This is likely to be a wrap for Project: Dream Garage series of posts for a while. I will definitely make more minor and major upgrades to my garage such as flooring and various tools. Until then be on the lookout for more car and welding related projects!
I use Autodesk Fusion 360 software for general 3D modeling work such as 3D printing, welding and other fabrication. I was trying to use Fusion 360 to design some new welding projects, primarily a new welding cart and another secret that I’ll reveal later :). However I couldn’t get the software to work today.
Today I discovered that I couldn’t make Windows 10 Pro 64-bit show me the hosts file. I wanted to make a few changes to the file for reaching some internal networks instead of memorizing IPs and found myself unable to do so. Ultimately I found a solution and it leads me to additional questions.
The first phase of my garage build is over. The guys from Tool Time Home Improvement got done with the sheetrock, lighting, AC, etc… Everything came out pretty great with just some minor touch up left. Now I’m working on all the big ticket items and final touches including flooring, 2-post lift, tool chests, cabinets,
Ever since I bought the house in Bridgeland I’ve wanted to remodel my garage. I didn’t like the back storage rooms the prior owner put in, they took away a lot from the floor space. I also hated the paint job, lighting and generally poor way in which the space was finished.
I just finished building a really nice Windows 10 home workstation to replace my aging and sluggish 2013 Mac Pro system. I store most of my data on CentOS 7 server with over 40TB of RAID backed storage volumes.
Up to mile 5,424 I changed the oil on the Mustang to a new grade and brand. I submitted used oil to two different labs and got results. Then I tested samples of Swisstrax and RaceDeck against physical and chemical torture. I also took a trip to New York to see my family!
I got some portable air conditioners installed in the garage as a temporary cooling solution. They are LG 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner units. I bought three of them, together they’re supposed to provide 3.5 tons of cooling, 12,000 BTUs is a ton so 42,000 BTUs makes 3.5 tons.
I used my AHP AlphaTIG 200X again today to make a 75mmx75mmx75mm mild steel cube. It’s a fun project that lets you practice making a bunch of tack welds to hold the shape together. Then once it’s a cube I went over each seam with a “proper” weld.