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Do you have a project in mind, but are missing the tools or expertise to make it happen? Come to Open Shop, where you can use our equipment while receiving guidance from our expert facilitators. Need to repair that wobbly chair, or build a box to hold your records? We can help.
People of all skill levels are welcome, but if you don't have experience with shop equipment, we highly recommend takingWoodworking Safety & Orientationor Metalworking Safety & Orientation first.Open Shop sessions are 4 hours long, and larger projects may take multiple sessions, depending on your skill level.
Materials are not included in Open Shop, but we do have several barrels full of free scrap hardwoods (donated by Square One Studioand CASTILLEJA)for smaller projects like cutting boards, coasters or wooden utensils, etc. Found, recyclced, and reclaimed material projects are welcomed! We recommend checking outUrban Lumber to purchase local reclaimed hardwoods.
Unfortunately, we don't have the space to store works-in-progress, so items must be taken with you at the end of the workshop. We include reasonable use of blades on equipment in the fee. Consumables (grinding disc, sanding pads, etc) and fasteners are available for purchase.
Before signing up, please email your project idea to firstname.lastname@example.org and read through and sign the Waiver, Release of Liability Form.Once we know what project you intend to work on, we'll be prepared to assist you! Of course, we'll let you know ahead of time if we anticipate any issues with your project.
Below is the list of available tools for Open Shop. Tools with one asterisk can be used after completingWoodworking Safety & Orientation. Tools with two asterisks can be used after completing Metalworking Safety & Orientation.
Wood Power Tools
Metal Power Tools
Misc. Power Tools
WORKSHOP & OPEN SHOP POLICIES:
OUR ADDRESS:606 E 31st. Street. KC, MO 64109 ()
PARKING:Free street parking on 31st street and Cherry street.
PUBLIC TRANSIT:Maker Village is accessible through RideKC. For more information or to plan your trip, visit ridekc.org/ or use the Google Maps iphone/android app.
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