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tanstaafl
19-09-2011, 11:52 PM
Hi,

First I'm going to warn you that I don't know a thing about lathes / CNC...

Take the thing on this page:

http://www.japantrendshop.com/ice-ball-mold-for-perfect-ice-spheres-p-244.html

While the small version is fairly cheap ($216) the next smallest is way more expensive ($1393).

Could someone explain to me if there is any technical reason for this (material cost? production time? complications to create a sphere that big? size?). It's just a big block of aluminium with a sphere cut out :whistling:

How much do you recon it would cost me if I wanted someone to create a similar device for me? (for a 55mm sphere), around the same or could I get off cheaper?

Thanks,
Andreas

John S
20-09-2011, 01:57 AM
Metal one on Ebay for 156
Plastic one for 6

Take your pick

Jonathan
20-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Metal one on Ebay for 156
Plastic one for 6

Take your pick

Make my own for <1

mocha
20-09-2011, 03:09 AM
where do you find an ice cube that big? lol

John S
20-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Make my own for <1

Make me one then, no on second thoughts just send me the lump of alli ' cause i can't buy it for under a quid

Jonathan
20-09-2011, 09:42 AM
Make me one then, no on second thoughts just send me the lump of alli ' cause i can't buy it for under a quid

I wasn't intending to use aluminium.

Rogue
20-09-2011, 11:57 AM
I wasn't intending to use aluminium.

For some reason I really, desperately wanted you to follow that with "...I'll make it out of ice."

I'm.. err... having one of those days. Ignore me :redface: