September 20, 2017 Shop Log

  • At home, I have a Deltaprintr 3D Printer I backed on Kickstarter. I found on Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1947239) a bracket to move the extruder assembly to the middle of the printer and reduce the length of the Bowden tube. Using the FSL Muse Laser Engraver, I cut out the brackets.
  • The latest addition to the MakerCave Gallery…

September 16, 2017 Shop Log

  • I brought Kazuki along, but he didn’t want to leave the truck.
  • I worked on a birthday “card” for a friend, using the FSL Muse.
  • I purchased Super Vectorize 2 for Mac to trace raster files into vector files.
  • I had my Wisconsin Union coffee cup for a long time.
  • Then I experimented with dithering on the Muse.
  • Started another addition to the MakerCave gallery…

September 14, 2017 Shop Log

  • Well, I lost a second shop light today and am forced to deal with it. I purchased (2) 400W Metal Halide Bulbs and replaced the bad bulbs. The climb up the extension ladder was a bit sketchy.
  • I completed Counter Supports for the Amphitheater. The counter in the Front Storage Room gave way and needs to be repaired. Tomorrow these get installed.
  • Before heading home, a quick cut on the FSL Muse…

September 2, 2017 Shop Log

  • A friend asked me to create a holder for the battery charger of his drone. With the help of the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter, here is what I came up with…
  • He seems happy with it.
  • I also cut pole mounting clamps for the next solar recharging station.
  • While waiting for cuts to complete, I loaded StarCraft Remastered on the MakerCave iMac.
  • And made a parking directional sign for the Amphitheater…

August 28, 2017 Shop Log

  • I worked on mounting brackets for the next solar recharging station. Instead of being mounted to square perforated tube, this station will be mounted to a round solid tube. I used the Shapeoko to cut out the (4) pieces for the mounting blocks, two pieces per block. I glued the two pieces together. For better hold on the round tube, I cut a 5° angle on the mounting surface to the second half of the French cleat.
  • I did some more experimentation with the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter. More trout with A River Runs Through It quotes…
  • Did a trash and recycling run.
  • Allowing the solar recharging station catch some last rays of sun…