I am a long time fan of Makerspace and have wanted to join for some time. I recently was furloughed which gave me the time to re-assess my life goals a bit. I just joined on 6/28/2020 and am so excited to see where this leads. I come from a long line of artists and have dabbled a bit in a lot of things. I retired from the US Air Force Reserves in 2017 after 24 years, currently work for Essilor eyeglass company just down the street (20 years next Nov).
I have knowledge of the following:
-Plaster/alginate/platinum cured rubber (negatives), Kiln fired
clay/plaster, Part a/b plastic/ice (positives).
- Wood and especially plaster carving
- Mold making to make copies of what was carved
I am currently trying to make a tiny yacht (single seat) that has a small jetski motor in it. To do this, I plan to use a CNC router to route the shape in EPS foam, fiberglass it and then gel coat. I have done a lot of youtube research but still need to learn a lot about:
- CAD/CAM modeling software
- CNC machine operation
- Fiberglass application
- DC circuit electronics
See you all in the forums or DM me if ya like!