Category: Projects

Dual Monitor Setup Goes Vertical

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Sometimes my pal John and I get together to kick butt on a project at his place. The one problem with bringing my laptop over is that I suffer without my dual monitor setup. I could bring a second monitor but Johnny…

Finding and Duplicating Awkward Angles

Nothing beats having the right tool for the job. If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail… and that can be hazardous to your project’s health! The word ‘tool’ doesn’t have to mean…

Electric Spinner

One of our members Andrew built his wife an electric spinning wheel for Christmas this year utilizing the laser cutter and woodworking tools at NESIT. Check out the details on how he built it ::here:: on his site. Be sure…

Casting Aluminum with Mini-Foundry

The goal for our casting experiment is to expand the number of materials our space is capable of working with and creating more durable parts. And at a price of under $20 , this project was perfect. Charcoal foundries can…

Halloween Project

Using all the variety of equipment @ NESIT (3D printer, laser cutter, woodshop, electronics) to make a quick little project for a friend for Halloween. Basically just snagged a pumpkin .stl from thingiverse.com and printed it on our Makerbot. Whipped…

Katie Jackson Woodworks

One of the great features of NESIT’s new space is the 2000sq ft. workshop. I am in the process of writing a book for Timber Press on garden furniture that anyone can build. I am using the woodshop at the…