When is Wood Shop Orientation?
The FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH @ 8 pm.
A few tools require training before use:
|Tool||How to Get Checked Out|
|SawStop Table Saw||Attend Wood Shop Orientation|
|Grizzly Planer||Attend Wood Shop Orientation|
|Drum Sander||Email WoodShop@TcMaker.org.|
|Grizzly and Jet Lathes||Email WoodShop@TcMaker.org.|
There other tools in the shop which can be very dangerous if not used correctly. General rule is if you don’t know exactly how to use something, ask someone or email WoodShop@TCMaker.org to schedule a training session.
To get the most out of our space, you will need to do some work to “clue into” what is going on!
During classes/orientations, any work should be “No Noise” work. Excess noise from orbital sanders, tables saws, etc. make it hard for the instructor to communicate. Be Excellent, avoid making noise.
Reclaimed wood is any material that has paint/finish on it – or any material which has had metal in it.
Simple Answer – DO NOT use any machine that you can’t hold in your hand.
If you think your reclaimed lumber deserves an exception – email WoodShop@TCMaker.org for permission or clarification BEFORE use of any reclaimed lumber.
Put an Orange “Borked” Tag on it – and Email WoodShop@TCMaker.org with what is going on.
We don’t separate wood scrap or dust from other garbage – as it all goes to the same big dumpster which is located outside to the right of the delivery doors in front.
If you’d like to take sawdust for your stoves – go for it!
It is all of our responsibility to care for the tools we have, as this is our shop.
Every first Friday of the month from 6pm to 10 pm we close the shop to perform preventative maintenance on the machines. Everyone and anyone is encouraged to come help! Don’t know how …not a problem – we’ll teach you!
If you’d like to adopt a tool and be its primary care-taker – contact the wood shop manager – again – training can be provided!
Track down the wood shop manager, or email email@example.com. There are always projects, maintenance, administrative tasks, and other items that need doing to keep the place running! No matter your interest or skill level, we can figure out something for you!
Shop Project List Located At: https://tinyurl.com/ShopProjects
That is the great thing about a community shop. Either ask the peers around you or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule training.
To answer this question either:
Please do not Ask the Wood Shop Manager, as they’ll ask you to reread this FAQ 🙂
Email Events@TCMaker.org with your proposed class…we’d love to have you teach!