Shop Intro Night – Tuesday, 27 March, 2012


I’ve had an idea in my brain for a while that I should schedule an evening where I introduce people on how to use some of the more …intimidating shop equipment safely, effectively, and confidently. This intro night will be with a focus on hands-on skill development, while keeping the talking relatively brief.

Lecture Topics will include:

  1. Safety Philosophy in a shop environment
  2. Identifying hazards with SCIENCE!
  3. Personal Protective Equipment

Hands-on Safe-Use Demonstrations will include the following machines:

  1. Drill Press
  2. Cordless Drill (may skip this one, or cover it very briefly, if everyone has used one before)
  3. Bench Grinder
  4. Angle Grinder
  5. Wood Lathe
  6. Scroll Saw
  7. Buffing Machine

Where: VHS
When:  Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 @ 7:30
Who: anyone that uses the tools at the hackspace or would like a intro in to basic power tools

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3 comments on “Shop Intro Night – Tuesday, 27 March, 2012
  1. Emily says:

    We should totally document this so that we can share it on our blog/website and refer to it or build it in to some sort of safety manual. Is it cool if I document? If I can’t make it out, does someone else want to do taht?

  2. Arthur says:

    Just wanted to say that I’m definitely coming :)! Great idea!

  3. Gilma Huebert says:

    Awesome setup, hey Tyler, your name sounds familiar. You ever spend time on ATOT anymore?