Wood Shop

We have an ever-growing set of tools for wood (or other materials, like plastics, similar in characteristics.) Some of them were donated, and we are gradually replacing them with new, pro-sumer grade machines. We know this is not a professional-grade shop, but for most amateurs, it is a step up, and it gets the job done. This is a brief overview, for a more complete list of equipment available see our wiki.

COMING SOON! Avid CNC Router, 5 X 8′ bed.

NOTE: the new Avid CNC is undergoing final setup and the required training is currently in development. We cannot give an exact date at this time for when it will be ready to use.


We have room to work.
XCarve CNC router, 750mm X 750mm bed. Runs on Easel software. This is simple to use, with just a little training. Import an SVG file, clamp in your material. answer some questions about your material and bit, and cut and carve.
Sawstop table saw. This has a circuit that detects human contact and shuts down the blade with a bang, leaving a nick.
Dewalt DW735 Planer Makes thick boards thinner and smoother.

Grizzly GO555LX band saw cuts up to 13.5″ deep.
Grizzly dust collection system. It is connected to multiple tools, and it turns on automatically.

Ryobi cordless tools, other electric hand tools, and clams.
Grizzly sanding table
Ryobi chop saw