Since people may or may not be aware (multiple channels of comms). I have managed to get £250 of funding for our wood shop. Before I assume supreme dictatorship, who else is interested in the group?
In the funding application (ROCA application) I said ‘we’ would try to get a set of tools for beginner classes. Idea there was basically to get a nice set of safety stuff and hand-tools. I know we have various odd bits n pieces, but not quite proper sets of things (that aren’t rusty).
With this said, I am mindful that we have £250 to spread thinly to get started. My feeling is to get either a bandsaw or belt sander first. Reason being that these are ‘big buys’, whereas other things can be bought with smaller private donations. I’m unsure about ROCA funding buying secondhand stuff, but base price of either of the big items on amazon was ~£150 (Machine mart/ other, might be different).
Smaller (priority) buys:
- Ear defenders
- Goggles (reusable for other activities)
- Dust masks
- Wood supplies (Various bits exist in the roof, but thinking more 2x4 and sheet materials)
- … other… (brain dead now, see amazon list)
I have been working on some small projects lately in the space. I am mainly trying to organise things and create storage/furniture for tools in new space. I Will try to make a separate post about this, but people are welcome to contribute
I remember us having loads of handsaws without blades. Not seen them for months (where are they? Is my memory playing tricks on me?)
Slightly rushed, a lot of things are currently happening in the office dont want to be left out