Archive for January, 2010

things i did today.

January 31, 2010

  • Jack hammered a hole in the wall for ventilation.
  • Ran PCV pipe between the laser area and the chiller downstairs.
  • Ran the wiring for the chiller (20 amp, 220 volt).
  • Installed a motion sensing switch for the lights in the laundry room.
  • Hung up the ventilation motor.
  • January 29, 2010

    A list to regroup on various tasks that I have to complete:

    1) Laser

  • Run ductwork from laser to ventilation motor
  • Install roof cap connect to ventilation
  • Finish wiring ventilation
  • Fix cut quality enhancer – the optics got fried – $$
  • Convert cutting head to 5 inch focal length – $$
  • Install laser head, optics
  • Install power supply, run lines through wall
  • 2) Laser appliances

  • Install chiller lines
  • Run conduit to chiller
  • Install gas tank holder
  • Gas lines to solenoids
  • 3) Connect to laser head
    • Optics
    • Water lines
    • Ventilation
    • Power supply
    • Gas lines
    • Install ventilation hood.

    4) Computer control

  • Hang shelving for controller equipment, set up
    • Computer
    • Laser controller
    • Motor power supply
    • I/O boards
    • Relay box

    5) CNC table

  • Create levelers at base of table
  • Install:
    • motors
    • limit switches
    • sheet metal support
    • ventilation below sheet metal support

    6) Finish assembly for computer control, laser head, cnc table

    7) Tweak software to run complete systems

    Aw hell the roof leaks _on_ the laser.

    January 29, 2010

    The roof leaks directly on the laser site. (Note all the rust on the laser support framework). This comes after the landlord had the roof retarred. I guess this means I’m going to put up some kind of crap-tarp up on the ceiling to direct water away. Ridiculous.


    January 18, 2010

    made this stand to support a kiln. Its all angle iron and 3/4s inch black pipe.