January 27, 2019 Shop Log

I came into the shop, and the Stacker 500 finished printing out the model of the Sagrada Familia Nave.
Picking up where I left off yesterday, I used the Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter to starting making the work-holding L-brackets.
I exported my SketchUp design into a DXF file and then imported that file into Inkscape. As you can see, I ran into a bit of a scaling issue.
After searching the SketchUp Extension Warehouse, I discovered the FaceSVG: SVG Export for faces extension in order to export faces in SVG format. This corrected the scaling issue I had when exporting from DXF in SketchUp and then importing the DXF file into Inkscape in order to create a SVG file for the Muse.
I glued the layers of the L-bracket together.
The L-Brackets and Cam Clamps worked out well.

January 26, 2019 Shop Log

I decided to start making some work-holding tools I found on the Shapeoko User Group on Facebook, some cam holding clamps and holding L-brackets.
While the Shapeoko ran its job, I cut some additional directional signage for the Amphitheater on the GCC Expert24LX Vinyl Cutter. However, I just noticed a mistake. The signage was to read Main Gates, not Plaza Gates.
I also fired up the Stacker 500 to start printing the nave of the Sagrada Familia model.
I finished drilling the mounting holes and installing the mounting T-nuts on the backings for the Amphitheater Parking Lot Solar Work Light Panels.
The L-brackets I found on Facebook weren’t designed from my X-Carve CNC Router, so I decided to design one myself. It will be 3D-printed rather than cut from MDF.

January 19, 2019 Shop Log

McKenzie and I had some time to kill before her 1:00 PM riding lesson, so we grabbed a coffee and came to the shop.

I immediately fired up the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter and started cutting out the next panel of parts for the Eiffel Tower model.
While the Muse did its job, I quickly threw together a stand for the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer at home. The Monoprice Select Mini would set above on the shelf, and the Printrbot underneath. Planting the beginnings of my 3D Printer farm…

January 12, 2019 Shop Log

While doing some computer work, I loaded the Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter with a fresh piece of 3mm birch plywood and ran a cutting job of the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower model.
Using SketchUp, I quickly drafted and created a stand for my Cetus3D Printer at home.
The end result worked out well, gaining me some additional precious desktop space.
And while at it, I also created a stand for my Monoprice Select Mini at home.

I also updated my copy of Vectric VCarve 7.5 for Shopbot to VCarve Pro 9.5. I now have another software package to learn.