The clear the space weekend in early Nov was a great success. Thanks to everyone involved. If you’ve been to the space since, you’ll notice a lot less clutter on floors and shelves – but there’s still some way to go.
I propose a day in the New Year where we all make an effort to attend, sort, clear, label, organise, and if necessary dispose of old, unwanted, and abandoned things from the space.
2 January is a Sunday, 3 is a bank holiday Monday, and I’m assuming people will be sick of the sight of their families by then. It might be the case that people are still away visiting others. Shout below if you think other dates might work better.
Potential areas for clearout/re-org include:
The left-hand-side of the old storage space behind the bar
The walls of shelves surrounding the main area
The miscellaneous communal items in the members’ large storage area (paint, BBQ, etc.)
So any suggestions, comments, offers of help are more than welcome.
For info I’ve got some paint stored under the bench in the cnc room and some stored near the elevator (white for walls and ceiling / red for floors). Please don’t chuck that out since it’s the good stuff
I put up a bunch of posters for this tonight. Hopefully we get a good turnout. People don’t need to commit to two full days (or even one full day) but it would be good if we could start listing out jobs here and have a big to-do list for the day. Then when people turn up, they can be given jobs.
If you do that, you need to leave a gap in the damp proof paint 150mm to 200mm from the top, so the wall can breathe, otherwise it will saturate and eventually pour/run through, trust me when I say it makes more of a mess than you’d realise.
You’ll find instructions to that effect on most tins of damp-proofing paint
I’d be inclined to run a dehumidifier in the lab for an extended period before considering damp-proofing too, reduce the saturation as much as possible, or you’ll compound the issue