I just joined here and I’m very excited to become a part of the community. I’ve been makin’ stuff in one way or another my whole life and I’m glad to see there are so many like-minded people around. Living in an apartment has been somewhat limiting my making capabilities so I’m looking forward to being able to make some mess in an appropriate space (don’t worry, I’ll clean it up!) and make some new friends at the same time.
As far as my crafty type experience, I’ve done some woodworking (I built an electric guitar last year), mold making, casting, fibreglass work, basic leather work, paint work, drawing, AutoCAD drafting and 3D modeling (I also use Blender 3D for modeling and animation), and whatever else I can find to play around with. I’ve been a massive Star Wars fan my whole life and have recently started a YouTube channel about Star Wars props and costumes (feel free to check it out here if you are interested!). I’ve just started to dabble in metal work so I am very excited to learn about using the manual lathe and the manual mill, as well as the CNC machines.
I have taken a tour of the shop and I’m very impressed with all VHS has to offer! I’ve taken a look around the forum here and the website and read up on everything I can find for new members. I do have a couple of questions that perhaps someone could help me with:
How do I get on the VHS Slack? I’ve never used Slack before in my life, so any guidance would be much appreciated.
I realize that the pandemic has thrown things out of wack, but I would really like to start training on the manual lathe so if anyone has any tips on getting started with that process, please let me know!
OK, that’s probably enough for my little introduction here. I really look forward to meeting you all and getting to know the ins and outs and whathaveyous of VHS!