Assembly Table Build

Build was done in September 2020

In this video I tried to capture most of the steps I took to create my new Assembly Table for my shop. I lost a few videos and forgot to record a few steps, but I included after the fact photos of most of the build.

2021 Super Awesome Glass Family Giveaway!!

Welcome to the first-ever Glass Family Giveaway! Myself, my wife Donna & our daughter Cara will each be giving away items from our online shops. The giveaway will run from 1/18/21 – 2/1/21 with the winners announced on the evening of 2/1/21.

What you can win

How it works

* Send Dav or Donna a DM on IG with screenshots of these so your account gets credit.

Maximum number of 20 entries per person. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Etsy, or Twitter. Only open to residents of the US, sorry international shipping is too expensive.

HackSI and making COVID-19 Face Shields

Updated: 04/13/2020 – Items in italic are new

My Files:
Based on: COVID-19-Plastic-Mask
Original Files: Facial mask Laser Cut (Covid-19)
Black Sheets: Amazon
Clear Sheets: Amazon

The video above is for our GoFundMe campaign that I am launching to help me make as many shields as possible for our local healthcare workers.

I can’t take credit for the design of these files. After looking at these awesome options, I took the files and had a friend modify them to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ material. This allowed me to purchase the items for a very low price on Amazon.

The way I’ve laid out these files, if your laser can cut a full 8.5×11 sheet, you can make 2 masks with 4* pieces of material. One sheet of the black (straps) and three of the clear (2 shields and tops*). My FLUX Beambox can handle all of these files as they are. For the Beamo, I can only cut the face shield file without modification. An extra sheet of clear is required for the Beamo to complete these shields to accommodate for the smaller deck size.

FLUX Beamo
The current set of files do not all fully work on the Beamo. The cutting size is a little too small to cut all of these files as they are. You can either scale them all down just a bit. Or you can open the SVG files and split them into more files. This will cost more material but you can cut everything at full size.

The files in the zip have been updated to include working versions for the FLUX Beamo laser.

I’ve also included in the zip an instructions sheet for assembling the masks. These can be printed and given to the healthcare workers so they know how to assemble the masks when they need them.

2k Instagram Followers Celebration

Recently I hit 2k followers on Instagram and instead of doing a traditional giveaway I’ve teamed up with FLUX and Ultimate 3D Printer Store to offer my followers a $100 coupon code for either the #beamo, #beambox or #beamboxpro lasers that I have here in my shop.

This offer is only valid in the US & Canada for two weeks (3/1-3/14/2020).
The coupon code for this discount is GLASS2020. Use it with the following referral links to get your $100 discount.

Beambox Pro:

I get nothing for this discount, I’m passing these savings on to you so you can enjoy these lasers as I do!

Adding a Rockler Drill Press Fence to a Ryobi Drill Press

I picked up a Rockler Drill Press Fence a few months back when it was on sale. It has been sitting in my shop gathering dust while I was recovering from my recent surgery. I had a little spare time in the shop while my laser was busy and I figured I could knock this one out pretty quickly.

I started out with half of my old homemade table saw cross cut sled. It was already 12″ x 24″ and was made from 3/4″ thick MDF. It also had a T-Track slot cut in it from the old sled. I also had the old Powertec T-Track pieces from the sled lying around the shop as well.

After a quick “dry fit” of the new platform I setup my router table with a 3/4″ bit, set the height to 3/8″ then set the fence to 3″ off center of the bit.

Once the table was set I made two runs on the table, one for each side. These T-Track runs are to attach the back side of the fence and allow it to be moved freely along the table.

Now that I had all three T-Track slots (one was existing from the old sled) I needed to cut down the second bar to fit into these new slots. So I grabbed a hacksaw and secured the track to my assembly table with my Kreg Bench Clamp. Then proceeded to trim this piece into the 4 pieces needed to mount into the table.

I then secured the T-Track to the table with the supplied screws and mounted the fence to the back side following the instructions in the book.

Once this was completed, I fit the table to my Ryobi Drill Press. After I was happy with the placement, I took a couple of 3/4″ wood screws and washers and attached the table through the holes in the underside of the drill press table.

At this point I went to test it and found a major flaw in this design. The adjustment handle for the table height could no longer turn as it hits the table.

So, I pulled out my trusty Ryobi Jig Saw and fixed the issue..

All in all, the entire process took me less than an hour. Even tho I already had the MDF pre-cut to 24″x12″ and one of the T-Track slots was already cut, that didn’t save me that much time. It’s still a pretty simple way to add a high quality Rockler fence to a Ryobi Drill Press.

Southern Illinois Heart Walk

Help me to help others!

Memorial Day weekend of 2019 I suffered a “heart attack like” event which sent me to the Emergency Room. After a couple of days at Heartland Regional in Marion it was determined that I had 4 blockages in one of my main arteries that totaled 75% blocked. These could not be stetted, so I was immediately transferred up to St Louis University Hospital and within a few days I had a Cardiac Artery Bypass Graft 1 (CABG1). I am now several weeks past this major, life-changing surgery and recovering one day at a time. If it wasn’t for the awesome doctors and nurses I wouldn’t be here today.

To give back, I’m walking in the next event and I need your help! Any donation can help!

So let’s kick heart disease’s ass!

I urge everyone that reads this to do your heart some good and please make a donation today!