[Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?

Antonio diveblends at gmail.com
Wed May 29 15:50:01 UTC 2013


All pretty cheap.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Flat-Curve-Assortment-File-Set-10-Piece-22105HD/100091245#.UaYiu5iernE

http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-Steel-Precision-File-Set-Canvas-Storage-Case-6-Piece-707476/100572556#.UaYjDpiernE
http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Precison-File-Set-6-Piece-12128/203241661#.UaYjQJiernE


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> Again, any actual purchases you would like HM to make should be
> accompanied by a link, or it will be put on the backburner.
>
>
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> A set of metal files, different sizes from large to very small.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:24 AM, citybadger <citybadger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Ben:
>>>
>>> Would be interested in a couple of cut resistant gloves or similar in
>>> the space if you have them.
>>> I have a security screwdriver set I'll bring in.
>>> Kenny has an air compressor upstairs he'd probably let us use if we ask.
>>> Also a MIG welding unit (gasless unfortunately).
>>> Konstantin has gas tanks in the space that perhaps can be used for
>>> brazing.
>>> I second having a few pairs scissors in various sizes.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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