - Help Needed
>> >
>> > What does a bandsaw cost? I would contribute $50 towards one.
>> >
>> >

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