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3D Print All The Things

The 3D Printers at Techworks are working great!

The Makerbot Replicator 2 is relatively low maintenance and does a great job.

And, despite what anyone says, the Solidoodle 3 still works just fine when you use fresh ABS filament.  (Don’t use that green stuff that was hanging in the window at the old space.)

(The arms are drooping because I printed him without supports.)

Printing some replacement parts for the enclosure.

 

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More Lathe Training

Rylan has asked me to post these links here.  He will be doing two more lathe training sessions later this week.  If you have not been trained already, the Thursday session is for you:

https://www.picatic.com/event14858074313497

and, if you already have the basic training, the advanced session on Saturday is for you:

https://www.picatic.com/event14858079182207

These training sessions are provided by Rylan at a cost of $50 per session.

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New Laser Cutter!

The new laser cutter/engraver is up and running! It has a 40cm x 60cm cut area, and does a beautiful job of rastering.

I have tested it on plywood, hardboard, and Rowmark LaserMax with good results. Suggested settings will be collected on the Wiki as we determine them.

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Open House

Thank you to everyone — members and visitors — who came out to our open house!  It was a busy, but great day.

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A Few New Pictures

The new space is really coming together.  The drywall and vinyl door are up in the dirty room.

The Clean Room from the South East corner
The Clean Room from the South East corner
The Clean Room from the North East Corner
The Clean Room from the North East Corner
The Dirty Room from the South East corner
The Dirty Room from the South East corner
The Dirty Room from the North East Corner
The Dirty Room from the North East Corner

 

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New Lathe! And Training.

Rylan and Erik delivered the new-to-us lathe at 4AM this morning. Since this is now probably our most dangerous piece of equipment, we are going to be strict about only allowing trained people to use it. If you want to be in the first group of trained people, sign up at: https://www.picatic.com/event14782110102438
$50.
NOTE: This is a two day course, two hours each day, for a total of four hours.

 

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Soap Making Workshop

Sign up now for our soap making workshop coming up on November 24th.

Learn to make soap at Saskatoon Techworks. ALL required materials will be supplied for this workshop, and you will go home with uncured soap that can be cut into about nine generous-sized bars of Hand-Crafted Natural Soap.

  • You will learn about the chemical reaction that takes place when making soap.
  • You will learn how to develop your own recipes and to evaluate existing recipes.
  • You will learn how to measure and combine the ingredients.

Follow the link below for more information.

Soap Making Workshop

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