While working on the dust collection pipe installation fiasco, it was brought to my immediate attention that 26 ga metal is sharp. So…
Figured I may as well get the fire extinguisher while I was at it. Having a fire is the wrong way to be reminded of getting a fire extinguisher :-)
And, equally important, High speed internet.
My shop is in the middle of nowhere, so no traditional Internet options (cable/DSL) are no good.
I had two options, satellite or cellular. Satellite is expensive and notoriously unreliable. I get zero cell coverage inside my shop (its a metal building after all), but I do get a decent signal outside.
Talking to the Verizon people, we came up with a solution. Its really fast (> 50MB down), and works perfectly!! The price is much more reasonable than satellite. A super antenna / receiver mounted on the outside and a wireless router on the inside.
Verizon installed the unit for me, and with a 2 year contract, I didn’t have to pay for the hardware.
It was amazingly painless.