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Post by Grayson » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:55 am

These images are really just meant as teasers since they don't indicate the future purpose of the bench. Here's a hint - the construction of this bench (plus a whole bunch of upcoming work) will result in a new range of Merkur products!

What could it be for?

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Post by Colin » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:10 am

Wow - that thing is built like a brick sh*thouse! :shock:

Will it be used to support a beam jig? :?
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Post by PAddy » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:13 am

Colin wrote:Wow - that thing is built like a brick sh*thouse! :shock:

Will it be used to support a beam jig? :?
Hope not, welding on wood (or a metal sheet ontop of wood) is kinda a recipe for a fire...

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Post by Grayson » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:28 am

PAddy is right - no welding, and no beam stuff.

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Post by Ray » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:52 am

I cant believe how insane you are with building. It's good that your fanaticism for overkill extends past the automotive arena.

I have no idea what that bomb shelter you call a bench is for, but it sure does look purdy.

I'll go out on a limb, and say something for making carbon fiber parts.
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Post by SARON81 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:37 pm

Body parts?

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Post by Rotisserie » Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:05 pm

lemme guess. they are molds, right?
please say its for wings :)

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Post by Grayson » Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:21 pm

Nope. No body parts, no carbon.

Would I need a 350lb CAD-designed bench to hold up a carbon fiber part?

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Post by Ray » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:30 pm

okay, then it's something heavy. something iron. something for the 2.3L lump under the hood.

hmmmm
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Post by Frag » Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:57 pm

I think it's going to be used to set something on top of it... Possibly to store some things underneath as well.

Hmmm... :dunno
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:25 pm

What brand/model lathe are you getting?
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Post by Grayson » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:10 pm

Getting close Brad...but I already have a very nice lathe 8)

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:14 pm

Why do you need a table that big for a mill then?
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Post by Grayson » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:33 am

Why do you need a table that big for a mill then?
Because it's a gigantic mill, and there will be computer-controlled servos where the handwheels normally go! The whole mill will have to be enclosed to contain the coolant flood...even when the table is extended full forward and full right.

I still have an unbelievable amount of work to do, so there will probably be a lot of updates to this thread before anything actually gets manufactured.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:59 am

You crazy! :shock: But crazy good! :twisted:

What machine are you getting?
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