Workshop

Workshop + Classroom

To invent, you need a good imagination and a piece of junk.
~ Thomas Edison

Take a Virtual Tour of the Workshop

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

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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

$3.00 / min

$2.00 / min

$1.00 / min

3d Printers

2

quote available

upon request

$0.25 / min (quote required)

$0.17 / min

wood cnc mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min

$0.50 / min

Metal CNC mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min


not available currently

* Does not include material cost or design/consulting time; pricing only includes machine time.
+ Does not include design/consulting time;  pricing only includes material cost and machine time.

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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

(guided use)

Certified member

(self-serve)

laser cutters

2


$3.00 / min *

$2.00 / min *

$1.00 / min *

buy

* Does not include material cost or design/consulting time; pricing only includes machine time.

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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

(guided use)

Certified member

(self-serve)

3d printers

2

quote available

upon request

$0.25 / min +

$0.17 / min +

buy

+ Does not include design/consulting time;  pricing only includes material cost and machine time.

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Wood 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

(guided use)

Certified member

(self-serve)

Wood CNC Mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min *

$0.50 / min *

buy

* Does not include material cost or design/consulting time; pricing only includes machine time.

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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
  • Certification:  We do not currently offer a certification for the metal CNC mill.  If you’re interested in being certified, let us know.
  • 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

(guided use)

Certified member

(self-serve)

Metal CNC Mill

1

quote available

upon request

$1.75 / min *

not available currently

buy

* Does not include material cost or design/consulting time; pricing only includes machine time.

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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”
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Electronics

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

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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
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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