uptownmaker wrote:This, of course, is only PART of what the Hack Factory is about- I don't really consider my $50 a rental fee for workspace and tools. I consider it a monthly donation to fund an organization that gives me a place to make, share, and learn. If I spent $50 a month on tools, I could have a pretty decent garage full in a year or two. I'd still be working, alone, in my garage, limited by my own skills and with nobody to show off too (except the cold, cold intertubes).
Absolutely, and if my wife had no say in our monthly budget I'd be a member already.
I've been chittering at her about saving up for a laser CNC myself, and proposing places in the house for it.
But for some reason supporting local makers is less compelling to her than never having to worry about me proposing smoke and dust ventilation through the kitchen ever again. =)