[Build] [Noisebridge-discuss] organization of shop & lumber near elevator

jim jim at well.com
Sun Dec 20 16:09:08 PST 2009



+4 (there are four points below) with thanks to both 
john and michael. 

I LIKE THE IDEA THAT THE MATERIALS THAT ARE THERE ARE 
TO BE USED FOR BUILD OUT, NOT FOR ANYONE'S PERSONAL 
PROJECTS. 


On Sat, 2009-12-19 at 15:54 -0800, John Magolske wrote:
> Last night myself and Micheal Kan continued with organizing the shop
> area, getting it into a more usable shape. We put up a pegboard in
> the work area over the red tool-chest things we picked up last month,
> cleaned off the central work table, started clearing out the metal
> shelves, and moved the piles of scrap lumber out of the elevator room
> onto those shelves.
> 
> In moving the wood to the shop, we attempted to organize it by type
> and size. This was a rough first-pass attempt. The hope is to maintain
> and evolve a somewhat orderly & usable system over time, using these
> shelves & their surrounding area for the storage of materials.
> 
> Some related thoughts:
> 
> * It would be good to keep the elevator room relatively clear
>   so that folks using the elevator to get in & out of the space
>   needn't navigate excess clutter.
> 
> * When using the shop, please try to clean up after your creative
>   adventures, leave work-surfaces clean & clear, etc, so that the
>   next person experiences maximal flow while pursuing their creative
>   adventures. I realize organizational systems in the shop are still
>   somewhat in disarray ('tis hard to know where things go, etc.),
>   but we hope to improve this situation by January, putting up more
>   shelves, sorting stuff into bins, lots of labeling, signage, etc.
> 
> * Folks who use the shop area and/or have need to deal with depositing
>   and retrieving lumber & stuff for buildout-related activities may
>   have thoughts & suggestions...please pass them along (ie, not
>   everything will or should fit into the shop area). I am interested
>   in implementing general storage rack solutions.
> 
> * Please try to leave the more choice bits of lumber for use in
>   building out 2169. This way when someone is laboring in the space
>   trying to make it more usable for all in their (too often limited)
>   free time, they can spend less time running around to lumber stores.
> 
> John
> 
> 



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