[Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Tue May 28 15:46:38 UTC 2013


Ah, OK. 
I think it's a good idea.

Any opportunities for "hop-ons" with this order, like with Adafruit? 

I need to get parts for my vacuum-former soon... So that Smooth-On can drain my bank account

BenS

On May 28, 2013, at 11:39, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> That's kind of what we already have. (Not enough tools, of course, but someone has to propose any purchases.) The proposal is to have multiple sets of the most common tools that are grouped together.
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> On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:37 , Ben S wrote:
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>> Perhaps purpose-themed sets of tools (ie. sewing, woodworking, audio, metalworking, SMD, Molding/Casting, PCB-Making, lighting, painting, weighing/balancing)?
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>> BenS
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>> On May 28, 2013, at 11:24, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk (mailto:guan at yang.dk)> wrote:
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>>> An idea I think first proposed by Jim Galvin that I wanted to circulate more widely: 
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>>> Should we make a semi-large purchase of tools (I think we could afford to spend a few hundred dollars on this) with the aim of making complete toolboxes or sets?
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>>> Right now we have things organized by type of tool, so there's a box of pliers, a box of screwdrivers, etc. That's mainly because we don't have that many of each kind.
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>>> The idea is to buy N sets of common tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers, tweezers, wrenches, multimeters, etc. There's a box for each and they are meant to be kept together, and will be labeled accordingly. It would be considered a Grave Sin to separate these sets from each other.
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>>> What should such a box contain? How much would it cost?
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