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Equipment that we would like to acquire as a priority is highlighted in green.

Equipment we'd like to acquire more long-term is highlighted in blue.

Equipment that has been acquired but is awaiting restoration is highlighted in orange.

Items we'd like but can't store until we have a venue are highlighted in red.

Woodworking

Woodworking environment endevours to be; dry, free of oil & grease, room temperature, with air filtration and dust extraction.

Equipment primarily intended for use with wood is to be colour-coded in golden-brown for easy ID.

Equipment

  • Tablesaw (dimension saw upgrade desired)
  • Bandsaw
  • Wood lathe
  • Drill press
  • Wall-saw
  • CNC router table
  • Mitre saw
  • Router table
  • Planer-thicknesser
  • Jointer
  • Dust extractor
  • Sanding wheel
  • Wood vices
  • Woodwork benches

Hand tools

  • Circular saw
  • Router
  • Jigsaw
  • Electric plane

Metalworking

Metalworking environment should remain dry and with ventilation, with an absense of flamable materials and isolation for noise.

Primarily hot & dirty metalwork.

Equipment primarily intended for use with metal is to be colour-coded in blue for easy ID.

Equipment

  • Welding
    • MIG
    • TIG
  • Plasma cutter
  • Bench grinder
  • Drill press
  • Bandsaw - Burgess (upgrade desired)
  • Sanding wheel & linisher
  • Welding table
  • Anvil (100Kg range)
  • Grinding wheel
  • Leg vice
  • Belt grinder
  • Filter/extractor
  • Hydraulic press
  • Sheet metal brake/bender (upgrade desired)
  • Sheet metal roller
  • Section roller
  • Gas forge
  • Foundry/electric melter
  • Sand casting
  • Abrasive chopsaw
  • CNC Plasma table
  • Induction heater
  • Heat treatment/tempering oven

Hand tools

  • Angle grinders
  • Impact driver
  • Metalworking hammers
  • Sheet metal forms
  • Mag drill

Machining

Machining environment should remain clean and dry with moderate extraction.

Primarily clean metalwork and use of equipment that could be harmed by abrasive metal dust.

Colour-coded as with metalworking equipment.

Equipment

  • Atlas metal lathe
  • Milling machine
    • 6“ rotary table
    • Boring head
    • Flycutter
    • Clamps
    • Milling vice
    • Tilting vice
    • R8 collets
    • Nylon mallet
    • Copper mallet
  • Shaper (compact)
  • Donkey saw
  • Arbor press

Casting & finishing

An area that will likely require frequent cleanup. May require active heating and extraction for humidity control. Functionally a “wet room”.

  • Drying racks/cabinets
  • Vacuum degassing chambers
  • Pressure casting pots
  • Spray booth/cabinet
  • Modesty curtain
  • Washer-dryer
  • Dehumidifier (upgrade desired)
  • Shelving
  • Large sink
  • Work/layup table
  • Blasting cabinet

Design, prototyping & electronics

Area to remain dry, dust-free and at room temperature with moderate fume extraction requirements.

Equipment

  • K40 custom 50W laser cutter (upgrade desired)
  • Battery tab welder
  • Surface plate
  • ESD bench
  • Strip heater/plastic bender (upgrade desired)
  • Etching tank (single board) (Upgrade desired)
  • UV exposure box (Upgrade desired)
  • Analogue osciliscope
  • Digital osciliscope
  • PCB oven
  • PCB drill
  • Stereo microscope
  • Componant bins
  • Adjustable bench power supply(Upgrade desired)
  • Soldering station
  • Desoldering station
  • Hot air/reflow station
  • Magnifier lamps
  • 3D scanner
  • 3D printers
    • Anet A8 custom
  • Diagnostic computer
    • Microcontroller programmers
    • Multifunction tools
  • Whiteboard

Hand tools

  • Computer and phone repair tools
  • 3rd hand clamps
  • Croc clips
  • ESR meter
  • LCR meter
  • Precision measuring tools

Textiles

Environment to remain clean, dry and without contamination by oil & grease.

All worktables should be as smoothly surfaced as possible and with rounded edges to prevent snagging on materials.

Equipment

  • Cutting table
  • Industrial sewing machine
  • Overlocker
  • Domestic sewing machine
  • Knitting machine
  • Tailors dummies (masculine & feminine)
  • Embroidery machine
  • Professional ironing board
  • Buttonholer
  • Daylight lamps
  • Freestanding full length mirrors (x2)
  • Industrial hanging rail

Hand tools

  • Fabric cutting scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Leatherworking tools
  • Iron
  • Crochet hooks
  • Safety pins

Mixed use

Equipment for use with varying materials that do not easily fit into specialised areas, and as such remains in the general workshop assembly space.

Equipment

  • Chester 7×10 mini lathe
  • Scrollsaw
  • Bike repair stand
  • Cutting mats
  • Polishing wheel
  • Hot wire cutter
  • Pyrography set
  • Vacuum former
  • Communal computer
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Large format printer
  • B&W laser printer
  • Colour printer
  • Document scanner
  • Laminator

Tool library

Items that are checked out from the attendants station and returned for cleaning & servicing when done.

Extras of listed items may be desired for making up multiple kits.

Kits

Bundles of task-associated tools.

  • Basic tool kit
    • Screwdrivers
    • Claw hammer
    • Rubber mallet
    • Stanley knife
    • Tape measure
    • 12” spirit level rule
    • Set square
    • Junior hacksaw
    • Metal spudger
    • 3“ G-clamps
    • Bradawl
    • Center punch
    • Pliers
    • Mole grips
    • Wedges
  • Repair kit
    • Electrical screwdriver
    • Multimeter
    • Hacksaw
    • Nylon mallet
    • Cross pein pin hammer
    • Digital calipers
    • Circlip pliers
    • Generic crimping tool
    • Wire stripper
  • Bit sets
    • Screwdriver
    • Allen
    • Torx
    • Security
  • Socket sets
    • Metric
    • Imperial
  • Spanner sets
    • Metric
    • Imperial
  • General woodwork
    • Crosscut saw
    • Tenon saw
    • Basic chisels
    • Wedges
    • Wooden mallet
    • Hand planes
  • Fine woodwork
    • Fretsaw
    • Coping saw
    • Good chisels
    • Quality hand planes
  • Drill bits
    • Universal
    • Metal
    • Wood
    • Masonry
    • Specialist (hole saws, step drills, countersink)
  • Marking out
    • Sliding bevel square edge
    • Marking gauge
    • Transfer screws
    • Transfer punches
    • Center finding jig
    • Pencils
  • Files
    • File card brush
    • Metal
    • Plastic
    • Wood
    • Needle files
  • Phone repair
    • Disassembly kit
    • Mat
    • Screen opening tool
  • Threading sets
    • Metric
    • Imperial (UNF/UNC/Whit)
    • Pipe (BSP)
    • Specialist
  • Finishing
    • Sanding blocks
    • Surforms
    • Scrapers
  • Angle grinders
    • Grinder
    • Cutting disks
    • Gridning disks
    • Wire brushes
    • Flap wheel
  • Crafts
    • Pin vice
    • Leather kit
    • Cutting mat
    • Craft knives

Singulars

  • Bench dogs
  • G-clamps
  • Breaker bar
  • Crowbar
  • Bolt cutters
  • Scissorlift bench
  • Allen keys
  • Battery drills
  • Mains drills
  • Electric sander
  • Electric plane
  • Large crosscut saw
  • PAT tester
  • Meter rule
  • Meter level
  • Sash clamps
  • Dremel set
  • Heat gun
  • Hot glue gun
  • Steam cleaner
  • Pressure washer

Social area

  • TV (panel-mount connectors for a breakout box desired)
  • Stainless microwave
  • Kettle
  • Mini fridge
  • Fireplace surround
  • Sofa & chairs

Other desired items

The following is a “wants list”, currently included here for a single point of reference.

Items

  • Day safe
  • Deposit safe
  • Wall mount server cabinet
  • Hazardous chemicals cabinet
  • 6x staff lockers
  • 12+ camera PoE/network CCTV system
  • PA system
  • Payphone
  • Warehouse racking
  • Item picking bins
  • Pallet truck or pallet stacker
  • Scissor lift

Materials

  • 1” steel weld mesh
  • 1“ steel box section
  • Interior grade plywood sheets, 9mm, 12mm, 24mm
tools_and_equipment.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/19 16:18 by sci