Tuesday night at Mobile makerspace was great. David and I worked on the woodworking cart. We fixed the drill press power switch. I made a laser cut piece of acrylic to attach to a new metal box and mounted the old switch to the acrylic. Wanted quick and dirty but I got long and ugly. I misspaced one of the holes and it took a while to rectify this problem.
Later I mounted the drill press to the table.
Rick, Bob and Jake looked into how to use the shapeoko.
We had a new guy come down named Dale.
David also broke his MAKE concrete cast to look at the results, we are deliberating how to remove the 3d printed letters.
It was from an old chart like 1865. I'm pretty sure it was the noaa site. I created the paths by tracing in Gimp. Cleaned up in Inkscape. This was a previous project I did using a vinyl cutter and card stock.
I used the Linux operating system (Mint standard install). http://www.linuxmint.com/ Within linux I used the VERY Excellent Inkscape software (fully free and open source) But: If you want to follow in my footsteps, you don't need Linux, Inkscape is available in all the major operating systems, ...
Not only used Inkscape, but am friends with the developers (I am part of the GIMP team personally). Looks good, though I'd probably do a few different design elements differently (which I'd be happy to help with if you wanted).
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