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 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.

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.