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6 New Equipment:
Prusa Mk3 3D Printer

The current 3D printers are a nightmare to deal with. Whether clogged nozzles or user error they seem to be breaking a ton.

What I'd propose is to get one kit, set it up and try it out for an extended amount of time. If it works out, it may be a worthwhile investment to get another one.


Comments: (3)

1 week 2 days ago In Development
6 New Equipment:
Grommet Puncher

In the sewing section, we would like equipment that allows us to insert grommets into clothing. Grommets are small metal rings that can be used for different types of garment construction, such as lacing. Please make our wishes come true! *cute emoji*


Comments: (0)

3 weeks 6 days ago
2 New Equipment:
Replace Broken Sewing Machines with Durable Metal Machines (Such as Necchi)

We have discussed among the sewing team. We really think we should replace the existing donated sewing machines which keep failing by buying at least three reliable new sewing machines. We have all worked with Necchi's during the Threads and Needles program and are very familiar with them. Catherine can obtain them locally at a discounted price.


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3 weeks 6 days ago
5 New Equipment:
Tumbler machine for metals

It would make finishing all the great metal parts we are creating in the machine shop better and easier.

It makes different consistent finishes by rounding sharp edges, removing burrs, and other small details like that


Comments: (0)

4 weeks 4 hours ago
5 New Equipment:
Oxy-acetylene setup

For brazing/cutting/heating

https://www.amazon.com/Torch-Oxy-Acetylene-Tough-Cut-Outfit/dp/B001AP13A...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Monoprice MP10 - Replace the AFP-512 ($300)

The AFP-512 has a LOT of issues, from the extruder frequently clogging, the bed being impossible to level due to warping, and the electrical connectors on the hotend degrading.


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
3 New Equipment:
Buffing wheel


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1 month 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Bench grinder for carbide tools

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-23-196-6-Inch-Variable-Grinder/dp/B00HRM509...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Welding mask

https://www.amazon.com/YESWELDER-Viewing-Darkening-Grinding-LYG-M800H/dp...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
3 New Equipment:
New Lathe

https://www.amazon.com/Laguna-Tools-MLAREVO-1836-Lathe/dp/B00YX8162Q/ref... ($2300)


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
3 New Equipment:
TIG Welder

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BSD6PG/?creativeASIN=B076BSD6PG&linkCode=w... $700


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
4 New Equipment:
MIG Welder

The cat's ass: https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/mig-gmaw/millermatic-212-a... ($3500)


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Light box exposure unit

Improve quality of burned images when screen printing.


Comments: (1)

1 month 2 weeks ago
9 Event or Activity:
Tool sharpening

A dull tool can be worthless.
This could be split into a number of sessions:
Knife, chisel, plane iron type.
"Garden" type .. shovels, axes & hatchets, hoes .. etc
A tool handle making, replacing session for any of the above.


Comments: (1)

1 month 3 weeks ago
8 Event or Activity:
Japanese joinery workshop.

There is interest in learning the fascinating traditional joinery used by Japanese woodworkers.
This could be a beginner & an advanced level presentation. Both hands on.


Comments: (2)

1 month 3 weeks ago In Development
7 Event or Activity:
Wood joinery workshop for common western technique.

A number of people in the woodworking shop would benefit from demonstrations on how to achieve the joinery they desire for their project.


Comments: (0)

1 month 3 weeks ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Scribit

A https://scribit.design/ drawing robot for the big white wall by the couches. We could have constantly changing designs and notices in a very visible. place.


Comments: (0)

2 months 5 days ago
4 New Equipment:
Riley Hopkins Jr. 4 color, 2-station Screen Printing Press

We discussed getting one of these awhile back, and it's definitely time for an upgrade to the screenprinting press. This machine will (first of all) not break its solder points AND it allows formicro-adjusting for multi-colored and CMYK printing. Let's take screenprinting to the next level!


Comments: (1)

2 months 2 weeks ago
5 New Equipment:
Exposure Unit for Curing Emulsion for Silkscreening

No more clamping the UV light to a table, finding the power strip, borrowing the plastic bin, etc etc. Curing the screen will now be faster and easier with one of these!
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 7.45.38 PM


Comments: (1)

2 months 2 weeks ago
3 Space Infrastructure:
Stop the Bleed Kit/Traumatic Bleed Equipment

We work with a large number of machines that can sever arteries, incur deep puncture wounds, and cause life threatening bleeds. Even though the fire department is close by, a traumatic bleed can lead to death in five minutes or less. Stop the Bleed makes traumatic bleed kits which include hemostatic gauze, tourniquets, and other traumatic bleed supplies like fabric shears and gloves.


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2 months 2 weeks ago Implemented
2 New Equipment:
Shop

https://www.autometrix.com/solutions/cutting/#advantage
Great tool for the region and improving space for textile's people


Comments: (0)

2 months 3 weeks ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Shared/Discounted Subscriptions

We could get great value out of shared/group subscriptions to digital resources, e.g. CAD libraries or even something as simple as a shared login to Fine Woodworking or Lynda courses. Could be a useful poll to send out!


Comments: (0)

2 months 3 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Fourth Axis for Tormach CNC Mil

It would open new geometry we could mill out of metal. Right now it is not release but the website says "coming soon". https://www.tormach.com/pcnc-440


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2 months 3 weeks ago Planned

All Wishes

Not Right Now - The answer is "no" but we may reassess in the future.
Research Required- Maybe, lets look into it and understand more.
Planned - We intend to make it happen but may be lower priority or waiting on funding.
In Development - We are actively working to make it happen right now.
Implemented - It or similar has happened, fully or in significant part.

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14 New Equipment:
Kiln for heat treating/ceramics/enameling

Super useful for many things: https://usaknifemaker.com/evenheat-ko-27.html
We want 208V, TAP Contro, Solid State Relays ($2100)


Comments: (1)

1 year 7 months ago Research Needed
12 New Equipment:
Jewelry Equipment
To make fine Jewelry

Comments: (2)

1 year 10 months ago Planned
11 New Equipment:
Large format printer

The model to consider would be a printer and cutter.

https://www.rolanddga.com/products/printers/truevis-vg2-printer-cutters


Comments: (2)

1 year 4 months ago Planned
10 Space Infrastructure:
Large Spray Booth with Ventilation
For small finishing or even better furniture sized.

Comments: (1)

1 year 10 months ago Not Right Now
9 Event or Activity:
Tool sharpening

A dull tool can be worthless.
This could be split into a number of sessions:
Knife, chisel, plane iron type.
"Garden" type .. shovels, axes & hatchets, hoes .. etc
A tool handle making, replacing session for any of the above.


Comments: (1)

1 month 3 weeks ago
8 Event or Activity:
Japanese joinery workshop.

There is interest in learning the fascinating traditional joinery used by Japanese woodworkers.
This could be a beginner & an advanced level presentation. Both hands on.


Comments: (2)

1 month 3 weeks ago In Development
8 Wild Idea:
Outdoor hanging garden

I love the view of the rocks out the windows, and noticed some have plants growing. What if we expand that and create a green growing wall. Ideally one of the windows could be converted to an access door.


Comments: (1)

1 year 9 months ago In Development
8 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
Rear entrance key card access
Description of why needed. 1 year 5 months ago Planned
7 New Equipment:
Vinyl Printer/Plotter (Cricut?)
Description of why needed. 1 year 7 months ago Planned
7 New Equipment:
Pottery Wheel

Attract sexy ghosts


Comments: (1)

5 months 4 weeks ago Not Right Now
7 Event or Activity:
Wood joinery workshop for common western technique.

A number of people in the woodworking shop would benefit from demonstrations on how to achieve the joinery they desire for their project.


Comments: (0)

1 month 3 weeks ago
6 New Equipment:
Festool Domino Joiner

Very useful joinery tool: https://www.festoolproducts.com/power-tools/festool-domino-joiners/festo...
($1000)


Comments: (2)

1 year 6 months ago Not Right Now
6 New Equipment:
Grommet Puncher

In the sewing section, we would like equipment that allows us to insert grommets into clothing. Grommets are small metal rings that can be used for different types of garment construction, such as lacing. Please make our wishes come true! *cute emoji*


Comments: (0)

3 weeks 6 days ago
6 Space Infrastructure:
office chairs with back support

Comments: (0)

12 months 8 hours ago
6 New Equipment:
Prusa Mk3 3D Printer

The current 3D printers are a nightmare to deal with. Whether clogged nozzles or user error they seem to be breaking a ton.

What I'd propose is to get one kit, set it up and try it out for an extended amount of time. If it works out, it may be a worthwhile investment to get another one.


Comments: (3)

1 week 2 days ago In Development
6 Wild Idea:
Maker Crest on Entry Floor

As you come down the stairs the floor looks pretty bad. It would be cool if there was some painted maker themed crest painted.


Comments: (1)

1 year 9 months ago Research Needed
5 New Equipment:
Tumbler machine for metals

It would make finishing all the great metal parts we are creating in the machine shop better and easier.

It makes different consistent finishes by rounding sharp edges, removing burrs, and other small details like that


Comments: (0)

4 weeks 4 hours ago
5 New Equipment:
Exposure Unit for Curing Emulsion for Silkscreening

No more clamping the UV light to a table, finding the power strip, borrowing the plastic bin, etc etc. Curing the screen will now be faster and easier with one of these!
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 7.45.38 PM


Comments: (1)

2 months 2 weeks ago
5 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
Matching Makehaven Jumpsuits
Description of why needed. 1 year 6 months ago Not Right Now
5 New Equipment:
Oxy-acetylene setup

For brazing/cutting/heating

https://www.amazon.com/Torch-Oxy-Acetylene-Tough-Cut-Outfit/dp/B001AP13A...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
5 Space Infrastructure:
Adobe Suite

Why we do not have Adobe: A license is $330.00 per machine/ per year. If we install on the 4 computers plus 2 of the laser cutters that is $2,000 per year for the software.


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1 year 6 months ago Not Right Now
5 New Equipment:
1.5" laser lens
Requested by Cary Ward

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9 months 3 weeks ago
4 Event or Activity:
Class in canning (probably for fall)
Description of why needed. 1 year 5 months ago In Development
4 New Equipment:
Vinyl space upgrades (see comment)
Description of why needed. 1 year 6 months ago In Development
4 New Equipment:
Riley Hopkins Jr. 4 color, 2-station Screen Printing Press

We discussed getting one of these awhile back, and it's definitely time for an upgrade to the screenprinting press. This machine will (first of all) not break its solder points AND it allows formicro-adjusting for multi-colored and CMYK printing. Let's take screenprinting to the next level!


Comments: (1)

2 months 2 weeks ago
4 New Equipment:
MIG Welder

The cat's ass: https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/mig-gmaw/millermatic-212-a... ($3500)


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
3 New Equipment:
Air brush

Could we have air brush painting, perhaps in the metal shop? Brought up by member J. Gleisner


Comments: (0)

7 months 1 week ago Planned
3 Space Infrastructure:
Common Mac/PC chargers
(To check out temporarily for in-venue use.) We all forget our chargers occasionally and it sucks to have to go home and get them!

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6 months 3 weeks ago
3 New Equipment:
Pipe/Tube Bender

Valuable metalworking tool: https://pro-tools.com/collections/manual-tube-and-pipe-benders/products/... ($900)
or


Comments: (0)

6 months 1 week ago Planned
3 New Equipment:
Metal Casting Centrifuge

Making small metal parts.


Comments: (0)

1 year 10 months ago Research Needed
3 New Equipment:
Spinning Wheel
So that members can make custom-dyed yarn for textile crafts. Other members expressed interest and may have other reasons for wanting it.

Comments: (0)

9 months 4 weeks ago
3 New Equipment:
TIG Welder

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BSD6PG/?creativeASIN=B076BSD6PG&linkCode=w... $700


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
3 New Equipment:
Buffing wheel


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
3 New Equipment:
Long arm quilting machine for computerized quilting

These are often rented by the hour at some facilities as they are cumbersome to keep in one's home due to the size and they're also pretty pricey. For the quilting community, it would be a real asset! "


Comments: (0)

1 year 10 months ago Research Needed
3 New Equipment:
Metal Detector for Nails in wood and for Outside (For rental Hobby)

Comments: (0)

1 year 5 months ago
3 New Equipment:
New Lathe

https://www.amazon.com/Laguna-Tools-MLAREVO-1836-Lathe/dp/B00YX8162Q/ref... ($2300)


Comments: (0)

1 month 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Stereo Microscope for Electronics Bench

We had one previously on loan from a member, but it is time to get our own. Ideally we get some good lighting for it too.


Comments: (0)

1 year 2 months ago Planned
2 New Equipment:
Bench grinder for carbide tools

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-23-196-6-Inch-Variable-Grinder/dp/B00HRM509...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
2 Event or Activity:
Make Cement Planters

A good summer activity, we could have reusable molds in our inventory. https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/lawn-garden/how-to/g875/how-to-bui...


Comments: (0)

1 year 8 months ago Research Needed
2 New Equipment:
CNC Plasma Cutter: 1.) https://youtu.be/XBv8_FVl-Rc 2.) https://youtu.be/GBljgTkssDc 3.) DIY Arduino Powered CNC Machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vgjJikt9B4&list=PL5XWdvlE3dBse8w8gQvMbzhHKSbs1676W

Comments: (0)

1 year 1 month ago
2 New Equipment:
Rolling Mill

For use with sheet metal an wire. It is different than the shear/brake/roll, in that it uses a gear reduction system to multiply the force on the metal. It is used to compress the metal, giving the user the ability to flatten sheet metal, change it’s gauge, forge it, etc. It is an incredibly useful tool for metal sculpture and jewelry making.


Comments: (0)

3 months 2 days ago
2 New Equipment:
Monoprice MP10 - Replace the AFP-512 ($300)

The AFP-512 has a LOT of issues, from the extruder frequently clogging, the bed being impossible to level due to warping, and the electrical connectors on the hotend degrading.


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Vacuum press

Comments: (0)

1 year 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Pin nailer

Because we should have a small, 23GA nailer: https://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-HP118K-23-Gauge-2-Inch-16-Inch/dp/B000EX...


Comments: (0)

6 months 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Kreg Jigs (Cabinet, Shelf Pin and Drawer Jigs)

Comments: (1)

1 year 5 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Boat Building Strongback
To allow members and teams of members to make canoes, kayaks, and Adirondack Guide Boats. Ideally this strongback could be wheeled in and out of woodworking area and storage area. I am posting this wish to see what level of interest is out there. Several designs allow the strongback to taken apart and put into storage. Thanks

Comments: (1)

10 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Light box exposure unit

Improve quality of burned images when screen printing.


Comments: (1)

1 month 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Hair dryer

For drying of things (more than just hair!) Ideally with a cool setting as well.


Comments: (0)

1 year 10 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Sewing machine, non-badged

Strong, durable, simple machine that would be available to members and guests (including kids 8+) https://www.amazon.com/SINGER-Featherweight-C240-Sewing-Machine/dp/B0746...


Comments: (0)

5 months 2 weeks ago In Development
2 New Equipment:
Design or drafting table

Comments: (0)

1 year 4 months ago
2 Event or Activity:
House keeping and community spirit meeting

Chris La Salle and Catherine CW are requesting a meeting for addressing more engaging communal housekeeping. We want to see folks caring and respecting the space and tools provided and think a meeting is in order. Thank you


Comments: (1)

4 months 3 weeks ago
2 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
See if another Parking Garage will offer member discount for Parking for members like the state street garage. State st Garage not open on Saturdays or Holidays

Comments: (0)

1 year 3 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Welding mask

https://www.amazon.com/YESWELDER-Viewing-Darkening-Grinding-LYG-M800H/dp...


Comments: (0)

1 month 1 week ago
2 Event or Activity:
Make Seed bombs

Lets empower people to beautify hard to access areas by making seed bombs. https://www.gardenista.com/posts/diy-wildflower-seed-bombs/


Comments: (0)

1 year 9 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Vacuum Sealer

Comments: (0)

1 year 2 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Espresso Machine (semi Auto: Porta Filter Type 9+ bar pressure) LOOK OUT FOR NOT BUY

Comments: (1)

1 year 1 month ago
2 New Equipment:
Fourth Axis for Tormach CNC Mil

It would open new geometry we could mill out of metal. Right now it is not release but the website says "coming soon". https://www.tormach.com/pcnc-440


Comments: (0)

2 months 3 weeks ago Planned
2 New Equipment:
Risograph Printer
For making zines and self-publishing art books

Comments: (0)

6 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Shop

https://www.autometrix.com/solutions/cutting/#advantage
Great tool for the region and improving space for textile's people


Comments: (0)

2 months 3 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Smaller Milwaukee batteries

The 5Ah batteries we have are heavy and make some tools difficult for some people to use. Smaller batteries would help.


Comments: (1)

6 months 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Replace Broken Sewing Machines with Durable Metal Machines (Such as Necchi)

We have discussed among the sewing team. We really think we should replace the existing donated sewing machines which keep failing by buying at least three reliable new sewing machines. We have all worked with Necchi's during the Threads and Needles program and are very familiar with them. Catherine can obtain them locally at a discounted price.


Comments: (0)

3 weeks 6 days ago
2 New Equipment:
Picture Frame Point Driver

A good tool for making picture frames: https://www.amazon.com/Logan-Point-Driver-Elite-Points/dp/B074WDPWQD/ref...


Comments: (0)

6 months 1 week ago
2 New Equipment:
Rug Tufting Machine
Description of why needed. 10 months 3 weeks ago Planned
2 New Equipment:
Robotic coffee machine

Coffee + raspberry pi + robotics = no brainer

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/mugsy/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/413243358/mugsy-the-open-source-rob...


Comments: (0)

1 year 10 months ago
2 New Equipment:
Book Binding Machine (Hot pellet glue Type)

Make your own book sound cool, Also seems like a easy hobby that would interest everyone (based on no facts at all)

**Only if there is enough interest from many people. Please vote seriously please vote (hint hint)


Comments: (0)

5 months 2 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Full-Length Mirror in Bathroom
To see the fit of clothing made at the sewing station.

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9 months 4 weeks ago
2 New Equipment:
Monoprice Delta Printer
Deltas are cool, impressive, plus this one can print at 50 MICRONS half of what we can do. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21666&gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk...

Comments: (0)

1 year 9 months ago Research Needed
2 New Equipment:
Artisan 1430 Printer (for silkscreen / screen printing

These are used by screen printers with all black ink to get consistent dark transparencies used in screen printing.


Comments: (0)

5 months 2 weeks ago
1 New Equipment:
High-Carbon Anvil (55lbs or heavier) with at least one horn

Really crucial metalworking tool for almost any metal sculpture and for many jewelry applications.


Comments: (0)

3 months 2 days ago
1 New Equipment:
Milwaukee Cut Off Saw M12 volt (For Metal Tile plastics Uses Saw Max Wheels to) like a small circular saw for all materials

Comments: (0)

1 year 1 month ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Shared/Discounted Subscriptions

We could get great value out of shared/group subscriptions to digital resources, e.g. CAD libraries or even something as simple as a shared login to Fine Woodworking or Lynda courses. Could be a useful poll to send out!


Comments: (0)

2 months 3 weeks ago
1 Space Infrastructure:
Scribit

A https://scribit.design/ drawing robot for the big white wall by the couches. We could have constantly changing designs and notices in a very visible. place.


Comments: (0)

2 months 5 days ago
1 New Equipment:
Vacuum Sealer Machine (for food_

For sous vide as well as general food sealing purposes: https://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-Vacuum-Sealing-System-Starter/dp


Comments: (0)

6 months 4 days ago Planned
1 New Equipment:
Vacuum for main space

Comments: (1)

11 months 1 day ago
1 New Equipment:
5HP Sawstop
Because our current sawstop is underpowered

Comments: (1)

7 months 2 weeks ago
1 New Equipment:
Hydraulic Press (20 ton or greater)

Extremely versatile tool for metal forming. Gives the ability to apply pressure equally across a piece, without damaging texture or design work.


Comments: (0)

3 months 2 days ago
1 New Equipment:
NAS Attached Storage Networked
Storage on each computer is limited Suggest WD Outlet and get My Cloud EX2 ultra or My Cloud EX4 no hard drives then add later WD Red or Seagate Nas type https://www.wd.com/products/wd-recertified/my-cloud-ex4.html#RWDBWWD0000... Comments: (0)

7 months 4 days ago
1 New Equipment:
Copy stand
Description of why needed. 1 year 3 weeks ago Research Needed
1 New Equipment:
Vacuum press bags

Comments: (1)

1 year 2 weeks ago
1 New Equipment:
Industrial Robot (donation from Business only too $$$ to Buy just look out for )

Comments: (0)

1 year 5 months ago
1 New Equipment:
Combo disc/belt sander for woodshop

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/powermatic-belt-disc-sander-model-31a...
$1600


Comments: (1)

11 months 1 week ago
1 New Equipment:
Hobart Stand Mixer

A more heavy duty mixer for bread making


Comments: (0)

6 months 4 days ago