Implemented Wishes

All Wishes

Not Right Now - The answer is "no" but we may reassess in the future.
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Implemented Wishes

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20 New Equipment for Space:
Jewelry Equipment

To make fine Jewelry. $2500 would cover most of it:
Soldering Supplies:
· Torch https://store.cyberweld.com/smachaou.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_...


Comments: (2)

Cost: $3,000.00

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
17 New Equipment for Space:
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)

https://www.theceramicshop.com/product/24026/ht-2-oven-240v-3-key/


Comments: (1)

Cost: $2,100.00

4 years 3 weeks ago Implemented
17 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: (2)

Cost: unknown

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
15 New Equipment for Space:
Pottery Wheel

Many people would love to be able to do pottery. Good models range from 800-1500$
https://www.theceramicshop.com/product/1804/brent-b-pottery-wheel/


Comments: (2)

Cost: $1,200.00

2 years 11 months ago Implemented
12 New Equipment for Space:
Festool Domino Joiner

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


Comments: (2)

Cost: $1,000.00

3 years 11 months ago Implemented
12 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: $1,000.00

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
12 New Equipment for Space:
TIG Welder

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


Comments: (1)

Cost: $1,500.00

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
11 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: unknown

3 years 9 months ago Implemented
11 New Equipment for Space:
Metal Casting Tool

Making small metal parts.

https://septools.com/product/arbe-kaya-cast/


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,000.00

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
10 New Equipment for Space:
Hardened Steel Anvil (100lbs or heavier) with at least one horn

Really crucial metalworking tool for metal sculpture, forging, and many jewelry applications.

The prices can be highly variable, but they tend to be $5-9/pound new, and about $3-5/pound used.

Also: we don't *need* a forge for an anvil to be an incredibly useful, meaningful addition to our metalworking capabilities. It has enormous use in many other metalworking capacities.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $600.00

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
9 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: $90.00

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
8 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: unknown

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
7 Event or Activity:
Class in canning (probably for fall)

Description of why needed. 3 years 11 months ago Implemented
7 New Equipment for Space:
Kreg Jigs (Cabinet, Shelf Pin and Drawer Jigs)

Description of why needed. 3 years 11 months ago Implemented
7 New Equipment for Space:
Shapeoko Upgrade

The Shapeoko gets lots of use, but can be pretty frustrating. Upgrading to the OneFinity, X-Carve, or something similar could improve its functionality and usability.

https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve/fully-loaded


Comments: (1)

Cost: $2,000.00

1 year 5 months ago Implemented
7 New Equipment for Space:
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: (7)

Cost: unknown

2 years 5 months ago Implemented
7 New Equipment for Space:
0.1g Food Scale

We do not have a food scale in the kitchen area. This would be quite useful for weighing green coffee beans for the Behmor roaster as well as general kitchen use for cooking by weight instead of volume. Could be used for meats, spices, flour, etc. I have had a very positive experience with the Decent Simple Scale.


Comments: (1)

Cost: $29.00

1 year 4 months ago Implemented
7 New Equipment for Space:
Vinyl Printer/Plotter (Cricut?)

Description of why needed. 4 years 1 week ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
New Lathe

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


Comments: (0)

Cost: $2,300.00

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
A couple of extra holdfasts (maybe 2 more)

Holdfasts are very handy to hold things firmly to the bench. Currently, we only have two.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $65.00

1 year 1 month ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
3 More Prusas

Though the Prusa hasn't been perfect, that's largely because people have been using Octopi slicer. By using the Prusa slicer it seems to work flawlessly. It makes great prints, and is a great price compared to comparable machines. It would be great for our PLA 3d printers to be consistent.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $3,000.00

1 year 5 months ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
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: (2)

Cost: unknown

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
1.5" laser lens

Requested by Cary Ward

Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

3 years 3 months ago Implemented
6 New Equipment for Space:
Food Vacuum Sealer

Buying in bulk can save money, but how do you divide up large portions so they don't go bad before you can use them? A food vacuum sealer!! It will also complement the Sous Vide machine for marinading things like meat, fish or tofu before cooking!


Comments: (0)

Cost: $99.00

1 year 4 months ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Air brush

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

https://merriartist.com/products/i-ecl-4501


Comments: (0)

Cost: $169.00

3 years 3 weeks ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Ice-cream machine

To make ice cream for events.


Comments: (1)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Tormek Scissors Jig

Some of the scissors in the textile section require sharpening and this jig would make it quite easy to sharpen them in the Tormek

https://www.rockler.com/scissors-jig-svx-150-for-tormek-t-7-sharpening-s...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $59.00

1 year 1 month ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Coffee Roaster

Roasting your own coffee gives you more control, is far cheaper, ensures freshness, and gives you access to a much wider range of beans! Though you can roast at home with a Whirlypop or other simple setup, having a programmable machine with heating elements, fans, and smoke control makes things much easier, more approachable for new users, and produces less of a mess.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $500.00

1 year 7 months ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Combo disc/belt sander for woodshop

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


Comments: (2)

Cost: $1,600.00

3 years 4 months ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor

Very common labor saving device, our current one is busted and old.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $230.00

1 year 3 months ago Implemented
5 New Equipment for Space:
Oxy-acetylene setup

For brazing/cutting/heating

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


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
MIG Welder

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


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
Tube Roller

This tool is used for bending long curves in metal.
Base Tool: https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-roller-99736.html - $200


Comments: (0)

Cost: $650.00

1 year 2 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
Vinyl space upgrades (see comment)

Description of why needed. 4 years 1 week ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
Jointer Plane

The one that we have is very very old and cannot be set up correctly. A jointer plane can be used to flatten long boards, with a finish much nicer than the planner or the jointer, not requiring sanding afterwards. Plus it can flatten very wide panels that don't fit in the planner or even the sander.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $350.00

1 year 1 month ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
LVLP or HVLP spray gun for lending library

Likely upgrade to something like


Comments: (0)

Cost: $400.00

1 year 10 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
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! "

http://www.baileyssewingcenter.com/homequilter.html


Comments: (0)

Cost: $2,000.00

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: unknown

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
4 New Equipment for Space:
Full-Length Mirror in Bathroom

To see the fit of clothing made at the sewing station.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

3 years 3 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
3 Axis Welding Clamp

Useful for welding things at 90 degrees to eachother: https://www.weldingstore.com/products/stronghand-3-axis-fixtur


Comments: (0)

Cost: $200.00

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

Description of why needed. 3 years 11 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
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: (1)

Cost: $200.00

2 years 11 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
Router plane

Very useful for finishing dado or sliding dovetail joints. Veritas has a nice model, very easy to sharpen (https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/router/5260...) but a used Stanley 71 can probably work as well.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $175.00

1 year 9 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
Roomba

Description of why needed. 3 years 10 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
16" Jointer

From Slack:
16” plus the infeed/outfeed length is a game changer; being able to joint wide components post glue-up is amazing

The fundraiser is live! MakeHaven will be matching, so we just need to reach $1000.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $2,000.00

2 years 5 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
Serger

Industrial, such as: Juki MO-6714S Industrial 4-Thread Overlock Sewing Machine


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
Induction Forge

For forging metal without gas or coal.


Comments: (2)

Cost: $1,000.00

1 year 3 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
PCB reflow oven

Electronics production.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: $500.00

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
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.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

2 years 8 months ago Implemented
3 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
2 Fire blankets for laser printers. One for each printer.

Description of why needed. 3 years 4 months ago Implemented
3 New Equipment for Space:
Spot Welder

This is a great tool for sheet metal work.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $200.00

2 years 1 month ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
New soldering iron

The black iron on the bench is finicky and easy to leave on. https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WE1010NA-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B077...


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

2 years 11 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
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: (1)

Cost: unknown

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Airbrush & Compressor

For small scale painting, no worries about VOC's etc. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y64YQ3M/


Comments: (0)

Cost: $250.00

1 year 4 weeks ago Implemented
2 Policy or Operational Suggestion:
Animator(s) for basic programming?

Description of why needed. 4 years 1 month ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Vacuum press bags and Pump

https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/VS-Extreme-Polyurethane-Vacuum-B...


Comments: (1)

Cost: $500.00

3 years 6 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Carving Tools

Because this is a very fun field of woodworking!
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pfeil-swiss-made-intermediate-size-ca...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $200.00

1 year 4 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Light box exposure unit

Improve quality of burned images when screen printing.


Comments: (1)

Cost: unknown

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Soldering Fume Filter

Safety - https://www.amazon.com/KNOKOO-Extractor-Absorber-cigarette-Moxibustion/d...


Comments: (0)

Cost: $450.00

1 year 1 month ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: $100.00

2 years 11 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Welding mask

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


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: unknown

2 years 11 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
2x72 Belt Grinder

A great tool for knife making


Comments: (0)

Cost: $1,000.00

1 year 9 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Hair dryer

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


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
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)

Cost: unknown

2 years 6 months ago Implemented
2 Event or Activity:
Silkscreen making class

Description of why needed. 4 years 2 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Sailrite Sewing Machine

Because there are lots of sailors around who would likely get a membership to be able to work on sails for their boats.


Comments: (4)

Cost: unknown

3 years 8 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Screen Printing Machine

Learning to make designs on tshirts


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Rug Tufting Machine

Description of why needed. 3 years 4 months ago Implemented
2 New Equipment for Space:
Surface Grinder

This is a basic metalworking tool for precision work.


Comments: (0)

Cost: $5,000.00

1 year 3 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Contractor Table Saw for Lending Library

Infrequently used but super helpful -- we would borrow or rent!


Comments: (0)

Cost: $600.00

1 year 10 months ago Implemented
1 Space Infrastructure:
Portable Fume Collector

We got a large charcoal collector.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Vacuum pump and chamber

Pump - https://www.grainger.com/product/406D58?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA ($250)


Comments: (0)

Cost: $400.00

2 years 1 month ago Implemented
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)

Cost: unknown

2 years 7 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
1.5 Laser lens and assembly

Laser lens best suited to precise cuts up to 1/8"


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

3 years 4 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Stick welder

We currently have a 'buzz box' AC stick welder, which is mediocre. A proper stick welder is DC (positive and negative): https://www.grainger.com/mobile/product/MILLER-ELECTRIC-Stick-Welder-404...


Comments: (1)

Cost: $750.00

2 years 1 month ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Laminator

Description of why needed. 3 years 12 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Knew Concepts Fret Saw

It's just a really nice hand tool https://www.knewconcepts.com/MK4-5-inch-saws.php


Comments: (0)

Cost: $90.00

1 year 10 months ago Implemented
1 Event or Activity:
Silkscreen printing class

Description of why needed. 3 years 11 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Compressor & air tools for lending library

Portable compressor with nail gun (brad and/or finish) + staple gun. Infrequently used but very useful -- we would be willing to borrow or rent!


Comments: (0)

Cost: $300.00

1 year 10 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Pallet wrecking bar (For reclaiming Pallet Wood ) [Many Types under $60]

Description of why needed. 3 years 11 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Tramontina Nonstick Pan

Needed kitchen equipment. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009HBKQ16/


Comments: (0)

Cost: $40.00

1 year 1 month ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Vitamix

A powerful blender is a very useful kitchen tool. One thing I would use it for is making pesto. E310 Vitamix, $350 - https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/shop/e310?src=vbr


Comments: (0)

Cost: $350.00

11 months 4 weeks ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Keurig machine & reuseable K cup

Description of why needed. 4 years 4 weeks ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Replacement Bed/Mat for IIP

The one here is pretty messed up. Here's a link to a new one:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=33773


Comments: (0)

Cost: $13.00

2 years 4 months ago Implemented
1 Space Infrastructure:
Storage for the craft paper (spool)?

Description of why needed. 4 years 6 days ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
english wheel

i believe this would be an excellent addition to the metal shop as it is the best way to form curves etc with sheet metal


Comments: (0)

Cost: $400.00

1 year 11 months ago Implemented
1 New Equipment for Space:
Heavy Duty Kitchen Mixer (8 quart ideal)

Description of why needed. 4 years 3 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Immersion Circulator

Cool blend of technology and science for food making.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Undercabinet lighting for electronics area

To improve visibility and safety when working on electronic projects.


Comments: (2)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Water Jet Desktop Cutter from https://shop.wazer.com/pages/products (Cheap and affordable water jet cutting system)

Description of why needed. 3 years 9 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Screen Print Dryer

Dry screenprinting


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Pressure caner

Canning vegis


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented
New Equipment for Space:
Dehydrator

dehydrating food.


Comments: (0)

Cost: unknown

4 years 3 months ago Implemented