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    Bradley Maker

    Hey everybody.

    The woodshop needs its annual cleanup, i call it the purge.

    Sometime in the next couple of weeks i want to get in there and really clean it out. Empty the scrap bin, purge scrap materials and half finished projects that have been collecting dust.

    I’d really love help doing a dump run. Mainly the pick up truck part. I could probably awkwardly fit all of the woodshop trash in my suv , but i just gave it the annual cleanout! I don’t want to fill it with sawdust already. Plus, there is probably a lot of other stuff around the space that should go too, as usual.

    So…

    If you have projects or materials in the woodshop, please go in and either remove them or name and date your belongings with green tape so they aren’t trashed or reallocated.

    If you are a shop coordinator or otherwise know of something for the dump around the space, post back here so it goes with the rest.

    And if you’d be willing to offer up a pickup truck for this mission, please post a reply or get in touch with me.

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  • B
    Bradley Maker

    Last week wrapped up the spring hcos shop class. Some students brought their own tools in to use. I kept these in my bin under the far end of the mitre bench.

    A large panelsaw, a 26 or 28" hand saw went missing. I’m guessing it was left out just beside my bin at some point.

    If anybody saw or sees the saw, or has any info, please let me know and/or put it ontop of my bin.

    Thanks.

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  • Nicholas

    The Green Living Expo is on Saturday at the Sandman Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
    I hope it was mentioned at the last members meeting, that we are in need of volunteers for manning the booth as well as the Makerbus for this event. Would anyone interested in helping out please let me know here. We have had great fun at this event in the past. Any interest @pierre ?

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  • Nicholas

    I would like to confirm the members meeting and suggest an agenda

    Members Meeting 13 March 2018 starting at 6:30 PM
    Proposed agenda

    Discuss this year’s Green Expo and Repair Cafe -Nicholas
    Go over proposed bylaws
    Discuss solutions for forum and MailChimp

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  • Vaughn

    @megan.fenkhuber @DarrenAndSherry @Nicholas: Thank you for plowing through this!

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  • Vaughn

    @Krankin it might be a good idea to put tape on the materials you are referring to asking “whose is this??”, as some people aren’t on the forum.

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  • Vaughn

    Looks good, @Nicholas - thanks for posting! This is definitely up our alley. It would be good to have a new run of pamphlets ready for this event. We are out of them now, I think.

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  • Nicholas

    I posted this a couple days ago but it doesn’t seem to have made it. We really need to fix the forum.

    As some of you may know, a group is looking to organize Repair Cafe events in Kamloops. Repair Cafes are being run around the world with great success. The idea is that someone brings in an item and works with a mentor to diagnose and (hopefully) repair their item. The mentor will be advising, not fixing the items themselves.

    These events would closely align with part B and C of our constitution:
    b. To organize and host workshops and events focused on teaching specific or broad skills related to tinkering, using tools, and making things to members and the community
    c. To provide related services and tools for fostering creativity and progress in the arts, science, and technology as determined by the members

    I hope to eventually offer organizational supports for them under Scoperta Resources, however, think that I will not be going quick enough to do so for their first event. I would like to have Makerspace support Repair Cafe for their first event at Green Expo this year on April 28th. Other organizations supporting us in our infancy was the only way we have been able to succeed. I feel it is extremely important that we pay this kindness forward. Makerspace (hopefully), Makerbus, and other groups will be there and will have a great impact on our community.

    I will look into the insurance implications and will report back. I will also be bringing this proposal to the next members meeting and will approach the Repair Cafe organizers about a membership or donation to the space.

    Feel free to ask any questions or concerns you may have. I am taking responsibility on this for the makerspace front if we go forward to ensure it is taken care of. I also hope some Makerspace members will join us as mentors.

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  • Vaughn

    @Krankin - we got the laser cutting done earlier tonight and they will be painting the letters over the next few days.
    Thanks for offering though!

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  • Vaughn

    @Grant-Fraser I messaged them on the facebook thread.

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