[Lab] Firepit Project / Metal CNC?

Jason Cobill jason.cobill at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 09:20:54 EDT 2015

   The spinning visual effect is called a Zoetrope!

   Traditionally, they're made by cutting slits evenly along a rectangular
metal band, and then wrapping the band into a cylindrical shape.
   Cutting the slits on an already-formed cylinder (like a washing drum) is
going to take some effort, because you'll have to build some kind of rig
for holding your barrel in place while it's being cut. (plus it's pretty
large and most water-jet machines work flat)
   Could you cut a band of slits and wrap it around the tub? You'd need to
be able to cut the washing drum and weld the band to it.

   There's a place called HydroTech Cutting down on the south end of
Merivale - you could give them a call and see if they can cut a drum?

   -Jason Cobill

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Jamie <jamie at steppinofftheedge.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> A project is beginning to form in my mind around a metal firepit. Whether
> it's built off an old washing machine drum, fully fabricated and/or
> involves a spinning visual effect
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEqccPhsqgA>, I keep coming back to
> metal on the CNC of metal or plasma cutting as a build tactic I need to
> better understand / consider.
> Any suggestions of a good place to start locally to ask some questions?
> Unfortunately the Wed night mod lab meetup is a regular conflict for my
> schedule ;/
> Thx,
> Jamie
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