A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2016 Oct 13, 08:22 -0700
>>3D printing might be marginally useful for the bulk sliding parts, but it would not do all that well with engraved scales<<
This is the same word I got also from a salesman at MakerBot. He said that year 2016 was still relatively early days in terms of 3-D printing, and that the process was not yet up to the challenge of the kind of slide rule project I was describing to him.
>>the Pickett route.... the PCB route....<<
These suggestions are like gold to me, Peter. Thank you!! I have been a little stuck on the very basic issue of fabrication, but you have given me new avenues to explore.