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Archive for April 30th, 2016

Makerspace Starter Kit: Shipped!

So I spent the last month (*) extracting the tools, parts, and stock I use on a regular basis, filling 20-ish boxes with stuff I wanted to keep:

Basement shop - right - before

Basement shop – right – before

After I moved all those boxes out of the way, three very industrious guys (and two teens who gradually got into the spirit of the thing) from MakerSmiths devoted all of a Saturday and a bit of Sunday morning converting an entire basement like that into this:

Basement Shop - right

Basement Shop – right

The stuff filled about 3/4 of the floor space in a pair of 26 foot box trucks:

dsc08699 - Truck 1

Each truck had a snug 10,000 pound load limit and the stuff didn’t stack well:

dsc08698 - Truck 2

The strap under the pile of metal, plus some plywood stiffeners, prevented it from running amok during transit. As long as they didn’t flip the truck, everything seemed well packed and cross-braced.

Only a few minor injuries; all’s well that ends well.

Alas, most of the spatial memory that let me find a tool or a part is now wrong; it’ll take a while to re-learn the new locations.

(*) Samuel Johnson: “… when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

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