November 2022 Newsletter
November 19, 2022
From the October 2022 Newsletter:

A Bit Closer...

We are a little bit closer to moving into the front of the building. The property owner had a big estate sale and sold quite a bit of the stuff that was being stored in suites 201 and 202. At least things are moving in the right direction. Hopefully we will be putting up Christmas decorations in the new space later this year.

It seems that September was the month for close tolerances, making precise measurements that is. In August C.E. showed us how to make wood joints that fit perfectly. In September we learned how we could use a light beam to make measurements in the billionths of an inch. We also took delivery of a surface grinder. This machine allows us to machine metal to within a 10,000th of an inch. Talk about splitting a hair, this machine allows us to split a hair 20 ways. We now have a group working hard on learning how to machine metal on the Bridgeport milling machine. The course is 8 weeks long, so hopefully we will have plenty of members who will be able make new tools and machines for the Shop and Lab.

The holidays will be here before we know it, so start working on those ideas for decorations and gifts. If you have ideas, and would like to share them, use our facilities at either the lab or shop to share them with other members.

Getting together and brainstorming ideas helps everyone come up with new inventive projects and methods. Don’t be bashful! Post a note on Slack about a meeting time and see where it leads. We have the tools, we can get the materials, all we need are the ideas.

Keep on makin!

George Carlson
President, MakerBarn