The Pen Turning Workshop held on 13-April-2014 was a great success. Participants spent a few minutes practicing shaping wood on a lathe using a chisel. Once feeling comfortable with their skills, each person moved on to shaping rectangular pieces of wood and into pen-shaped pieces. These pieces were assembled with the mechanical parts of a pen. The finished products from this workshop are below. Not only do they look great, the makers can be proud showing off their woodworking prowess.
I have been working with my Atlas/Clausing CNC mill quite a bit lately and remembered that the process of moving the machine into the building was far more compex than anything I will likely do to the machine while it is in the building . I will share some of the photos (as soon as I can find them) but for now wanted to get this story down while I was thinking of it.
Submitted by CT Hackerspace on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:21pm
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00pm
TONIGHT'S SPOTLIGHT / Show & Tell Item: Getting the Most out of an Oscilloscope
Chuck Schall who has experience in numerous technologies and electronic equipment, has volunteered to introduce you getting aquainted to Oscilloscope use and basics. In addtion, if you are looking to get even more use out of your scope, Chuck can assist in demonstrating advance uses on individual questions as well. This is a great opportunity to stop by and learn or add to a resourceful skillset.
Submitted by CT Hackerspace on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:06pm
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this class, you will be introduced to the basics of using a lathe for turning your own pen. Each student will create their own beautiful wooden pen from rectangular piece of wood stock.
Looking for a fun and rewarding introductory woodturning experience? Turning a wooden pen is a great way to learn about the beautiful and exciting world of wood turning with no prior experience needed. From the smallest pen to large vases, the lathe has some of the most artistic capacity of any tool in the woodshop. The possibilities for useful and functional art are endless.
Submitted by CT Hackerspace on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:11pm
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:30am
Car Pool to watch the Trinity Fire Fighting Robot Contest! Meet at CT Hackerspace and carpool to Trinity College to watch the latest in robotics firefight at the Trinity Fire Fighting Robot Contest. The Event is all weekend long, but it is suggested to go up Saturday for the best viewing. To get a proper head count, please check in on our meetup event page, http://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/171116132/