July 16, 2017 Shop Log

  • I finally got around to fixing the flat tire on my Xtracycle. The damage was pretty extensive, and I had to replace both the inner tube and tire. 
  • I create a couple of time lapse camera mounts. 

July 9, 2017 Shop Log

  • Finally got to Harbor Freight to pick up a power strip with long cord for the K40 Laser Cutter and Engraver Cart. 
  • I finished one CEIA Magnetometers Stacking Pallet. 
  • And another…
  • I tried to upgrade MakerCave Mac Mini from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. However, the keyboard and mouse didn’t work upon reboot. Sign, reinstalling 14.04… 
  • And adding another piece to MakerCave Gallery…

July 8, 2017 Shop Log

  • Continuing to work on CEIA Magnetometers storage…I managed to cut another set of yokes today. 
  • While the Shapeoko worked on the yokes, I finished (12) tabletops, ready to be painted Monday. 
  • I worked on a cart for my K40 Laser Cutter and Engraver. I picked up a dust collector from Harbor Freight for use as an exhaust fan. 
  • Rather than buying more, I decided to make due with what I had on hand. I needed 4″ duct to run from the laser cutter to the dust collector. I thought I would just go out and buy another piece of 4″ duct despite having several feet laying around the shop. I may need it later. STOP! USE WHAT YOU HAVE!