Category Archives: shoptour

Step one on the revised workspace

One of the things I needed to add to the workspace, in order to do the Japanese metalwork and engraving, is an adjustable height work platform and Ideally with a turntable.  The reason for this is that it makes it … Continue reading

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July update

I know, I know.. I’ve been terrible about updating here.  I’ve been a bit preoccupied with getting things back up and running after vacation,  and making some adjustments in the shop.    One of the things I’ve been busy with is … Continue reading

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Early september update:

So perhaps the title of Early September is a bit optimistic now that I’m looking at the calendar. Where to start…  How about the shed.  The door hardware was acquired, the door fabricated and hung.  I’ve even managed to get … Continue reading

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End of July update

So July has ended.  It was a busy month.  The shed took a bit more to get built than I hoped for but not by much.  I underestimated the amount of fill I would need to level the spot for … Continue reading

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Mid July update

I know things have been pretty quite on the news front here, so time to give you all an update. The new forge I built earlier this year has been living in a temporary structure in the yard where I … Continue reading

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Can of Whoop-Etch

One of the things I need to work with stainless steel is a way to mark the blades, since my tang stamp is not really appropriate for stainless.   One of the standard methods of marking stainless is electro-etching.  There are … Continue reading

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Quick update

I’ve been a bit busy lately working on process stuff, which is why there haven’t been any updates here the last week. There are a number of things going on that I will post about soon, including: I am collecting … Continue reading

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There is flat and then there is FLAT

One of the ongoing projects is to get all of the machine tools set up and running. A number of years ago I bought a small surface grinder.  It sat around neglected for quite some time.  A couple months ago … Continue reading

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3d sliding tile puzzle

I haven’t gotten back to training the robot yet. The last bunch of days I have been working on organizing the space and clearing out some junk. The house isn’t huge and while I have quite a bit of space … Continue reading

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Progress with the torchmate

So I’m making more progress on the permanent install of the Torchmate CNC table.  Due to the grinding dust I wanted to keep the computer that runs it in the next room.  So I have run video and 2usb cables … Continue reading

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