View Full Version : Need a Quote on making this part... drawing included

03-10-2005, 08:36 AM
Hey.. I need a quote on this part.


Tim http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Sprague M
03-10-2005, 08:41 AM
The smarter you are the higher you bid. BTW how can I get a copy to fax to a couple shops today?


Allan Waterfall
03-10-2005, 08:46 AM
What material?

I made some last week out of unobtainium but can't get any more until lent 2032. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


03-10-2005, 09:08 AM
Tim, this is a complexicated, gnarly, multiaxisCNC-type thingy. Please ship part for firm quote, two or three needed if tolerance is is greater than +/-?

Paul Alciatore
03-10-2005, 11:15 AM
Any material you want. $10,000,000. 50% Down. Delivery in 25 years. No refunds if delivery is not met.

And, believe it or not, I could make the parts as long as you view them from the same angle as the drawing.

Paul A.

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03-10-2005, 12:08 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Allan Waterfall:
What material?

I made some last week out of unobtainium but can't get any more until lent 2032. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


Hope you coated it with polyurinate to prevent galvanic corrosion! A better choice would have been to cast it from "Sweepalloy"
Ed http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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03-10-2005, 12:38 PM
My eyes, my eyes... This must be one of them there optical delusions. If you stare at it long enough, it might cause a self-inflicted optirectomy. This is where the nerve connecting one's eyes to the a**hole is severed, resulting in an improvement in one's crappy outlook on life.

03-10-2005, 12:42 PM
Here's a shop that specializes in exactly these kinds of parts. They can use any material you'd like:


Allan Waterfall
03-10-2005, 12:48 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by egpace:
Hope you coated it with polyurinate

I didn't know I needed any of that,I shall have to get a parrot. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


Jim Luck
03-10-2005, 03:33 PM
Is this time & materials - if so I'll take it!!!

03-10-2005, 03:36 PM
don't laugh....some of the stuff i've attempted has turned out this way.......

03-10-2005, 04:03 PM
Hey - is that part of a warp drive unit?

03-10-2005, 04:10 PM
The drawing is missing a few lines.

John Stevenson
03-10-2005, 04:17 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
The drawing is missing a few lines.</font>

Never ??

03-10-2005, 05:24 PM
Ha Ha, this is a joke, nobody makes a Trichotometric indicator anymore. They were replaced with a Bichotometric version. Much finer resolution. And they don't use the Ambihelical hexnuts either. Those are now Rhombihelical. For more strength. The company making the extrusion for the bracket is still in business however.

This is such an old design, I really wouldn't be interested. Unless the needed changes were made to reflect a more modern approach.


03-10-2005, 06:09 PM
Don't know about the Techno talk but that picture gives me a headache, gotta get more beer..........

03-13-2005, 08:37 PM
Because I was overcome with boredom I created a AutoCAD file and a PDF file of these parts. If anyone wants either (or both) let me know.

Bill Bowser

Tim Clarke
03-13-2005, 08:56 PM
I think I have one in my junk/scrap box. You're welcome to it, but I charge 50 clams/hour to search. No guarantees as to my being able to find it, 4 hr. minimum.

When I first got my mill/drill, I was pretty green. I'm positive I built one or two of these, even if it wasn't by design.


Tim Clarke
03-13-2005, 08:59 PM
Hey, Johnhurd...... Ya got any relatives in Harrisburg, Oregon?

I used to know a pretty fine guy named Roscoe Hurd..........

Regards, Tim

03-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Hey, if you created an AutoCad file for it you should be able to CNC mill the item. Let us know how it turns out.


03-13-2005, 10:14 PM
Sad part is,that cad drawing is better than 90% of the ones I get http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-14-2005, 01:40 AM
I find the drawing confusing because the dimensions are in metric and inches otherwise looks straight forward to me. No different than the offset and biforcated bolts I make for misdrilled holes. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


03-14-2005, 09:29 AM
lol....wize guy... Hey! send it to china!!!!

Alistair Hosie
03-14-2005, 02:01 PM
The Chinese are copying it as we speak http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

03-14-2005, 02:07 PM
I was told once that a good idea isn't good till the pacific rim people copy it.LOL