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Offering of Tools [message #14074] Wed, 28 June 2017 08:41 Go to next message
AdnatEdnil is currently offline  AdnatEdnil
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Recently on Facebook we have had an offer of tool donation. I am presenting it to the group at large. Below is the three interactions so far on the board list. What say you? ---------- Original Message ----------
From: Rick Osgood
Subject: [EMS Board] Tools
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017

A guy on Facebook says he inherited a bunch of tools for his dad and he wants to know if we'd like them for EMS. He didn't specify if this was a donation or if we'd have to pay. Here's the list:

Craftsman 10" Band Saw
Ridgid Belt Sander
Pittsburg Rotary Laser Level
Drywall Nail Gun
Covercraft SUV Cover
Power Ease Power Washer
Tiger Saw
Wood Chipper
Chicago Electric Arc Welder
Ridgid Radial Saw
Dust Collection Kit
Ridged 12" Compound Miter Saw
Ridgid Scroll Saw
Ridgid 71/4" circular saw
10" Table Saw
Turtle Wax Car Buffer
Soldering Gun

From: Board Tanda Linde
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Subject: Re: [EMS Board] Tools

He said this was a partial list and that he would be willing to swing them by in a trai
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14077 is a reply to message #14074] Wed, 28 June 2017 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cord Slatton is currently offline  Cord Slatton
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We kinda need to know if he is trying to sell us them or donate them.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Tanda Linde wrote:

> Recently on Facebook we have had an offer of tool donation. I am
> presenting it to the group at large. Below is the three interactions so far
> on the board list. What say you?
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------
>
> From: Rick Osgood
> Subject: [EMS Board] Tools
> Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017
>
>
>
> A guy on Facebook says he inherited a bunch of tools for his dad and he
> wants to know if we'd like them for EMS. He didn't specify if this was a
> donation or if we'd have to pay. Here's the list:
>
> Craftsman 10" Band Saw
> Ridgid Belt Sander
> Pittsburg Rotary Laser Level
> Drywall Nail Gun
> Covercraft SUV Cover
> Power Ease Power Washer
> Tiger Saw
> Wood Chipper
> Chicago Electric Arc Welder
> Ridgid Radial Saw
> Dust Collection Kit
> Ridged 12" Compou
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14080 is a reply to message #14074] Wed, 28 June 2017 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aren is currently offline  Aren
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I'd like to also suggest that surplus donated tools could in some instances
(depending on condition/value) find their way to Pick a Part, or
potentially be distributed intact to members of the maker community who
have interest/need. This would obviously be limited only to 'fully donated'
items.. not machinery that is 'on loan'.

As stated, this would depend on the value of the items in question. An
expensive high quality bandsaw, we should keep.. one we can sell that we
don't need, we should sell. a rusty ol' broken bandsaw should probably be
recycled for scrap value.. a cheap harbor freight bandsaw may have no
takers being craigslisted. But there may be local makers who could use that
cheapo bandsaw at home, or who could make good use of the powerful electric
motor and belt-drive assembly in a project.

This obviously isn't limited to bandsaws. I'm just suggesting that when
considering ways to dispose of our surplus donations, in addition to
'storing' items, and 'selling off' / 'discarding' items, we consid
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14081 is a reply to message #14080] Wed, 28 June 2017 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cord Slatton is currently offline  Cord Slatton
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IMO if we have stuff to get rid of we should have a shop sale to
fund-raise. People love buying used tools.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Aren wrote:

> I'd like to also suggest that surplus donated tools could in some
> instances (depending on condition/value) find their way to Pick a Part, or
> potentially be distributed intact to members of the maker community who
> have interest/need. This would obviously be limited only to 'fully donated'
> items.. not machinery that is 'on loan'.
>
> As stated, this would depend on the value of the items in question. An
> expensive high quality bandsaw, we should keep.. one we can sell that we
> don't need, we should sell. a rusty ol' broken bandsaw should probably be
> recycled for scrap value.. a cheap harbor freight bandsaw may have no
> takers being craigslisted. But there may be local makers who could use that
> cheapo bandsaw at home, or who could make good use of the powerful electric
> motor and belt-drive
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14082 is a reply to message #14080] Wed, 28 June 2017 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ben Hallert is currently offline  Ben Hallert
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If we have the option to sell tools that the community decides are surplus
or unlikely to be used, it could do much to help bolster the shop's safety
margins as we continue the march out of the red. Does this sound kosher?

Ben

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Aren wrote:

> I'd like to also suggest that surplus donated tools could in some
> instances (depending on condition/value) find their way to Pick a Part, or
> potentially be distributed intact to members of the maker community who
> have interest/need. This would obviously be limited only to 'fully donated'
> items.. not machinery that is 'on loan'.
>
> As stated, this would depend on the value of the items in question. An
> expensive high quality bandsaw, we should keep.. one we can sell that we
> don't need, we should sell. a rusty ol' broken bandsaw should probably be
> recycled for scrap value.. a cheap harbor freight bandsaw may have no
> takers being craigslisted. But there may be local makers who co
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14083 is a reply to message #14082] Wed, 28 June 2017 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rick Osgood is currently offline  Rick Osgood
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I think a Shop sale is a good idea if we have things that are rarely/never
used, or if we have duplicates of things that we just don't need duplicates
of. I know we just doubled our space but space is still a premium. It's way
too easy to fill all available space with new things until we get cramped
again, and I'd like to avoid that at all costs.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Ben Hallert wrote:

> If we have the option to sell tools that the community decides are surplus
> or unlikely to be used, it could do much to help bolster the shop's safety
> margins as we continue the march out of the red. Does this sound kosher?
>
> Ben
>
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Aren wrote:
>
>> I'd like to also suggest that surplus donated tools could in some
>> instances (depending on condition/value) find their way to Pick a Part, or
>> potentially be distributed intact to members of the maker community who
>> have interest/need. This would obviously be l
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14084 is a reply to message #14083] Wed, 28 June 2017 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aren is currently offline  Aren
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A shop sale certainly fits the spirit of what I was trying to suggest..
'making those surplus items we can't use, available to our members and the
community at large"... and turning that into a profit for the space as
well. In addition, this also serves as a sort of advertising for the
makerspace.. "This Sunday! Come to the Eugene Makerspace's (annual?) shop
surplus sale and electronics flea market".

Just imagining out loud there... sorry.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:

> I think a Shop sale is a good idea if we have things that are rarely/never
> used, or if we have duplicates of things that we just don't need duplicates
> of. I know we just doubled our space but space is still a premium. It's way
> too easy to fill all available space with new things until we get cramped
> again, and I'd like to avoid that at all costs.
>
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Ben Hallert
> wrote:
>
>> If we have the option to sell tools that th
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Re: Offering of Tools [message #14092 is a reply to message #14084] Wed, 28 June 2017 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AdnatEdnil is currently offline  AdnatEdnil
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So, if Rick is ok with it, I will contact the guy and ask him to clarify that they are for donation and to see if he would be willing to bring them at 7p (right after the board meeting?) tomorrow evening? He will probably want a tax receipt if it is for donation. This would give us a time that anyone can come and view the possible new machinery.

I am also going to propose to the board to add an item under old business as it has been brought up before. I would like to discuss the donation policy (or lack thereof) and propose a subcommittee to draft a proposal to bring back to the board in a set amount of time.
Re: Offering of Tools [message #14093 is a reply to message #14092] Wed, 28 June 2017 14:24 Go to previous message
Rick Osgood is currently offline  Rick Osgood
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Are you asking if I am OK with it? If so, then by all means please go for
it. I don't want to be any sort of bottleneck for this. I just saw that he
messaged the EMS group on Facebook and I forwarded it along to make sure
someone noticed.

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 2:21 PM, Tanda Linde wrote:

> So, if Rick is ok with it, I will contact the guy and ask
> him to clarify that they are for donation and to see if he
> would be willing to bring them at 7p (right after the board
> meeting?) tomorrow evening? He will probably want a tax
> receipt if it is for donation. This would give us a time
> that anyone can come and view the possible new machinery.
>
> I am also going to propose to the board to add an item under
> old business as it has been brought up before. I would like
> to discuss the donation policy (or lack thereof) and propose
> a subcommittee to draft a proposal to bring back to the
> board in a set amount of time.
> --
> Posted from the Discuss fo
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