After a long and just brutal struggle with the 3d printer…
It is on the way… Write up to follow…
I coaxed Ally into taking the board out during an incredible Veteran’s Day swell. The overhead surf was intimidating to her but she braved crashing waves and paddled out. I couldn’t stand to see her having all the fun so I paddled her board out and switched with her. We didn’t have someone on the camera so pics are limited.
Matej received Lego Dimensions for his birthday and needed a place to store everything. His Skylander collection in taking up all the space in the coffee table so I made him (me) this organizer. With all the character swapping during the game this worked out perfect! And it will look good in a month when he’s done playing the game.
The board came from the scrap pile, cut to size and Lego character spots were cut on the drill press with a forstner bit and I chiseled out a spot for the portal/base. The bottom half of the edge was beveled 45 degrees to make it easier to pick up. Should have cut a little storage area under the portal to keep the little bits and pieces that were left over.
I laid out a pattern on a sheet of 1/2″ plywood so that I could cut out eight supports. It ended up a little short and flimsy but it is just enough to keep the boards organized and up off the ground.
I picked up some 6′ threaded rod and cut sections of PVC as separators. Threaded everything together and covered the PVC with some pipe insulation. Awesome weekend project and room for one more board that’s under construction! Woo Hoo!
Working on a new board. Design completed. Printing has begun. WooHoo! I am planning to glass this by wetting out the glass on a table then transferring to the board. I’ll be using a Sun Cure/ Solarez resin this time around so that I can work slowly and hopefully get a better finish. Stay tuned for updates and another project log.
I’ve been working a long time on this. Go check out the full details on this page.
I finally etched my first board! I bought my first 2 layer copper clad and some peel-n-stick traces more than 20 years ago. They’ve been sitting in my projects box since then. So it’s about time to try it out. It was not without some problems but I’m real happy with the way it came out. I used a laser to burn the design into copper clad covered in flat black paint. And used a Hydrogen Peroxide(2 parts)/Muriatic Acid(1 part) solution for the etch. It took about 10 minutes with some gentle rubbing to finish the etch and about 2 days to learn Eagle CAD and design a board.
Now off to find those drill bits I bought last year…