Organizers: Tools still needed for Dream Park

Published 11:58 pm Monday, October 18, 2010

Organizers of a project to revitalize the Dream Park need to borrow a few good tools.

Dream Park closed on Saturday to begin the necessary preparations for the renovation that will officially begin on Wednesday. On Monday, the staging and new addition were staked out.

Today, Tues., Oct. 19, the old or worn out components will come down, the sand box will be removed, and wood will be cut to prepare for the build.  On Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. volunteers should arrive ready for instructions to begin replacing old components and building new ones.
A requested tool list was distributed with more than 102 items in quantities exceeding 1,000.  The community, City, and local businesses have responded but some crucial items are still needed to be turned in at Dream Park by noon today.  Your donated tools will be secured and returned on Mon., Oct. 25, 2010.

The following are urgently needed:

Larger items or quantities

1 Pickup truck

1 Table saw 10-inch or 12-inch – must have all safety guards

2 Slide compound miter saws (cross between a radial arm saw and a power miter box)

2 Power miter boxes (10 inches)

1 Bobcat (small bucket loader)

65 Drills 3/8 inch (variable speed and reversible) tape keys to cords

2 Drills ½ inch – extra heavy-duty and reversible

1 Drill press

10 Electrical splitters

58 pairs work gloves or bring your own

5 Grinders, side 4 1/2-or 5 inch (use with metal cutting blades and flap discs

4 Lights: high wattage emergency lights for use from 5-9pm daily

2 Port-a-johns

39 rakes – metal not plastic

500 ft of rope ½ inch preferred

8 Routers – need to fit 3/8-inch corner-round bit

3 Belt Sanders

1 Band Saw

15 Circular Saws (hand-held, heavy-duty, 7-to 7 ¼ inch preferred)

2 Worm-Drive Circular Saws

20 Pair Saw Horses

2 Sawzalls – heavy duty with reciprocating blades – not jigsaw

34 Shovels

20 Speed Squares: 6 inch

3 OSHA rated 6 or 8 ft stepladder

4 OSHA rated 10 or 12 ft stepladder

25 Tape measures (25 foot or longer)

1 Laser or Builder’s Level band Tripod

29 Wheelbarrows

Smaller items or quantities

1 Bars, steel digging: 6 feet or longer

6 C-Clamps, large (with openings larger than 4 inches or more)

2 C-Clamps, pipe or bar: 4-to 8-foot long

2 Cat’s paws: small 8-to10-inch bars with curved end to pull nails

1 Tow Chain – 20 ft with steel hooks on both ends

2 Chalk lines

1 Chisel sets: ¼-inch to 1 ½-inch

2 Crowbars: Steel pry bars

2 Wonder bars

1 Pickaxe

1 Sledge Hammer – 8-12lb

1 Megaphone

5 nail punches

1 Pipe Cutter

5 Post-hole diggers

20 lbs rags

8 Rasps, wood – all sizes flat and round

2 Hand Saws for woodcutting

10 screwdrivers – various sizes Phillips and regular

2 Bevel Squares (metal blade attached with wing nut to wood or metal handle)

1 Framing Squares – 2ft L shaped

4 Trash Cans – 30 gallon

6 Utility knives

3 Vise Grips

4 Adjustable Crescent Wrenches

2 sets Open End Wrenches (various sizes)

1 Allen Wrench set or Hex Keys

1 Ratchet Wrench set – complete set of deep wall sockets especially 9/16, ½, and 3/8 extensions

For more information call Kristy White at 334-881-2246 and leave message.