Organise Asylum: Carpentry and Mechanical Section


This week I organise the asylum. How did I get into this? Well I’ve had a day’s break between carpentry classes, of course when i say a day it means a Saturday; the previous class got over on the 16th; the next begins on the 30th. Somehow in that one single lonesome day, I have managed to get myself embroiled in an activity that is closest to my heart and one that also gives me the heebi jeebies.

I have volunteered to organise the asylum.

There I’ve said it, it’s out there. Now I can’t renegade. In my defense, I was bored with spending a day painting the MAME cabinet.

Me and my trusty spaceman Karthik are going to re-organise and re-furbish the entire asylum; one tiny bit at a time.
We start with breaking up the asylum in sections.
1. Carpentry and Mechanical
2. Electronics
3. Oragami
4. Painting
5. Laser Cutter
6. 3D Printing
7. TT table

Oh wait. The TT table isnt ours. I got a wee bit carried away.

So first up organise the carpentry and Mechanical section. The 2 of us have spent a lot of time thinking about what would look cooler, yet be functional and extensible. We hit on this.

Plans to organise the carpentry and mechanical section

We designed this.

Now this design will require 1 sheet of 1/4 inch ply and 2 sheets of 1/2 inch ply and I’m not completely sure that it won’t keel over. But hey isn’t that what the asylum is all about; Push the boundary of the impossible, the unimaginable and conquer our fear of the unknown.

This week, that shelf is our plan.

We move all the power tools over to this cutie; open up space on the existing shelves for some more possibilities sic junk.

We then move onto electronics next week.

This will be a series of build groups and I invite people to come help with what ever you can; even if it is simply figuring out what is the best configuration for hanging the tools on the peg board.

On a more serious note, we do need some sponsorship for the wood and the screws.

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