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.

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.