[Hitchin Hackspace - members] [!! SPAM] Re: Fwd: RE: Hitchin hackspace plans

Alex Palfreman-Brown a.palfremanbrown at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 21:18:29 UTC 2014


Sorry,  I meant to mention that I have a copy of a key. It's barely a key
but I'm used to it and can get in fairly quickly with it.
On 9 Dec 2014 21:08, "Paul" <paul.britton at ntlworld.com> wrote:

>  mk2 cost me £3.99, but I'm not worried about being re-imbursed....
>
> On 09/12/2014 14:44, Richard Cowley wrote:
>
> I can confirm that the mk3 key is a great improvement. Agreed that we
> should get a second key cut to replace the one that Alex currently has, and
> destroy (or at least mark in some way) the versions that are difficult to
> use.
>
>  We could also offer to get keys cut for the Triangle Garden members if
> mk3 is significantly easier to use than the keys they have.
>
>  *Mark: *who was it at TG that complained about the quality of the keys?
> I'll get in contact with them.
>
>  *Alex: *Are we restricted on how many keys we're allowed?
>
>  *Paul & Mike: *Thanks for your efforts. How much did the key cutting
> cost? Rob can reimburse you from the HH account.
>
>  Cheers,
>
> Rich
>
> On Tue Dec 09 2014 at 14:36:39 Mike Roberts <mike at mikerobe.org> wrote:
>
>> To follow up on Paul's post I got the keys from Paul this afternoon and
>> nipped down to my local hardware shop to get Mk3 key cut. As Paul
>> suggested I got it cut a bit closer to the "hilt" so to speak. Tried it
>> this evening and while not being perfect it is now a very serviceable
>> key and opens the lock without having to spend ages fiddling with the
>> darn thing. All three keys are on the same ring. I think we are now
>> sorted for a useable key. We could destroy the other two (Mk1 and Mk2)
>> and could get another cut for Richard / Alex whoever the other key
>> holder is if it would help?
>>
>> Mike 8-{>
>>
>> On 07/12/2014 00:11, Paul wrote:
>> > Mark, all
>> > Regarding the keys, the first step would be to observe/try one of the
>> > keys held by the Triangle Garden people, it could just be that we have a
>> > poorly cut key.... certainly the recut one I had done works better for
>> > us.....
>> >
>> > I think another recut could possibly yield us a key that works fine(I
>> > had it cut with a  guesstimated increased offset from the shoulder, I
>> > think I was about .5mm too short.
>> >
>> > Incidently,both the old and the new(er) key are on the same ring, so
>> > they are in the same possession.
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> > On 06/12/2014 16:29, Mark Mellors wrote:
>> >>
>> >> FYI:
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: "Vicky Wyer, Triangle Community Garden"
>> >> <triangle.garden at ntlworld.com <mailto:triangle.garden at ntlworld.com>>
>> >> Date: 6 Dec 2014 13:35
>> >> Subject: RE: Hitchin hackspace plans
>> >> To: "Mark Mellors" <mark.mellors at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com>>
>> >> Cc: <liz at trianglegarden.org <mailto:liz at trianglegarden.org>>,
>> >> "Margaret Byrne" <margaret.trianglegarden at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:margaret.trianglegarden at gmail.com>>
>> >>
>> >> Hi Mark,
>> >>
>> >> It was good to hear all about your plans last week – I enjoyed it.
>> >>
>> >> I tried my first de-caff coffee this morning (at home) having become
>> >> aware of a potential dependency emerging - bleugh! That’s not
>> >> happening again…
>> >>
>> >> I have tried to answer your questions below…
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Vicky
>> >>
>> >> Vicky Wyer
>> >>
>> >> www.trianglegarden.org <http://www.trianglegarden.org/>
>> >>
>> >> Mobile: 07989 321663
>> >>
>> >> *From:*Mark Mellors [mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com>]
>> >> *Sent:* 01 December 2014 13:39
>> >> *To:* Vicky Wyer, Triangle Community Garden
>> >> *Subject:* Re: Hitchin hackspace plans
>> >>
>> >> Hi Vicky,
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the chat last week, its sparked a lot of discussion at the
>> >> hackspace. Some things that have come up:
>> >>
>> >>   * It looks likely we will apply for the grant to get the laser
>> >>     cutter. We just need to have a meeting to formally agree it. I'll
>> >>     let you know what happens and how triangle gardens could help with
>> >>     the application.[VW: Great – happy to help]
>> >>   * The grant probably won't be large enough to buy the laser we'd
>> >>     like, so we'll be topping up with member donations. We still need
>> >>     to agree on a method to recover their investment, but it will
>> >>     probably be through charging per hour, as we discussed.[VW: I’m
>> >>     fine with this]
>> >>   * If we do get a laser, then many of our members would like to get
>> >>     more frequent access. One way would be for us to start having a
>> >>     second evening slot on a different day of the week, but we
>> >>     wondered if there was any potential for a more flexible system?
>> >>     Obviously one challenge is making sure we don't clash with other
>> >>     bookings.[VW: I’ll have to talk to our Pavilion committee about
>> >>     this – we have a google calendar for bookings so we could let you
>> >>     have access to that, but the real issue is security, which becomes
>> >>     more fragile the more people have keys and the more often they’re
>> >>     able to access the building. Let us have a think about how we
>> >>     could accommodate you on this – one possibility would be for you
>> >>     to have a weekday early morning slot 8-9am on the days that Liz is
>> >>     at the Pavilion (Tues, Weds Thurs, Fri), also we could have a
>> >>     sign-in book so there is a record of who’s been in when, in case
>> >>     of any damage reported subsequently.]
>> >>   * I passed on your message about the door keys, and received lots of
>> >>     offers to replace the lock, it looks like its a really big source
>> >>     of frustration for those that open up. With permission, we're
>> >>     happy to identify and fit a suitable replacement. Are you allowed
>> >>     to change the lock and are there many key holders?[the lock
>> >>     belongs to NHDC – as a first up I will get them to have a look at
>> >>     it – perhaps if we swapped keys and so could demonstrate the
>> >>     problem? I also have a side door key so wouldn’t be completely
>> >>     lost without mine – although I seem to remember my side door key
>> >>     is pretty bad. BTW how many keys do you have? Have you had any
>> >>     further keys cut? Margaret keeps a keyholder list and it may need
>> >>     updating if you’ve had some extras cut]
>> >>   * When would be a good time to help sort your storage?Liz and the
>> >>     Growing Gang are going to have a sort out in the store this coming
>> >>     week – I’ll ask her to let you know when they’ve done it.
>> >>
>> >> thanks
>> >>
>> >> Mark
>> >>
>> >> On 22 November 2014 at 10:50, Vicky Wyer, Triangle Community Garden
>> >> <triangle.garden at ntlworld.com <mailto:triangle.garden at ntlworld.com>>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Mark
>> >>
>> >> How about Friday afternoon? I’m in town from 1pm – can we meet for
>> >> coffee somewhere at say 1.30? I’m up for suggestions but my fave of
>> >> the moment is Salento on Hermitage Road. Haven’t tried the new place
>> >> opposite Halseys though.
>> >>
>> >> By the way have you heard of these guys http://www.d-lab.co.uk/? I
>> >> only discovered them yesterday - in my paid work as a landscape
>> >> architect. I’m working on a couple of projects with David Kirkland the
>> >> architect who’s helping to set up D-lab in Berkhamsted. What they’re
>> >> trying to do is combine established professionals with young makers in
>> >> one building. The professionals can only rent space there if they
>> >> agree to mentor a maker. The rationale is that this will harness the
>> >> creativity of the makers in a productive purposeful way and allow them
>> >> to focus more on things that are useful and marketable, and perhaps
>> >> less on unfocussed hobby geeking (although that obviously has its
>> >> place!) but the aim is financial sustainability, creative and business
>> >> progression and education.
>> >>
>> >> They’ve found an old building that they’re refurbing and getting for a
>> >> peppercorn rent – the landlord is just glad to see the building saved
>> >> from decay.
>> >>
>> >> See you at the AGM hopefully
>> >>
>> >> Vicky
>> >>
>> >> Vicky Wyer
>> >>
>> >> www.trianglegarden.org <http://www.trianglegarden.org/>
>> >>
>> >> Mobile: 07989 321663
>> >>
>> >> *From:*Mark Mellors [mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com>]
>> >> *Sent:* 20 November 2014 10:05
>> >> *To:* Vicky Wyer, Triangle Community Garden
>> >> *Subject:* Re: Hitchin hackspace plans
>> >>
>> >> Hi Vicky,
>> >>
>> >> I'm free during the day on the 28th, but not in the evening.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the invite to your AGM, I'll try to make it along but might
>> >> not be able to get there for the start.
>> >>
>> >> Good to see your site's back up  :-)
>> >>
>> >> Mark
>> >>
>> >> On 19 November 2014 08:37, Vicky Wyer, Triangle Community Garden
>> >> <triangle.garden at ntlworld.com <mailto:triangle.garden at ntlworld.com>>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Mark,
>> >>
>> >> Looks like a great plan you’ve got there. Yes I’d be happy to meet up
>> >> and yes we’re always up for collaboration.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the heads up on the website – we’ve just transferred
>> >> domains so I guess there’s been a glitch. Have asked my web guy to
>> >> investigate.
>> >>
>> >> Next week would be good for me – is Friday 28^th any good? Give me a
>> >> ring on my mobile (below).
>> >>
>> >> Also you’d very welcome to come to our AGM on 26^th Nov at the
>> >> Pavilion 7.30-9.30pm.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Vicky
>> >>
>> >> Vicky Wyer
>> >>
>> >> www.trianglegarden.org <http://www.trianglegarden.org/>
>> >>
>> >> Mobile: 07989 321663
>> >>
>> >> *From:*Mark Mellors [mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:mark.mellors at gmail.com>]
>> >> *Sent:* 18 November 2014 23:32
>> >> *To:* triangle.garden at ntlworld.com <mailto:
>> triangle.garden at ntlworld.com>
>> >> *Subject:* Hitchin hackspace plans
>> >>
>> >> Hi Vicky (or whoever looks after the emails :-))
>> >>
>> >> The hackspace are developing plans for where they want the group to
>> >> go, particularly around raising funds and getting our own permanent
>> >> space. The plans are formally written up here:
>> >> http://wiki.hackhitchin.org.uk/index.php?title=Stage_one_proposal
>> >>
>> >> but I wondered if I could buy you a coffee some time, so we could talk
>> >> through the plans and discuss where there might be some opportunities
>> >> for collaboration. I'd also love to hear more about how Triangle
>> >> gardens got started and how you've got to where you are with Ransoms
>> Rec.
>> >>
>> >> Also, did you know http://www.trianglegarden.org/ is currently
>> >> unavailable?
>> >>
>> >> Let me know when suits you,
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Mark
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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