Tool Search Update

The tool search has been expanded and updated as of Nov 30.  It now has over 500 listings for general membership use and over 700 listings for maintenance use. It is a very powerful and easy tool to use.  If you want to know if we have something, check HERE.  Even long time members of the shop may […]

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Maintenance Update

In this update: Donated Foredom ToolRoom filtersMaintenance LogsGrinder wheelsRoutine maintenance Donated Foredom Tool A Foredom rotary tool with a long flex shaft has been donated to the shop. It can be used for many things, including carving. The plan is to set this up on a mobile stand and keep it for use on the […]

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Maintenance Update

The maintenance blog has been rather sparse over the past 18 months. This is the first instalment of what should be weekly updates. Regular weekly maintenance takes place 2pm-4pm on Mondays. The shop is closed to members during this time. Replacing Bench TopsYesterday, preceding the regular maintenance was a long discussion on the bench tops. […]

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Shift start timing

In an effort to maximize the shop opening time for as many members as possible, it was decided today by the wood shop board of directors that members having an appointment to use the shop must sign in for that shift no later than one hour after the start time of the shift, i.e. nine […]

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Radial Arm Saw Fence

The radial arm saw seems to not be cutting dead square. It was believed to be a fence problem and this was addressed. The blade was also replaced. The radial arm saw should never be used to cut small pieces. It is meant to cut long or wide boards that cannot easily be cut on […]

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