Storage at ACE

Storage Policy

General Storage Policy

  • DO NOT AT ANY TIME PILE THINGS IN CORNERS or store them anywhere else besides designated storage areas
  • ACE is a shared space for working on projects not a place to store materials long term
  • Tools and goods for personal use may only be stored in the designated storage area or in personal lockers and not in workspaces
  • ACE is not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings
  • Waste materials are things like the leftover board you laser-cut something out of. We don’t want your waste materials. If you leave your waste materials here, we have to pay somebody to clean up after you. No bueno. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WASTE MATERIALS HERE. Example: you bring in a sheet of plywood and laser half of it. You want to leave the other half for general use. Cut off the waste board and take it or throw it away. Leave only the good stuff in the multi-purpose bin.
  • There are two types of storage at Ace Makerspace; Rented storage and Basic Member storage. Each area has its own rules and parameters. ALL items at ACE must be tagged with the relevant tag. See How Tags Work below.

Basic Members Storage Policy

  • ACE is a place for active projects. That means you are actively using your stuff at least every two weeks if it is stored in Basic Member Storage.
  • We use a tagging system and all member goods must be tagged. Extra tags are stored on the red and blue lockers in a box.
  • You need to use good judgment on how much space you are using in basic member’s storage. Be considerate and don’t bogart storage.

Rented Storage Policy

  • Members can rent storage at ACE for the life of their membership.
  • Members must supply their own lock
  • Important! Flammables may not be stored in any rented area at ACE! Please use the flammables cabinet in the shops.

FAQ

Q: How do I ask for a storage exception, what is an exception?

Q: How long can I store materials?

Q: Is there a limit to how much materials I can store?

Storage by Room – Rentable

Lockers in Coworking

coworking white lockers

There are large white lockers in Suite 206/coworking that can be rented in the ACE Store online. You will need to provide your own lock.  Learn more here.

Lockers in #113

Rentable red lockers Rentable blue lockers

There are school-style lockers that can be rented in the storage area. You will need to provide your own lock. Learn more here. 

Sheet Goods Storage in the Shop

workshop sheet goods storage

There are two bays available for rent in the sheet good rack. They are the two farthest to the right. Learn more here.

Storage by Room – Basic Member Storage (Free)

Basic member storage is available for free to all members. This is not intended as long-term storage for materials.

113 Storage

The shelves to the left of the lockers in #113 are considered basic member storage.

  • One ACE provided bins
  • Use only one per member
  • All good must fit in your bin with the lid closed
  • Do not take bins home
  • All bins must be tagged

113 storage bins

Project Storage

The shelves to the left of the lockers in #113 are used for project and org storage. Storage in this area will be included in your membership and done by request. Ideal for projects with a start and a stop – up to 60 days-ish. Projects need to be able to neatly fit on the shelving and be approved by an officer and be clearly labeled.

Fill out this form and get approval before using this option.

Coworking

  • The set of bins shown below are for members use
  • All goods must fit in the bin
  • One bin per member
  • Members may not take bins home
  • All bins must be tagged

coworking storage bins

Clean Fab

  • The bins in the far left section of the shelving unit shown below
  • All goods must fit in a bin with the lids
  • One bin per member
  • Member may not take bins home
  • All bins must be tagged

Clean Fab Basic Member storage

Workshop

Sheet goods

  • Sheet goods storage is in the 4 left-hand slots of the rack shown below
  • Untagged materials in this area are available for member use.
  • Your goods may not have nails and other hardware poking out
  • All goods must fit all the way in the rack, excessive poking out is not okay.
  • All goods must be tagged
  • Untagged goods are considered fair use for everyone
  • Be considerate about how much storage you use for longer periods of time. For example: Using 20% of the storage for 2-3 weeks while you build something is okay. Using 20% of the storage for several months or more, not okay.

workshop sheet goods storage

Boards and dimensional lumber

  • Scrappy the horizontal lumber rack shown below is for dimensional lumber storage. Boards must be big enough to fit in between the supports. Piles of small bits of wood are NOT safe to store here.
  • Other goods must be able to stack on top
  • Untagged materials in this area are available for member use.
  • NO small stacks of project wood bundled up with boards. Yes, this means your project may end up stored in two locations. Use small project storage for small bits of wood.
  • Your goods may not have nails and other hardware poking out
  • All goods must fit all the way in the rack, excessive poking out is not okay
  • All goods must be tagged
  • Untagged goods are considered fair use for everyone
  • Be mindful not to overload the rack. If you have a lot of weight to put up please consider using project storage
  • Be considerate about how much storage you use for longer periods of time. For example: Using 20% of the storage for 2-3 weeks while you build something is okay. Using 20% of the storage for several months or more, not okay.

horizontal lumber stoarge aka scrappy

Small Projects

  • The shelving shown is for small project storage… all those little bits that are not suitable for storage in scrappy or basic member storage in 113
  • Use the bins provided if needed to keep space neat
  • Do not take bins home
  • All goods must be tagged
  • Untagged goods are considered fair use for everyone

workshop project storage shelves

Scrap Bins

  • There is a rolling scrap bin.
  • All scrap is considered fair use for everyone
  • Don’t throw your trash in there
  • No waste board

wood scrap bin

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

There is room for PPE on the shelves behind the door in the shop. Each member can have one bin for the length of their active membership. All bins must be clearly labeled and have lids. AMT supplies some bins.

With the advent of Covid-19 we no longer offer free disposable PPE. You will be able to purchase PPE at cost if you don’t bring it. Personal PPE bins are also no longer available for storage.

Some sharable PPD is available like face shields as it can be sanitized easily before and after use.

Metal

This section is pending update.

  • Shelves and pile show are the current storage area for metal.
  • All goods must be tagged
  • Untagged goods are considered fair use for everyone

Laser

The shelves to the left of the laser shown below are basic member storage

  • No waste board especially in the bottom (see photo below)
  • All goods must be tagged
  • All goods must fit without spilling or poking out excessively
  • Untagged materials in this area are available for member use.

laser waste product
DON’T LEAVE YOUR TRASH. This is trash.

Stewardship

Steward: Open

This stewardship requires about 2 hours per week of leadership and activities.
Exceptions are as determined by the Board, Executive Director or Steward; non-members may not leave things at ACE.

To ask for an exception

Lost and Found

  • We aren’t ruthless. There is a clearly marked tub on the lockers in #113. Lost and found items should be put there and posted on general as “found”.
  • Lost and Found is occasionally cleaned out.

Bikes

There is bike storage in the back room of suite #113 shown below

  • Day use only
  • No big trailers
  • Member and guest use okay

Bike Storage

 

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