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Wood Shop

Even with the best CNC Fabrication equipment at hand, sometimes the old-fashioned tools are the best for the job.

The Maker Hub is equipped with a range of power and hand tools, and staff is on hand to make sure you are comfortable using them.

Check out our Workshops and Events page for Orientation and Introductory Sessions on our Power Tools.


Hand and Power Tools: What you need to know

Always wear eye protection when working in, or near anyone working in, the woodshop.

In this station you’ll find several levels of tools:


  • Simple blunt hand tools like hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, clamps, etc

  • Available for use after basic Maker Hub Orientation

Level 1:

  • Simple sharp hand tools like saws, chisels, power drills, etc

  • Requires “Level 1 Woodshop” Training Session

Level 2:

  • SImple power tools like dremels

  • Requires “Level 2 Woodshop” Training Session

Level 3:

  • Larger power tools like track saws, jigsaws, scroll saws, etc

  • Requires “Level 3 Woodshop” Training Session

Level 4:

  • These tools can only be used outside, by special arrangement with <maker Hub Manager

  • Includes: Rotory sanders, table saw, miter saw.

Raw Materials

  • Wood supply and hardware (screws, nuts, bolts, brackets, etc) are free to use in reasonable amounts for your projects.

Put tools and materials away when done. If you don’t know where it goes, put it on the “If you don’t know where it goes, put it here” cart.

Dremel Rotary Tool

Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool

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The Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool is ideal for cutting, routing, sanding, carving, grinding, engraving, cleaning and

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Screwdriver

Dewalt DCD771 Cordless Drill and Screwdriver

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  • Compact, lightweight design fits into tight areas