Happy Monday, this week’s Makerspace Weekly is coming out a day late, sorry about that!I’ve been deep working on a big Laser Cutter and Engraver review post that just went live and I wanted to get it done before sending this out.
🤧 April is a month of dust collecting. I’ve partnered with Rockler to giveaway their Dust Right Wall-Mount Dust Collector. The thing is pretty awesome and will make a great addition to your shop.
You can earn a bunch of extra entries after signing up so get on it!
🛠 It’s been pretty quiet on the build side of things lately. I’m gearing up for a simple bed build and some power carving stuff.
I’ve been hard at work on the keyboard writing up a one-stop spot for everything Laser Cutters and Laser Engravers.
I pick my favorite lasers and compare and contrast over 20 different machines. Plus I added a general guide to laser cutters that covers everything from how they work to software to safety.
While I was researching the laser post I ran across this great book that breaks down all the different types of manufacturing processes. While you can’t view the entire thing in Google Books I love the flow chart taxonomy of processes and how they are broken down.
🌲If you haven’t seen Michael Alm’s stuff you need too. He just crossed 100K on YouTube and was a past podcast guest.
He recently put out a video on creating a patterned plywood bowl that looks amazing! Michael’s wood carvings are wild plus you’ll find ways to use plywood on his channel you never would have thought of.
🔥I recently heard an interview with the founder of the SAAS company Baremetrics. While the focus of the interview was on his company he also mentioned that he loves to make with concrete and lasers. Then he mentioned his site Laser Tweets.
I have to say I’m pretty jealous I didn’t think of this first. These are amazing and would make for an awesome gift. Plus if you have a laser you can get some great ideas.
And who wouldn’t want this tweet as a coaster?
🚗 On the most recent Making It Podcast David Picciuto recommended the channel 3D BotMaker. Which has nothing to do with 3D Printing or bots. Instead, it's a high production die-cast car racing YouTube series.
Think hot wheels, but produced like an actual broadcast.
This might be the closest I’ve gotten to sports in the past month.
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Till Next Time
Go Make or Break something in your shop,