Greetings and welcome!
After reading up for the past few weeks on the whole 'RepRap' concept (http://www.reprap.org/), I took some time over the holidays to gather materials and devise an approach, a plan! This is just an initial post. I'll add more detail as things move along.
At this stage, it's probably more a RepStrap than a RepRap since I'm using wooden joints. But once under way, the plan is to replace wood with plastic, just for authenticity if nothing else. It's a real chicken 'n' egg though, and since I don't know anyone else with a RepRap and don't want to buy parts I could make, I've gone ahead and made a start.
The build is under-way, and good fun! :-)