Hot Crafts Area

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Activities

The Hot Crafts Area is home to a great variety of different activities! The include the following:

Warden

Kevin M. is the Warden for the Hot Crafts Area (as of Feb 2022).

Committee Meetings

The hot crafts committee meetings, which are open to all members interested in the hot crafts area, are on the First Monday of every month.

Recent Meetings
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - March 7th, 2022
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - February 7th, 2022
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - January 3rd, 2022

To-Do List

Jewelry & Metalsmithing

  • Re-machine vice so jaws are square
  • Add shelving around sink for tumblers and ultrasonic cleaner
  • Add receiver hitch mount to bench for big vice, install vice on hitch mount

Stained Glass

Lampwork

  • soft glass storage/organization - Currently have 55 soft glass colors, make holders for 80-100
  • Replace wooden table support by kiln with a steel welded-in support

Ceramics

  • Add vent hood over kiln
  • Extend kiln downdraft vent fan cord to plug into vent hood plug
  • pottery wheel: drip tray not secure, needs improvement
  • Storage/Shelving
    • Get rid of black shelves and put pottery wheel by column
    • designate shelves work in progress and kiln ready
    • consolidate ceramics stuff to wood shelves and make room for tumblers on green shelves

General Use and Other Equipment

  • Ventilation
    • Extend vent hood to over kiln and craft oven
    • Add make-up air vent/duct to bring fresh air from north wall
  • Table
    • Replace pulled out screws, use 1/4-20 thread inserts to improve durability
    • Add labels to table - "No Eating - Glass and Ceramic Dust Area"
    • Add labels to stools - "Hot Crafts" (tops are 9" x 17.5")
  • Craft oven
    • Remove dryer receptacle/ 30-amp circuit
    • Add 50 amp circuit for craft oven from Panel Z
  • Drywall - finish corner with missing sheet
  • Sink
    • Add retractable spray faucet
    • Rigidly mount sink back to wall and feet into floor
    • Add shelves over sink (one suitable for holding the ultrasonic if possible, get rid of those black shelves that always become a mess)
  • Replace overhead outlet with GFCI

Wiki/Documentation

  • All ceramics area equipment (emphasis on basic process being documented)
  • All jewelry bench equipment (bench tools and casting)
  • All stained glass and slumping/fusing equipment/processes

Wishlist

Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Stained Glass

  • Nicer soldering iron/station
  • T-Square w/ 1/4" bead for strip cutting
  • hole/circle cutter
  • Ring Saw
  • band saw
  • firing paper

Lampwork

  • Taller kiln
  • Torch-top marver for Bobcat torch
  • better glass storage
  • Glass wash/rinse station (5 gallon bucket in sink with 50/50 IPA and Water, with appropriate brushes/sponges)
  • Oxygen Concentrator/compressor setup (to eliminate the need to buy oxygen)
  • Miniature Furnace and glory hole

Ceramics

  • Kiln Controller ( programmable, 3 zone for big kiln)
  • clay filter/trap/rinse area (not attached to sink)
  • Schedule system
  • extruder

General Use and Other Equipment

  • Air hose for cleaning/drying work and to run a wax injector

Floorplan

Hot Crafts is one of areas/wards in Hive13, added during the buildout of our space in 2701SG. It can be found on the Floorplan between columns D4, E4, D5, and E5.

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