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Old 07-23-2010, 09:44 AM   #21
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Great to be young and have time on your hands to DIY. I find that in the end it generally costs me more to DIY than buy. But, I'm old and have other time commitments
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:49 AM   #22
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Haha, true. You always seem to find yourself buying a couple new tools or something you need to get the project done.
I just eat the cost as, I'm sure I'll need this again at some point in my life :p
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Haha, true. You always seem to find yourself buying a couple new tools or something you need to get the project done.
I just eat the cost as, I'm sure I'll need this again at some point in my life :p
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I bought a $120 drill press to drill holes in my heatsink and acrylic sheeting for splash guard use. Ive been needing one for a long time now though...

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I need a drill press ><. It is probably one of the most useful project tools, along with the portable drill, router, and saws.
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I miss being at school, we have full access to 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, and a full wood shop.
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At school you have access to all these things, but there isn't any space to work on bigger projects, especially if it's not class-related.
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Not for me, we have huge studios. If you talk nice to the guys who run the machines, they find time for you.
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I mean, maybe it's different over there, but I can get people to make stuff for me, but I won't have any place to store it unless I keep it in my room. When I had to make a drop tower for EOH, I had to borrow space from a professor for a night, while I put it together, and somehow managed to get space in a storage closet to finish it... We had a club, and we were supposed to make a robot for a nasa competition, but we couldn't get anything done because we didn't have anywhere to work ><
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That sucks! we have like 3 vacant rooms that are dubbed the "dirty rooms" and you go in there to do sanding and crap on your stuff. People store huge amounts of crap in there all the time.
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Ic, we have over 40,000 (was it 45,000) on campus, so it gets cramped ><
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