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State of the expansion: 7/18/2018

So as you may be aware, we recently acquired another 3000 or so square feet of space off the wood shop. A number of members have been going like gangbusters last few weeks getting the new space ready for the metal shop, and the former metal shop ready for member storage to take over. I thought putting up some pics would be a good idea for folks who haven’t been around in the last month or so.

Oh, and did I mention we also replaced the air conditioner in the classroom? Because we did, and it’s now cool and comfy again.

Anyway, the pics:

Here’s the welding corner of the new metal shop. Obviously things are still getting set up, but we’ll have 3 welding booths back here. The welding curtains arrived late last week, just need to finish up hanging the curtain tracks.

The blacksmithing corner is mostly set up, and is very nice. There’s actually room to move around the anvils now!

Here’s the former metal shop, getting masked up for some painting. It’s been a long time since this corner of the shop looked so empty — ah, the memories…

So as you can see, things are moving along nicely. Here’s a few upcoming dates you should be aware of:

  • This weekend (7/21-22): Painting the new storage area. We’ll need hands to work with sprayers, rollers, and brushes.
  • Saturday, August 4: Quarterly Cleanup and Member Storage move. Member storage is planned to move on this date, so all of your stuff needs to temporarily go home so we can move all the shelving. See the previous post for details!
  • Saturday, August 11: Painting in the wood shop expansion zone (old member storage).

Huge, huge, mega-mart-sized thanks to everyone who’s been working to get the expansion done. It’s looking great, folks!