From the November 2022
The Remarkable MakerBarn
What we are doing at The MakerBarn is a remarkable thing. I hear that all the time.
But there are also remarkable people out there that not only talk about how special
The MakerBarn is, but help make it become even more special. Recently one of those
remarkable people gifted a CNC Milling machine to The MakerBarn. He knew we were
wanting to get a CNC mill and were waiting to gather up the funds for the purchase. So,
he offered his machine. The machine is a rather large bed mill. Big, but still not so big we
wouldn’t have room for it. The machine is about 20 years old, which is young for machine
tools. Even better, its control system has been upgraded to a Centroid system very similar
to the Centroid controls on our CNC router. This should help substantially with the
learning curve. Right now, we are searching for a company to move the 4500-pound
goliath to our facility. We will be locating it in the back of suite 202. So, a big thank you
should go out to all those people who volunteer their time and those remarkable people
who are willing to give to The MakerBarn to keep us growing and become even more
special. We are truly blessed.
On November 13th from 4:30 until 6:00 we will be having our quarterly Potluck Dinner
in the Lab. If you would like to bring something, be sure to signup on the Signup Genius.
More about this below.
We are making progress on our move, but no firm date yet. It
reminds me of fishing, we don’t know when, but eventually
something good will happen!
Our Christmas tree will be going up at the end of the month. It
sure would be nice to see some more handmade ornaments on it.
So, get to work and make something!