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Machine Gauging

When starting out as a young machinist so many years ago, I soon discovered that a tape measure simply wasn’t going to cut it. I will be demonstrating the use of various calipers, indicators, and micrometers. If your going to make something you might as well make it right.

PCB Laser Toner Method

The easiest way I have found so far to make a PCB is to use the Toner Transfer method. You will need some basic supplies to include the following items to complete this task. The above three items in include an iron, copper PCB, and my circuit printed with a laser printer onto a transparency.

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Drill PCB with a Center Drill

I can only say one thing in regard to drilling PCBs by hand, why are you using a jobber drill? What is a jobber drill? A jobber drill is meant for drilling deep holes and thus have a lot of flute length. So, let me introduce you to something known as a Center Drill. These

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Reference Materials

One thing that drives me nuts is not having solid reference materials when I am researching or building something. I will be putting together a list of books that I use on a rather regular basis. It is easy to look things up online however when you are in the middle of milling something or

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Open Hack Space

My intent for Open Hack Space is to connect the Hobbyist Fabricator who may now be dabbling with 3D printing, machining and electronics design with those who do it professionally. I have seen the trial and error approach of those who have little fabrication background and yet have strong electronics backgrounds. Often times evident in

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