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There are many other ways to give. Orpheus has a long list of items we need to keep our productions and programs running. Here is a list of items we are presently seeking.

Shop Tools

We tend to have a preference for fairly high‐end tools in the shop. Tools are very much a “you get what you pay for” situation; well known, name‐brand tools will last longer and perform better. Set building tools generally get a real workout; they are heavily used and often used by inexperienced volunteers. Our preference is for Dewalt brand tools as these have proven to be of high quality and repairs are relatively easy to get done.

  • 12” Compound Miter Saw: Dewalt
  • Shop-Vac, 45 liter
  • Compressor, 4 Gallon

Pneumatic tools are used extensively for constructing flats and other set pieces.

  • Pneumatic nail/staple guns - 18 gauge Bostitch 2-in-1 Brad nailer can shoot both staples and brads.
  • Rolling tool box - Movable tool cabinets would be helpful both in the shop and when moving to CPT
  • Storage bins - Plastic storage bins are always useful for storing/organizing/protecting smaller props etc.
  • ZipSaw (also known as rotary saw) - Used for complicated cutouts and detail work where a jig- saw is not appropriate.
  • Angle Grinder - useful for those occasions when we’re dealing with steel set pieces.
  • Multi-Tool (also known as an Oscillating tool) - This is a specialized saw/sander that allows for very tight trimming cuts, would be useful when we’re fitting set-pieces together.
  • Dewalt 18volt Cordless Tools: we would prefer to stay with Dewalt 18v tools as our standard. This allows us to swap batteries and keep a large number of them charged at any one time.
  • Sawzall
  • Drill
  • Circular Saw
  • Impact Driver
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Jigsaw
  • Sawzall
  • 2HP Router, ½” collet
  • Corded Drill
  • Corded Circular Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Saw Blades, 12” diameter
  • Band Saw, 14”
  • Portable Table Saw” Hardhats
  • Earmuffs (hearing protection)
  • Safety Goggles
  • Spray Paint Respirator
  • Drill sets
  • Table Saw, 10” blade (We currently have a table saw, however; at some point we would probably want to upgrade. Ideally, we’d get a Saw-Stop brand table saw due to the advanced safety features.)
  • Router Table
  • Dust Collector
  • Bench Grinder
  • Work Light Stands
  • Extension Cords, 50’ heavy duty
  • Work Boots, steel toe – various sizes
  • Work gloves
  • Dewalt Track-saw Kit


  • Sewing machines (4)
  • Sergers (2)
  • Long armed sewing machine
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Self-Healing Cutting Mat (40” X 60”)
  • Office chairs (4)
  • Clear Storage bins (Rubbermaid kind) 60 or 100 litre size (10)
  • Laptop computer
  • Scissors (6)


  • Laptop with Windows 7 (approx)


  • High powered video projector. (More and more shows are calling for video, and the projector we own is woefully inadequate.)
  • New Scrim
  • DMX controlled LED fixtures with controller (for Orpheus House)
  • Small DMS controllable LED fixtures that could be built into sets
  • Follow Spot

Orpheus House

  • New industrial microwave
  • New commercial bar fridge ‐ commercial style with 2 sliding glass doors to replace current fridge
  • New sound system for Rice Hall
  • New furniture in Green Room
  • Additional video projector (for permanent installation in Rice Hall)
  • Steel storage shed behind workshop
  • Replacement dance floor (for Rice Hall) ‐ This is desperately required in order to assure the safety of our performers.
  • Storage racking (for the Paint loft)


Roll‐up garage door sort of thing, or something like one might see securing a storefront to secure the props storage/shelving area.