Musings

Weekly progress update

  • Workbench
    • Still need to nail on the 1/4″ plywood…
  • MPCNC Build – (check v1engineering.com)
    • Still squaring table – making a torsion box for the top.
    • Conduit rails being cut to size
    • Assembly of sub-parts ongoing.
  • Storage area for the garage
    • Basic plan in place. –
    • Need to get rid of unused stuff first.
  • New desk for the old computer
    • Developing plans in Fusion 360
    • Really need a new computer… mine is 15 years old…
  • Next artwork: Working title is “Monument”
    • It’s in process already, form cut and assembled. Canvas panels being stitched in place.
    • Stand for the next piece designed in Fusion 360
  • Leatherwork
    • Tote
      • Pattern cut
      • Leather:
        • 5-6oz oil-tanned pebble grain brown cowhide
        • 1oz glazed black goat for liner.
    • Journal cover
      • Design complete for a 8×5.5 inch journal
        • Extra – making it parametric to allow auto sizing depending on the original journal size.
        • Pattern printed
        • Leather: 5oz veg-tan
    • Purse
      • Design about 80% complete in Fusion 360
      • Leather: 5oz veg-tan
  • Daughter’s Wedding Planning
    • Parametric designed trellis for my daughter… once her venue is set and the size of it is determined, I will just need to adjust the height and width… Fusion 360 should do the rest.

Post Weekend update…

  • New Workbench
    • 1/4 plywood will cover the bench temporarily until I replace the 2x12s
    • Need to cut to size and nail in place with air nailer.
  • CNC
    • Table almost done but it’s not square. Working to fix.
    • Rails still need to be cut to size
    • Assembly of some parts underway.
  • Storage area for the garage
    • Basic plan in place.
    • Need to get rid of unused stuff first.
  • New desk for the old computer
    • Developing plans in Fusion 360
    • Really need a new computer… mine is 15 years old…
  • Next artwork: Working title is “Monument”
    • It’s in process already, form cut and assembled. Canvas panels being stitched in place.
    • Stand for the next piece designed in Fusion 360
  • Leatherwork… Practicing getting my skills up again. It’s been a while.
    • Purse for my wife – Pattern cut, oil-tanned leather bought, glazed goat for liner.
    • Journal cover for someone I’m mentoring – Pattern 80% complete.
    • Backpack for my son – He’s deciding what he wants and wants to help build it.
  • Other stuff
    • Parametric designed trellis for my daughter… once her venue is set and the size of it is determined, I will just need to adjust the height and width… Fusion 360 will do the rest.

Photos to come…

It's been a while…

Yeah, so I took a bit of a hiatus to clean up my studio work space and finish up creating the CNC. Complications with regular work life and my personal life took over, but trying to get back on track.

Everything is in process… and a process unto itself.

Multiple projects in the works
I haven’t been slacking… well maybe slacking for posting.

  • New Workbench
    • 48×30 table top
    • Used salvaged wood but noticed that part of the wood used for the top has an oily substance soaked in. It’s covered for now, but needs to be replaced in the long run.
  • CNC
    • Now designed for a 2×2 foot working area.
    • Parts are printed, but the rails still need to be cut to size
    • Table is designed and parts are cut… I need to finish assembly.
    • Planning larger DIY CNC.
  • Storage area for the garage
    • Storage for normal stuff… seasonal decorations, bikes, etc.
    • Storage for tools…
      • French cleat wall
      • Roll around project tool cart with french cleat sides
    • Basic plan in place.
  • New desk for the old computer
    • Old desk is small… kid’s sized. (I’m a bit bigger now) and having multiple monitors is a big table space issue.
    • Need is there, plans needs development.
  • Next artwork
    • It’s in process already, form cut and assembled. Canvas panels being stitched in place.
    • Stand for the next piece designed as well…
  • Leatherwork… Practicing getting my skills up again. It’s been a while.
    • Purse for my wife
    • Journal cover for someone I’m mentoring
    • Backpack for my son
    • Something for my daughter
    • Other products to sell.
  • Other Furniture
    • Designs in process.

Photos to come…