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Needs/Want List

(This page is a combining of the Needs list & Wish list pages from the old wiki.)

Being a volunteer non-profit organization, member dues pay the bills. However, that also means that anything & everything in the space was hard won, whether bought with with those dues (which are needed to pay the rent), donated by members & non-members, or scrounged about! Any assistance appreciated!

Everyday Supplies

These are the consumables - things that regularly need replenished. We may have plenty on hand, we may not, you might want to check to see what is most needed.

  • Paper Towels
  • Roll towels (for bathroom dispensers - click pic for fullsize shot)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soda
  • Bottled Water
  • Plastic ware - spoons, forks, knives
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • 4' fluorescent bulbs for the many light fixtures in the space
  • 13 gallon trash bags
  • 55 gallon trash bags THANKS to the Gangwere family, we're set for the foreseeable future!

Equipment - Large

  • Laser Cutter
  • Large Format CNC Router (ShopBot Buddy32, 4'X8' work envelope) $8,000
  • 110V MIG Welder $300
  • Higher quality 110V table saw (contractor's grade or cabinet)
  • Gas-fired Forge $300
  • 100# 'Forging' Anvil $1300
  • Powder Coating Setup (sprayer, materials) $75
  • Powder Coating Oven (could start with an actual oven) $???
  • small Sandblasting Cabinet $120 - $210
  • large Sandblasting Cabinet $1000
  • Vacuformer - Gonner has built one!, it just needs tweaking
  • Benchtop Vice
  • Nicer Solder Stations
  • Dust collection system - we have a dust collector, but the motor needs mounted & set up with the bag, and we will still need blast gates, hoses, ground wires, a large cyclone or several small DIY cyclones

Equipment - Small

  • Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
    • Pocket hole screws
    • Pocket hole plugs
  • Metal ducting for venting the laser cutter; the current flex hose is good, but metal ducts would be better
  • Floor Buffer - for the many many tile floors in this new building.
  • Mop bucket w/wringer THANKS to Jeremy
  • Dust mop - the large flat one that the workers use at Wal-mart, but only 2 or 3 feet wide; so much of the space is tiled, this will come in handy.
  • Chairs (We need stackable or folding chairs for the Core, and less broken/sad office style chairs and stools for workshop and library/electronic/office areas)
  • Tables - the white plastic tables that can be bought in most big box stores, or the warehouse stores like Costco & Sams. A set of 6 to 10 would be great $500 to $700
  • small recycling bins - the blue ones that many offices have by the desk-side trash cans. These would be for the same thing here: so people can drop recycling in the room they are, rather than having to walk multiple rooms away to toss something in the big recycling bins in the Core
  • small trash cans for west end of space

Monthly Intangibles

These are just some examples; feel free to volunteer others!

  • Rent our Front Office $400
  • Sponsor Our Utilities for a Month $200
  • Help us weatherize our space $150
  • gas on for 3 months $350
  • Subsidize Insurance Coverage $116
  • Monthly Drinks Kitty $30
  • Grounds Maintenance 5 hours
  • Room Curator 3 hours
  • CRM Solution $50
  • Flickr Pro Account code $24.95
  • Web hosting $20


  • Sheet foam insulation - to insulate the metal garage door in the warehouse space. Either rigid blue or pink, or even the shiny-one-side stuff. It's a large door, so several sheets will be needed.
  • Refrigerator (frost-free, full size, pls) THANKS to JT
  • Kitchen Cabinets/Countertop
  • Kitchen Sink w/faucet (though they still need hooked up)
  • Kitchen Plumbing hookup
  • Projector Adric is loaning us his for the foreseeable future, (unless someone has another one)
  • Dropdown projector screen one has been installed in the Core as well as in the shop area
  • Shelves - always need shelves, tool shelves, bookshelves, etc.
  • Metal cabinets, for storing lubricants/paints/chemicals
  • Cameras, RFID, Biometrics
  • Phone system I -think- this has been donated, and is in the process of being set up & configured
  • Lamps, desktop, Floor based, Clip style.
  • power strips