[Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Tue May 28 17:19:23 UTC 2013


We could sell Indulgences...

BenS
On May 28, 2013 12:57 PM, "David Reeves" <drreeves at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it might be overkill - we definitely need a few more of the
> commonly used tools as described but the system seems to work ok so far.
> Also if you are going to implement Sin, we'll need systems for Forgiveness
> and Punishment too, which might be tricker.
>
>
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Well, we do need some more diags and the usefully-sized screwdrivers keep
>> disappearing.
>>
>> I like the idea, but even if it is a Grave Sin, things seem to have
>> difficulty finding their way back to their homes at this point.  Would we
>> just be compounding the problem?
>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM, citybadger <citybadger at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I have some doubts that this would be productive. The number of common
>>> tools that are used so frequently that having multiples of them for ready
>>> routine use is very small - wire cutters, #2 screwdrivers, multimeters,
>>> needle-nose pliers. A breadboarding kit with breadboards, jumpers and power
>>> supplies might make sense, except that people often want to keep things
>>> breadboarded for a while and thus is their personal boxes. Soldering kits
>>> could be assembled with solder, wick, pen rosin, work clamp, and a
>>> soldering station, but that's more of a portable soldering station box than
>>> a general toolbox. Maybe someone comes up with a tool list I can be
>>> convinced.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:37 , Ben S wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Perhaps purpose-themed sets of tools (ie. sewing, woodworking,
>>>> audio, metalworking, SMD, Molding/Casting, PCB-Making, lighting, painting,
>>>> weighing/balancing)?
>>>> >>
>>>> >> BenS
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On May 28, 2013, at 11:24, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk (mailto:
>>>> guan at yang.dk)> wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >>> An idea I think first proposed by Jim Galvin that I wanted to
>>>> circulate more widely:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> 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?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> 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.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> 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.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> What should such a box contain? How much would it cost?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
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