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Weekday Hack Shack Improvements PLUS FUN!!

  • Jan 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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For this meetup we are going to engage in a little of the following:

1.  Try to re-familiarize ourselves with where everything is...  The initial reorganization is a little disorienting after a couple of months of living in functional filth.

2.  Work on the Computer Lab desk.  We are running the router over the trim, doing some minor hand sanding, and getting a coat of spar varnish onto the finished result.

3.  Install a few outlet covers and check condition of the outlets.

4.  Pop in a couple more light fixtures.

5.  Get ready for constructing something fun.

More on #5.

  While I am not generally a fan of weaponry, I happen to love archery.  I find that others have the same interest, or at least think that learning to build something as elegant as a laminated recurve wood-composite bow is pretty cool.  It is also a simple and near immediately gratifying project.  In hopes of being able to build some target bows in the near future, we are going to take a little time in the evening to select and mill some lumber into lames (thin wood that is for laminating or gluing together).  We will do this first because the planer has nice new knives in it, while the band saw that also has new blades seems to need new tires to track right (and we will need it for the successive steps).

  We will also break out some material designated for making the bow molds and at least get it marked and ready for the bandsaw.  We very likely will have the big bandsaw up and running before Sunday (`Mr. Postman, bring me some parts...`)

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  • Sam L.

    There is so much to do when we start out each time, and by the end only scraps.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Art E.

    Woo-Hoo! We have the desk trim shaped now. Very nice looking desk(did we get pictures?) despite the recycled materials. Got the backsplashes cut out and the trim milled for those, so ethernet outlets on the desk are coming soon. Dylan brought LED bulbs and he and Andy did a stare-and-compare with a couple of different types of those against the 85 watt incandescent types with luminosity going in favor of the LED's that pull only about 1/8th of the juice. He is ordering more to outfit the shop. Please contact Dylan if you would like to help fund this.
    After the After-party, somehow a prototype (of a tried in true design albeit) or a kayak got cut out. These pieces will be the master templates for the Kayak Kunstrukshyun event we will have in early March. Gotta build one to show to sponsors though...
    Final note: Insurance quote for our activities is 375 annual. Divided by 72 members that is about $5 per year. If you can chip in your Fiver, please drop me a line.

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Dylan H.

    Finally able to attend a meeting! I'm bringing by a couple of different lightbulb options to improve the lighting situation. I've also got an idea at what my first crafting project will be.

    1 · January 21, 2014

5 went

  • Art E.
    Shop Supervisor, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Sam L.
    Computer Lab Supervisor, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Dylan H.
    Web Technology Mentor, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Don D.
    Plank-Owner and Basketball Genie

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