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2021-03-08 1:13:19 PM  
I'm currently printing some avocado boats if that's what you're asking.

Last thing I printed before that was a box to mount some momentary buttons in. I have a retrotink and the tactile surface mounted buttons are laughably hard to get to. I'm rearranging my consoles setup and this way I can bury that thing back behind all my switches and just have that little remote box mounted up front so I can toggle through the modes and inputs without mooshing my fingers in there like I'm picking a winner.

Last thing before that was a bunch of spaghetti benchys because I've only ever printed with ABS and PLA sucks just as much but for completely different reasons.
 
2021-03-08 1:16:56 PM  
Next will be playing with the software that made this. I tried it with ABS and it shrunk so much that it was unplayable.

Record Store Day 2018 - Sloshy Special Release
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2021-03-08 1:56:25 PM  
I just moved into a new house after months of camping and/or crashing at the office, and actually have room to let things get out of hand now, hooray!

First things first, I need to build an enclosure for the 3D printer, and then I'm going to be working on making a 3D scanner using a lazy susan, some stepper motors, a webcam, and a dash of photogrammetry. From there, I've got all my silicone molding stuff I haven't had much of a chance to work with, and I've been meaning to put together a simple screenprinting setup, and my landlord said he was cool with me building a little forge in the back yard, and I'd love to get back into lampworking, and...

Ugh, too much to do.
 
2021-03-08 1:58:52 PM  
I spent weeks fighting an extruder feed issue that had me go off the deep end on tweaking the slicer settings into odd lands but still having jams every 2-3 hours. Weeks of experiments and not being able to trust print jobs really stalled my interest in printing and I was getting frustrated.  Little while ago prusa had an update that some how wiped out my tweaked configs so I thought heck I'll try going default and all is well.  Best final verdict is this was all from heat creep with PLA.  Pulled off two days of printing without an issue confirmed its gone now.
 
2021-03-08 2:07:10 PM  
I have a new PETG filament that is absolutely kicking my butt.  Overextrusion, even running at 70%, sooo many strings, and if I reduce the temp to help that, it turns to brittle chunks.   I'm sure I have a reason for doing this hobby, I wish I could remember what that reason was.
 
2021-03-08 2:13:25 PM  
Printing test samples of my latest 3D tabletop creations on the Sonic Mini resin printer

Printing hinges and joints for a new PC cabinet for under my desk on the Prusa.

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2021-03-08 2:21:17 PM  
Oh and I got some of eSun's new 'ST' (supertough I think) PLA+ filament which they claim is much stronger than their already great PLA+, like PETG performance from a PLA type. Could be quite something.
 
2021-03-08 2:26:06 PM  

DarkTrance: I have a new PETG filament that is absolutely kicking my butt.  Overextrusion, even running at 70%, sooo many strings, and if I reduce the temp to help that, it turns to brittle chunks.   I'm sure I have a reason for doing this hobby, I wish I could remember what that reason was.


You'd love ABS if you've never used it. Any uneven cooling and separations and warping galore! Before I got an enclosure I left the door open to my shop while printing a Buddy Jesus and it came out looking like he went through a meat slicer.
 
2021-03-08 2:29:57 PM  

gaspode: Printing test samples of my latest 3D tabletop creations on the Sonic Mini resin printer

Printing hinges and joints for a new PC cabinet for under my desk on the Prusa.

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Those look awesome!
 
2021-03-08 2:31:53 PM  

arrogantbastich: You'd love ABS if you've never used it. Any uneven cooling and separations and warping galore! Before I got an enclosure I left the door open to my shop while printing a Buddy Jesus and it came out looking like he went through a meat slicer.


I print ABS all day long with no issues (and no enclosure, if you'd believe it!) but man, I am NOT getting the hang of this PETG.  I'm starting to wonder if I didn't just pick up some crap filament.
/Rostock Max2.0, E3D end, and a A8 - cause it was free, and worth just as much
 
2021-03-08 2:34:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: gaspode: Printing test samples of my latest 3D tabletop creations on the Sonic Mini resin printer

Printing hinges and joints for a new PC cabinet for under my desk on the Prusa.

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Those look awesome!


Thanks, its a fun thing to work on, better than my current day job!
 
2021-03-08 2:35:35 PM  

DarkTrance: arrogantbastich: You'd love ABS if you've never used it. Any uneven cooling and separations and warping galore! Before I got an enclosure I left the door open to my shop while printing a Buddy Jesus and it came out looking like he went through a meat slicer.

I print ABS all day long with no issues (and no enclosure, if you'd believe it!) but man, I am NOT getting the hang of this PETG.  I'm starting to wonder if I didn't just pick up some crap filament.
/Rostock Max2.0, E3D end, and a A8 - cause it was free, and worth just as much


PETG is usually the easiest thing apart from PLA, though it does string a lot more. I think a lot of people push up the retraction a lot for it.
 
2021-03-08 2:38:27 PM  
Would like to get one of these to play around with some time. A buddy on mine has one, but he's made of money so no big deal.

As an engineer, I've worked at a number of places with commercial 3D printers that we'd use to make prototype parts. I have some laying around in a box in the attic somewhere from previous jobs, including 3D metal printer samples. Cool tech.
 
2021-03-08 2:47:12 PM  

Nick Nostril: Would like to get one of these to play around with some time. A buddy on mine has one, but he's made of money so no big deal.

As an engineer, I've worked at a number of places with commercial 3D printers that we'd use to make prototype parts. I have some laying around in a box in the attic somewhere from previous jobs, including 3D metal printer samples. Cool tech.


Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines. They should be available to use in public libraries so people don't have to buy the damn things. They could just pay for the 'ingredient' instead.
 
2021-03-08 2:47:35 PM  
This Old Tony currently has a good video series on converting an old Maho mill into a CNC router. The build isn't done yet, but he is making regular progress and he does (at least in my opinion) explain why he's doing stuff. Here's the first video of the series:


MAHO is Filthy!! (Whose Milling Machine Isn't?)
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2021-03-08 3:00:58 PM  
Oh man, tell the wrong axis to move too far, and things go boom and throw things across the room building really quick.
 
2021-03-08 3:01:12 PM  
We're in the process of making our new makerspace. The landlord in our old space jacked up our rent big time.

Fun toys? Laser cutter, which I managed to set on fire twice in one evening. Any number of prototypes and kickstarters. Including a small boat and two different trebuchets which we test-fired in the parking lot. 3D and resin printing, crafts, cosplay costumes, stuff for burning man, stuff for DEFCON, etc... etc...

Things getting out of hand? In one of our former locations, one of the (former) members was giving classes in Shibari bondage (really NSFW). She was actually pretty good at it.
 
2021-03-08 3:02:04 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Oh man, tell the wrong axis to move too far, and things go boom and throw things across the room building really quick.


For CNC machines, that is.
 
2021-03-08 3:03:46 PM  
What am I going to do with all these easily-concealed plastic cop-killer guns?

/ IT WAS A JOKE DAMMIT.
 
2021-03-08 3:04:28 PM  
I'd never kill a plastic cop. They go in the right recycling bin.
 
2021-03-08 3:04:29 PM  

sinko swimo: Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines.


Check out the Functional Print subreddit, there's some good examples of practical applications there.
 
2021-03-08 3:07:05 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Oh man, tell the wrong axis to move too far, and things go boom and throw things across the room building really quick.


Our makerspace has an old-school analog Bridgeport knee mill. None of these fancy stepper motors for us. It is amazing to see just how far a 0.75" endmill can throw a piece of aluminum when you take way too big a bite.
 
2021-03-08 3:11:14 PM  
I lost the stepper motor on one of my dual extrusion printer. Got a replacement and it lasted less than three hours I am extremely broke so fighting with waiting for the refund to come through so I can purchase another. So only one color printing for now. Mainly print with PLA, and silk PLA. I have some PVA filament for supports it seems to work pretty good. I don't know for sure if I got the best brand but it's what we found. However obviously with only one extruder working I can't really use it right now. My printer is supposed to be set up for ABS. I have not used it yet but I do have an enclosure and supposedly a slicer setting for printing with that. Just have been using and learning the PLA for now
 
2021-03-08 3:14:58 PM  

iToad: We're in the process of making our new makerspace. The landlord in our old space jacked up our rent big time.

Fun toys? Laser cutter, which I managed to set on fire twice in one evening. Any number of prototypes and kickstarters. Including a small boat and two different trebuchets which we test-fired in the parking lot. 3D and resin printing, crafts, cosplay costumes, stuff for burning man, stuff for DEFCON, etc... etc...

Things getting out of hand? In one of our former locations, one of the (former) members was giving classes in Shibari bondage (really NSFW). She was actually pretty good at it.


Do you have access to a dual-extruder printer that can print water-soluble PVA from the second extruder?  If so, perhaps you could collaborate with the Shibari practitioner to make some interesting figurines.
 
2021-03-08 3:20:16 PM  
My biggest issue has always been the bed leveling with the Ender 3.  Mine, like many, has a warped bed.  I did the aluminum foil trick and that was better yet didn't *totally* fix the problem.

I finally bought a glass bed this last week and it works pretty well.  The only problem now is getting the bed heating to pass through adequately.
 
2021-03-08 3:20:34 PM  

arrogantbastich: I'm currently printing some avocado boats if that's what you're asking.


I didn't even know that you needed a special boat to hunt them. I would have foolishly tried to use a bass boat.
 
2021-03-08 3:35:20 PM  

UberDave: My biggest issue has always been the bed leveling with the Ender 3.  Mine, like many, has a warped bed.  I did the aluminum foil trick and that was better yet didn't *totally* fix the problem.

I finally bought a glass bed this last week and it works pretty well.  The only problem now is getting the bed heating to pass through adequately.


What's the "aluminum foil trick"?  Bed on my prusa clone is warped as hell.
 
2021-03-08 3:35:48 PM  
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2021-03-08 3:40:17 PM  

ryebread: I just moved into a new house after months of camping and/or crashing at the office, and actually have room to let things get out of hand now, hooray!

First things first, I need to build an enclosure for the 3D printer, and then I'm going to be working on making a 3D scanner using a lazy susan, some stepper motors, a webcam, and a dash of photogrammetry. From there, I've got all my silicone molding stuff I haven't had much of a chance to work with, and I've been meaning to put together a simple screenprinting setup, and my landlord said he was cool with me building a little forge in the back yard, and I'd love to get back into lampworking, and...

Ugh, too much to do.


Skip the webcam and get a decent digital camera. The higher and more crisp the resolution, the better you will be.

Look on Youtube for "Scanning the Void" and get a really good lesson on the best way to get good scans.

If you have an older iphone or Samsung phone lying about, those would be damn near perfect for taking photos.
 
2021-03-08 3:40:46 PM  

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Could be worse. Could also be on fire.

As part of the orientation for our new makerspace members, we make sure that they know where the fire extinguishers are.
 
2021-03-08 3:42:02 PM  

gaspode: Printing test samples of my latest 3D tabletop creations on the Sonic Mini resin printer

Printing hinges and joints for a new PC cabinet for under my desk on the Prusa.

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Those are badass... What 3d program did you make those with?
 
2021-03-08 3:45:09 PM  

iToad: Things getting out of hand? In one of our former locations, one of the (former) members was giving classes in Shibari bondage (really NSFW). She was actually pretty good at it.


LMAO, I'm guessing former because she didn't get permission to do that sort of thing?
 
2021-03-08 3:48:52 PM  

UberDave: My biggest issue has always been the bed leveling with the Ender 3.  Mine, like many, has a warped bed.  I did the aluminum foil trick and that was better yet didn't *totally* fix the problem.

I finally bought a glass bed this last week and it works pretty well.  The only problem now is getting the bed heating to pass through adequately.


Have you considered a quality aluminum plate and using epoxy putty to attach it?
 
2021-03-08 3:49:28 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: iToad: Things getting out of hand? In one of our former locations, one of the (former) members was giving classes in Shibari bondage (really NSFW). She was actually pretty good at it.

LMAO, I'm guessing former because she didn't get permission to do that sort of thing?


Yeah, former member. Over the years that we've been in business, we've had to boot a couple of people. It's drama that we don't need.
 
2021-03-08 4:11:12 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Skip the webcam and get a decent digital camera. The higher and more crisp the resolution, the better you will be.

Look on Youtube for "Scanning the Void" and get a really good lesson on the best way to get good scans.

If you have an older iphone or Samsung phone lying about, those would be damn near perfect for taking photos.


Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check that video out. I plan to move the camera through an arc over the turntable rather than leaving it static, which is what had me leaning towards the 4k webcam instead of dealing with the weight of a DSLR... But an old phone does sound like a great option.
 
2021-03-08 4:29:15 PM  
So I just just started delving into Fusion 360... I'm not overly impressed with it and honestly I think Sketchup is more intuitive. Like you can't just draw on a 3d surface like you can with Sketch, Sketch also allows for construction lines and the ability to snap to those lines so you can easily measure something out and place a line or hole or whatever oriented to that line...

Instead I had to draw up a 2d image, then extrude the parts I wanted, then for the sides I had to make new objects and extrude those awkwardly into the part to remove sections of the surface. I managed to make the part I needed but I think I could have done it in half the time with Sketchup...

Anyway, I printed the part on my resin printer, but the build plate wasn't locked down enough and it shifted with each pass, so my part looked like loose stack of playing cards...

Second print though came out almost perfect, enough for my needs, a little sanding on one side and it was good. Now I have a mount for my 300W CNC spindle. Combine that with the extended rails and my 3018 now has a 10"x16" (approx) build area which is perfect for the projects I have in mind.
 
2021-03-08 4:33:04 PM  

ryebread: Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check that video out. I plan to move the camera through an arc over the turntable rather than leaving it static, which is what had me leaning towards the 4k webcam instead of dealing with the weight of a DSLR... But an old phone does sound like a great option.


That guy will show you that you don't need to move the camera at all either. You need good lighting, good photography technique (the big one is knowing how to cancel ambient light), and a background that absorbs as much light as humanly possible. When I get my photogrammetry box set up, I'm probably going to use Black 2.0 paint over that guy's use of black velvet.
 
2021-03-08 4:33:37 PM  
So, we have an extremely modest maker space in town. Nothing like the ones out West: no machine shop stuff, no welding, lathes, Mills, presses, etc.  Just 3-d printers and computer controlled embroidery machines.

I put it down to insurance. Even when you can get people to sign waivers, you can't get an affordable policy especially if you rent the spces.

What kind of work-- arounds can the gestalt suggest?
 
2021-03-08 4:44:53 PM  

Any Pie Left: So, we have an extremely modest maker space in town. Nothing like the ones out West: no machine shop stuff, no welding, lathes, Mills, presses, etc.  Just 3-d printers and computer controlled embroidery machines.

I put it down to insurance. Even when you can get people to sign waivers, you can't get an affordable policy especially if you rent the spces.

What kind of work-- arounds can the gestalt suggest?


What exactly are you looking to work around? I have no idea where you would find shop machines line a mill or lathe except maybe your local vocational school and I doubt those are open for public use. Welding though I'd suggest getting a cheap flux core welder for learning purposes. If you can get to a point where your main welds are clean on one of those, ignoring the splatter that comes with flux core welding, it's as good as a MIG and the transition will be easy. TIG is the tricky one to learn, I haven't done that yet. Honestly I still use my Harbor Freight Flux Core welder, I just buy good quality FC spools from Lincoln and use a cheap drywall spackling trowel to shield the rest of the project from the splatter.
 
2021-03-08 4:52:26 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Any Pie Left: So, we have an extremely modest maker space in town. Nothing like the ones out West: no machine shop stuff, no welding, lathes, Mills, presses, etc.  Just 3-d printers and computer controlled embroidery machines.

I put it down to insurance. Even when you can get people to sign waivers, you can't get an affordable policy especially if you rent the spces.

What kind of work-- arounds can the gestalt suggest?

What exactly are you looking to work around? I have no idea where you would find shop machines line a mill or lathe except maybe your local vocational school and I doubt those are open for public use. Welding though I'd suggest getting a cheap flux core welder for learning purposes. If you can get to a point where your main welds are clean on one of those, ignoring the splatter that comes with flux core welding, it's as good as a MIG and the transition will be easy. TIG is the tricky one to learn, I haven't done that yet. Honestly I still use my Harbor Freight Flux Core welder, I just buy good quality FC spools from Lincoln and use a cheap drywall spackling trowel to shield the rest of the project from the splatter.


We got a Bridgeport mill and a full size World War II-era lathe (being rebuilt) along with a couple of other non-OSHA metalworking pieces of machinery out of a back yard in Pahrump, Nevada. The deal was "show up with a truck and $100, and it's yours". Our welder has seen some use too.
 
2021-03-08 4:54:36 PM  

UberDave: My biggest issue has always been the bed leveling with the Ender 3.  Mine, like many, has a warped bed.  I did the aluminum foil trick and that was better yet didn't *totally* fix the problem.

I finally bought a glass bed this last week and it works pretty well.  The only problem now is getting the bed heating to pass through adequately.


If you have a regular ender 3 and not the pro, get the BT kit and upgrade it. It helps a ton with leveling. Just be careful with setting the Z offset or you'll scratch the shiat out of your nice new glass plate like I did.
 
2021-03-08 5:02:18 PM  
I have a good size vertical and horizontal mill, a good-sized Metal lathe. Stick welder, mig welder steel stainless steel and aluminum, DC tig welder, Plasma cutter, and oxygen and acetylene cutting and welding set up. I will not let very many people use it, but I will do projects for other people. Sadly it cost more on then $100, Good job iToad!
 
2021-03-08 5:02:39 PM  

sinko swimo: Nick Nostril: Would like to get one of these to play around with some time. A buddy on mine has one, but he's made of money so no big deal.

As an engineer, I've worked at a number of places with commercial 3D printers that we'd use to make prototype parts. I have some laying around in a box in the attic somewhere from previous jobs, including 3D metal printer samples. Cool tech.

Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines. They should be available to use in public libraries so people don't have to buy the damn things. They could just pay for the 'ingredient' instead.


Allow me to change your mind. Just last week my kid made me a monitor wall mount for my laptop's second screen, similar to the one pictured here. He shortened the middle arm though, since the wall it's mounted to is over a shallow built-in desk. He also changed the shape and mount points on the wall mount piece because I wanted to mount it to a stud. There was limited desktop space and the second screen's base was always in the way so the mount was a huge help from a clutter standpoint.  I was also able to wrap the power, HDMI, and the laptop's power supply cables up around the mount arm so they're no longer cluttering the desktop. He also built me a hanger for my over the ear headphones. I was using a coat hook mounted to the table leg but it didn't stick out far enough and the headphones kept falling off. He also printed replacement case covers that can accomodate fans for our Raspberry Pi model 3's. They're connected to my TV's and they kept overheating when in use, now they don't. We generally buy Costco-sized shampoo that has a pump that leaves a lot of leftover product on the bottom. He made a cap with a big base on it that allows us to set the bottle upside down without leaking. When the shampoo runs low, can now get every last drop out of the bottle (without having to water it down) before tossing it. I have several long runs of ethernet cable connecting TV's and Rokus to a switch. The little plastic tab broke off of a few of them, making it real easy for them to pop out. He found a design online printed some little pieces with their own tab that snap on and lock the cables in place so they can't pop out anymore.

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2021-03-08 5:11:11 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: gaspode: Printing test samples of my latest 3D tabletop creations on the Sonic Mini resin printer

Printing hinges and joints for a new PC cabinet for under my desk on the Prusa.

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Those are badass... What 3d program did you make those with?


zBrush with some 3ds Max for base modelling. zBrush is like working in clay almost.
 
2021-03-08 5:20:17 PM  
The point I was asking about was how to get the insurance coverage affordably so a maker space can off the more dangerous tools.
 
2021-03-08 5:22:41 PM  

Any Pie Left: So, we have an extremely modest maker space in town. Nothing like the ones out West: no machine shop stuff, no welding, lathes, Mills, presses, etc.  Just 3-d printers and computer controlled embroidery machines.

I put it down to insurance. Even when you can get people to sign waivers, you can't get an affordable policy especially if you rent the spces.

What kind of work-- arounds can the gestalt suggest?


I would keep your expectations modest.  Even in the SF bay area, where demand for maker spaces has been high for most of the past decade, they struggled to pay the bills.  We used to have TechShop, which was practically the platonic ideal of a privately-owned maker space, but they ran out of money and shut down a few years before the pandemic.

We do still have some maker spaces in semi-public spaces such as libraries (or at least we did before the pandemic), but they're much smaller.
 
2021-03-08 5:23:21 PM  
sinko swimo:

Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines. They should be available to use in public libraries so people don't have to buy the damn things. They could just pay for the 'ingredient' instead.

I print items for use every week. I have literally hundreds of parts or devices out there being used by us and those we know, and those who pay me to make things. Buying minor widgets and brackets and fixings is a distant memory for the most part.

They are available in libraries, schools, community spaces all over the world.
 
2021-03-08 5:41:24 PM  

pheelix: sinko swimo: Nick Nostril: Would like to get one of these to play around with some time. A buddy on mine has one, but he's made of money so no big deal.

As an engineer, I've worked at a number of places with commercial 3D printers that we'd use to make prototype parts. I have some laying around in a box in the attic somewhere from previous jobs, including 3D metal printer samples. Cool tech.

Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines. They should be available to use in public libraries so people don't have to buy the damn things. They could just pay for the 'ingredient' instead.

Allow me to change your mind. Just last week my kid made me a monitor wall mount for my laptop's second screen, similar to the one pictured here. He shortened the middle arm though, since the wall it's mounted to is over a shallow built-in desk. He also changed the shape and mount points on the wall mount piece because I wanted to mount it to a stud. There was limited desktop space and the second screen's base was always in the way so the mount was a huge help from a clutter standpoint.  I was also able to wrap the power, HDMI, and the laptop's power supply cables up around the mount arm so they're no longer cluttering the desktop. He also built me a hanger for my over the ear headphones. I was using a coat hook mounted to the table leg but it didn't stick out far enough and the headphones kept falling off. He also printed replacement case covers that can accomodate fans for our Raspberry Pi model 3's. They're connected to my TV's and they kept overheating when in use, now they don't. We generally buy Costco-sized shampoo that has a pump that leaves a lot of leftover product on the bottom. He made a cap with a big base on it that allows us to set the bottle upside down without leaking. When the shampoo runs low, can now get every last drop out of the bottle (without having to water it down) before tossing it. I have several long ru ...


Agreed, I have made several custom design 3-D printed projects. And I actually have gotten designs off the web that I have used as well for fixing or repairing stuff
 
2021-03-08 5:47:21 PM  

sinko swimo: Nick Nostril: Would like to get one of these to play around with some time. A buddy on mine has one, but he's made of money so no big deal.

As an engineer, I've worked at a number of places with commercial 3D printers that we'd use to make prototype parts. I have some laying around in a box in the attic somewhere from previous jobs, including 3D metal printer samples. Cool tech.

Going solely by Fark threads I have seen very little practical application applied to these machines. They should be available to use in public libraries so people don't have to buy the damn things. They could just pay for the 'ingredient' instead.


Our public library has a 3d printer and several other maker type machines that work exactly like that.  You send over your file and a credit card number for the material and they tell you when your job is done.
 
2021-03-08 6:01:35 PM  
We lucked out and have a great landlord who is just happy to have a tenant who not only doesn't complain about the inherent problems of being in a century-old building in a historic district, but actually fixes things themselves more often than not.


Any Pie Left: The point I was asking about was how to get the insurance coverage affordably so a maker space can off the more dangerous tools.


I have no idea how our makerspace managed to get insurance coverage, given the tools we have :)

All members are bound by our member contract which includes a limited liability clause, which was good enough for the insurer.   Liability insurance alone runs around $1K/year.

Our insurer did draw the line at putting a vehicle lift in the garage bay, and is a bit nervous about fire.
 
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