To-Do List

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This page is dedicated to general improvements to the space and/or existing tools. If you have suggestions, please list them here. If there are items on this list you think you can do, do them!! The hive is a do-ocracy after all!!

Hot Crafts Area

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

3D Printing Area

  • Resin Printer Prep
    • Ventilation
    • IPA & Other resin waste disposal
    • Safety equipment
    • Wash & Cure Station
  • Filament Storage
    • Tubs w/ airtight(ish) lids
    • "Rechargeable" Desiccant (can be baked in ovens to release moisture it collects)
    • Clearly marking spools of filament which type they are

Tools Needing TLC

Tool Location Maintainer Certification required? Working?
Located in;
Is maintained by;
Doesn't require certification
Located in;
Ralph's House
Is maintained by;
CNC area Warden
Requires certification
Located in;
Laser Bay
Is maintained by;
Fab Lab area warden
Requires certification