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Setting up Shop...

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:36 pm
by Booka
Upon the final outcome of the space expansion issue, we should start to talk about what we need to get to have meetings, small group projects, storage, Safety Equipment, administration equipment, etc...

I got a couple of single pillar tables and maybe a couple folding chairs that I have had stored for a while, and maybe a bunch more depending on how we choose to use the group/space.

And we can search Craigslist for some free tables / chairs, benches, storage shelves, lockers (or cabinets with some locking device) etc...

I will be at the meeting Wednesday, and we can talk about it, but since I am driving the truck down anyways, should I dig out those tables?


Booka...

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:55 pm
by wammie
Great Booka! Glad you can come on Wednesday! I don't think there's any objection to bringing tables and chairs, however if we do not meet our membership goal and decide to vacate the space, they'll have to be removed and perhaps by the end of the meeting if we're not continuing there through January. Also, if you have some electronics to swap or salvage, please bring to the meeting on Wednesday.

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:56 pm
by Booka
Now that we have a space, I have a eight foot table, those two small 4' circluar tables, to start with.

We also need to find a Coatrack, Mike said he could get an Desk, and some more shelving.

I think one of the early projects should be a hand tool rack, and storage for power hand tools and charging stations..

Booka

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:39 pm
by Booka
Here is a desk / lab bench on CL that would be great for the classroom.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/z ... 90752.html

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:46 pm
by heuermh
The best place in the cities for used/recycled office equipment is the Reuse Center at the University of Minnesota.

http://www1.umn.edu/reuse/

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:13 am
by meat_raffle
And let's not forget Hoff-Hilk and K-bid.

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:00 pm
by Booka
While I am not sure they still do, PPL in NE MPLS used to have lab and shop benches, tables, chairs, etc...

My second computer desk was a chemistry table at some high school in the 70's...

Really what we should do is talk about what is needed based on demand.

I know we could find a free cuble partition someplace and set up a electronics/electrical station in that.. But what is going where has to be addressed first.


I did note on Wednesday that if / when we get a welding, glassblowing, melting things area, that we have no fire supression systems. So that will be a concern for that.

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:42 am
by swinkdaddy
I was at PPL shop a little while ago, and yes. They have great HD work tables and steel cabinets. Also have lockers, but thought the lockers were kind of pricey at the time.

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:14 am
by metis
Bits noted for the shop managementplanning committee. If you want to be on it(and haven't heard from me yet) pm me your email.

Re: Setting up Shop...

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:32 am
by darus67
Lets not forget http://freecycle.org and http://www.twincitiesfreemarket.org
as potential sources of stuff.