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by metis
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Uses/Equipment
Topic: Sandblasting Station
Replies: 20
Views: 11338

Re: Sandblasting Station

as a nut allergy sufferer, i'll take a stab at a few things. keep in mind that everyone with an allergy has different sensitivity levels. what might give me an asthma attack may kill someone else, and vice versa. walnut shells are an allergen for me, particularly their dust. storing them in a sealed...
by metis
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Give to the Max Day 2011 - November 16th
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Give to the Max Day 2011 - November 16th

our give mn page will be updated a bit before then as well, but pyro nailed it. each hour of the day a random donation will be selected for a bonus gift. it doesn't matter the value, they just lottery one random donation each hour and add a bonus to it. obviously donations at non peak hours have a h...
by metis
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New maker space in town
Replies: 27
Views: 5892

Re: New maker space in town

Non-Profit corporate status in MN means briefly that we as a corporation can not pay dividends to shareholders or profit based bonuses to staff. It is a prerequisite for being a NFP. NOT-FOR-Profit (NFP) means (generally) that the group is a non-profit or similarly structured group that is able to t...
by metis
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Group Projects
Topic: Blog Series: Shop Highlights
Replies: 2
Views: 2552

Re: Blog Series: Shop Highlights

that is brilliant. i'd add in a chunk on safety and hazards. there are a number of tools (table saw has been the distinct example) where if you see a trained person using it you don't see all of the details like body position and material location to minimize kickback. clearly going into detail on h...
by metis
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shapelock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: shapelock?

paul, that was perfect, thanks so much
by metis
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shapelock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: shapelock?

awesome paul, thanks.

no, tomorrow night i'll be hawking sexy beer keg costumes and animatronic zombie babies.
by metis
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shapelock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

shapelock?

a small amount of shapelock thermo plastic would greatly aid in trying to sort out a halloween makeup issue, does anyone know where i might buy some in town, or have ~30 beads or so (a bit over a teaspoon) that they'd want to give me?
by metis
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Help Moving CNC Router
Replies: 22
Views: 9106

Re: Help Moving CNC Router

well, the truck i was thinking of is iirc a 8'+ bed full width which would be ~7' wide, with removable side and back slip in rails.
by metis
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Help Moving CNC Router
Replies: 22
Views: 9106

Re: Help Moving CNC Router

another of our cnc guys has a full sized flatbed pickup, not to volunteer him, but i'm certain that it's fit on that fine.

what flavor of architecture were/are you in? i'm an underemployed cad manager and architectural designer (mostly residential, space planning, and lighting design)
by metis
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Uses/Equipment
Topic: Wood Lathe - Status
Replies: 28
Views: 6806

Re: Wood Lathe - Status

I'll check in in the next few days, i'm back on 12 hr work days, but should be able to swing by. if it was on the motor housing it wasn't me, but I'll still tidy a bit.

on the lathe paper should be used, fabric can catch, which while exciting, is a lot more bad than paper tearing off.

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