[Build] state of construction

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Sat Jul 3 19:23:04 UTC 2010

Sure, probably better to get the stackable/wall-mountable type.  Where can 
we get more of those?


  "UNIX is user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends."

On Sat, 3 Jul 2010, jim wrote:

>   i prefer less constrained to more constrained,
> and think of fishing organizers and such as more
> constrained and the yellow and orange stackables
> as less constrained and a shallow shelf for screw
> boxes and jars as even less constrained.
>   gus' fishing supply on balboa between 38 and
> 39 is great for the stuff you've suggested: wide
> selection and low prices. don't know the hours,
> but caters to actual fishers.
> On Sat, 2010-07-03 at 12:17 -0700, Ben Kochie wrote:
>> Do you prefer bins like the ones that are there, or fishing organizer
>> style boxes with compartments?
>> Personally if we could get screws and such into an organizer setup with
>> smaller bins it would be good.  I prefer the fishing/sewing organizers
>> that have compartments on two sides and flip open.  If anyone knows a good
>> place to pick that kind of thing up I could go shopping for them.
>> -ben
>>   "UNIX is user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends."
>> On Sat, 3 Jul 2010, jim wrote:
>>>   i'll be busy saturday, sunday, and monday. i may be
>>> able to put in a little time tuesday before 3 PM, it
>>> looks like i'll be able to put in time wednesday and
>>> thursday during the daytime and friday before 3 PM.
>>>   my pet "in-the-shop" interest is screws and such:
>>> some easy to get to place where various screws, nails,
>>> other fasteners (anchor and molly bolts), and
>>> adhesives live.
>>>   knowing where that place is or should be is the
>>> main thing. i don't want to invest a bunch of time
>>> setting things up to discover that someone else
>>> decides that's where something else should be.
>>>   the way i organize such, i have a place for sheet
>>> metal and wood screws, a place for machine screws
>>> and nuts and bolts, a place for nails, a place for
>>> adhesives, a place for general hooks and braces, a
>>> "hell box" for similar ]but different, and a found-it
>>> box for anything and everything i find lying around
>>> after doing something.
>>>   in each place i have sub-places for common sizes
>>> and miscellaneous, e.g. common sizes of panheads and
>>> a container of odd-sized panheads. common sizes i
>>> leave in their marked boxes. miscellany i put in a
>>> jar or cardboard box or other single container.
>>>   any screws, nails, or what-not i find lying around
>>> i put in the found-it container. once in a while i
>>> dump the found-it container and sort and distribute
>>> to proper places.
>>>   i'm proposing such a scheme.
>>>   whatever the scheme, after it's implemented, i
>>> can add a bunch of various screws that are currently
>>> in the storage closet across the way.
>>> On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 19:28 -0700, John Magolske wrote:
>>>> * Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> [100702 19:11]:
>>>>> I'm going to try and spend a bunch of time Doing Stuff<tm> at noisebridge
>>>>> this weekend and monday-wednesday.  So far I've been thinkin about this.
>>>>> Saturday: Existing MatFabLab cleanup and prep for move/construction.
>>>>> Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: Electrical cleanup and construction work
>>>> I'll be busy this weekend, but Monday I'll be available & plan to come
>>>> into noisebridge around noon or shortly thereafter. I can devote about
>>>> four hours of time to help out. I was looking forward to cleaning up
>>>> and re-organizing the shop, but if that's already taken care of I'm
>>>> happy to work on other things as well. It would be nice to finally get
>>>> down to sweeping away all the overhead wire-clutter etc above the MFZ
>>>> (Material Fabrication Zone :)
>>>> John
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