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Maker Tidbits

From: Robert K.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:11 PM

Hi folks,

First, some housekeeping:  If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to check the bottom-most checkbox under the group settings page (for email notifications).  Also, please post any interesting maker-related news, tips, tricks, or whatever there.

For example ...

  1. Troy Davis points to Pakit's Repair Cafe event - "A free event that brings together people who like to fix things, with people who have stuff that needs fixin".  November 7th, from 6-9 pm @ Pakit. Details here.
  2. Maker tip: When filing metal use a bit of chalk to keep keep filings from jamming in the file and scoring your work surface.
  3. Maker technique: "How to Nitre Blue Gun Metal" (youtube) -  A quick way to "blue" steel parts that looks pretty bitchin and would be fun to try some time.  (You can impart a variety of different colors depending on the process apparently.)

Lastly, congratulations to the High Desert Maker Mill on winning the wildcard slot at the BVC unConference!  It's great seeing those guys getting out into the community and making (*heh*) a makerspace happen!

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