Message from the president Unfortunately, the 4th anniversary party at “The Grounds” had to be cancelled due to the spike in Covid-19 infections in Montgomery County. Eventually all this will become just a bad memory, but for now it is quite real. Also, you may have heard that Ed Fraini took a nasty fall at home. Bad enough it put him in the hospital for a few days. Ed is the Manager of the Barn Managers and has been doing a great job. Currently, John Buckley has taken on some of Ed’s tasks. We all hope Ed recovers quickly; we miss him at the barn. Even though we are still operating the Barn on a reduced schedule, good things have been happening. For example; Raul did a great job changing the lighting in the shop from fluorescent to LED. It is much brighter in the shop. Thanks, Raul! We have … Read More
Notes from the class in PDF format Links Source for downloading models: https://www.thingiverse.com/ Site for designing parts in the browser: https://tinkercad.com Channel for learning Fusion 360: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKHaug Software we use for slicing at the barn: https://www.simplify3d.com/ Free utility for slicing: https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/52819-new-beta-of-ultimaker-cura-40-now-available
This video by George Carlson shows the method of grinding lathe tools at The MakerBarn. Uniform grinding techniques are important for tool longevity of shared tools.
The Maker’s Mark Ever since people have been making things, they’ve been placing their mark on the item. From the stones in giant buildings to tiny pieces of jewelry. Why? Because they were proud of their work and were willing to show it and they wanted people in the future to know where it came from. The mark was generally hidden, and quite often could only be found by someone else skilled in the trade. If you look at the silicon die inside an Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, you will see the stylized initials “HF”. Hal Feeney was one of the designers of the 8080, and the person who designed the physical layout of the chip. Rumor has it that the Soviets cloned the 8080 by doing a straight copy of the chip’s artwork, including Hal’s maker mark. The maker’s mark is usually not in plain sight. On a chest … Read More
Thread cutting procedure on the lathe at The MakerBarn. For great information on thread cutting and other machining procedures, see Joe Pieczynski’s YouTube channel. His thread measuring video is at: https://youtu.be/be6Q9mm4vEQ A link to the chart used in this video is below: http://www.team358.org/files/mechanical/Clausing12inLatheMakingThreads.pdf
Part seven of the Bridgeport Mill series. This installment discusses end mills and other cutters. The video uses the machines and tooling at The MakerBarn, but should be helpful to others as well.
This is an introductory video for members of The MakerBarn who wish to become qualified on the Grizzly G4003 Lathe. It may be useful to others who are interested in this lathe.
The second of a two part discussion on work holding in the mill. If you can’t hold it, you can’t cut it. The video uses the machines and tooling at The MakerBarn, but should be helpful to others as well.
First of a two part series on simple workholding in the Bridgeport Milling Machine. This video was done at The MakerBarn using tooling available at the makerspace.
This video is a review of and instruction on the operation of the Grizzly G0817 bandsaw at The MakerBarn. The saw has been setup with a 1/2″ Wood Slicer blade and performs very well.