We are open by appointment only this fall. Please see below steps to request a reservation.
To use the lab please follow these steps:
- Fill out the brief campus access survey. This will help choose your building, and ensure you are tested.
- Request a seat at least 48 hours in advance of coming to campus. After scheduling a tech consultation (or sometimes even during one!), request a seat via getspace.newschool.edu relevant area.
If you are not local please check the shop calendar for drop in help desk hours to get a tech’s help or advice regarding off-campus making-based projects.
Thank you for your patience and understanding! Please email us if you have any questions. For the most current updates visit http://resources.parsons.edu/fall2020.
Please note that orientations will not be offered in the Fall 2020 Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.
N2 General Shop
The General Wood/Metal Shop is equipped with sanders, drill presses, bandsaws, and various light metal work tooling. Students are responsible for understanding all safety protocol and policy of the facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and proper equipment use. The shop is staffed with technicians during all open hours and student technical assistants on evenings and weekends to provide instructional support.
Before purchasing any materials not on the N2 General Shop Approved Materials list, get a MSDS sheet for the material. The needed MSDS sheets contain important information about handling, storage, safety needs and disposal of the material. Check the manufacturer or producer’s website for the MSDS sheet for your material or ask at the register before the purchase. The official MSDS website may also have the needed MSDS sheets for your material as well.
If you are interested in purchasing materials for use in N2 General Shop, E4 Wood Shop or E4 Metal Shop, please visit the Making Center Material Store.
ORIENTATIONS FOR ACCESS:
*In order to focus all resources to student support leading up to finals, orientations will conclude after Oct. 31 in most spaces. Orientations will resume at the beginning of the spring semester*
There are 2 Tiers of Open Sign up Orientations for Wood Shop machinery and tools. The completion of each Tier gives students access to specific equipment in the E4 Wood Shop and N2 General Shop.
- Tier 1 Orientation covers safe operation of the band saws, drill presses, sanders, and basic hand tools.
- Tier 2 Orientation covers safe operation of the Table Saw, Miter Saw and Panel Saw.
DOCUMENTED COMPLETION OF TIER 1 ORIENTATION IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ENTRY INTO TIER 2 ORIENTATION
You can sign up for the Tier 1 Orientation here
You can sign up for the Tier 2 Orientation here
Students are permitted to work within the shop during open hours once they have completed the required safety training. Many freshmen will receive the safety training during class, but there are also open training sessions that you can sign up for if you do not receive the training as a part of your curriculum.