Making Center Fall 2020 and Covid-19 Updates

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E4 Wood Shop

25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •   Hours
Open to: all New School students who have taken the mandatory orientation.


IMPORTANT FALL 2020 INFORMATION: 

Orientations will not be offered in the Fall Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.

For new or returning students without existing authorization and/or interested in project planning or design, we offer our E4 Virtual Open Hours to address any questions, concerns, and advice for home projects.

*Note Calendar only works for those with an active New School account*

All authorized students intending to use shop resources MUST make shop reservations on LIBCAL. The Technician Consultation Appointment Calendar will appear once you complete your reservation in LibCal

*Note: Reservations MUST be made 48 hours in advance.  *

MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND THURSDAY: RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON LIBCAL

SATURDAY – SUNDAY: CLOSED

At this time we are not accepting outside material. The material can be purchased from the E4 Material Store. Please confirm your purchase with the technician during your virtual consultation.


ORIENTATIONS FOR ACCESS:

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 the safe operation of the band saws, drill presses, sanders, and basic hand tools.
  • Tier 2 Orientation covers the 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

E4 Wood Shop

The E4 Wood Shop is equipped with sanders, drill presses, jointer, planer, table router, multi router, lathes and various saws. Students are responsible to understand 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 Woodshop is staffed with technicians and student technical assistants during all open hours to provide instructional support.

Additional hand tools and accessories are available for loan through the E4 Tool Checkout. If you would like to purchase materials to use in the Wood Shop, such as Plywood or Trupan, please visit the E4 Material Resale Center.

DRESS CODE

  • No open toe shoes or heels allowed.
  • No loose clothing.
  • All long hair must be tied back.
  • All hanging accessories must be removed.

 

Materials

Before purchasing any materials not on the E4 Wood 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.

Any material not on our list must be approved by the E4 Facilities Manager before it may be used in the facilities. The E4 Wood Shop staff reserve the right to refuse services if your materials do not comply with the Making Center’s safety standards.

You may purchase pre-approved materials from our Making Center Material Store.

Related Equipment and Tools

• Wood Working Hand Tools

• Drill Press

• Jointer

• Planer

• Table Router

• Multi-Router

• Trim Router

• Plunge Router

• Table Saw

• Panel Saw

• Edge Sander

• Spindle Sander

• Disc Sander

• Bandsaw

• Lathe

• Benchtop Lathe

• Biscuit Joiner

• Domino Joiner

• Vacupress

• Pnuematic Orbital Sander