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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 07:40 pm
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" There is something satisfying about low/no tech solutions,
and it is actually one of the things that keeps me enthusiastic about MRR."


Hi Tom  :wave:


I often get really grumpy ...  :f:
... if I have to grudgingly put down my Archimedes drill ...  :old dude:





... and reluctantly admit that for SOME things  :!:  electric could be a step forward.  :P



Having said that though ...

... how on Earth did we discover electricity ? 
Not using a computer !!  (_!_)



Perhaps Freerails needs an 'Anti-Technology Thread'.  :shocked:  ???  L:


We could ban all 'Techies' from Posting in it ...  (_!_)  ;)

... & only discuss  "low/no tech solutions" !  :rah:  :dt:



I guess you & Doug would sign up !  [toast]

I wonder if there are any other Luddites lurking around here ?  L:






;)



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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 07:53 pm
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Si. wrote:
Perhaps Freerails needs an 'Anti-Technology Thread'.  :shocked:  ???  L:


We could ban all 'Techies' from Posting in it ...  (_!_)  ;)

... & only discuss  "low/no tech solutions" !  :rah:  :dt:



I guess you & Doug would sign up !  [toast]

I wonder if there are any other Luddites lurking around here ?  L:


Si,

I think anyone that does MRR has to have a little Luddite in them.  :)

I'm not against technology, I just find that at times I prefer not to use it.
 
I'm still thinking about paper cutters, 3D printers (especially the LCD resin printers) laser cutters, CNC mills, etc.

But I spend a LOT of time on computers,
and find working with wood and foam and glue and paint ... kind of relaxing.

Chances are pretty good that I will end up investing in at least one of these higher-tech gizmos at some point,
because I'm a little tired of flimsy construction on small parts.

It would almost be worth it just to get usable inside window sashes.

Tom


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As for me, I do admit to using DCC and an electric drill with attachments,
but that's just for sharpening the chisel!

;)

I suppose guilt and conscience,
will force me to have another look at Tinkercad at some time.
 
Probably when I next run out of pencils or graph paper,
but if I even begin to understand it I reckon that will be a miracle!

:old dude:




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" But I spend a LOT of time on computers,
and find working with wood and foam and glue and paint ... kind of relaxing. "


Hi Tom  :wave:


I know exactly what you mean.  :boogie:


I need to CUT BACK on computer time ...

... NOT end up spending MORE TIME on them !  :time:


Whittling wood & Dremeling die-casting, is rewarding & very 'analog' !!  :mex:



:java: :moose: :dt:



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OK, in Tenere they made incredible cave-paintings some time ago,
and I pay credit to all those who still cling to these techniques nowadays.

But this thread is about paper-cutting machines, CAD,
and now the newest, laser cutting.


Having seen a video on YouTube featuring a small 'Insma' 3000mW laser engraver/cutter,
they sell at Bangood for roughly 100 bucks, I ordered one,
which cost me 110€ +13.20€ customs.

It arrived today,
and I proudly present you the first window frames,
cut from 0.5mm architectural cardboard:





The windows are 1cm x 1cm in size.
This fine structure cannot be achieved with a cutter.

I still have to figure out how to set the correct '.dxf' file format,
the software that comes with it can manage.

It will lead to a better cut of the vertical lines.
The drawing it worked from was a standard '.bmp'.




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A friend who is a master at building intricately detailed house models in TT scale from paper without any mechanical help,

finally gave in and asked me to make that rooftop decoration of a vintage house for him:





The material is 0.2mm heavy coloured paper.

The outer positioning frame will be removed later.

Total dimension is 10.5 x 16.5mm²




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