I’m setting up a recurring work party in the woodshop, Wednesday evenings.
What is this?
This event is to bring woodworkers together to organize/maintain/improve the woodshop. This will also be a good time for impromptu teaching, and picking each other’s brains on woodworking related topics.
When is it?
Recurring Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 10pm. These times aren’t strict or mandatory. Show up whenever you have time, and leave whenever you need to. I’ll be bottom lining these events for the next few months, I should be able to make most days, and hopefully another keyholder can cover for me if I’m not available.
Can members still use the Woodshop Wednesday’s nights?
Absolutely! Though some tools may be down for servicing/maintenance.
How can you help?
There’s many different things that can be done to help improve the shop.
Cleanup. Did someone leave something out, or was something put back incorrectly? If it looks out place, grab it and figure out where it belongs! Or simple things like sweeping, and vacuuming up dust/dirt. Obviously people should be cleaning up after themselves, but occasionally things get missed, so we should strive to leave the shop tidier when we leave than it was when we arrived.
Organization. Not everything has a forever home yet. We need all our tools to have a home that is clear and accessible. Figuring out where everything should live is an on-going process.
Tool maintenance. Several of our key tools are in need of maintenance and championing, to get them into great working shape. If you don’t know how to maintain/fix something, that’s okay, we’re all here to learn. Ask around or check on Talk, someone is likely to have the information you require. More info about what needs doing here here Woodshop Improvements
Big projects. There are bigger projects that will need some hefty amount of effort put into them, such as dust extraction or building new benches/storage.
There’s a lot to do, but with enough hands we can get the shop in great shape!
Feel free to reply when you’ll be in and what you plan to work on, and if you need help! I’m going to be tackling the jointer problems initially, and will help out wherever else I can!