Workshop

Screw around with screws!  Go nuts with nuts!  Go here to learn more about our tools.

We’ve got friggin’ laser beams!  Check out the machines here.

It’s a printer.  It’s 3D.  It’s a 3D printer!  See the magic for yourself here.

For woodworkers who want more automation in their lives.  Check out the CNC mill specs here.

See saws in our woodworking playground.  We’ve got saws a’plenty; see more here.

Make sparks fly in our growing metalworking area.  It’s small but scrappy; see the equipment here.

Get wired on more than just coffee.  Solder on bravely in our electronics section.

Are you hanging on by a thread?  Sew what!  Our sewing area will have you in stitches.

Jump start your learning engines in our classroom.  Learn all the things here.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Workshop

Check out the space in the pictures below.  Select a thumbnail to see the full image.

Tools

General Tools
  • screwdrivers
  • hammers
  • chisels
  • sand paper and sponges
  • wrenches
  • bit drivers
Power Tools
  • drill – Dewalt 20v Cordless
  • impact driver – Dewalt 20v Cordless
  • table saw – safety training required
  • band saw – safety training required
Specialty Tools
  • soldering iron – Hakko
  • hot glue guns
  • hot wire foam cutter
  • compact steamer

Fabrication Machines

Pricing for use of the fabrication machines is blow.  Select “learn more” to read about each machine’s specifications and capabilities.


Number of machines

Non-member

(we do it for you)

Uncertified member (we do it for you)

Certified member (self-serve)

Specifications

laser cutters

2

quote available

upon request

$2.00 / min

$1.00 / min

CNC Mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min

$0.50 / min

3d printers

2

quote available

upon request

$0.25 / min

(quote required)

$0.17 / min

Laser cutters

Make & model: (2) Black Cat Labs, 90 Watt CO2 Laser
Size:

  • Max material size:  24″x36″
  • Max material thickness (that will fit in the machine to be engraved): 8”
  • Max design size: 20″x30″
  • Max cut thickness: 1/4”

What it can do: Subtractive manufacture; cut, engrave/etch
Features:

  • Focal length of laser = 2″ (Lens can be swapped out for different focal length, but right now we only have one)
  • (2) rotaries to allow for engraving on curved surface
  • Tinted glass so can watch laser cut without glasses

Materials YES:

  • Cut: wood, paper, leather, some plastics, some foams
  • Engrave / etch: glass, anodized aluminum

Materials NO:

  • Can’t cut: polycarbonate, metal

Certification:  Required in order to use the machine solo
File type: .dxf, .ai files (Adobe Illustrator – but only files with ONE artboard)
Pricing:  time on this machine will be charged in 15-minute increments.


Number of machines

Non-member

(we do it for you)

Uncertified member

(we do it for you)

Certified member

(self-serve)

laser cutters

2

quote available

upon request

$2.00 / min

$1.00 / min

3D Printers

Make & model: (2) Prusia 13

  • The most common printer out there
  • Sold locally by Alex Checker assembled or as a kit.

Size: 8” x 8” x 8” print volume
What it can do: Additive manufacture; plastics
Materials YES:

  • PLA is available now; PET and nylon coming soon
  • Users of the space need to purchase their materials from Seattle Makers

Materials NO:

  • ABS

Certification:  Required in order to use the machine solo.  3D Printer certification covers 3D printing.  To learn how to model for 3D printing, take our TinkerCad course.
File type: .stl (stereolithograph)
Pricing:  time on this machine will be charged in 30-minute increments.


Number of machines

Non-member

(we do it for you)

Uncertified member

(we do it for you)

Certified member

(self-serve)

3d printers

2

quote available

upon request

$0.25 / min

(quote required)

$0.17 / min

CNC Mill

Make & model: (1) Shapeoko Benchtop 3D Cutting Machine

Size:

  • 30in x 30in bed
  • Max material thickness: 2.5″
  • Max cut thickness: up to 2.5″ (depending on router bit)

What it can do: Subtractive manufacture; Engraving, sign making, furniture prototyping

Materials YES:

  • Wood: MDF, plywood, regular wood
  • Polycarbonate (with special bit)

Materials NO:

  • Metal, glass

Certification:  Required in order to use the machine solo.
File type: .svg, .dxf
Pricing:  time on this machine will be charged in 30-minute increments.


Number of machines

Non-member

(we do it for you)

Uncertified member

(we do it for you)

Certified member

(self-serve)

CNC Mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min

$0.50 / min

Woodworking

SAWS

12” Slide Compound Miter Saw

  • Make & model: Hitachi C 12RSH2

12” Variable Speed Bandsaw

  • Make & model: Alltrade 1999-B-12
  • Notes: 4” max depth of cut, 12” max throat depth

Variable Speed Jigsaw, handheld

  • Make & model: Black & Decker JS200
  • Notes: 3.5 Amp quick clamp, variable speed, handheld

Jigsaw in Table

  • Make: AMT (American Machine Tool) 003625
  • Notes: with red plastic guards

Circular Saw

  • Make & model: Skilsaw 5680
  • Notes: 2.5 HP, 14 Amp

Planer

  • Make: Wilton
  • Notes: 12.5” thickness planner
SANDERS

4” x 36” Belt/6” Disc Combo Sander

  • Make: Central machinery

Dragster Power Sander

  • Make & model: Black & Decker DS321
  • Notes: Handheld belt sander

6” Buffing/Sanding Wheel

  • Make: The Emerson Electric Mfg Co
  • Notes:  buffing attachment only
DRILLS

10” Drill Press

  • Make & model: Central Machinery 10168
  • Notes: 10” Drill Press, 12 Speed

Dremel Stand/Drill Press

  • Make & model: Dremel 220

Corded Drill/Driver

  • Make & model: Black & Decker DR550
  • Notes: 1/2″ corded drill, 7 Amp, handheld

Corded Drill/Screwdriver
Make & model: Ryobi D42

ROTARY TOOLS

Mini Lathe

  • Make & model: Rikon 70-100 Mini Lathe
  • Notes: 12” length max

High-speed Rotary Tool

  • Make & model: Dremel 4000
  • Notes: handheld
OTHER EQUIPMENT

6″ Jointer

  • Make & model: Craftsman 13.20621

90 Amp Flux Wire Welder

  • Make & model: Chicago Electric Welding 62719
  • Notes: wire 0.030” – 0.035” flux core, capacity 18 Ga – 3/16” steel plate, welding masks available
  • Weldable materials: mild and low alloy steels
  • Non-weldable materials: aluminum or stainless steel

Kiln

  • Make: Paragon Industries, LP
  • Notes: Estimated 6-8” inside

Hot Wire (Foam) Cutter

  • Make & model: Proxxon Thermocut 37080
  • Notes: estimated max material thickness = 3-4”

Electronics

We’re updating our information – keep an eye out for more info shortly.

Metalworking

Metal CNC mill

  • Make & model:  Taig 2018CR CNC mill
  • Specs:  Gecko G540 drivers and LinuxCNC control box
  • Material YES:  able to cut aluminum easily); precise and powerful enough to (slowly) cut stainless steel
  • Accessories:  touch probe, endmills, flycutters, a vise, and a tooling plate

Sewing

  • (5) Brother “Strong and Tough” sewing machines – model ST531HD – available for general use
  • (1) Juki industrial sewing machine (instruction required – coming soon)
  • pins, pin cushion, scissors
  • members need to provide their own sewing notions and fabric

Classroom

  • (6) desks with (12) chairs
  • display TV with 65″ screen, and HDMI cable for laptop plugin
  • wifi internet
  • iMac with full Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • backup Windows laptop – i5 processor with 8GB RAM
MUSIC TOOLS
  • microphone and stand
  • small guitar amp
  • audio breakout box with 2 XTR inputs
VIDEO TOOLS
  • (3) fluorescent lights
  • heavy duty BOGEN tripod
  • light duty tripods for additional camera angles
  • Adobe After Effects editing station
PHOTO TOOLS
  • coming soon