> I'm not really an expert at these machines, and not many are, so perhaps
> if it could be pointed out which machines we could use, we can see if its
> worth the effort.
I'm not either - so I'm asking :P
Did you have any particular items to look at?
I was thinking of a CNC machining centre. E.g. these:
They are big, but once extras are taken off (e.g. conveyors) they come down
to a manageable size. They're also quite old (one is 1977) but for
hobbyist use, that's fine. It doesn't need massive throughput nor
reliability. The main problem with them is their weight - I don't know how
to transport them, which could be a deal killer.
I just had a poke through, most of the stuff that would be worth us
> acquiring and restoring are well outside the budget set.
Most of it is listed as "Used". They define it as:
"Product listed as 'Used' have experienced moderate to heavy usage by
consumers and have not been tested to ensure that they function according
to the manufacturer's specifications. Some individual items may show signs
of wear common with used items and in some instances accessories may vary
from the standard (for example, software or manuals may be missing or
different, no original packaging). "
From that description I'd expect most/core functions to work. For hobbyist
use, some parts don't have to work (e.g. conveyors).
Oh, and add 25% onto any cost listed on there at least. That's buyers
> premium and GST as they don't either as part of the cost.
It's closer to 16% for most of these, as far as I can tell. But point
- Brendan C / theban