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These are projects that need to be done around the space for the benefit of the space. If you want to help out on a project dig right in, if you need guidance ask a board member, if you want help with a project post to the group and see who wants to help.

Once you start working on a project put your name after it. Once you finish a project move it down to the finished list so people know who to thank.

Current To Do List

Punch List for March 2019

  1. First thing - Vacuum cafe area and meeting room.
  2. Second thing - Sanitize cafe tables and meeting room tables. These need to be done before the food or any snacks are set up.
  3. Empty the vacuum cleaners as well as the floor sweeper in the main alley entrance. (It's a dusty maroon color)
  4. Clean graffiti off of external East Wall. We were been notified by Neighborhood services on 3/27/2019.
  5. If the grill is used during SID assign someone to clean it at the end of the day.(See instructions below)
  6. Clean out clog in the compressed air dryer (See Markus or Tom G.)
  7. Move dishware to rolling cabinets and mount shelves for small appliances. *Contingent on getting rolling islands for cafe.*
  8. Move bookcase to library replacing smaller bookcase. *Contingent on getting rolling islands for cafe.*
  9. Revamp the Cafe area floor. (See Kyle) *Contingent on getting rolling islands for cafe.*
  10. Move smaller bookcase out to craft lab hallway for 1 week. *Contingent on getting rolling islands for cafe.*
  11. Scrub the sinks in the mud room.
  12. See if there are enough trash bags in the green supply cabinet by the men's room. If not enough, buy more now.
  13. Inventory storage, find lapsed storage still in use (Ongoing for Facilities Director)
  14. Check and restock first-aid kits, (and update the page here)
  15. Replace wash sink water filters (and update the page here)
  16. Replace furnace filters if needed (and update the page here)
  17. Replace wood shop air filters (ongoing)
  18. Disseminate contents of Impound Lot IF needed.
  19. Paint wall behind dining table in Lobby area. (Colleen & Kathy need to choose a paint color first)
  20. Vacuum Cafe area at the end of the day after the feast.
  21. Red ticket abandoned projects in East Room.

Standing To-Do/Cleanup Day Items


  1. Replace burned out bulbs
  2. Wash off meeting room tables
  3. Clean out ashtray next to alley door
  4. Crush Aluminum cans in Recycling bin
  5. Vacuum carpeted areas
  6. Organize Hack Racks
  7. Sweep Hallway adjacent to Cosplay room
  8. Sweep Vault Hallway
  9. Sweep East Room and West Room
  10. Clean bathrooms
  11. Inventory member storage against a printout of the wiki, then crosscheck that with active member list (Board member needed for this) so we can clear off empty spaces. (Ongoing by Kathy H.)

Cleaning the Grill

When you've finished using the grill heat it up to burn off the crud. Once the remains are burnt to ash use a grill brush to remove the remaining bits. Turn the grill to medium heat and apply vegetable oil to the grates. Let the grill cool down completely before putting on the fabric cover.

At the end of grilling season view this video for a thorough cleaning of the grill.


  1. Several pages on our website receive an relatively large amount of traffic, but are not updated
    1. Update photos HERE with new ones already taken and on Makervault
    2. Take photos from existing blog posts, and add them to the gallery here HERE
  2. Make a blog post about your recent project!


  1. Alley lights - Need volunteers, See Tom G.
  2. Parking sign for Building - electronic (still desired?)
  3. Finish the exterior south east entrance (vault hall). The ceiling panels door need to be caulked and painted. (See Tom G.)
  4. Paint new brick work outside the building by the welding and paint booth vents. Need to find out from Tom G. what and where.
  5. Repair broken bricks & tuckpointing around the outside of the building.


  1. Air compressor drain system - connect the dryer drain to the big tank. (Has this been done?)
  2. Automatic gas control for the TIG welder and reminder light that the gas is still on for both welders - See Tom G.
  3. Get an ice maker working in one of the refrigerators (kegerator has one)
  4. Re-stripe the exit aisles - add some diagonal stripes so people know what part is aisle.
  5. Paint new brick work inside the vault hall
  6. Replace steel floor plates covering holes, or Flatten and weld reinforcements on them so they won't bend if the forklift drives over them - Dan J.

Laser Lab

  1. Vacuum inside cutters
  2. Clean all lenses and mirrors
  3. Clean and graphite Z-axis elevator screws
  4. Organize scrap materials, throw away silly (e.g. tiny and/or unusable) pieces

Completed Projects

  1. - Rearrange space in Metal shop to make room for the new Tormach.
  2. - Access control system at Vault entrance - Dan J.
  3. - Install handle on exterior door of vault hallway.
  4. - Organize the paint room shelves. Dust off cans. Done by Marie Gentil.
  5. - Anchor the crane in the metal shop. (5/8 wedge anchors at least 2-3/4 deep. see Markus)
  6. - Clean and repair new used grill. (Done by Dan Luglio)
  7. - Move Punch Press to leather working Area.
  8. - Install the Milwaukee Tool fob cabinets in the metal Shop. See Markus.
  9. - Build a large rolling island with cabinets below for storage (Tom Gondek)
  10. - Craft Lab: - Organize scrap materials, throw away silly (e.g. tiny and/or unusable) pieces, Organize and evaluate supplies with Make-a-thon in mind.
  11. Cut off the ends sticking out from the gray rolling stairs. (see Markus)
  12. Reinforce Tall storage. The storage needs to be emptied then see Markus
  13. Check and fix/get a new toilet seat for the far mens room toilet see Tony W.
  14. Install suspended electrical hookup above craft lab table. (Colleen and Markus)
  15. Tear apart green particle board cart in front of pallet racks that used to belong to Marc Ownley.
  16. Remove fluorescent lights in vault hallway in spaces VA103 & VA104. (brought in by Matt Melk).
  17. Build a box for Charcoal filters for the laser cutter exhaust system.Completed by Markus, Tony W., Brant
  18. Replace the ceiling tiles in the vault hallway Tom G.
  19. Signage for tall storage. Kathy H.
  20. The Tall storage needs to be gone through and the items with expired parking permits beyond two weeks time need to be moved to the impound lot.(Wolfgang and Alex G.)
  21. Put long folding tables on cart on top of pallet racks on south end. Power wheels car with horse needs to get moved to a single open spot.
  22. Sort and recycle metals No one to help and gaylord became dumping place for e-waste
  23. Install wiring for new kiln in ceramics area. Tom G., Shane, Tony, Jeff
  24. INSTALL PRESSBAR ON SOUTHWEST DOOR to disable unlocking mechanism. Whoever does this gets to be first in line for food. This was done by Billy and Tom K.
  25. Clean Up and organize the Cafe' shelves after March SID. Heidi Z. & Colleen L.
  26. Paint Room Demo & Redo (Brant H. & Tom Gr.)
  27. Put edging around large table in Craft Lab. (Colleen)
  28. Complete the plumbing for sink in men's room.Do we need a professional plumber(Wolfgang did the spackling, Kyle installed the sink, unsure of who did the plumbing.)
  29. Complete new storage plan. Finished by David Draeger and a team of members
  30. Outlet for the pinball machine and door bell - get rid of the extension cords Tom G.
  31. Install new Wood shop dust collection system. (Done in 2017)
  32. Remove the old buckets of Silk screening paint. Tony & Kyle did this.
  33. Clean and organize top shelf of hardware bins in Metal Shop.(Started by Rik S.)
  34. Network cables run to New 3D Lab (Completed by Tony W., Marcin, Mark, Eric)
  35. 3D Printing moves to Willies old boat area.
  36. Black Shelves from Ladies coat room goes into old 3D area.
  37. White shelves from Cooties room go into Ladies coat room.
  38. Cosplay Group moves into former Cooties room.
  39. Batteries replaced in vault hallway thermostat (Steve Pilon 11/11/17)
  40. Install awnings over the outside doors. (Rik Stardy, Marcin Polewski, Steffanie Maher, and Dan Jonke. Completed 11/5/2017
  41. Replace Batteries in some of the clocks
  42. Projection system needs a new VGA HDMI
  43. Clear out open area in East Room for Maker Faire projects
  44. Get Impound lot ready for raffle in July. (Photos & numbers)
  45. Install an automatic drain on the big tank.- See Tom G .
  46. Install new water cooler- Timothy Campbell did this!
  47. Permanent charging station for the forklift.
  48. Replace gasket/diaphragm in the self-filling water cooler
  49. Come up with scrap metal bins to hold small pieces so they don't spill everywhere.
  50. Find/make chuck jaws for the Logan lathe, or mount a chuck that has both sets of jaws.
  51. Mount a good grinder in the welding area for sharpening TIG electrodes.
  52. Pinball machine repairs, a never ending project
  53. Mount 911 phones by exit doors - See Adrian
  54. Remove manual lock/unlock from alley doors
  55. Fix numeric pad on Door 1 - Royce did this!
  56. Level CNC plasma table - Marc and helpers did this!
  57. Install new pallet racking for member storage shelves - Lots of people helped with this
  58. Make “Park on SAME/OPPOSITE” signs for posting outside on meeting nights - Keith did this
  59. FIX FLASHING - Rick did this!
  60. Check on auto-filling water cooler leak
  61. Remove large format printer
  62. Reorganize the area around the vacuum former, to allow it to be used
  63. Mount the cork board by the desk in the lobby
  64. Some attention should be paid to the small sand blaster window, to see if we can make it more usable
  65. Power column for the conference table in the meeting room - See Tom G. and Adrian V.
  66. SMD rack - make a new rack to hold the SMD component reels, label the strips coming out and capture them so they don't unreel.
  67. Swap out the computers in the Laser cutter room for the dual core machines next to the mini CNC router.
  68. Do something with the VLAT.
  69. Remove the old heater above the back hall from the craft shop so we can hang new lights
  70. Hang new lights in the craft shop hall.
  71. Move the exhaust fan for the laser cutters and duct it.
  72. Gas line for the forge and furnace - Tom, Dan J.
  73. Outlets on the columns in the East room - Tom
  74. Paint exterior door frames where the new doors were installed. Caulk when done. - Dan J., ?
  75. Door stop bollards - mount the big yellow posts to keep the alley doors from swinging too far. - Ed, ?
  76. Mount the curb blocks - drill some holes and pound rods to keep the curb blocks from moving. - Made redundant by bollard installation.
  77. Hang speakers in West Room - Kevin B., Dan J.
  78. Add more tool pegboard in the wood shop and move wood shop tools and half of the duplicate tools from the main pegboard. - Vishal, ChrisH, JimR, others
  79. Power the dust collector in the wood shop - Tom G
  80. Install Air Lines - Joe R. and Chris H.
  81. Clean out Vault 1 and make rentable - Tiffany, Sean
  82. Organize plotters and screen printing and pottery areas - SteveP, Brant, Pete, DL, others
  83. Move shelving into vault hallway - Tiffany, Sean, Brant, etc.
  84. Find a home for the bar - Meh, good enough for now
  85. Hang mirror over wash sink - Brant
  86. Replace the light socket on the vertical band saw.
  87. Fix the 25W laser - find out if its the tube or the power supply.
  88. Power up the 3 headed drill press (only 2 heads left)
  89. Tool pegboard - make something to hold pliers and Allen keys better.
  90. Wash the carpet - try to get out some of the water stains.
  91. PA system/phones - Chris H. (done)
  92. 'No paper towels in toilets' sign or stencil for bathrooms - Brant, low priority
  93. Wire Speakers in West Room - Kevin B., Dan J. (some wired up)
  • Permanent wiring for the Red Dragon - #6 wire and conduit to a panel with open breakers - Tom G.
  • Permanent air lines for the red dragon - flex air lines - See Tom G>

* Install the doors with windows: 2 in the south wall of the electronics lab and one between the east room and vestibule.

  1. Exhaust fan and hood for the pottery area - See Tom G. or Brant H.
  2. Fix the broken toilet seat in the men's room.
  3. Build “Third Wall” in the Impound Lot. (See Kathryn for Instructions)
  4. Deal with trip hazard by pinball machine (See Markus for details.)
  5. Install additional security cameras if necessary.
  6. Look at electric strikeplate on the front door. Repair and/or order replacement (The BOD has already appropriated funds if this is needed)
  7. Fix the louvers on the weld shop fan so they close correctly. - Dan J.

To Do List, abandoned 10/11/13, last updated 08/09/13
To Do List, from moving into Lenox

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