H.D. Chasen is a 60,000 square foot (!!!) industrial supply warehouse (think McMaster-Carr or Grainger, except with a storefront) that is approximately a quarter of a mile walk away from the front door of Artisan's Asylum. They have everything you could want for your projects, period. Check this photo gallery out from a tour I took with the owner's son, and never order from McMaster-Carr again. They specialize in working with you to find the parts you need if you don't know exactly what you're looking for - no part numbers needed!
And here we have another update on our build-out! The ventilation work is well on its way, the shop electrical is buttoned-up and ready to go, SCUL's all set up, and everything is in the space from Joy Street and Windsor Street. We're applying for our building permit in the next day or two, and the wall work should be fairly quick, so look for updates to pick up!
This is where we stand on our Tyler Street buildout as of August 22nd. Heavy shop electrical is 90-95% installed, the vast majority of our equipment has been moved out of Joy Street, some areas are set up, and we're waiting for our final round of paperwork to go through before we start the mechanical construction.
Shots from Maker Faire in NYC, September 21. Four Artisan's Asylum members shared a hotel room and taught soldering. A few other members were at the Faire, and lots of our friends from spaces around the country.
This was our presentation to our initial group of instructors on 5/25/2010. It outlines recent developments with the space, what our expectations are of instructors, classes, ourselves, and our members, and talks about how instructors will get paid and classes will be selected.
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