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Old 06-23-2013, 01:42 AM   #429 (permalink)
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I'd be surprised if the stand-in foam tires cost $50 - that would be four sheets of foam at a bit over $12/sheet, and they are pretty compact on the sheet.

The PhlatPrinter 3 CNC kit was about $1,300, and the rollers and clamps and extra bits were probably $300 or so? I bought the random orbital sander and the oscillating saw and the longboard sander for about $350. The big tarp and the two bundles of strapping, helix anchors and screws to make the shelter were about $250. All the SurForm tools (three new ones in addition to the three I already owned) were less than $75.

Foam and glue were roughly $1,500, if I recall correctly - a bit less than half of what I've spent was for materials. I got about 100 sheets of 1" foam (94 were used in the actual car) the rest is for mistakes and glitches. Oh, I did buy about 8-10 sheets of 2" foam for about $17/each that I attempted to get to work, and I still have 4 of them? I've bought 6 gallons of the Titebond III (or maybe just five?) at ~$33/ea.
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