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Multi-tool for milling wood into shapes(bowl) and cutting/sewing clothes.

 
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Does anyone have such a multitool or how much it cost.
I think that if we had one we could slash our ongoing expenses.

All we would need to do is download the blueprint for it and layout the raw material on the canvas.

 
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Hi Benji, actualy it doesn't take much to do such a machine. There are several great sites on the web about such projects.

It all comes down to your toolshop and your skills

on the software side, you could use this: http://www.linuxcnc.org/
on the hardware side: an old computer and some diy electronics or even store bought hardware

Don't forget that it runs on electricity and you need to exchange the cutting bits often.

Check out the forum, for instance, this post: http://www.linuxcnc.org/index.php/english/forum/30-cnc-machines/25904-diy-shapeoko-cnc-router-350



That one costed $350...
 
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