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Who is the fellow in Summerside that will cut plumbing pipe to custom lengths?
Have eliminated any of the hardware stores on PEI, and the plumbing specialty place looked at me like I was on crack for wanting an 8 or 9 inch piece. (Nobody on PEI carries longer than six).
I need an 8 inch piece to get a precise air mixture in the forge burner. (8 if I can get it with threads only on one end, 9 if it's threaded at both and I grind off the threaded inch at one end).
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PCB makers, do any of you use Ferric Chloride for etching or do you strictly design and send away for manufactured boards?

It's also used in blacksmithing, so knowing where locals source it would be handy.
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Ack. realized that I didn't bring my keys to the space as we're still on a loaner car until Monday. Anyone wanna pop by and lock up? :) Please? :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Removed the nozzle of the printer to check for blockage and it's clear. So it looks like the obstruction is up in the heat break as suspected. Evan Currie, does your tool that Steve mentioned clear the break or is it just a bit? ... See MoreSee Less

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An Excerpt from the December Economic Development Office Newsletter / City of Summerside

- Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Summerside Economic Development is set to partner with community leaders, to open up the first Makerspace in Summerside. A makerspace is a workshop that provides tools, materials and space in a community environment where youth and adults alike work independently or collaboratively on creative projects in any area – computer programming to woodworking, painting to mechanical engineering.

Participants pay for membership and members offer classes on focused topics for a small fee-per attendee, to raise funds for supplies and other costs including rents and utilities. Corporate members are welcome as are donations of time, treasure and talent in the form of expert advice, donations of supplies and working tools and/or in-kind services.

At the makerspace, people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. The availability of real working tools and nearby colleagues putting them to practical use opens the doors of thinking big and testing ideas while the culture of do-it yourself, sharing knowledge and experimentation grows the capabilities of the group. Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning in a shared setting. The makerspace is the ultimate workshop for the tinkerer and the perfect educational space for individuals who learn best by doing.