Category Archives: Misc.

A Classic Equipment Purchase

In the midst of moving, we got a chance to purchase a forklift. We don’t need one very often, but, need to unload the raw metal when it comes in. Bought this beast from a fellow shop. Made sometime in the 60’s it runs well…and weighs a huge amount. My poor truck just barely handled it and we cracked a board in the trailer. Good times!

Moving Time!

Moving and painting, painting and moving. Last week was a blur! We successfully moved everything out of our shipping/inventory shop into the new shop. Once painting is finished, we can setup the inventory properly and get our offices in order.Working on the electrical systems to support the milling machines. We are hoping to move that shop near the end of the month. Luckily, with the machine shop just across parking lot, this should be easy…not as hard…maybe…

Covid-19 success story!

TF has been helping our local Covid-19 efforts by printing face shield frames on the 3D printer we use for prototyping. We’re a tiny drop in the bucket (120 so far), but when Robin dropped off another 20 face shield frames today, he learned that Whatcom County hospitals have all they need!

Hooray Whatcom Volunteers! In fact, Whatcom’s volunteers made so many face shields that our local coordinators sent the overflow to other jurisdictions — including 150 going as far as the Navajo nation! (FWIW: That’s a BIG box of face shields.)

Now the effort shifts to helping Skagit and Snohomish County — who use a slightly different shield frame pattern. We’re waiting for the new .stl file so we can help them too!

Covid-19 success story!

TF has been helping our local Covid-19 efforts by printing face shield frames on the 3D printer we use for prototyping. We’re a tiny drop in the bucket (120 so far), but when Robin dropped off another 20 face shield frames today, he learned that Whatcom County hospitals have all they need!

Hooray! Whatcom Volunteers!In fact, Whatcom’s volunteers made so many face shields that our local coordinators sent the overflow to other jurisdictions — including 150 going as far as the Navajo nation! (FWIW: That’s a BIG box of face shields.) Now the effort shifts to helping Skagit and Snohomish County — who use a slightly different shield frame pattern. We’re waiting for the new .stl file so we can help them too!

Trying to Help

We have partnered with the local Maker Lab to make face shields for the local health care workers. Got one of our 3D printers churning out the top part of the face masks.

It feels good to finally be able to help our community.