Mike Hindley – metal
A sturdy metal workbench, to be situated in the middle of the metal workshop where the current flimsy shelving is. The bench will be made of clamp-together metal tubing, as is commonly seen on metal handrails, etc.
We will buy the tubing and clamps, then affix hard-wearing coated plywood for a top and shelf underneath. A rough sketch of the design:
The top would include a stainless sink (from FB marketplace), so people can work on engines and have the oil drain down the sink into a can underneath. We will also look to fit a reinforced metal plate in one corner to act as a medium-duty anvil/smashing plate.
It would be cheaper to buy the steel for a frame and weld it together ourselves, but once you add the cost of welding consumables, plus the huge effort involved (probably 2 people for a whole day), the bolt-together design seems more attractive.
PLUS - the bolt-together system means we can change it down the line, if required. And very quickly.
Costs do fluctuate, but I predict a total cost of £300 for this. It could be less. This is based on calculations from 10/02/23.
It will be delivered in pieces and required bolting together. I imagine it will take about 2 hours, involving 2 people, but a team of 4 would be even better.
Will there be an ongoing consumables cost?
Fully funded by Hackspace
Health & Safety
Micro Proposal <£50 - 2 Board Members and 2 Members
Small Proposal < £150 - 2 Board Members and 5 Members
Medium Proposal < £500 - Majority of Board Members and 10 general members
Large Proposal > £500 - consult the board before gathering membership support, a strict board majority must be achieved. Large proposals can only be approved at members meetings with majority support from the members present. Proxy votes can be used.
Supporting Board Members:
Supporting Members: (delete number as appropriate)
- Mike Hindley
- Mark D
- Guy P
- Kevin W
- Jim R
- Peter R
- Richard W
- Samuel M