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Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30 pm – Introduction to the Shapeoko CNC

March 13th, 2015 Comments off

Folks may remember the blog post from back in June (here); Hive13 was the only hackerspace in Ohio to win a free Shapeoko2 CNC machine kit in the Inventables 50 States 3D Carving Machine Giveaway contest.

Well, it didn’t really take this long; but the kit is assembled, customized, debugged, and ready for use, thanks to the lead efforts of member Julien Morand and several assistants along the way.

AFTER the Hive13 meeting this Tuesday, March 17, Julien will present an introduction to this working machine. The introduction will be in two parts. The first part will present the specifications of the machine, its different usages, and the steps required to get a proper milled part. The second part will demo the CAD to CAM workflow using a given shape (the hive logo) and then cutting the part on the machine. Interested folks should follow this (link).

Julien has offered to follow-up and supervise one or more TBD Saturday workshop(s) in upcoming months for those wanting to create and cut their own similar shapes.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested in hearing Julien’s cool French accent are welcome to come for this introduction on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30pm – The Science of Blade Design

January 27th, 2015 Comments off

The 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month presentations continues at Hive13 this Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm when Hive Wood Shop Area Warden Elly provides a review of the science of blade design.

This cutting edge talk (with never a dull moment) will slice into blade tech like a hot knife in butter.

Blades (and the tools that drive them) are what they are for a reason. There is a right (and wrong) tool and blade for every job. It is all about precision and productivity.

Gain a deeper insight into the mechanics how a first tool material is prepared and shaped to best impart controlled mayhem upon a second work piece material. Why are blades for circular saws, band saws, planers, jointers, and routers as they are? What is the best blade for making a straight cut in wood? Why is different if you are cutting with-the-grain or across-the-grain? What is the best blade for hard woods, soft woods, and laminates? What is the best blade for making a curved cut; both thick and thin? Why don’t these blades work for most plastics or any metals? What are the limits and how do blades fail? Learn the vocabulary of terms like kerf, rake angle, chip load, TPI, and RPM. Know before you use for best results, blade health, and personal safety.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)

MIG Welding 101 at HIVE13 this weekend

August 7th, 2013 1 comment

Ryan 2.0 (a.k.a. Ryan Hesse) will finish his summer co-op term at GE here in Cincinnati and will return to Montana next week.  Before he goes, he will follow through and conduct four MIG welding classes at HIVE13 this weekend.

Friday, August 9 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Saturday, August 10 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Sunday, August 11 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (limit 6 hands-on students)

Classes are $15.00 each for Elite and non-members, and $5.00 for Full and Student members collected at the door.  The fees cover material costs.  Classes are limited to six hands-on participants in each session, first come first served.  An EventBrite (click here) has been created to reserve class seats.  Fees will be collected at the door.

HIVE13 has procured a brand-new MIG welder

July 10th, 2013 Comments off

It’s like Christmas in July!  The HIVE’s new MIG welder has arrived.  DaveB trucked it over and set it up on the cart just today.

HIVE13 is the proud owner of  a brand-new Millermatic 211 Auto-Set w/MVP (link) with the M-100 Gun (link).

This is serious equipment.  Electric shock can kill.  Hot parts can burn.  Fumes and gases can be hazardous.  Arc rays can burn eyes and skin.  Welding can cause fire or explosion.  Flying metal or dirt can injure eyes.  Build-up of gas can injure or kill.  Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) can affect implanted medical devices.  Noise can damage hearing.  Cylinders can explode if damaged, etc.   Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and repair this unit.

Does this new tool sound like as much fun to you as it does to us?

Stay tuned and drop by to see developments progress as the experienced HIVE welders and prudently cautious implementers make preparations to enable eager newbies to learn to weld safely with appropriate precautions.

HIVE13 is the place to join to learn new skills and use new equipment to make things.

New Pinning Tray

February 20th, 2012 Comments off

Hot off the presses!  Er, well, laser cutter!  We bring you the new pinning tray.  This tray is more portable than before.  The other one was small but the square shape often made it hard to fit into some carrying cases with your other tools.  This new design by Brian keeps the tray small but adds length to better go with the tools you normally carry.

And that’s not all!  With this new design you can use the holes on the side and a lid to secure your pins for further storage.  By placing a lid on top and using some small screws you can fasten the lid down and store the pins for later use.  This is ideal if you are working on a progressive lock and need a place to store your the extra pins until you work your way up.  It can also be used to keep some extra security pins grouped together or  potentially for storing the pins from control locks used in lock forensics.

We are still testing out the design but once we finalize it we will have some available if anybody wants one.