Maintenance Update May 9/22

Regular routine maintenance done. Sawstop: There were a couple of trips of the sawstop when a member was cutting cedar. We are investigating why the saw tripped. We are now up to 8 trips since April. Band Saws: A reminder: make straight cuts on logs using the bandsaw when preparing material for turning. The bandsaw […]

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Shop vac use at lathes

The shop vacs by the lathes are not to be used for cleaning up the bulk of shavings that end up on the floor. These shavings are supposed to be swept up and placed in the garbage can. Using the vac to pick up shavings from the floor fills the vacs very quickly. The vacs […]

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New Rules And Rule Reminders

There are some new shop RULES that have been introduced and some older rules we’d like to remind you of. 1. NEW- NO chainsaws or chain type grindstones are allowed on the shop premises including the patio.2. NEW – Face masks must be worn while using the lathes. Reminders: the maximum time on a lathe […]

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Annual fees past due?

A newsletter was sent yesterday that stated that members who have not paid dues by Jan 31/22 will have to retake orientation. This may be confusing. Members who owe dues from 2021 must pay the 2021 dues by Jan 31/22 (today). The “retake orientation” requirement kicks in for these members if the 2021 dues are […]

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“3-Day Bench Rule” To Be Enforced

Starting January 24th 2022. Due to the increase number in returning members, bench space in the winter months is always at a premium.  The “3 day bench rule” will be strictly enforced to allow equal access for all members to bench space in the busy winter months.  The Board of Directors will therefore undertake to […]

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Giving Back

Please consider taking monitor training and working shifts as a monitor. The shop cannot run without monitors and will, in fact, close if there is no one willing to monitor. We have almost 500 members. If you look around, it is always the same people who do all the requisite volunteer work in the shop. […]

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Change for portable sander belts

Effective immediately, the shop will no longer supply the 3” and 4” wide belts for the belt sanders that are typically used on the patio. These sanders are regularly left in poor condition, the belts ripped or simply missing. Rarely is the sander blown clean for the next user. The last user often does not […]

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March Maintenance Department Update

Just a few notes from the maintenance department. As you know a few people get together every Monday afternoon and do the needed maintenance on the machinery and dust collection systems for the shop. Things like replacing saw blades, lubrication of equipment, fixing broken parts and the big job every week, emptying the vacuum cleaners […]

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Shift start timing

In an effort to maximize the shop opening time for as many members as possible, it was decided today by the wood shop board of directors that members having an appointment to use the shop must sign in for that shift no later than one hour after the start time of the shift, i.e. nine […]

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