[Noisebridge-discuss] Shower current in front of the fab zone

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 23:21:08 PST 2011


I think clear shower curtains are the best solution because it lets 
anybody see what's going on in that area.  If there's sharp dangerous 
shards of whatever flying around or somebody is walking around with 
dangerous tools, then everybody should be able to completely and clearly 
see what's going on before they go in there.  Clear shower curtains 
accomplish this goal better than solid doors that swing open one way or 
another.

As far as moving the shop goes, I don't think it's practical to have all 
the debris and dangerous activity going on at the far end of the space 
by the kitchen.  It runs the risk of dirtying up the kitchen area.  It 
also requires anybody doing shop work to inconvenience everybody else by 
staying out of the way while walking between either the 
elevator/entrance with their project to the far end of the space.

I agree with Josh Myer.  Since I have now posted to this thread, 
consider it officially dead.


Patrick


On 1/22/2011 6:14 PM, John Magolske wrote:
> * girlgeek at wt.net<girlgeek at wt.net>  [110122 16:57]:
>> For my part, I'm willing to put up with the dust and with the noise.
>
> I'm not suggesting the space is to be pristine and silent. But again
> I will say that the accumulation of sawdust -- even if it is largely
> contained within the shop area -- is something well worth avoiding.
> Particularly when cutting sheet material like MDF:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard#Safety_aspects_of_MDF
>
> Plywood also has safety issues, as it uses formaldehyde glue as well.
> Working in spaces covered in this sort of sawdust is unhealthy. I'm
> not interested in continuing to experience allergic reactions when
> doing work in the shop.
>
> Another problem with the accumulation of sawdust is that it's also a
> fire hazard. Sawdust accumulating near a bench-grinder... not good. A
> bench grinder grinding steel makes sparks. Sparks and piles of sawdust
> are a bad combination. This is not speculation.
>
> I'm interested in focusing on health&  safety issues in the shop, and
> source-point dust collection to prevent the accumulation of sawdust is
> important aspect of this. Even if the shop moves to another part of
> the space, or the whole space ends up moving to another building, the
> dust-collection system can go with it.
>
> John
>


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