Sorry quickly addressing some of the points. I think the key things have already been mentioned.
Well it is a massive improvement on what we had previously. We just work with what we have really.
Well there is one. Plan was to build another one which is a lot more sturdier. Feel free to build one, it is on the “someone should” list
We have a small collection of vices/clamps. Not all are out on display mind. If you have ideas for location to fix down some of the larger engineering vices, suggest away.
We have quite a few of them items actually. Just items are a little scattered at the moment while we sort out the tool wall etc. More specific things, we may be missing as I have been the only person that has been using the workshop (in the previous place), so I’ve been picking up things as I need them (from my own pocket).
No, not yet. Again, there is a plan for this, but time is against me. I was just trying to set up the bare basics first, then work through my very long list of things (others can help too! )
I’m not very experienced, but from what I understand, this is very common in most workshops. Any reason for disliking it?
I wouldn’t say completely useless… they have done quite a lot for us tbh. Things can be a ‘little’ bureaucratic though.
I agree, this is an important thing. Given people’s interests+activities currently, you can even argue the workshop is too big… I won’t argue that mind!
Yeah, this is true also. To some degree, our hands are tied due to resources/practical issues. We need to just make the most of what we currently have, making any improvements and optimisations along the way. It will be a slow journey. But I hope it will be worth it (as I realised the other day, I made a 3d model plan of the place over a year ago now, we are only just making this a reality now ).
I made some practice joints a while back. I’m not sure if they got moved from our old place, or I threw them. I can always make some more example cuts and joinery samples. Be nice if they could eventually end up being recorded on our wiki or somewhere for future use too (i have scribble notes and drawings in my logbook)
I plan to get little more bits sorted soon. As soon as the workshop is totally made safe/legal, I may redirect my time/resources towards other jobs that need doing around the space mind (infrastructure jobs).
Feel free to drop me any questions/suggestions though