DESIGN PROJECTS MAY START IN THE SKETCH BOOK BUT THEY QUITE OFTEN GET REALIZED IN THE MAKING COMPLEX. THE SHOP IS THE CENTER OF the FACILITY. it is PLACE TO WORK THROUGH THE PHYSICAL implementation OF a STUDENT'S design.

THE SHOP IS HOME to COUNTLESS TOOLS and workstations, ALL AVAILABLE for USE and WITH the AID and advice OF OUR INFORMED STAFF.


EQUIPMENT & STATIONS

Processing Room - The Processing Room houses a great assortment of machine stations for preparing, cutting, drilling and finishing woods and plastics.  Continue to the

 Wood Lab Details page for material recommendations, machine restrictions and safety reminders.

Assembly Room - Adjacent to the Processing Room, the Assembly Room contains a collection of workbenches providing a space to build small to medium scaled models and prototypes.  Continue to the Wood Lab Details page for safety reminders and technique recommendations.

Hand Tool Loans - The Wood Lab stocks an enormous collection of power and manual hand tools, which all can loaned to students for use outside of the Shop. From power drills to palm sanders or hand planers, the Shop intends to give everyone the opportunity to access what they need.  Continue to the Wood Lab Details page for check-out process details and policy reminders.

POLICY REMINDERS

All users of the shop must wear eye protection, have closed toed shoes on and not have on any draping garments or hair.

EAR AND EYE PROTECTION AND DUST MASKS WILL ALWAYS BE PROVIDED

All users of the shop must be of sound psyche. They must be well rested and free of any mind altering substances. (ex. alcohol, cannabis, anxiolytics or anesthetics) 

NO RECENT USE OF MIND IMPAIRING SUBSTANCES

The Making Complex does not have the ability to store student material. After one's work session, all material must be taken from the facility.

NO MATERIAL OR BUILD STORAGE SPACE AVAILABLE

Facility staff are on site only to ensure a safe environment, advise users on technique and maintain machine calibration.

At the end of every work session all trash must be discarded. There is no cleaning service for the Making Complex so all upkeep must come from its users.

You can review the Wood Guide for machine specific rules and recommendations.

SERVICES

Orientations - The Making Complex offers machine specific training to it's users on the first six weekends of each semester. Continue to the Orientations page to learn about any prerequisites and instructions on how to sign up.

Technique Demonstrations - WSOA Faculty can request technique demonstrations for their students by email their facility's manager.

MACHINE  LIST:

SURFACING

  • Minimax Joiner/Planer (12"width)
  • Jet Lathe (#" x #"max.)

SAWING

  • 2x SawStop Table Saw (3"height)
  • SafetySaw Panel Saw (60"height)
  • 2x Agazzani Band Saw (16"throat)
  • 1x Bosch Miter Saw (10"depth)

DRILLING

  • Powermatic Drill Press
  • General International Mortiser 

FINISHING

  • G.I. Horizontal Sander
  • G.I. Disc Sander
  • G.I. Oscillating Sander
  • G.I. Drum Sander (16"width)

HAND TOOLS

  • Full collection of power and manual hand tools.

WORK TABLES

  • 4x Asembly Tables
  • 2x Roubo Workbenches