WT490 – Tool Upgrades We Refuse to Make

It’s show #490 for November 11th, 2020. On today’s show we’re talking about tool upgrades, but not the usual talk. We’re talking about things we specifically don’t upgrade and why!

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What’s On the Bench

    • Marc: Started an outfeed table, build a sign for Mateo, and a fan table
    • Matt: Moving his shop
    • Shannon: started Christmas gifts at the lathe and a clock

Tool Upgrades Unrealized

What are the upgrades we want to make but can’t due to making content?

        • Marc: a wide belt sander
        • Shannon: a Domino
        • Matt: screw you all, imma upgrade what I want!!

What about the upgrades we just don’t want to make for our own reasons?

        • Marc: CNC/3D printer (cause he already has a CNC??)
        • Shannon: a bandsaw
        • Matt: body waxing

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5 replies on “WT490 – Tool Upgrades We Refuse to Make”

Marc: A suggestion for your outfeed table.
You talked about putting a roll of kraft paper on the table and using clipboard clips to hold it. An alternative holding method would be using magnets and steel strips. Either embed the magnets under the table and use steel pieces to hold the paper or better embed a steel strip under the table and use the magnets to hold the paper in place.
Love the show. Hope you get renewed for next season!

There is something up with the embedded audio on the home page. It’s stuck on episode 488 v2 and I’ve listed to the first half of it 5 times now…… It always sounds familiar but i just keep listening.

Go – No Go gauges are used a lot in mass manufacturing. It is a quick method of checking if the feature (hole, thickness etc) meets the tolerance provided on the print. A properly designed and manufactured Go-No go gauge checks that it does conform, and it does not require the operator to read any measurements, either it fits the go or the no go side of the gauge. In my day job (and night job some days) as a mechanical engineer every print I work with has tolerances on each dimension and when parts are machined they have to meet that tolerance. Unfortunately I have also had to deal with Go-No Go gauges that were not corrected and therefore caused accepting/rejecting parts incorrectly.

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