Poor Man’s Workbench Part 2

Here’s the next update to my non osha rated poor man’s Workbench. I setup my circular saw for the modular workbench. Here’s a link to part 1.

So last time I mounted the jigsaw. I used it this time to cut out the slot for the circular saw and yes still need to put a new blade in the jigsaw.  I started off by zip tying the jigsaw trigger. Safety First!

I sketched up a template in CAD and used spray adhesive to adhere it to the one of the blanks I made last time. I drilled a pilot hole then used the jigsaw (still with a dull blade) to cut out the pattern.

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I used 2 existing holes in the saw to mount the saw square. Then I drilled a 3rd for stability. I counter sinked the bolt holes but the screws are not prefered due to the large heads but they’re what I had a box of.

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Woops the saw motor sticks out too far to fit. I will make an extra cut out in the bench that can be inserted and removed as needed. I also noticed while using the jigsaw that the corner leg to the workbench sticks up a bit too high so I’ll be using a metal cut off wheel to trim it down.

 

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Poor Man’s Workbench Part 1

As you will see I don’t have the steadiest hand when it comes to a jig saw nor do I have a ton of room and I have a limited budget so I decided to build a modular workbench. I wanted a scroll saw functionality, a table saw, belt sander and a vacuum former. I had an extra jigsaw, a belt sander and a circular saw.

While some of my skills need work I did draw all of my plans up in a CAD software to avoid measurement issues. If you have any suggestions please comment below.

I started off by cutting a 8 1/2″ x 11″ hole out of my workbench. I decided on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ hole because it is the size printer I have, it fits several tools and this is going to be for working on small projects. The inner line is for the 1/2″ frame that will hold inserts.

I did a terrible job cutting out the hole with a jigsaw and the blade was dull but it got the job done.

The frame will sit below the hole and provides a 1/2″ lip to hold inserts. Wish I had a nail or brad gun.

The module insert frame bolted in place. I did at least counter sink the screw holes. I will had 4 more bolts before calling it good.

Module inserted and extra bolts installed.

Extra module blanks cut out and ready to go.

First module is a jigsaw. I made a template and cut out a hole for the blade (not perfect) then drilled holes to mount the jigsaw to the module. The bottom of the jigsaw has a plate that can be removed. I used these screw holes to mount the saw to the board.

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Jigsaw mounted to modular insert and extra module inserts ready to go.

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Pokemon Go Alternate IV Tools Update

pokemon_go_IVSadly PokeAdvisor is still down but in the mean time here are some new tools. This was going to be one tool but as updates roll in I ended up with 3.

 

 

 

IV Calculator for Pokemon GO

Found a new tool that helps calculate IV since Niantic disabled PokeAdvisor’s API access. In some ways its more awesome than PokeAdvisor in that it does not violate terms and conditions and that is a simple screen overlay. This one is not a 100% accurate nor does it provide hidden values but it gets you in the ball park in a fairly easy fashion.

This one is an Android App called IV Calculator for Pokemon GO. IV Calculator provides the tool as a screen overlay and as you can see below it is very close to the values provided by PokeAdvisor.

IV-Calculator-for-Pokemon-GO

 

And before I can even finish writing this MrsRedBeard finds more

GoStats

GoStats is an app for android that appears to use your login credentials to pull stats from Niantic. The end of the video below talks about it.

GoStats

PoGoBag

Ok so PoGoBag looks a lot like PokeAdvisor and appears to operate in the same fashion. I have a screenshot but I also got the following message so I’m not sure what their status is at the moment.

PoGoBag

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If you haven’t come across the Trainer Tips channel on YouTube yet be sure to do so. Each episode is packed with tidbits of knowledge.