January 8, 2021 Shop Log

I have had this drill bit set for the last couple of years, and getting bits out of the index has been a royal pain in the ass. The bits held tight, making me grab a pair of pliers in order to get one out with scraping my knuckles. Then I read an interesting hack. Using the 9/32” bit, ream out the bit holes in the index. Works perfectly. I can now easily remove a bit from the index without struggling.

January 3, 2020 Shop Log

I reused the wheel base for the dust collector, which I no longer needed since I mounted it to the wall. I added sides to the base to create a rolling bin that fits perfectly underneath the RTJ-1390I Laser Cutter. I will use it to store scrap material for the laser cutter.

Sindhu Kuhle and Patty Barrett came over to finish their quote signs this morning. Today they applied finishing wax to their signs. They went from their ideas laid out on Easel to a physical sign in two classes. They seemed pleased with the end results.

I started cutting out the fly rod rack from the Oregon white oak boards on the X-Carve CNC Router

I ran a practice burn on a scrap piece of the oak. I think I want to engrave a Norman Maclean quote along the belly of the top trout.

January 2, 2021 Shop Log

I continue to tweak the design of the April Angel storage boxes I think this is the final design as I made it more fitting to the angel’s size.

McKenzie and I stopped at Goby this morning, and I picked up some Oregon white oak boards to make another fly rod holder to sell on Etsy. I started redesigning to correct some of the problems I ran into with the first one.

January 1, 2020 Shop Log

I finished two more orders for custom dog leash holders. They are boxed and ready to be shipped.

I also worked on rounded storage boxes for the April Angels. Rather than using plywood, I tried the thin walnut stock. I didn’t have much luck with the flex hinges in the corners. The walnut was just too brittle.

However, I like experimenting with different mediums and decided to try acrylic. Here is the result.