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Open Works Weekly 3/5/2021

Open Works

Open Works Weekly 3/5/2021

Big thank you to Margaret (pictured), Audrey, and the whole team at Stanley Black and Decker! On top of supporting Makers Unite with tool and dollar donations, they have cut 79 desks for us on their CNC router up in Towson! We picked up the second batch on Wednesday, and they are going out this afternoon.

Speaking of which, today is our second distribution day! We are still looking for help: sign up to volunteer here. Based on your availability, you will then get an email to sign up for specific shifts. Right now, shifts are mostly on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Want to support the project in other ways? Please donate a desk, donate a stool, download the plans, or check out the YouTube assembly video. So far, through your generosity, we have funded 352 desks and 58 stools! Thank you so much for your support. 

Open Works is hiring! We are looking for dynamic, diverse candidates for our Community Technician position. CTs are responsible for maintaining our shops, staffing the front desk, helping members with questions, and working on internal projects. It’s a great place to learn a wide range of maker skills and hang out in an awesome creative community! Starting pay is $15.50/hour. Check out the full job description here.  Apply here: https://bit.ly/OWishiring

Open Works is a community of doers. As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic, and all of the awful consequences it has brought upon our society, we have been reflecting on all that we have done to fight this crisis. Making face shields, delivering food to our neighbors, building desks, bringing education into your home — we’ve been here for our community all year long. If you can, do something for the doers — sign up as a monthly supporter today!

Check out this sneak preview of our next Making in Place kit! We’ve been busy designing a series of pennants that celebrate Black and women makers throughout history. They are ready for pre-order now, just hit the button below! In the meantime, we’ve got more virtual workshops on the books, Making in Place apron kits in stock, and virtual safety classes on Teachable. Pick up a kit or register for an online class today!

New storage lockers are ready to rent as of 3/12 (next Friday)! Full size lockers are $85/mo., half lockers are $45/mo. Discounts available for resident members. Email frontdesk@openworksbmore.com today to reserve one. In the meantime, this renovation has uncovered some surplus equipment, including a rolling part organizer, an unopened rolling part organizer, and some actuators from our old mega-size 3D printer. Check out the listings on eBay and make us an offer!

 

Link Soup

+ Four Ten Artist Lofts now renting in the Bromo District — and they come with OW day passes!

+ Lexington Market just released a RFQ for two permanent public art installations

+ Makers Unite got a nice shout-out on Boing Boing this week

+ Design history as seen through 1,000 patents

+ Is technology fundamentally good, or has 2020 proved the Luddites right? Find out the epic story behind a 25-year old bet on technology’s progress.

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