THE WOOD LAB CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE DIGITAL FABRICATION LAB PROVIDES STUDENTS A 2,500 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY TO PROCESS AND ASSEMBLE ANY SCALE PROJECT of a variety of TYPES OF MATERIAL.


PURPOSE

It is common for entering students to begin their first semester at Woodbury by attending the Wood Lab orientation. It should then be quite apparent how important the degree coordinators find the Wood Lab to be in student studies. The Wood Lab is where students not only build model podiums or mock up structural details, it is where they learn about materials, process and assembly.

HARDWARE

 

table saw

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sawstop industrial

  • 72" wide table
  • 3" max height
  • for rip cuts of sheet goods and lumber
 

miter saw

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bosch

  • 45 degree miter
  • 45 degree bevel
  • for chop cuts and mitered cuts
 

crosscut table saw

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sawstop

  • 45 degree miter
  • 60 degree bevel
  • for straight or angled cross cuts
 
 

band saw

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agazzani

  • 16" cut width
  • 12" cut height
  • for curve cuts (1/4" blade) or re-sawing/rip cuts (3/4" blade)
 

panel saw

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safety speed

  • 60" max height
  • for rip cuts and cross cuts of sheet goods
 

drill press

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powermatic

  • 1 HP
  • movable table and fence
  • for accurately drilling 
 
 

drum sander

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general international

  • 20" max width
  • real wood only (no engineered wood or other) plywood, MDF, OSB...
  • for rough sanding flat panels
 

planer / joiner

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minimax

  • joiner 8" max width
  • planer 8" max width
  • lumber only
  • for creating precise stock with parallel sides and 90deg edges
 

20" disc sander

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general international

  • for end grain sanding and small corner finishing
 
 

EDGE BELT SANDER

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general international

  • 5" belt height
  • for edge sanding
 

mortiser

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general international

  • 1/4" to 1" drilling
  • for drilling square holes
 

oscillating sander

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general international

  • spindle sizes: 1/4"-4"
  • for finishing interior curves
 

TOOL LOANING PROCESS

Any tool that is not mounted to the ground may be loaned out. Students may use loaned tools anywhere within the Making Complex, whether it is within the Shop or even the courtyards. (exception: Clamps must stay inside the Shop at all times)

To request a tool loan, the student should find a staff member and provide them with a state ID. (WU ID not valid) The staff member will take your ID and provide the student with the requested tool and store their ID until that tool is  returned.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO LOANING POLICIES
LOANED TOOLS MUST STAY WITHIN THE MAKING COMPLEX (NO TOOLS IN STUDIOS)

The list of portable power tools and hand tools is too long to list but it encompasses close to anything that should ever be needed.

 
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ASSEMBLY & STORAGE

The Wood Lab is divided into two main spaces, the Processing Room and the Assembly Room.

The Processing Room is for preparing material, cutting, drilling, and sanding the student's parts, while the Assembly Room is for constructing.

Unfortunately, the Making Complex does not have enough room to allow students to store material or projects, so after each work session they must gather up their work and take it with them.

USE REQUIREMENT

  1. Completion of SHOP orientation.

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 slept 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 Lab 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.