Thrissur native makes multipurpose machine using parts of ship, old vehicles
Thrissur: Shaji Menon, a native of Thalore here has developed a machine unit by using parts taken from a scrapped ship and old vehicles.
Interestingly, this machine unit can be used to cut, drill and smoothen metal and wood. Four people can work on this machine at a time.
The major part of the machine was made out of the scraps from a demolished ship. Oil Filter of bus and lorry, starter of a tempo, parts of car and even the handle of motorbike are used in this machine.
Four damaged motors were repaired and installed on the machine. After use, many parts of the machine can be safely folded away.
Shaji has made the machine to ease the job at a plastics company owned by James at Moscow Nagar in Vallachira. Shaji has been making handles of brushes in the company for the last 11 years.
Shaji conceived the idea of the machine as he wanted to build a unit with more facilities.
“It took me one year to collect the materials for the machine. Within three months, I completed the work. Rs 1.10 lakh was spent on it. Such a multipurpose machine will cost above Rs 10 lakhs in the market. I am planning to execute more ideas on this machine,” said Shaji.
Though he is engaged in a job involving machines, Shaji is passionate about films. So far, he has acted in 16 films. Shaji is eagerly waiting for a good offer.
Shaji is settled in Perumbillissery with his family including wife Sreekala and son Karthik Krishna.