Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Multi-Pass Cutting Quote

Another project I'm working on right now is a laser cut Multi-Pass kit. I made a few of these back in 2004. Hard to believe it has been that long. There is some interest from the collecting community to have a few more made, so I am on it.

I dug through my files today, and it stirred up some fun memories. Even better, I actually took some good notes back in the day, and I found a spreadsheet I put together that contained links to online suppliers of all the folks who provide different components of the kit. Included in that list was the laser cutter I used. I contacted them tonight, sent along my updated drawing, and have requested a quote.

If I recall correctly, their turn around time was very quick. So if I place an order, I would expect it to come back pretty fast. I think the long pole in the tent will be sourcing all of the different components that go into a kit.

I had actually intented to make a couple of changes to the kit, but now that I look at the above photo, I'm more convinced than ever that my original design was dead on. The center section needs to be a tad thicker, but that's it. I may also resize the circular part so that the dome more cleanly drops in. As is, you have to do a TINY bit of filing to get it to fit. This is due to the fact that the laser cuts a tiny bit of size off when it cuts, and it is not possible for me to account for that exact thickness.


Captain Zaphod said...

This really is an amazing creation Matt.

MattMunson said...

Thanks Zaph! note that the picture in my post is actually a screen grab from the movie! I will post some pictures of my finished kit soon.

David said...

That's great news. I never did get around to getting one of the multipasses before but they were always on my list to get. I'm looking forward to it.

MattMunson said...

the last batch was made in 2004. I can't believe it's been that long. So at this rate, the next ones won't be here until 2016. So get them while they are hot!!