October 1, 2017 Shop Log

  • I realized that we lost some detail in the initial print of the Mirror of Erised. I changed a setting in Simplify3D to allow single layer walls to be printed.
  • I also modified two illuminated Exit Signs for temporary canopy tent installations. I added a Edison tail for AC power and a switch to turn off the backup battery when not used.
  • I worked on the CEIA Magnetometer Storage Dollies. I redesigned the wheel board to be narrower and not include stacking storage yokes.
  • This required me to include a single battery storage box onto the Stacking Pallet.
  • Well, the Muse took a shit today. The touchscreen will not turn on and is blank. The machine is a dud. I noticed the issue beginning to rear it ugly head over the last couple of cutting sessions, but a power cycle seemed to resolve the issue. Now that doesn’t work…

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 11, 2017 Shop Log

  • I finally completed the fourth CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dolly with the installation of the Battery Storage Box.
  • I moved the fourth CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dolly out of MakerCave to the Amphitheater.
  • I managed to cut two more pairs of yokes for the CEIA Magnetometers.
  • Also stockpiled parts for future CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dollies…
  • The latest addition to the MakerCave Art Gallery…

August 4, 2017 Shop Notes

  • I finished cutting the (8) tabletops for the Amphitheater.
  • Unfortunately while cutting these tabletops on the bandsaw, I dulled the 1/4" blade trying to go through a screw. I installed a 3/16" blade.
  • I put together a new Parking Lot Working Light for the Amphitheater.
  • I wonder if I am so difference from others. I see a problem or an issue, and I work to find a solution. I tend not to ignore it and think someone else will fix it. There was a split seam on one of the ropes at the Amphitheater, and I took it upon myself to repair it. This meant developing a new skill, learning to use a sewing awl.