Sally

Unboxing Our Biggest Summer 2019 Member Giveback Item

Unboxing Our Biggest Summer 2019 Member Giveback Item

Each month we purchase equipment and supplies/consumables that our members request. This summer we saved several month’s worth of funds and bought something big! It is a benchtop mill. It will let us machine metal, including steel. As purchased it is a manual mill – similar to a drill press. We have a donated digital readout system that we’re hoping to install so we can do very accurate machining. Long term we plan to upgrade it to CNC (Computer Numeric Control) so it can machine parts that were drawn in a CAD program. The photos below show the unboxing – a future blog post will cover installation and use.

New Equipment – Brake, Press, Slip-roll!

New Equipment – Brake, Press, Slip-roll!

Dan, one of our members, recently donated a combination shear, press brake, and slip-roll that can do all kinds of cool stuff to sheet metal. In order to use it, we needed to put it on a stand, and due to the weight, the stand had to be sturdy! As luck would have it, a different member had donated some cabinets that fit the bill. The photos below show us building the cabinets into a stand for the shear, press brake, slip-roll.

New Tools, February

New Tools, February

This month, our friends at BOSCH Tools donated a brand new 14" abrasive cut-off machine. We also purchased a number of new accessories for the media lab and vinyl cutter. Come see for yourself! Our next tech social is on Friday, March 1st.

Fox.Build Synthesizer Interest Group Inauguration

Yesterday was the first session of the Fox.Build DIY Synthesizer Interest Group. If you missed it, don’t worry! We will have another one soon. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Meetup.com to be notified of our next meeting. You can also reach out to us directly if you have any questions.

We’ve Got a Metal Lathe!

Many members have been asking if we have a lathe in the metal shop. This week, we were lucky to receive a lathe on loan from member Herman. Thanks, Herman! We hope you will stop by and see it for yourself.