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This page is for items that add capability or comfort to the space and are generally a one-time purchase.

Note: Strike-out items which have been acquired

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Commons Area

  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Coffee Table
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Formica Counter tops
  • Classroom space
  • Projection screen (how big?)
  • Bunk couches
  • Locker type area for members to store personal items
  • Chairs for meeting table and work stations
  • Whiteboards
  • Physical space to sit and chat.
  • Internet connection for laptops & Computer Lab
  • Internet connection for servers
  • Computer parts for community use
  • Lumber - for building a larger center room meeting/project table
  • Lamps
  • 42" LCD display
  • LCD Monitors
  • Book Case
  • Projector
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Receiver

Compute Zone

  • All in one printer, scanner, copier

Craft Room

  • Multicolor silk-screening apparatus
  • spray booth
  • loom weaver
  • sewing machine
  • serger
  • embroidery machine
  • art supplies
  • painting supplies
  • cross-stitch

Electronics Lab

  • Stanley Vidmar or similar small-parts cabinets, ~1000 total parts, ~400 of them should have ESD bins
  • Cadex C8000 battery analyzer. ;)
  • Vector network analyzer
  • Current probes for oscilloscope.
  • High-impedance differential probes for oscilloscope. (No need to go beyond 1.5GHz)
  • Cat-5/5e/6 cable verifier/certifier/TDR, out of calibration is fine, just for teaching
  • Preheat station for benchtop rework
  • Reflow oven for SMT assembly
  • SMT-package air nozzles for our hot air station
  • SMT reel storage shelves, something like http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/SMD-SMT-Reel-Shelves_60033824729.html or http://www.all-spec.com/products/R1836BR-7.html
  • Desktop-size PCB shear, 12" throat would be plenty
  • CompactFlash cards, since you know you're never using 'em again
  • Grommets, grips, glands, strain-reliefs, bend-radius-limiters
  • http://ctm-inc.com/html/d-subminiature.html mostly the 9 and 25 variants, but a whole set would be sweet (also http://www.greenlee.com/catalog/Knockout-Sets/KNOCKOUTS/Elec-Connector-Panel-Punches-and-Dies )
  • Swing-arm magnifying lamps that don't suck (hospital surplus?)
  • Small (12-inch?) HDMI-input display for Beagles/Pis on the bench
  • Electron microscope
  • High-speed (1000+ fps) camera
  • X-ray machine
  • 10 MHz distribution amplifier for time/frequency standard
  • Atomic clock / GPS-disciplined time/frequency standard
  • Solder pot
  • Stereo / trinocular microscope, boom mount, C-mount camera adapter
  • Solder fume extraction, benchtop or under-bench charcoal absorber and flex arms
  • A handful of ATX power supplies that actually work
  • parts drawers
  • Pogo pins in spearpoint and tenderizer styles
  • Thermal camera
  • Small heat-sealer, for making plastic bags of custom sizes.

Fab Lab

  • different 3D scanner?
  • larger monitor for Virtual Machine


  • Linksys/Cisco SGE2010P 48 port gigabit POE switch. we have enough, but if more show up we will use them

Jewelry Zone

  • Jewelry hydraulic press
  • Accessories for jewelry hydraulic press
  • Foredom bits and accessories
  • Quality files in steel and diamond surfaces
  • Metal stamps
  • Jewelers bench(es)
  • Good quality forming and texturing hammers
  • Forming tools
  • Jewelers pliers, saws and other hand tools
  • Jeweler’s Miter Vise
  • Sheet metal and wire in non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, silver, etc)
  • Jewelry solder (soft, med, hard and IT)
  • Cut stones and glass cabochons for setting
  • Clay tools (shapers, cutters, texture tools, etc)
  • Metalsmithing and jewelry making books
  • Tumbler and polishing media
  • Lapidary Equipment
  • Flex Shaft
  • V.I.C. 9 Tabletop Casting Machine
  • Crucible and holder
  • Invesment

Kiln Zone

  • All forms of Bullseye and 90 COE compatible glass
  • HEPA shop vac/vacuum
  • Wet Grinder
  • All Lapidary Equipment
  • Clay and Glazes
  • Diamond coated bits and burrs
  • New pressure spray bottle
  • Power strips
  • Clear plastic storage boxes
  • Glass cutting and shaping tools

Kitchen Zone

  • Floor
  • Walls
  • Stove (preferably gas)
  • Wall-mounted convection oven(s)
  • Sink
  • Commercial dishwasher
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 21:16, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Pans
  • Utensils
  • Bakeware
  • Appliances (Mixer, Beaters, Blender, etc.)
  • Counters (stainless steel)
  • Spatulas
  • Measuring and weighing tools
  • Cabinets
  • Mixing bowls
  • Knives

Laser Zone


  • MAME cabinet
  • Pinball machines
  • Easy to wash couches

Media Zone

  • Computer Speakers
  • Computer Tablet (Drawing)
  • Good Microphone
  • MIDI Keyboard
  • Analog Audio interface
  • Good HD camcorder
  • Blu Ray Writer
  • Graphics card GTX 760 or better
  • Higher office chairs
  • Video Lights
  • Video Tripod

Metal Shop

  • parts washer
  • Lower Gauge shear, roller & brake (Pneumatic/Electric)
  • Water-Jet Cutter
  • Throatless shear
  • Hlydraulic Punch or ironworker
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 21:16, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
  • English wheel, planishing hammer, etc
  • Brake
  • Stomp shear
  • Roller
  • Variable Speed motor for belt sander
  • New (to us) lathe - $5500-7500
  • Wet/Dry sharpening machine - $250-$500
  • Shelving and or lockers
  • Large tool box with wooden top
  • Individual lights for each station
  • 2-4 more shop vacs
  • Air filtration system - not even sure what this would look like but its something that would be nice to have
  • Anodizing setup (not technically metal shop but whatever)

Sewing Zone

  • Gooseneck LED lamps (3) with magnifier $40ea (like this https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01K11G4ZW/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01K11G4ZW&pd_rd_w=SQEwY&pf_rd_p=8a8f3917-7900-4ce8-ad90-adf0d53c0985&pd_rd_wg=xrXTk&pf_rd_r=2C1KZ46H3181NQJHHBH6&pd_rd_r=95989361-6bf3-11e9-851c-1df216413549)
  • Drywall, probably 10ft high (quantity ?, price ?)
  • Insulation (price ?)
  • sound insulating panels (price ?) (location dependent)
  • lavender paint, semi-gloss (gallons ? price?)
  • Wood for French doors (price? built by Frank)
  • glass for French doors (price?)
  • Window, qty 1 (price?)
  • Window moulding (price?)
  • Material for ceiling frame
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor: linoleum vinyl, or wood laminate, or carpet squares, or foam tiles or gym matting
  • corner desk unit for embroidery station OR wood and materials to construct
  • Drop-in desks qty 2, wood and materials for
  • Walking foot unison feed sewing machine, $2000
  • 4 plain top desks with under table storage, build or buy
  • 5x10' cutting mat $350
  • wood to extend 5x8' cutting table purchased, to fit 5x10' mat
  • 5x8' cutting table (purchased $150)
  • Husqvarna electronic sewing machine w/embroidery $300 currently fundraising
  • wire shelving (like in kiln)
  • trifold mirror or 3 mirrors and hinges
  • curtain and track for fitting room
  • materials for ironing table (wood, insulating padding, cotton muslin)
  • metal for awning frame
  • door mat for wiping shoes
  • window AC unit

Tool Crib

  • Storage Bins for large tool storage (TBD)
  • Storage Bins for fastener storage (TBD)
  • good propane/mapp torches
  • good pipe cutter
  • wrenches
  • sockets
  • allen keys
  • bigger cordless flashlight
  • more earplugs (consumable)

Welding Zone


  • NdYag Metal-cutting Laser (~$150,000, we can dream!)
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Downdraft welding table/booths (design, building labor, ~$300 steel)
    • $100, build labor pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Vent hood / arm exhaust setup (~$400 for motor and arm, plus whatever mounting labor. ~$2500 for freestanding, minimal labor)
  • Vertical Metal Storage (for shop-stock) (~$300)
    • Labor pledged by JodyBug (talk) 14:41, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Vertical Metal Storage (for member owned) (~$300)
    • Labor pledged by JodyBug (talk) 14:41, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
  • 18" disc grinder (14" minimum, though larger is better, $300-$1800, depending on size)
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • more Clamps, always more clamps... (whatever they cost)
  • Clamp tree, to hold all the clamps (whatever is built)
  • Water-cooled TIG Welder (of our own) ($4k-ish) (We have a REALLY nice machine that belongs to a member. It's likely to stick around for a good long while, but it'd still be cool to have one of our own, that doesn't have to be quite as nice as his.)
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Pneumatic Press ($?)
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Iron Worker (multipurpose shear/press/punch station, $1000-$5000) (Also wanted by Machine Shop)
    • $100 pledged by JodyBug (talk) 13:58, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Anvil (~$200-$500)
  • Propane Forge (~$500-$1000, if home-made, double to triple if bought)


  • Cold Saw, miter angles (to replace the Harbor Freight cheapy chop saw)

Wood Shop

  • CNC Router, ShopBot or similar(Min: 4'x8')see CNC Zone
  • drill press (i3 owned)
  • JET Oscillating Belt Edge Sander — 6in. x 89in

Prospective Expansion Plan Wishlist

  • New 10hp Dust Collection Unit and Ductwork (Laguna Model has been specced for this)
  • Dust collection hoses and fittings for power tools such as orbitals and routers
  • Standardize Shop Vaccuums
  • Lumber, hardware and fixtures for infrastructure, workbenches, outfeed tables, and machine stations (Currently being researched, will be further outlined at later date, aim is to take Machines off carts as much as possoble)
  • Upgrade of Capacity and size on following Machines:
  • -Jointer
  • -Planer
  • -Drum Sander
  • Set of basic hand-tools (these will have a class taught on maintenance, sharpening and upkeep)
  • Secondary Table saw meant for dados and specialty blades, Sawstop or not TBD
  • New Miter/Chop saw
  • Festool Tools (Stretch Goal)

General Supplies

  • Power strips (can never have too many)
  • Extension cords (ditto)
  • chalkboard (brush-on chalkboard paint to turn a wall into a chalkboard)
  • Pneumatic valves (12v coil preferred)
  • Optics Lab