[Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?

Matthew Duepner matthewduepner14 at gmail.com
Tue May 28 20:34:09 UTC 2013


I think that people already leave enough of their stuff lying around
without a separate table designated for this.  We will simply be
encouraging people to make a mess.


On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Meryl Greenblatt <merylgreenblatt at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> Along with some earlier commenters, I'm thinking the tool kits might not
> be as helpful as extra individual tools.
>
> On a related topic, lots of folks start things, then want to return later
> the same day or the next. How would you feel about setting aside one table
> somewhere for projects in process, perhaps a 24-hour holding pen of sorts?
> This could apply specifically to projects too large for a standard box. It might
> encourage everyone to completely empty the space they've been working on
> when they leave so someone else can use it.
>
>   ------------------------------
>  *From:* Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com>
> *To:* Hack Manhattan! <blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:34 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?
>
> We did have a list with tools/wish list etc. when we were looking at the
> mill stuff. Should still be around.
>
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>
> For any of the items you list, send me a link (Amazon Prime item if
> possible) and I'll see what we can do for the cheaper items, and put more
> expensive items on the meeting agenda.
>
>
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Ben S <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> •Scissors are kind of a rarity there. I've only seen/used a pair with a
> broken handle.
> •What about obscure screwdriver tips, like star, square, "security" heads,
> etc? Personally, I'm fond of ratcheting screw-and-hex-drivers.
> •What about a nail gun? They have some relatively silent models, on the
> pricier end.
> •Is there an air compressor in the space?
> •What about brazing? Welding would probably be a fire hazard, but brazing
> may be a metal-joining ability to explore. A step up from soldering, but
> not load-bearing.
> •Am I the only one who goes through more than 1 pair of Nitrile gloves a
> day? I've got my own supply of creepy black ones, but maybe others would
> benefit from hand protection.
> •What exactly needs to be done to get the laser etcher up and running?
> Is there some commercially-available solution to Chinese/US power supply
> conversion that would save time, if not money?
> May be worth it, in terms of making an impression on visitors, to have
> that up and running. The longer it sits, the longer it Will sit (like
> podcasting, for example...).
> *Not suggestions with any passion behind them; just random thoughts.*
> _________________________________________________
> Also:
> I have a large collection of obscure, hard-to-find tools, safety
> equipment, and other items that are just taking up space in my apartment.
> Mostly military-issue or related, but may be useful to some.
> If anybody's interested in fire protection, ballistic protection (frag -
> not bullet-resistant), slash/cut protection, various goggles,
> High-Viz/Low-Viz, load-bearing gear, rigging, climbing, harnesses, modular
> plate-carrying vests (w/o plates), utility belts, night vision, gun
> maintenance (but no guns), optics, sensor instruments, camouflage, head
> protection, or things along those lines, I could make them available.
> I have a large assortment of Field Manuals, Technical Manuals, and
> Polygraph-related Manuals; the non-restricted ones I could also avail to
> anybody those could help.
> Mind you, I'll be adhering to our NO WEAPONS policy with regard to all of
> this - regarding information AND equipment.
> I'll not disclose classified information and/or technologies, unless I've
> obtained them from the internet or 3rd parties, or they can be easily
> obtained elsewhere.
> _________________________________________________
> BenS
> On May 28, 2013 12:09 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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