June 2, 2019 Shop Log

For awhile, the MakerCave Octopi has been warning me of a under-voltage issue. I have noticed this issue on several of my Raspberry Pis. Finally, I ordered an UM25C USB Meter from Amazon. Though, while not under load, the USB micro power connection (from the USB power ports of the UPS) reported just over 5 volts, as soon as the MakerCave Octopi was plugged in, the voltage dropped down to 4.6 volts, triggering a under-voltage warning. I switched over to a 2.5-amp power supply, and that resolved the issue.
You plug in the power source into the meter, in this case into the micro USB input. Then you plug in the device you wish to measure into the USB A female connection. The meter shows you the voltage and amperage the device is drawing. So this wireless charging pad is drawing 5.162 volts and .2715 amps to charge my AirPods.
I finished cutting the parts on the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter for the Eiffel Tower model. I will pack it up and send it to my brother and nephews as a gift.
I have had an idea festering in the back of my mind to get my fly-fishing equipment organized.
Since I had tools running and was working on shop organization and clean-up, I put the Stacker 500 to work, creating more spray can storage brackets.
Of course, I didn’t notice that the holes in the top and bottom trout were slightly different until I finished the cutting job, so I had to recut the top trout to match the bottom. Assembling went well I think. Now just to mount it in the garage at home…

March 3, 2019 Shop Log

The crew at the Amphitheater completed all the Type II Barricades they could with the pieces they had. I cut some additional slats and handles for the start of Monday.
Today I had set the goal of removing the drift boat from the ceiling and moving it over to temporary storage. I don’t think that will have today.
I moved a step closer toward completing the Rotating Power Tool Stand. I cut out the side supports for the rotating drum with the X-Carve CNC Router.
I captured this time lapse of the cutting job on the X-Carve CNC Router using a Wyze Security Camera I have mounted above the router.

February 24, 2019 Shop Log

In between tasks, I loaded the X-Carve with plywood blanks and cut out handles for some Type II Barricades I designed for the Amphitheater.
Using the Bridgeport Milling Machine, I drilled holes for the replacement supports for the Parking Equipment Trailer. I finished one half of the supports.
In preparation for making more Type II Barricades, I cut slats and handles.
I used Boxes.py and the FSL Muse Engraver and Cutter to create this storage tray for the Creality Ender 3 3D Printer we are donating for the Our Lady of Lourdes school auction.

February 17, 2019 Shop Log

I needed to start tidying up some of my equipment, like the dust collection barrels cluttering to the shop floor. For one of my Dust Deputy-equipped Shop-Vacs, I mounted the collection barrel on the top of the Shop-Vac cart with the help of the X-Carve CNC Router. This will make the Shop-Vac a bit easier to move around the shop.
Like I said, getting the Dust Deputy-equipped dust collection off the shop floor was a priority today. Now when I move the Shapeoko CNC Router Table, I am not dragging its dust collection system behind it.

The SD card for the QuickDraw Bot went back, and I had to re-flash a new operating system for the QuickDraw Bot. It is now back up and operational.

I started working on my rotating flip-top power tool bench to help reduce the amount of floor or bench space my power tools were taking up, especially those I seldom lay used.