🚨 URGENT!: To be claimed or trashed

We are actually getting room 4 to be a real room. We will post pictures below of things that aren’t currently claimed by an area (that we know about) and are about to get rid of.


Were any pictures posted?

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Very good question. I couldn’t find a lot of the stuff I was going to grab. So I hope stuff won’t be urgently trashed before I get a chance to look again. Not reposting on any of the other 2 or 3 threads devoted to yhis subject.

We haven’t got the pictures out yet. I’m kinda hoping some of the stuff disappears before I have to do that. I will say that stuff is being shuffled around a lot, so the earlier you can get the stuff out the better.

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@Christian You got pictures on your phone? :eyes:

If these two items aren’t spoken for, the Letterpress area would like the rolling book cart and the narrow upright shelf.

Let me know and I’ll see to it they’re moved within 24 hours.


The hot water heaters and controls I believe were donated by a former member (at a cost of several thousand dollars) for use in a heating system that was ultimately discarded. Since they were donated for a specific purpose, and that purpose was never fulfilled, the right thing to do would be to offer to give them back to him, so that he might be able to recoup at least a fraction of what he spent for naught.

I have contact with that member if that is what the board wishes to do.


@rustin.atkeisson bought the water heaters I believe.

Certainly possible…I’m old.

@pwhutchi @David
But nobody’s had contact with @rustin.atkeisson for years now!!!




Contact the president, maybe he can pull up the info.


The water heaters were purchased from donations by two members - Mark Satoria and Rustin Atkeisson in hopes of getting a hydronic heating system going.

That plan fell through, and my understanding was that we were going to return them to Amazon for a full refund.

They may be past that return policy at this point.

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Eh, a couple years? No way! Seriously, I feel that you guys should have those donations returned, since they were not used in the way the donation was intended. I’m sure Mark would put whatever he got for them towards his current project, but I wasn’t going to bring it up to him until the board decided whether they would return them. You, of course, could do with your part as you like. At any rate, they aren’t likely to bring as much as was spent on them, but I’d encourage the board to at least make the offer of returning them, although I suppose you’d probably recuse yourself rather than vote on something that involved…oh wait — the President cannot vote!

I’d ask that this be included on the agenda for the next Board meeting.


By the way, they cost $1,273 each.


It’s crazy how generous many of our members are. Mark and Rustin are wonderful people who put in way more than they get out and should stand as an example for the rest of us to follow. We have had many members over the years who have been very generous as Mark and Rustin are… At a minimum, we should at least be grateful to those who can go above and beyond, but I hope the community can learn from it and build upon it. The dream our founding members had of a community of makers who could work together to build a vibrant group to share and learn with has been more successful than I bet they had expected and I hope our makerspace will continue to outshine all others… I am very proud of what MakeICT has grown into from our humble beginning and none of that would have been possible without members like Mark, Rustin, David, Dominic, Gavin, JB, Mike H, Jess, Melissa, Barb, Kip, Christian, Logan, Matt P, Paul W,Tom, Curt and so many more that I wish I had the time to list…


Here is an album with all the photos I took: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pgmeg7idp4mMP9T57

If you see anything that has been claimed by a committee please make a note of it here. Most of the items in the room are not clearly marked as to their intended use. If you get a chance please also leave a clear note on the item that indicates the committee that is taking responsibility for it.

Any items unclaimed by October 8th will begin disappearing. They will be sold, donated, trashed, etc. depending on their value and relevant policies.

Any items that have been claimed by a committee also need to find their way to their new home or a more appropriate storage area. After October 8th we will begin bothering committees about removing their claimed items if they have not done so already. The goal will be to have all stored items out of room 4 by October 22nd so the room can be cleaned up and used for Halloween festivities if so desired. Any claimed items not removed by this time may be moved or disposed of in less than ideal ways.

Note that we do not intend to infinitely store items just because someone thinks they might be useful for something. Anything that has not been claimed and dealt with by a specific committee will most likely be marked for removal.


Is thrre a plan for which tables, benches, and chairs will be kept?

I do know @BJschelle wanted here fabric containers back once they were emptied.

The 3 placed in Textiles were not full so I should be able to take care of that soon.

So no objections to me moving these to letterpress, correct?