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Old 02-11-2008, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by stoptherockets3 View Post
My grandfather is a Machinist and before I ask him to make the gear box housing, the chassis, and the controll arms into aluminum I want to know if he can do this, has anyone every made their own parts? He is going to also anodize them all and make them purple!
If your Grandfather has anything he enjoys doing he'll say no.

He'll spend 10x the amount of time a CNC machine that is programmed to do the same thing would spend. He has to layout the chassis dimensions, blueprint it, layout the part to machine, cut, check, cut again...ect. ect.. He prob. will have 40-50 hrs building a chassis you can buy for $70.00.

Do you suppose his time is worth more then $2.00 per hour...if so...give him a break, and have him machine something you cannot buy.
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