I’m considering two different aesthetics for my drawing machine. The first is all metal parts mostly aluminum and brass with a rotary mechanism and pulleys that allow for rotation of adjustable drawing arms.
The second approach is mostly wood with small parts of metal. This is likely less expensive, but may have less repeatability and less tuneability.
I like the simplicity of the wood, but the metal is compelling as I love machined parts and machine part design!
I like both options, and could very well see you combining both in a tasteful way – defining a new aesthetic. Are there any structural concerns you’d have to take into account given metal vs. wood?
Hi Roger, I like your willingness to modify your design based on the materials you are using! What aesthetics do you think these two designs would fulfill?