Tool Sheets

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Objective: Display key information relative to the tools in the space in a clear and visible way.



Current Status & Next Steps

We are trying to

  1. Establish a template for the content, What information should be in there what is too much
  2. Get members to "adopt" a tool and feel responsible for the usage of it.


Tool Sheets Content Template (WIP)

  • Common Name (ex: "Danny's CNC", "The Big Red", etc...)
  • Model Name (ex: "MillerTech 5'x8' CNC Mill")
  • Main Contact: (ex: Rob - rgristroph@gmail.com)
  • Checklist Before I Start
  • Checklist When I'm done
  • What will break the machine
  • What could get me killed (or potentially maimed)
  • Instruction to replace parts/change parts

List of Tools

The Table Saw

  • Common Name: The Table Saw
  • Model Name: SawStop 10" Industrial Cabinet Saw model ICS73230
  • Hosted
  • Qualification Required: Require basic Woodworking Safety Class.
  • Booking Calendar: NO
  • Main Contact: Danny (dannym@austin.rr.com)
  • Checklist Before I Start
    • Wear Glasses and Closed Shoes
    • Make sure the table is clean of obstruction
    • Adjust the blade height and angle for your cut
    • Make sure the dust collector turns on with the saw.
  • Checklist When I'm done
    • Shutdown the saw
    • Remove Scrapes from the table
  • Critical Info!
    • No Metal (foil, nails, etc...) & no Water --> It will trigger the safety and destroy the saw.

Danny's CNC

  • Common Name: Danny's CNC
  • Model Name: MillerTech 5'x8' CNC Mill
  • Hosted
  • Qualification Required: CNC Class.
  • Booking Calendar: YES (http://atxhs.org/wiki/CNCRouterCalendar)
  • Main Contact: Danny (dannym@austin.rr.com)
  • Checklist Before I Start
    • Switch on the two power outlets
    • Wear Glasses and Closed Shoes
    • Fix your work to the table (nylon nails, screws, double sided tape)
    • Mount the bit
    • Wrak & Home
    • Switch on Dust Collection
    • Make sure the table is cleared of all obstructions.
  • Checklist When I'm done
    • Shutdown the two power outlets.
    • put wrenches, bolt, thingy back in the box in the CNC cabinet.
    • Clean up the remaining dust.
  • Critical Info!
    • Always stay around the machine while it is in operation

The Taz

  • Common Name: The Taz
  • Model Name: LulzBot TAZ 5
  • Hosted? Owned?
  • Qualification Required: 3d Printer Class
  • Booking Calendar: NO
  • Main Contact: Rob (rgristroph@gmail.com)
  • Checklist Before I Start
    • Make sure the bed is clean
    • Bend the filament to nearly 180 degrees, if it breaks easily, then it's brittle.
    • Home the machine; check that the nozzle is not touching the bed.
    • Heat the nozzle before inserting filament in the extruder
  • Checklist When I'm done
    • Remove and Store the filament
    • Make sure the nozzle is cooling down
    • Clean up the Bed.
  • Critical Info!
    • Avoid touching the plate with your fingers. skin oil can affect performances.


The Polyprinter

  • Common Name: The Polyprinter
  • Model: Polyprinter 229
  • Hosted? Owned?
  • Qualification Required:3d Printer Class
  • Booking Calendar: NO
  • Main Contact: Rob (rgristroph@gmail.com)
  • Checklist Before I Start
    • Make sure the bed is clean
    • Check your filament. If it breaks easily when you try to bend it, then it's brittle and cannot be used.
    • Make sure the filament goes through the pulley at the top and that the pulley is closed.
    • Heat the nozzle before inserting filament in the extruder
  • Checklist When I'm done
    • Clean up the Bed.
  • Critical Info!
    • Avoid touching the plate with your fingers. skin oil can affect performances.
    • Only use Polyprinter filament reels




The Big Red

  • Common Name: The Big Red
  • Model: ULS XL-12000 Laser Cutter
  • Hosted? Owned?
  • Qualification Required: Red Laser Class
  • Booking Calendar: YES (http://atxhs.org/wiki/LaserCalendar)
  • Main Contact: Rob (rgristroph@gmail.com)
  • Checklist before I start
    • Turn on laser with silver button
    • Turn air cooler on on the wall
    • Vent the moisture trap under the pressure gauge
    • Check that there are no job stuck in the printer pool
    • Hold down you material with pins.
    • Close the lid
  • Checklist when I'm done
    • Turn of the laser
    • Turn off the air cooler
    • Clean the honeycomb from any scraps/debris


  • Critical Info!
  • Check that your material is not toxic when laser cut!!! (http://atxhs.org/wiki/Laser_Cutter_Materials)
  • Make sure no part of your design or assembly is higher than X (So you don't hit the laser cone).
  • No cutting with the lid open.
  • Always stay around the machine while it is in operation




Woodworking Powertools

  • Names: Bandsaws, Drill Presses, Mitre Saw, Jointer, Planner, Table Router, Sanders.
  • Qualification Required: Woodworking basic safety class
  • Booking Calendar: NO
  • Main Contact: Shawn (shaun.malby@gmail.com)
  • Checklist before I start
    • Wear Eye Protection and covered shoes.
    • Make sure you have clearance for your material before and after the cut.
    • Make sure the machine is switched off before to plug in the power socket.
  • Checklist when I'm done
    • Clean scraps and wood chips.


  • Critical Info!
    • Make sure you have ~4 inches between your fingers and the blade at all time.
    • Tug your thumbs in.



Miscellaneous

  • Wiki Tools Section
    • Each tool page should start with a link to the Tool Sheet (or the information duplicated there TBD).