If you need any made stuff for social networking here’s Chanelle’s sign prototype:
Exactly what’s needed!
wow, what is that! @StudioNelle, is that for your work? Bloody brilliant, I love it.
On an Open Evening tip, I visited all the arches down to Croxted Road today and met Steve and Milly from http://www.wyliewood.co.uk/
Omg, what lovely folk, they are Set Design artists for a variety of very interesting clients. Milly would like to join Maker Space and both her and Steve want to be involved, perhaps as a reciprocal arrangement and who knows where this good thing could lead to. My feeling of them is pure positive.
Incredibly, whilst chatting with Steve and Milly from wlyliewood.co.uk a guy James rocked up looking for Maker Space!
Says he will be at the open evening tonight.
@simonthompson99 is down to host tonight. Be generous with the alternative facts during the tour…
I did sign some Executive Orders whilst I was down there and built a wall or two, seemed churlish not to really.
Open evening last night was a very congenial affair, there were eight visitors interested in a variety of things and at various stages of membership. As usual, there was a lot of interest in (and admiration of) the wood workshop, one question that was raised that I wasn’t able to answer was whether it was open to general use if members brought along their own hand tools and took advantage of a nice workbench with a proper vice etc. Perhaps @woodtechs could answer this - if I’ve been inducted on one of the tools then presumably I can use that tool but does that mean I can use the general space (but not the other tools) too? Or maybe some of the hand tools can be used by anyone without an induction?
Hand tools don’t need an induction (unless I missed a memo)
Managed to get some free time tomorrow evening and will be the sidekick host as I need to get up to speed again
yay…it worked then!
I’m on my way just grabbing food
We’ve had a great run of sign ups to host over the last six weeks, but now the calendar is empty. So here I am back to nag/cajole…
We’re really hoping some of our female members will step forward to host or co-host: the consensus is that this is more welcoming for female guests and more likely to lead to new female members joining.
We have a very good guide on how to host, plus you will bring your own uniqueness to what is a fun and engaging evening.
It’s worth running around the space to check where everything is too.
As always if anyone wants to do an activity or show n tell, then that always enriches the evening.
Am happy to do next week
Now we need someone for tomorrow night’s Open Evening!
Giving this a bump. We are now officially looking for a hero to step up and host tonight’s Open Evening.
One final push on this. Are you available to show off our beautiful space tonight to our maker-curious guests?
My turn to be the hero!
A very good night. About 15 guests! 4:1 male to female split roughly.
A spread of interests, but much centred on the wood shop. Some very knowledgeable guests: I got them to explain some of the equipment. Felt like quite a few sign-ups among them. But hard to tell of course.
P.S. we need to replace the cafetiere, unless anyone knows where the one I donated went to?
And a new combination padlock for the green bin…now the home to much donated rubbish…