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<3 Hey all! <3
I found a 26.98mm hex bar at brookvale edcon steel that’s worked beautifully for me, I recommend it.
I’ve also got all the parts for the shredder, extruder, and a filament winder; but could use some extra hands to get it finished. I’m in St Ives, if anyone out there’s interested in lending a hand, they’d be welcome to use them and a 3d printer and scanner that are ready to go.
I’ve got a huge backyard and a lot of bamboo, so there’s no reason this couldn’t become a makerspace if needed. At the moment there’s a lovely workshop and a big garage and a resident wallabie.
<3 please write me if you’d like to get involved, at 0451094602 <3
I’ll be in Manly on the 31st too 🙂 my # is 0451094602. looking forward to meeting you all <3
I’m in North Sydney and I’ve been gifted some parts from Macquarie University to build the Shredder and Extruder. I also have a filament winder to pair with the extruder and make 3D printing filament. Additionally, I’ve got a 3d printer and 3D scanner ready to go.
Super open to collaborating in finishing the machine builds and then sharing their use. I’ve got a lot of space and a cool retro workshop in St Ives. Please hit me up at 0451094602 or see you this Sunday 31st of March at our meet and greet in Manly!
Excited to get to know y’all
This suggests that plastic kept under floating islands could serve a beneficial purpose in the way of attracting and concentrating chemicals already introduced into the body of water it sits in, as long as it is protected from degradation by keeping it in the shade. Thanks @aidenryan
apparently plastic can be in the ocean and not degrade as long as it is kept in the shade. this is the principle behind repurposing empty plastic bottles to keep Richart Sowa’s man made island afloat
I believe there are collection containers outside a lot of Coles and Woolworths for plastic shopping bag recycling.
Alternatively, you can imitate Terracycle, who stacks a few of them flat on top of each other, maybe 6-12 at a time, and then uses a hot iron to fuse them together. The resulting thicker plastic can be used to handcraft purses, pencil cases, backpacks and items of the sort.
Polysterene containers make excellent vegetable planters. Polysterene is said to be stable enough so you dont have to worry about chemicals leaching into the soil. If instead of at the bottom of the container, you cut draineage holes on the sides, 1-2 inches from the bottom, they store a healthy amount of moisture, similarly to “self watering systems.” I’ve been growing tons of veggies out of them for a few years now and they’ve survive on sydney rainwater only.
you can also fashion a traditional self watering planter as shown in the photo but i think the holes on the sides work perfectly and are no work at all.
Edcon steel also has a hex bar of 26.98mm, which I was going to match to the original 27mm center hole shredder components. Does anyone think this is a bad idea? thank you!
discounted shredder laser cutting group order
I’ve found a laser cutter in Sydney that will lower his price on the shredder parts according to how many sets are ordered in a single go. Please let me know via private message or to my email if you’re local and interested in ordering a set alongside mine.
Stainless is pricier than mild steel but will have a longer life and require less maintenance. Let me know if you’d rather mild steel and I’ll get back to you with an alternative quote. I will give us until 27/09/17 to come together for a group order.
For a single set, their quote in stainless steel is AUD$860 + GST
If you’re in Sydney like myself, and intend to build the Extruder, you might have found that the minimum length of round seamless tube you can purchase is 6m! This is the tube inside which the drill bit sits. If you know better, please let me know, otherwise lets buy one together and divide it up. <3