First visit to TechShop San Francisco yesterday for the Angular Sheetmetal class. Got checked out on the 50 inch hydraulic shear, the similarly sized bending brake, a Beverly and straight manual shear, turret punch and spot welder. Part of the long trail of getting a better source of plates. TechShop is a fantastic resource. I’m not sure I have enough free time to make membership worthwhile yet, but I do plan to keep taking classes and perhaps going on a day-use basis if that is allowed. TechShop only has a few locataions in the US, but it is well worth checking out if you are anywhere near one. The URL is http://www.techshop.ws/index.html
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- Happy Anniversary!
January 6, 2013 | 4:43 am
Today is (more or less) the day that in 1839 saw the public announcement of the daguerreotype process. Thank you Louis and Joseph!
- Free time!
December 28, 2012 | 2:29 pm
Having some time off from work. Have created what (I hope!) are the final cutting templates for the stainless steel dag plate project. Also picked up an odd Packard type shutter on e-Bay that I may try to replicate in acrylic. Also spending some time on finalizing the sixth plate camera and experimenting with creating […]
- Two days of laser prep
September 9, 2012 | 5:37 pm
Two straight days of prepping plans for laser cutting. Steel plate cutting templates, lens mounts and film holder mounts for the B&J 8×10 and some experimental 35mm plate holders made out of 1/32 ABS. Not quite done, but should be good to go when Pagoda Arts reopens after vacation time. A great leap forward.
- Cutting and Welding
July 28, 2012 | 12:30 pm
Did a dry run today of the new plate cutting templates at Tech Shop. Ran into some problems with the first cut and had to back off on the production run. Need to make some template adjustments. The good news is that the cutting is three times as precise as it needs to be. Finished […]
July 15, 2012 | 5:05 am
Have been slowly moving forward with my experiment to create stainless steel based plates. Today I plan to finalize the cutting templates so I can cut up the 1’x2′ piece I had plated. The plan is to use 1/16″ acrylic laser-cut templates to guide the cutting on the 40″ hydraulic shear at TechShop. The real […]
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