I wonder if there’s a possibility of making larger storage spaces available for personal use, in addition to the lockers. I’m sure I’m not the only one working on a larger project who would rather not just keep it in their car ad infinitum and schlep it back and forth from home to MakeICT.
For me, right now, it’s a cabinet that I want to restore/augment for my mom. It’s been sitting in the backseat of my car waiting for me to start working on it, taking up space and blocking my view out of the rear window. None of that is MakeICT’s responsibility, of course, but it would be really cool to have a small cage or something where I could keep it in the building without it taking up valuable space in one of the shops (which I don’t think you’re actually supposed to do for more than a week or so, regardless).
And then there are all of the other parts too big to fit in my locker, which have taken up residence in my car and keep the cabinet company.
I don’t know how many people have been down in the catacombs beneath Century II, but they have cages made of chain link fencing, kind of like a dog run (I think), where items that might be needed soon can be stored for accessibility rather than placed in long-term storage. That’s basically what I have in mind.
As far as I know, if you are working on a woodworking project, it can be left in the woodshop. I have done this. I put my name on it and the date I last worked on it so people can see that it is being worked on. I built a shoe rack/plant stand that I stained then put three coats of poly on. I didn’t want to carry it in and out with the surface wet.
In 2019, there was some discussion about creating some larger storage for rent in the S. End of Room 4. At this point, that area, is just storage for stuff that hasn’t been put away or perhaps even sorted.
My first thought on those cages was they might make nice tool cages. For big items, would people really want to move things from the classroom area? Are they narrow enough to be put near the wood shop and metal shop where the big projects usually happen? Room 4 is our only large space… do we really want to divide that up?