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New Space Update 9: Workshop & Craft Area Floor

The workshop and craft area floor is somewhat delicate, and we have been diligently protecting the areas which have been covered in asbestos-containing floor screed from damage. In order to make the space safe for everyday use, and to make … Continue reading

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New Space Update 8: New Door

Remember we picked up a new door a couple of weeks ago? This weekend we fitted it. Replacing the door was quite an important part of preparing to move into the new premises – the old door was not only … Continue reading

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New Space Update 7: Sand Day

The floor. In the main space. We sanded it. Full disclosure: It would cost a lot of money to put carpet tiles down in this space, money which we don’t particularly have right now. We might still carpet it in … Continue reading

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Hackspace Move Date – 15th & 16th October

TL;DR: We’re moving on the 15th & 16th October. Please box up your member storage (or take it home for safe storage) and lend a hand on the day. As you are well aware by now, Leeds Hackspace is preparing … Continue reading

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New Space Update: 6th Edition

What’s been happening at New Space this week? Lots, that’s what. Workshop wiring is nearing completion – we installed the final length of wire for the workshop-wide e-stop loop (which will cut power to the marked single sockets when pressed) … Continue reading

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New Space Update Episode V: Electricity Strikes Back

Early this morning I was greeted by the sight of sunlight streaming through the upper window in the kitchen, illuminating the entire room. No chance of this being covered by suspended ceiling now, it lets an incredible amount of light … Continue reading

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Space Update #3

It is with sadness that we report that Samwise (swwils) is stepping down as a member of the management committee. Never fear, he’s not going anywhere and you will see him around the space. Now, what else is happening in … Continue reading

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New Space Update #3 – Wall Edition

Update Walls have appeared in the new space! The new partition walls and boarding are a major (£2000) undertaking in the new space – they serve to create the new porch area, workshop which is sound isolated and the divide … Continue reading

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Scrap material setting gauge

When doing repetitive jobs on the lathe it is helpful to have a way to easily measure and preset the length of material protruding from the chuck. This gauge assists in doing just that and is made from a length … Continue reading

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New Space Update #2

Update Things are progressing with the new space and the general feeling is that we are now ready to press on the accelerator and speed towards the grand opening! Most of the major work projects have been identified and measured ready … Continue reading

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