New Leather Sewing Machine

Do you want to put together a pack, build a dog harness, add some straps to your armor, or just sew something really heavy duty?

With YuKonstruct’s new Tippmann Boss Hand Stitcher you can!

From the manufacturer……

“Sew through Leather, up to 3/4 Thick. This machine will also sew nylon, canvas, urethane, plastic, sheepskin, etc. No need to worry about cords, outlets or mechanical hook-ups because this machine is designed to be completely self sufficient. A Simple pull of the handle is all it takes to start stitching. The Tippmann Boss Leather Sewing Machine completes a precise lock stitch with every pull of the handle.”

New Makerspace Equipment!

We’ve got some exciting new additions at the makerspace thanks in part to funding from CanNor!

In the wood shop there’s two new King Industrial sanders:an oscillating spindle sander and a belt and disc sander.

The sewing room also features two brand new machines: a Janome serger and a Singer industrial sewing machine. A serger, also known as an overlock machine, is a tool that allows you to quickly finish edges on your sewing projects and the second industrial sewing machine promises to be easier to maintain and use than our existing vintage machine.

In the digital fabrication room, between the laser cutters, you’ll find the newly installed Pocket NC 5-axis CNC mill. This machine is part of YuKonstruct’s Instructables Makerspace Contest winnings.

5-axis CNC Mill
5-axis CNC Mill

Finally, the hackerspace now has an EinScan-S desktop 3D scanner, so you can easily make 3D digital models of real objects!

3D Scanner
3D Scanner

See the makerspace’s full list of tools on the Equipment page.

While not exactly equipment, you’ll likely notice that seating in the computer lab is much more comfortable these days with the bonus addition of new-to-us office chairs for all the computer stations.

 

New Tool Cards at YuKonstruct’s Makerspace

Tool cards for every major piece of equipment at Yukonstruct have been completed! These cards outline each tool’s basic operating information, safety hazards, material use, required training, maintenance, and resources for any questions the operator may have. They also answer why someone might use a particular tool, and provide examples of projects which can be made with them.

As the newest completion in this summer’s facilities upgrades, they will help make equipment more accessible for those new to Yukonstruct as well as long time members. They will also help members by providing a refresher on proper operation and safety techniques for which they may not have remembered since they were first trained.

These cards can be found on or near every tool and may be coupled with additional resources depending on the tool. 

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New Equipment!

Our equipment list seems to be ever growing and evolving to suit the needs of our community!
Our newest pieces of equipment are:

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Zortrax 3D Extruder Printer

This 3D printer is very user friendly, reliable and produces high quality prints! Plus it’s super slick looking.
It’s living in the hackerspace (separate from the other 3D printers which are with the laser cutter in the digital fabrication room). Sign up for the Extruder 3D Printer 101 training to get started printing!

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Vacuum Former

This machine uses a vacuum to form heated sheets of plastic into complex shapes. It can do a lot more than create packaging and protective covers, it can make  detailed molds, armor, masks and tons of other neat things! Come check it out, learn how to use it, and get working on your project!

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SawStop Table Saw

This is a regular table saw but with a very special feature! It has a patented automatic braking system that drops (stops) the saw blade within milliseconds of the blade coming in contact with the operator’s finger, body part or anything with electrical conductivity (say, a hot dog for example). Got project ideas but are afraid of fast spinning blades? Well you can ease your fears knowing that this stop saw has got your back! Get trained and get started!

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Thank you CanNor for providing funding to improve to our facilities!