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.
Please note that the E4 Wood Shop and E4 Metal Shop have separate training sessions required for access to those spaces.
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.