This is stuff we would like to have in our space. If you want to donate a tool see Donations. Monetary contributions however big or small are also very welcome! If you want to donate towards a tool/want to start a fundraiser for one please contact our COO. Note that un-reimbursed expenses spent on behalf of Hive13 and its non-profit mission should be tax-deductible. If you spend more than $250 on an item you may need a letter from the Hive (details needed)


  • 24 complete matching place settings
  • Sous-Vide
  • Instapot
  • Better toaster oven with convection
  • Improved Blender/Food processor
  • Rocks glasses
  • Anti-fatigue mats
  • Baking spatulas
  • New pot holders / oven mitts (This would make a great sewing class collaboration!)
  • Metal spatulas (Various sizes, slotted/solid, etc)
  • Pasta spoon
  • Soup sized bowl set
  • Under sink organizer
  • Tupperware set
  • Large drying mat
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Better spice storage
  • Soup/Cereal sized bowl set
  • Candy dispenser (may work for kitchen or lounge?)
  • Spoon rest



  • Nice way to store components.
  • Assorted electronic components (Pots, diodes, you name it)
  • Crimp on wire connectors

Electronic Tools

  • Good Fume Extraction
    • Filtered system with decent airflow. DIY or otherwise.
  • Laser Thermometer
  • rubidium/other atomic frequency standard


  • Keithley 7510
  • Keithley 2460
  • Agilent/Keysight DSOX4024A
  • Agilent/Keysight signal gen
  • Pick and place machine - Possible add-on to a Delta Printer/Robot

CNC Router

CPU Enclosure

  • Build enclosure for CNC Control and PC
  • Support the keyboard, mouse and monitor.
  • Provide storage for collets and bits
  • Include cooling fans and air filters
  • Mount on casters

Wood Working


  • Separate Wood working tools from metal working tools.
  • Store wood working blades and accessories at the machine, in appropriate storage cabinet.
  • Powermatic planer
    • Model no 1791213
  • Nicer circular saw
  • Router Table with work area
  • Work bench with level feeds for Saws
  • Feed support and feed space for Joiner, Planer, Router
    • More F clamps
      • Jorgensen 37xx series
    • Parallel clamps
      • jorgensen 80xx series
  • Saw horses. Preferably fold-able.
  • Magnetic feather boards
  • Knife maker's sander
  • Board Buddies (or the like)
  • Wide selection of hand planes
  • Chisel sharpening tools
  • GRR-Ripper push block
  • Splitter w/o blade guard
  • Panel Saw
  • Mortiser


  • Move Vertical Storage to improve working space and access to materials
  • Air cleaners to catch all of the small dust from sanding, bandsaw, etc that goes in the air. (we have one, but better mounting would be good and more would also be good)
  • Storage Space for Projects Underway.

Metal Working

  • Ring roller / roll bender - capable of rolling square and round tubing
  • 3 Phase Power for new tools
  • Water-Jet cutting (dream on)
  • Cutting:
    • Vertical bandsaw. Sometimes you need to do more sophisticated things than cut stuff in half...
    • Nicer metal bandsaw. Looks to be around $900. [1]
    • Blade Welder for Band Saw(s) Buy bulk blades and weld them on demand. (much lower cost)
  • Anvil
  • Hot Room - Fire rated
  • Plasma Cutter CNC - (prerequisite - hot room)
  • Metal furnace or forge setup (prerequisite - hot room)
    • Lost Wax Process - Centrifugal Investment casting - Jewelry making capability
    • Greensand casting bins

Milling Machine,Tools/Fixtures

  • Vertical Knee Mill - Bridgeport, Enco or other with DRO and power feeds (CNC?) $2500 to $5000
    • It is possible we might get a temporary loaner mill. (3Phase power required)
  • R8 collets larger than 3/4 inch (complete our set)
  • Hold down clamps (what type? Strap, etc)
  • V blocks
  • Offset boring head & boring bars
  • Sine bar
  • Gauge block set - Cylindrical square
  • Rotary table 6 to 10 inch - Indexing / dividing head
  • Nice screw length drill bit set
  • Cover for Lathe and Mill to keep off sawdust
  • Granite surface plate for measurement and layout - Something really flat

Sheet Metal Tools

  • Metal Box / Pan Brake - Moveable Fingers 12 Ga capable Manual $2500 to $3500
  • Metal Shear, Manual Stomp 12 Ga capable $2000 to $5000
  • Spot welder

Welding Accessories

Misc Tools

  • Tubing Bender / roller with Dies
  • Tube Notching Jig and Metal Cutting Hole Saws for up to 2 inch tubing
  • Jewelers Bench and hand tools
  • Hand Torch for Brazing and silver solder
  • Paint Booth Ventilation and Doors
  • Maybe:
    • Pressure washer
    • Hot-wire cutter ( Could run off plastic bender power supply )


  • Better ventilation for welding

Fab Lab

  • SHAPEOKO workspace, enclosure for dust control. (does this belong with woodworking exhaust?)
  • Resin 3d printer
  • Powder 3d printer
  • Dual extrusion FFF printer
  • Smoothing stuff (acetone chamber?)
    • New possibility coming out soon: PolySher from Polymaker
  • Simplify3D software
  • Large filament dehydrator
  • Filament "library" with many types for members to try out
  • hand-held 3d scanner for large objects (Cubify Sense?)
  • Storage space for flat materials
  • Fabric Workspace - Cutting, Sewing, Embroidery software, Upholstery - including staple gun - (Can this coexist with lounge?)
  • Resin Casting Workspace - Vacuum Pot, Level Table, Exhaust Fan - (potentially in paint area)

Other Work Areas


  • We have very little art stuff! Anything accepted!
  • Digital drawing pad (USB input device, vs tablet-style?)

CAD Stations


  • 4-color Screen-printing rig
  • Lift
  • fume hood
  • autoclave
  • large digital scale (200lbs+, maybe .1lbs resolution?)
  • temperature controlled hot plate (digital or analog fine)
  • Lighted box/booth for taking pics of projects (Shotbox? Limostudio? make one?)


  • Build Filter HEPA housing and positive airflow fans for Server Rack Either install on back of Rack or build separate housing.
  • We are always looking to upgrade our computers! Specs we are looking for:
    • i3 or better
    • 4 GB+ of RAM
  • Hard drives larger than 1 TB or SSDs bigger than 128GB
  • Leap gesture controller (very cool but not very useful)


  • Desk to store the "official" paperwork. Maybe an old rolltop?


  • Swinging pegboard storage for workbench area
  • More Large Flat storage
  • Space to rent for resident artists and makers


  • Decent Media PC
  • Chromecast/Miracast?

General Space Wants and Needs



  • Posters
  • Plants would be nice to keep the air a bit cleaner and liven up the space a bit