October 13, 2020 Shop Log

I started working on set of wooden engraved Paris Metro Subway Map tiles. I plan to open up an online store for the things I make.

While cutting the tiles with the bandsaw, I broke the blade and had to make a run to Woodcrafters in Portland for a replacement.

While I was at Woodcrafters, I purchased a new 8” disc and 4”x36” belt sander unit.

December 1, 2019 Shop Log

I installed the second shelf lift. This one is for my belt and disc sander. Two power tools off the floor…

With the help of Nick Dodson, the electrician we use at the Amphitheater, I made up an quad box extension cord from my 240-volt service, splitting the 240-volt service into two 120-volt dedicated circuits.

With the FSL Muse Laser Cutter, I created mounting plates for my Ridgid battery chargers on the IKEA Skadis peg board. Actually, I used this as an opportunity to get David, my helper, to figure out how to design custom items to meet one’s specific needs. I tried to teach David how to use a calipers and SketchUp to create a drawing. However…

We ran into some mis-measurement issues. Not once…

But twice before getting it right.

I lost a cordless drill today. It did last sixteen years, so I got some use from it.

The Stacker 500 3D printer was put to work today. The poop bag holder went missing some time ago and decided to print a replacement.

November 25, 2019 Shop Log

I moved McKenzie’s Jedi shrine from the old bedroom to her new bedroom. During the transport, the plastic brackets I made to hold her lightsaber upright. Luckily, I had the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter set up and was able to quickly make replacements.

The storage brackets I ordered from Amazon arrived today. These brackets are designed for kitchen appliances, just as mixers, to be easily stored under cabinets. I mocked one up to see how it worked. Eventually, I will mount my bench grinder on these brackets.

Also from Amazon came my Keychron K2 Wireless Keyboard. What a great mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting.

I continued to install wall organization, such as pegboard and bins.

I started to unpack and organize tools. Router bits next to the router table…

November 16, 2019 Shop Log

I put the FSL Muse Laser Cutter and Engraver to work after the installing the new exhaust vent. Jill want to create something for a party contest, something pumpkin-themed. I obliged.

I created a serving tray for Jill’s pumpkin muffins.

I continued to work on consolidating equipment. I followed up on something I saw on YouTube regarding flip-top power tool storage. After proof of concept, I was ready to implement.

If I were able to integrate my miter saw into one of my conveyor roller tables, then I would be able to eliminate the need for the two feed tables and saw stand.

I just have to install a gate latch to keep the flip-top tight to the side of the conveyor roller table when the saw is stowed.

I will eventually store the following in the same manner:

  • Bench jointer
  • Mini lathe
  • Metal miter saw
  • Bench grinder
  • Bench vise