Posted by Per Corell on November 19, 2003 at 23:09:50:
In Reply to: Re: Build in lock for 3D-H posted by Delmer Hopkins on November 19, 2003 at 21:58:33:
I am not surprised, for me this say a lot about crafts , --- how the same solutions in different will be reinvented, or in this case invention is realy not the right word for somthing a skilled craftman will chose as a solution ; inventing is a step "higher" than the smart gadged a crafts person is supposed to come up with, ontop the education.
Anyway I guess the basic problem also is different here even the function of the gadged is the same ; here the focus have been to find an automated way to exoand the worktable of a router or water cutter, so an assembly lock is automaticly placed at the ends of frames that reach firther than the workplane, so the remaining piece can be manucactored in another place within the workplane or at a new sheet with a new workplane, ----- where I guess the Inca gadged _could_ be formed so, to make liquid metal form the lock in a precarved hollow. - I guess.
Proberly the Inca gafged would work better, case cast on spot, as when the metal cool it will also scrink and force the pieces together, ------- realy even without computers they did maneage quite well in the old day's, and acturly a lot of what we think is top technology, is just the old methods written into computer code.
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