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First work on Mendel

3d printing Posted on Sun, January 10, 2010 11:22:34

Even though the plan isn’t to begin working on the RepRap Mendel until February 2010 I have of course been collecting all the necessary materials and since last Wednesday (January, 6th, 2010) was a holiday for portions of Germany a colleague from work (Thomas Mahr) came over with his flex cutter and electric grinding stone and helped me cut my steel bar and studded bar to the appropriate lengths. He also brought some spare 6 mm thick wood and a jig saw so we cut out the frog piece for the Mendel. Yesterday I filed it down to final shape and drilled the holes according to the template. This turned out pretty well and since this is the most difficult thick part to make I will probably do all the other pieces the same way.

This is because laser cut services in U.S.A. or New Zealand are very reasonably priced but the shipping & handling is prohibitive. Supposedly is about to resolve this problem by opening a European service center. Since I will probably have to go the repstrap route I may still make use of their services. Otherwise I have been searching for companies that offer lasercut services in Germany. I have found two such companies and have sent them emails asking for pricing information.

RepRap Version II Mendel for 2010

3d printing Posted on Fri, December 11, 2009 09:53:44

I have been following the RepRap and Fab@Home projects for a couple of years now and yesterday, Thursday, 10 December 2009 decided that my big project for 2010 is to get a RepRap Version II Mendel up and running.


The big problem will be obtaining all the plastic parts that need to be created by another RepRap machine. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

New TC W├Ârth am Rhein website online

Tennis Posted on Sat, April 04, 2009 10:11:04

Well the deed is done.

At 09:00 MEZ on Saturday, April 4th 2009 the new Joomla based website for the TC Wörth am Rhein tennis club went on-line.


Now all I have to do is keep it up-to-date…

Building a web site…

Tennis Posted on Sat, February 21, 2009 11:26:29

The TC Wörth am Rhein website needs to get a facelift and as the current webmaster has been doing the work in handwritten HTML and CSS we thought it might be time to updated to a more moder CMS that gives more flexability with less work.

And I am elected to do it…

When will I ever learn to keep my mouth shut?

Hobby player tennis list

Tennis Posted on Fri, June 13, 2008 22:33:32

Received an Excel file with a list of hobby player telephone numbers and addresses.
Will use my TheBook program to create a DRAFT telephone book and then obtain handy numbers from those tennis players that done have one already listed.
Will also ask who doesn’t want to be in the phone book and ask other players that might want to be in the phone book. When complete will print copies for all interested.

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Teams for 2008-2009

Chess Posted on Tue, June 10, 2008 11:44:25

Tonight is the night!

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We will decide the composition and number of teams for the 2008-2009 season starting at 20:00 at the Bienwaldhalle, Wörth.

If you don’t show – don’t complain…

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