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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

11-02-2017 03:00 AM by oldnovice | 18 comments »

This is a well written introduction to Fusion 360, and it can be very helpful if Fusion 360 available on your PC as book is written as tutorial. The text starts, and repeats on occasion, with how to navigate the setup, log into Fusion 360, and how to use history tools. At first this seems a little redundant but, at least for me, it was worth the repetition as the history tools are different from anything I have used before and in Fusion 360 these tools are extremely helpful. There are ...

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Measuring non-wood things in the shop.

Measuring non-wood things in the shop.

08-02-2016 04:19 AM by oldnovice | 4 comments »

Many times in the shop you need to measure things that are not wood but is useful for your other tools. The Craftsman Digital Clamp-On Ammeter is a reasonably priced meter that measures both AC and DC current up to 400 Amps. I used it to measure some DC currents in the 80 Amp range and none of the typical DVM, or the three I have, or the old RCA analog meter have a range above 10 Amps. Other features of this Craftsman Digital Clamp-On Ammeter is auto-ranging AC/DC voltages temperature both...

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No bugs in my shop

No bugs in my shop

09-21-2015 12:06 AM by oldnovice | 30 comments »

I installed two of the Feit two tube LED shop lights in my garage shop and they are much better than a comparable fluorescent light fixture. These shop lights are not described on the Feit Web site which makes me believe that these are Costco specials. These lights come on instantly and are much brighter than my two 150 watt fluorescent lamps. Obviously there is no hum. These are cool white and no UV content so bugs will not be attracted which is important in a garage shop! The only thi...

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