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.

January 18, 2016 Shop Log

  • Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day! Time to recommit one’s self to fighting injustice. It is far from being eradicated.
  • Kazuki decided. to join me today

  • Mounted a radio charger base to the holder

  • Drilled the holes for the charger base cords

  • Painted a black border around the Luke Skywalker Tauntaun Sign

  • I would like to try and get my electronics station set and organized today, using the Anthro Standing Cart I picked up from Portland Community Media.
  • During a cleaning frenzy a couple of days ago, I found the water flow sensor I purchased from I would also like to get that installed onto the K40 Laser Cutter and Engraver.
  • Mounted the (6) charge bases to the holder

  • Cutting mounting holes in the PCM TV Shroud on the Shapeoko

  • I slotted the mounting holes on the shroud for flexibility in positioning the shroud on the wall when mounted. My ability to accurately measure and set anchors in concrete block is questionable at best.

January 17, 2016 Shop Log

  • Added second layer of cherry-colored wood filler

  • Sanded away the wood filler and filled the inage with gray paint

  • Cutting a side wall of the Baefong Radio Charging Bank on the Shapeoko

  • Baefong Radio Charging Bank Holder

    Assembled the Baefong Radio Charging Bank Holder

  • Cleaned up my sloppy paint job by sanding away my mistakes

  • Bolted my platform to the Printrbot Simple Metal for easier transport

  • I broke the 3mm tap in one of the holes I drilled into the base of the Printrbot Simple Metal. I need to remember to utilize the proper drillbit size. I used a #40 size bit and should have used a #39 size bit. Live and learn.

January 16, 2016 Shop Log

  • ChiliPeppr Luke Skywalker Tauntaun Sign

    Cutting out a Luke Skywalker Tauntaun sign on the Shapeoko

  • Attempting to clean up the shop as I watch the Shapeoko work
  • Baefong Radio Charging Bank

    Designing a holder for a bank of 12 Baefong Radios

  • Sanded the rough edges of Shapeoko work piece spacers…I wonder if I should complement them with some Bench Dogs
  • On a Home Depot run, I picked up some cherry-colored wood filler for the text on the Luke Skywalker Tauntaun sign. I set the first layer and let it dry in the spray booth.