Author Topic: DIY T-Shirt Folder  (Read 9159 times)

Offline Homer

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3146
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2018, 08:45:01 AM »
I’ve tried. He’s not interested. He’s working on a squeegee washer now.  8)

The folder has now folded over 12,000 shirts without issue.
We did drop out one of the steps in the sequence after figuring out we don’t need it if we just flip in one sleeve when loading. Every second counts right?

https://youtu.be/87ACbky4jN0

damn. sell the plans? links to parts?
...keep doing what you're doing, you'll only get what you've got...


Offline kingscreen

  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1161
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2018, 11:58:46 AM »
There are no plans. Everything was custom built. Sorry.
Maybe one day I’ll wear him down.
Scott Garnett
King Screen

Offline merchmonster

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
This is dope  :) :)
Merch Monster Screen Printing Embroidery and DTG Direct To Garment Printing
Servicing Oakland CA and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.merchmonster.net

Offline mooseman

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2215
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2018, 04:40:10 PM »
iam a real moose goldberg student of Rube Golgberg and when i saw the neat folding machine a couple of thoughts hit me.
 https://www.google.com/search?q=rube+goldberg&client=opera&hs=ZH5&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=IE_5YB3A_q47QM%253A%252Czlde-60LjaCxBM%252C_&usg=__EmjC-hBe48C0hogsSPy_FbkvGps%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL57_ss5faAhUP3FMKHcvTDpwQ_h0I_gEwFw#imgrc=kVzNDFBoPnczTM:

Most of you guys have an auto running on compressed air.
Why not simply get one of the commercial folding boards or make one out of coroplast or similar . Mount it flat on a table top that has installed in it an air jet just like a blow gun or similar under each folding panel.
Using a 4 way valving system a blast of air , in sequence strong enough to throw the folding panel would most likely do the trick.
If you really wanted to get sophiscated solemoid switches and an Andrino control could automate the process from one button push.the cost for a manual setup would most likely be  under $400.00 for all the hardwars lines etc.
Just a moosegoldberg thought ::) :P
mooseman
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES COMPLETELY WITHIN MY CONTROL YOU SHOULD GET YOUR OWN TEE SHIRT AND A SHARPIE MARKER BY NOON TOMORROW OR SIMPLY CALL SOMEONE WHO GIVES A SHIRT.

Online Maxie

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1311
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 11:08:17 PM »
Scott, how about a photograph or video showing what’s under the table.
Maxie Garb.
T Max Designs.
Silk Screen Printers
www.tmax.co.il

Offline mimosatexas

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4221
  • contributor
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2018, 07:59:58 PM »
I need to make one of these so bad. We had 2000 shirts to fold and bag today...

Online Maxie

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1311
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 02:37:06 PM »
Scott, you haven’t managed to wear him down yet?
We’re waiting patiently.
Maxie Garb.
T Max Designs.
Silk Screen Printers
www.tmax.co.il

Offline 3Deep

  • !!!
  • Ludicrous Speed Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 5232
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 05:16:39 PM »
While this folder is really neat I don't think he could sell it away, someone has already build that machine or am I wrong? but King your dad is still a bad azz on building would love to have him around my shop 8)
Life is like Kool-Aid, gotta add sugar/hardwork to make it sweet!!

Offline kingscreen

  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1161
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 06:36:53 PM »
The SpeedyT aka RoqFold is essentially the same. Mine has totally unique flipper mechanisms and a custom built sequencer so technically different. But he has no interest in manufacturing them. He’s working on an automatic squeegee and floodbar washer for me now. It’s going to be cool. 8)
Scott Garnett
King Screen

Offline im_mcguire

  • !!!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 716
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
The SpeedyT aka RoqFold is essentially the same. Mine has totally unique flipper mechanisms and a custom built sequencer so technically different. But he has no interest in manufacturing them. He’s working on an automatic squeegee and floodbar washer for me now. It’s going to be cool. 8)
Will you be selling the squeegee machine, or will you have plans for selling it?  Asking for a friend...

Offline kingscreen

  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1161
Re: DIY T-Shirt Folder
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 10:13:40 PM »
Will you be selling the squeegee machine, or will you have plans for selling it?  Asking for a friend...

Probably won’t be manufacturing them but I’ll try to document the build for everyone.
Scott Garnett
King Screen