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My "Making the Shredder" Story

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My "Making the Shredder" Story

30/04/2016 at 09:16

I have downloaded the document collection, and printed every PDF about the Shredder.
This is the week I will be finding a shop to do the laser cutting. I will discuss and get a few quotes.

Badger

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30/04/2016 at 09:57

Good on you mate, look forward to seeing what you do 😉

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18/06/2016 at 16:08

A very short story 🙂
You have an update Badger?
Will be interesting to others.

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19/09/2016 at 19:13

Hello @badger
Do you have any updates on your Shredder project? The community would love to hear back from you.

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20/09/2016 at 11:11

Ah! I do apologise for not continuing the story.

I contacted 2 plasma cutter and one water-jet cutter services for quotes to cut out all the stainless steel parts.

The water-jet cutter quoted $1140+GST (like VAT) which is way over the budget I had in mind for this.
One of the plasma cutters kindly advised me that for such small scale parts, plasma cutting would give a rough finish and recommended that I get the work done by a water-jet cutter.

So I decided that this project was a bit ambitious for my means, and that I would explore other shredder options. So I notified the other plasma cutter (who was very slow in responding, even though there was a lot of email exchange about file formats and converting – I did the file conversion for him!) that I was no longer pursuing the project in this form, and not to put any more time into preparing his quote.

So I am at an end with this for now.

Cheers,
Badger

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22/09/2016 at 09:21

@badger in case you are interested, this is how the parts look like if you cut them with laser (see file attached)

You can use an angle grinder and sand paper to clean them, but it is a lot of work.

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22/09/2016 at 10:44

Thanks xxxolivierxxx!
What was the cost of the cutting, if you don’t mind me asking?

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27/11/2016 at 23:22

@badger sorry for not responding earlier, it’s been a busy year for me 🙂
I spent $400 for the laser cutting job, and $60 for the hex bar

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16/05/2017 at 18:17

How are you doing today ? You look beautiful when I saw your picture on Facebook , my name is Christina Elaine Harryman. J, I am an officer in the US Army . nice to meet you

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