From the December 2022
The Move is On !! Volunteers Needed
This weekend we will complete a project we have been working on since April, the
consolidation of The Lab and The Shop into a single building. When we are done we will
occupy the entire 7,300 square feet of the North building at 28030 FM2978.
This is a big step for The MakerBarn, and it would have never happened except for the loyalty
and generosity of our members. So, congratulate yourselves, you deserve it.
Things like this don’t come easy. The weekend before Thanksgiving we took on the task of
removing all the stuff we didn’t want, and gave the place a thorough cleaning. First a charity
resale shop came by and took many of the items they could resell or give to folks that need
it. Then a fellow and his son came by. They sell metal for recycling. They cleaned out an
enormous amount of stuff. Then we got a 20-yard dumpster and filled it to the brim. We still
had more stuff to get rid of it, so we ordered another dumpster and almost filled it. Now the
place looks great!
So, what is this doing for us? Bringing the Lab and Shop together will help bring the
membership closer. Not too close, as we are going to have 2,400 more square feet than we
previously had. We have already built a nice machine shop and classroom in the new space.
We will also have a small CNC Machine shop. We will have a bit more storage space and
room for some new machines. And, we will have a small, but complete kitchen.
We will be closing the lab on Friday December 2nd and reopening
the lab at the new place on Monday December 5th. On Friday we
will be moving and organizing some of the smaller items. The main
move will be on Saturday starting at 9:00am. All hands on deck!
This is a great time to help out The MakerBarn and meet members
you have never seen. I don’t think it will be too difficult, but please
be careful and have fun. Have a great time over the holidays. Don’t
forget about the move this weekend and help us out if you can.