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Equipment

All equipment is available for all members and non-members, except where stated. Some equipment has safety and use requirements, these must be adhered to. Induction is also required for some dangerous/difficult to use items. Some pieces of equipment can be hacked, that is anyone is permitted to modify them as they see fit. "Restrictions" lists materials which cannot be used with a particular piece of equipment, for safety and to limit damage. "Equipment write ups" (in progress) for the more dangerous/complicated equipment will link to a page of safety and other instructions for using that particular item.

Safety notes are only included for non-obvious things, so "flames are hot" is not included, neither is "knife blades are sharp", "heavy things can fall and hurt you", etc., otherwise the safety list will be gigantic and mostly obvious/redundant, and discourage people from thinking about what they are doing.

See also tool write-ups and tool write-ups, a work in progress.

Name Approx. number Owner Induction required Non-obvious safety information Can be hacked? Restrictions Equipment write up by the community? Notes
3D printer 1 Gary yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing yes yes
adjustable wrench 5 no no
administration meeting aka Tuesday meeting 1 per week not applicable no yes All significant decisions are made here. Follow Non-Discrimination Policy. No shouting, everyone gets to speak, be respectful. Tuesday meetings Write-Up
air compressor 1 yes high air pressure can cause severe injuries, use with care no
Anvil 1 no A short piece of railway line
axe 1 no
band saw, bench mounted 1 yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing wood, plastic only Band Saw Write-Up
band saw, floor-mounted 1 yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing wood, plastic only Band Saw Write-Up
barbecue 1 no
basement 1 Landlord no Beware of sharp and other dangerous objects stored here permission required no asbestos, no explosives, no illegal drugs, no radioactive material Used for storing equipment, projects and materials. Shared with Tumeke Cycle Space who store bike components
battery for battery-driven drill/driver 4 in dubious condition
battery charger 2 no for use with batteries for battery drill/driver
beer brewing equipment 1 Wayne Rooney yes no
bench 4 Tangle Ball no In total, 10m x 0.6m bench space
Bench grinder 2 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing, no gloves
bench grinder, hand-powered 1 no tie back long hair, no gloves, no loose clothing, eye protection
bench, small (0.5m x 0.5m) 1 no
Bike blender 1 Tangle Ball no Used for making smoothies, cocktails and other food/drink
board games 6 Thomas Delacroix no Cards Against Humanity is controversial, players should be aware of content before taking part, and aware they are not offending others when they play no
cable drum bench 1 Tangle Ball no
centre punch 1 no
chair 11 no
circular saw, hand held 3 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection
clamp, F 1 no 300 mm clamp length
clamp, G 4 no Various sizes, from 50mm to 200m clamp length
clamp, G 1 Calvin Rainey no 200 mm clamp length
clamp, G wooden 10 Sergey no no 200 mm clamp length
coffee grinder 1 Vincent no no
computer and electronics area 1 Landlord no permission required
coping saw 2 no wood, plastic only
crow/wrecking bar 4 no Various sizes, from 300mm to 1200mm
cycle trailer 1 Robin P no Relatively untested, be careful on busy roads yes, see restrictions no May be used away from Tangle Ball
desk 3 no
desktop computer for 3D printer 1 no no
desktop computer for general use 1 no yes
dial gauge 1 Sergey no
discussion space 1 Landlord no permission required Shared with Tumeke Cycle Space
drill bit 20 no some metal, some wood and plastic only 2mm – 10mm diameter
drill/driver, battery-powered 3 no various bits available – Phillips, flat, square
drop saw 1 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection Drop Saw Write-Up
dust mask 1 no
dust pan and brush 1 no the second most important thing in the workshop
ear protectors/ear muffs 7 no
electric cooker 1 Landlord no
email discussion list 1 Tangle Ball no Flame-proof underwear. Understanding of abstract economic and philosophic principles. Appreciation of sarcasm, irony and flippancy. Extensive knowledge of TLAs. no
entrance hall 1 Landlord no permission required
feeler gauges 1 no
file 40 no various shapes and sizes – flat, round, half-round, triangular, square; 50mm – 300mm long; 8mm – 25mm wide
fire extinguisher 1 no Read the instructions on the side
first aid kit 1 Tangle Ball no
fridge 1 no
giant jenga nTM 1 Ed Aretino no no
glass cutter 1 no
glue gun 1 yes glue is extremely hot
goggles 6 no
grinder, hand-powered 1 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing, no gloves. Dangerous despite being hand-powered
hack saw 2 no
hammer 6 no
hammer, rubber-headed 1 no
hammer stapler 1 no
hand basin 1 no no
hand drill, electric 3 yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing
hand drill, hand-powered 1 no
hand plane 1 Nevyn Hira yes no wood only
hand saw, cross cut 4 no wood, plastic only
hand saw, mitre/tenon 1 no
hat for long hair 5 no
heat gun 1 yes
helping hands (small vice grips on a stand) 1 no
hole saw 15 yes wood, plastic only
internet connection 1 Ed Aretino no No porn, no torrents, do not use all the bandwidth for extended periods. Shared with neighbours
jigsaw 2 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection
jigsaw 1 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection
junior hacksaw 1 no
kettle 1 no
kitchen 1 Landlord no permission required Kitchen Write-Up
kitchen equipment 40 no Kitchen Write-Up Cutlery, glasses, mugs, bowls, plates
kitchen sink 1 Landlord no no
knives, disposable 4 no
lathe, wood 1 Alex Keall yes tie back long hair, no gloves, no loose clothing no wood, plastic only Wood Lathe Write-Up
LCD projector 1 Tangle Ball yes no Should be handled carefully, somewhat fragile
LCD Projector, ceiling-mounted 1 Jaco yes no Should be handled carefully, somewhat fragile
LCD screen 1 Wayne Rooney no
letter punch set 2 no letters 2mm high and 5mm high
long-handled broom 1 no the most important thing in the workshop
machine table 1 no
mallet, rubber-headed 1 no
mallet, wooden-headed 2 no
metal box? Clamp 2 Tangle Ball no no
metal chisel 5 no
Microscope (Intel Play QX3) 1  ?? no  ??
Microsoft Kinect 1 Cheng Eu Chew, Abhishek Reddy no no Permission required from one of the owners
microwave 1 no
multi-bit driver 2 no various types and sizes – cross (Phillips), flat, square (Robertson); 2mm – 12mm wide
multimeter (for electronics) 1 no
music system 1 no
orbital sander, electric 2 yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing
oscilloscope 1 Kevin Leroy no Fragile
oscilloscope 1 no Fragile
overalls 8 no
paint brush 1 no
paint roller 3 no
paint roller tray 2 no
pillar drill, bench mounted 2 yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing
pizza oven 1 no
pliers 3 no
poly grip 2 no
power supply, ex-desktop computer 1 no
propane torch 1 Sergey no
Projector Screen 1 Jaco yes no Should be handled carefully, somewhat fragile
quick clamp 6 no Various sizes, from 80mm to 1m clamp length
rasp 2 no wood, plastic only
rigger's gloves 1 Calvin Rainey no
rivet gun 1 no
roller door 2 Landlord no do not allow to freewheel, do not stand under during operation no Roller Door Write-Up
roller support for long items 1 no
router 1 Tangle Ball yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing no wood, plastic only Router Write-Up
router 1 Sergey yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing no wood, plastic only Router Write-Up
sander, belt 1 Sergey yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection, no loose clothing no
Saturday/Sunday meetings as required not applicable yes Used for extended debates on items which cannot be finalised at Tuesday meetings. Conclusions are taken to Tuesday meetings and accepted/rejected as appropriate
screen printing screens 15 yes Screen printing Write-Up
screw driver 15 no various types and sizes – cross (Phillips), flat, square (Robertson); 2mm – 12mm wide
scribe, for marking out 1 (not many, if any) no
scroll saw 1 yes tie back long hair, no loose clothing Scroll Saw Write-Up
sealant/mastic gun 1 no
sewing machine 5 yes
sharpening block 2 yes Difficult to use correctly
side cutters 2 no
sledge hammer 1 no
socket, for nuts/bolts 40 no
sofa 5 Tangle Ball no
soldering iron 1 yes some solder contains lead, use in well-ventilated area
soldering iron stand 1 no
spade drill 6 no Various sizes, up to 25mm
spanner 30 no Various sizes, up to 46mm
spirit level 2 no
spring grips/clamps 4 no
steel ruler 4 no no Various sizes, up to 1m long
table saw 1 Wayne Rooney yes tie back long hair, dust mask, eye protection, ear protection
tall stool 3 no
tape measure, retractable 4 no
thread die 5 yes no
thread tap 5 yes no
tin snips 4 no
toilet 2 no no
tool boards 2 Tangle Ball no
tri square 4 no one marked as “not square”
twirly drilly thing 1 no
vice, bench-mounted 3 no
wall stapler 1 no wear ear protection
Web site 1 Tangle Ball no yes
welder, arc 1 Tangle Ball yes welding mask, long-sleeved shirt, thick gloves
welder, arc 1 Calvin Rainey yes welding mask, long-sleeved shirt, thick gloves
welder, MIG 1 yes welding mask, long-sleeved shirt, thick gloves
wheel brace 1 no
wifi access point 1 no
wiki 1 Tangle Ball no yes
wire brush 2 no
wood chisel 10 yes wood only
workshop 1 Landlord no Beware of hot, sharp, heavy, loud, dusty, bright, slippery, poisonous conditions and objects. Always warn others of above if you are creating them. Clean up frequently if you are making a mess consult with group before any major changes no asbestos, no explosives, no illegal drugs, no radioactive material Shared with Tumeke Cycle Space. Obey all the laws of thermodynamics
workshop sink 1 Landlord no for cleaning up after painting, screen printing and other messy activities

Materials

We have various materials and items available for use in projects. These vary in amount, quality and size depending on what we have been given/bought, and what projects are current, but generally include some of the following:

Raw materials

  • pens, pencils, rulers, protractors and other drawing supplies
  • wood screws
  • nails
  • nuts, bolts and washers
  • solder
  • timber: lots of radiata (pine), plus small amounts of oak, cedar, pohutakawa, rimu and kauri and others
  • MDF, fibreboard and plywood
  • aluminium: tube, plus various odd pieces
  • steel: tube, sheet, box section
  • plastic: sheet and tube
  • glass: toughened and plain
  • small pieces of other metals, including brass, copper and lead
  • Glue of various kind, including PVA wood glue, superglue
  • Methylated spirits
  • Wood putty
  • spray and brush paint

Simple components

  • hinges
  • castor wheels
  • springs
  • various electronic components - resistors, capacitors, transistors, basic integrated circuits
  • several boxes of uncategorised, unsorted items from sheds, garages and lofts
  • computer components
  • gears, pulleys, motors and associated items
  • power supplies: wall wart, laptop, desktop computer


Other items donated or dumped in the past have included a pram, microwave, TV, washing machine, electrical switch board, home audio equipment, video recorder, old computers, notice boards, beer barrels, weight-lifting equipment and all the usual things you would expect to find during inorganics collection. Due to an excess of these, we now insist that any donations must be approved at a Tuesday meeting.

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