[Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Wed May 29 17:01:29 UTC 2013


I'd TOTALLY Hit That. 
.....I mean, it can get very hot. Hotter than I'd need it to be. 

BenS

On May 29, 2013, at 12:39, Konstantin Avdashchenko <konsgn at hotmail.com> wrote:

> It feels a little awkward people talking about my torch that way
> 
> Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 12:03:11 -0400
> From: matthewduepner14 at gmail.com
> To: blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com
> Subject: Re: [Blabber] Equipment purchases: toolboxes?
> 
> How hot is his torch?
> 
> On May 29, 2013 11:21 AM, "Ben S" <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool, thanks!
> 
> What type of cut resistance are you looking for? I mean for what kind of use? Unfortunately, they're usually specifically-protective to one threat each.
> 
> I've got some (pretty used, but still protective) Spectra-palmed (and fingered) gloves, meant to be worn as liners - they're made so you can grab a knife out of somebody's hands by the blade. They're not grippy at all, which is why they're liners.
> 
> Also, I have a couple of pairs of fast-roping gloves, which have thick, suede palms. Not very fine manual dexterity, but good for welding, handling sharp, hot, or high-friction surfaces.
> 
> I have Combat Crew Vehicle gloves, which are meant to protect from impact and friction, and are flame resistant.
> 
> Lastly, I have Kevlar glove liners, which offer cut, flame, and slash resistance, but aren't stab (puncture) proof.
> 
> Other than that, I have various leather and Nomex gloves. 
> 
> Let me know what type would be most useful.
> 
> MIG uses Argon? I forget which gasses go with which metals. I think Argon for steel. Not sure what's used for Aluminum. Or are you saying this welder is a gas-less welder?
> 
> Yeah... I'm scared to use Konstantin's torch. That thing's hotter than I'd have any use for at this moment. A plasma cutter might be nice, though.
> 
> BenS
> 
> On May 29, 2013, at 9:24, 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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