CNC machines and their value in a ITEOTWAWKI world
I didn't know where to post this. Non preping hobbies, or projects.
I will leave that up to the moderators (sorry guys. I really don't mean to make more work for you. Maybe I should volunteer to be a moderator as pennance?)
I have been building a DIY CNC machine and taking notes on the project. A CNC(Computer Numerically Controlled)
Machine removes material from block of metal, wood, glass, ceramic, stone, whatever you can imagine. It works EXACTLY like a 3D Printer, except it removes material, where a 3D Printer adds it.
I use this technology to build things like gun parts which need to be within tollerances of .0001 of an inch. I also use it for parts as I need them for other machines around my farm and any parts I have difficulty getting on my own. I have a 3D printer make a wax model for investment casting Because I lack the dexterity on my own to make or carve my own wax molds.
CNC machines remove material from a rough shaped block of material. In my shop, I investment cast the part, using a wax mold, and finish it with the CNC.
Why go on and on about this? It might be a usefull tool in your arsenal for survival. Everyone, eventually needs parts to replace something that has broken. Sometimes that part can be made on an anvil, but think how much value you would be to a community, if you could make replacement parts to replace OEM parts on machines that will fail eventually.
Part of my prep, is establishing myself in the community as the "go to" person for things people want made. I want to be worth FAR more alive than dead.
Last edited by GR82BPREPD; 12-25-2015 at 04:40 AM.
Reason: OMG! Messed up the editing.
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