Posts by VCL

Cleanup Day and Red Gate’s Indiegogo campaign

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Today we had our first cleanup party at the Co-lab and all the familiar faces turned up. We hauled many loads of scrap metal and lumber away (big thanks to Mike for bringing his truck, without him we would have got less than half as much done). Although it was sad to see so many months of accumulated bits and pieces going out the door, it also left me feeling lighter, and looking forward to the new place we’re going to occupy in a few months. As Kim said ‘maybe we’ll even have plumbing!’ On a similar topic, the Red Gate Collective has launched an Indiegogo campaign to...

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Open Data Rocks, City owned properties on Gmaps

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have never checked out the COV Open Data Catalogue, it’s time to go take a look (link). While it may be just a boring set of lists of location and scheduling data, the things that it can be made to do are very useful. Take Vantrash.ca for example (link), a service assembled in spare time by a couple of VHS guys. Another excellent example, the Google maps which was assembled using the city’s database of their own properties. (map) Every property shown is owned by the city. Super useful if you ever want to ask the city for a place to start a social...

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First Meeting, and Mailing List

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

So the first meeting of VCL went extremely well, with a turnout of 12-14 people (with a few people coming late and a couple leaving early). Discussion was excited, and naturally hit the important topics. A big decision that was made was to switch to a mailing list, rather than using the forums on the website. That has been successfully set up, and everyone at the meeting should be signed up. If you haven’t gotten an e-mail about it yet you can e-mail me at the address posted on the main page and I’ll correct the e-mail address, or you can subscribe yourself here. The mailing list...

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The Torch is here!

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

The welding torch that is! My uncle dropped it off this morning, the kit is put together by IOxygen. Includes; -three cutting nozzles (#00, #0, #2) -four welding nozzles (#00, #0, #2, #4) -Rose heating tip -Half full oxygen and acetylene tanks -Hoses -Dial Valves -Flashback arrestors -Nozzle cleaning files -Welding goggles -Spark igniter Can’t wait to have a space to use it...

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Tools Up

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

A tool co-op needs tools, right? So far we have a pretty odd assortment of tools, as I have just been collecting tools that I’ve loaned out to people or stored other places. The List: *Radial Arm Saw, made by Sears/Craftsman, 10 inch blade. *Small Mitre Saw, make unknown. (Stored at Isaac’s workshop, so no photo). *A Metal-cutting Chopsaw. *Propane-Burning Forge. *110 kilo Blacksmith’s Anvil (Some pictures after the break) Then there’s the list of possible cheap acquisitions. *Tablesaw (large, a permanent fixture, not a dinky contractors saw) $400~ *Oxyacetylene...

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