[sudo-discuss] Is there a welding hackerspace support for Revolution Books in Oakland?

Jake jake at spaz.org
Mon Feb 5 14:10:19 PST 2018

oh fuck that, i don't want to have anything to do with bob avakian sheep.

On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, jacques revera wrote:

> What is "the robot?"
> Great advice. Any ideas help. I am redesigning. Might just use welding
> to secure bolts. This draft-version metal a-frame is welded at the
> bottom cross bar but does not have to be. These need to be somewhat
> indestructible. I have been making a-frames cheaply out of plywood &
> door hinges for 5 years. When we put out posters which are
> anti-american, pro-communist or promote Bob Avakian, some signs get
> thrown in the street, stolen, broken violently or disassembled. With
> the election of Trump and the rise of the alt-right, thin bike lock
> cables get cut and the rest has increased to the point where it is
> worth it to make a-frames out of metal and chain and lock. More
> important, as fascism is being consolidated in America; anti-american,
> pro-communist and posters that promote the new synthesis of Bob
> Avakian are urgently needed to build resistance and drive out these
> fascists.
> http://revcom.us/avakian/ba-new-synthesis-expanded.html
> We have been working with 30-40 a-frames at times promoting events at
> Rev Books around Berkeley. This guerilla marketing has worked great.
> (The a-frame size is dictated by our poster size of 17x44 piecing
> together four BW 11x17 to make a poster cheaply - Using Teknabond
> wallpaper wheat-paste to glue.) My new goal is 100 metal to expand in
> Berkeley and around Oakland.
> * Cheap n easy DIY: We are low-budget
> * Indestructible: The angle iron gauge of draft-version adequate
> * Disassembly-proof: If nut-and-bolts get used, they need to be
> impossible to disassemble.
> * Flat: surface plywood or sheet metal to glue posters onto
> * Weight: as light as possible for easier handling and deployment
> * Thickness: As thin as possible for stacking 100 in my dodge caravan
> - and to take up less space in my storage
> * Safe: no sharp edges or points
> * Water proof: The draft-version has rusted. Need to avoid with paint
> or galvanized steel
> * Lock attachment: something to pass a large chain thru or a flexible
> metal bar/clamp to wrap around trees and poles and padlock
> * Locking: large chain or a flexible metal bar/clamp/shackle to wrap
> around trees and poles and padlock
> * Lip: A-frames get loaded on top of each other 20-30 to a stack with
> posters rubbing and tearing. A lip all the way around would help -
> like protective case provides to a cell phone screen at the edge. I am
> thinking about using angle-iron half the size of draft doubling it up
> - or just strips of plywood
> This is all-volunteer and donation based for Revolution Books in
> Berkeley http://www.revolutionbooks.org/ Thanks for the support!
> Often when Joyce Carol Oates tears into T**** on Twitter, she uses
> this image of our a-frame.
> https://twitter.com/JoyceCarolOates/status/960350740538474497
> Attachment shows perhaps the most prominent abortion provider in
> America with the a-frame for his book event
> Jacques
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:29 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> hol is right, welding might no be needed.
>> the robot might be able to help cut out the pieces though...
>> it has a plasma cutter.
>> On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, hol at gaskill.com wrote:
>>> Looking at that sign, it does not actually appear to be welded.  You
>>> just need to drill 4 holes on the outer leg of each angle to mount the
>>> wooden strip crossbraces to and one hole in the inner leg of each piece
>>> to form the hinge.  All you need is a drill press, an angle grinder (to
>>> notch out the top corners and to cut sticks of angle steel to length)
>>> and a chop or skil saw for the wood.  You could probably use 2x4s which
>>> are numerous around sudo room.  Old bed frames also make a great source
>>> of cheap angle steel and you could make the cuts on the autohacksaw at
>>> sudo room.
>>> On 2018-02-04 12:08, Steve Berl wrote:
>>>> Department of Spontaneous Combustion has open studio where you can weld
>>>> things with expert guidance.
>>>> They are Tuesday evenings at M0xy off 23rd Ave. Oakland.
>>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/512943699064394/
>>>> or
>>>> https://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/qqglsnyxdbjb/
>>>> If you want to take an actual welding class there you sign up through Ace
>>>> Monster Toys on meetup.com [3].
>>>> https://www.meetup.com/Ace-Monster-Toys/events/hpljwnyxdbcc/
>>>> If you want to chat with the folks from DSC, you can reach them on the
>>>> Ace Monster Toys slack channel #DSC.
>>>> -steve
>>>> On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 11:43 AM, jacques revera <jacquesrevera at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> http://RevolutionBooks.org needs to make 50-100 a-frame
>>>>> sidewalk-sandwich-boards out of angle iron very similar to
>>>>> construction barriers
>>>>> https://mollybandme.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/summer-construction-016.jpg
>>>>> [1]
>>>>> to mount posters promoting out weekly events
>>>>> Is there a hackerspace that does welding in Oakland? I either need to
>>>>> find a welder to donate labor or someone who can support me
>>>>> inexperienced doing it myself welding / cutting / drilling the pieces
>>>>> together - or do you know someone at The Crucibile who could support
>>>>> this?
>>>>> The photos show the first draft of our simple metal signs made out of
>>>>> angle iron and in the background, you can see the current version and
>>>>> size of our 4x1.5' posters.
>>>>> Rev Books is fighting American fascists and has come under attack 9
>>>>> times this year by the alt-right. There are many other reasons to
>>>>> support this bookstore which is part of the center of building a
>>>>> movement for revolution in this country.
>>>>> Jacques
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>>>> --
>>>> -steve
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