Our TOOLS

All of our tools and equipment are free to use by registered Makers. Maker accounts are required for anyone wanting to use a tool. Maker accounts can be created at the front desk, and it takes just a few minutes to set up. We require (and offer) safety training for all tools. If you need assistance with any piece of equipment, please ask a Maker on Duty before attempting to use it.

We’ve divided up our space into three zones to help with organization, navigation and oversight. Our Makers on Duty are assigned to each of the three areas and have become specialists on the tools located in their zone. When you need assistance locating or using a tool, just ask anyone for assistance and you’ll be directed to the Maker on Duty supervising the zone you need.

ZONE 1
TOOLS

EPILOG LASER

    • 50W laser with 18″x24″ bed
    • Cuts paper, mat/chip board, fabric, leather, cardboard, etc.
    • Cuts up to 1/8″ thick plywoods and 1/4″ thick acrylic
    • Etches all the above, plus glass, coated metals, painted metals, tile, and marble.
    • Etches on cylindrical objects
      (tumblers, cups)
    • Can be reserved online for up to two hours

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EPILOG MINI LASER

    • 30W laser with 12″x24″ bed
    • Etches on wood, glass, acrylic, cardboard, leather, fabric, paper, mat/chip board, etc.
    • Etches on cylindrical objects
      (tumblers, cups)
    • Can be reserved online for up to two hours

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BOSS LASER

  • 65W laser with 16″x30″ bed
  • Cuts paper, mat board, chip board, fabric, leather, cardboard, and plywoods up to 1/4″ thick.
  • Etches all the above plus glass, coated metals, painted metals, tile, and marble.
  • Can be reserved online for up to two hours.
  • Doesn’t have a rotary tool. If you want to etch glasses/tumblers, use the Epilog Laser.

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ELECTRONICS WORKBENCH

  • soldering irons
  • power supplies
  • wire and electronics components
  • screwdriver sets and other small tools
  • heat guns
  • Dremel tools and accessories

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ETCHING/PRINTING PRESS

The Speedball Etching Press can be used for printing etchings, monotype, and drypoint plates, woodcuts, and linocuts. The bed is 24″ × 36″. Maker Lab also owns several restored lead type cases for movable type projects. We can also show you how to create your own custom print plate using our laser cutter or cnc router.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

  • pens, pencils, markers
  • scissors, exacto knives, box cutters
  • 24″ heavy duty paper cutter
  • acrylic paints, wood stain
  • hot glue guns
  • rolls of tape
  • various kinds of glue
  • various kinds of paper

ZONE 2
TOOLS

FORMLABS FORM 2 3D PRINTER (RESIN)

Printing Material: Resin
Build Volume: 5″x5″x5″
Supported file types: .STL, .OBJ
Software: Form Labs PreForm

Maker Lab keeps white resin loaded in this printer and charges 15¢ per ML for material costs. The price is calculated based on the estimate provided by PreForm software prior to printing. We accepts credit cards, checks and cash.

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ULTIMAKER 2+ 3D PRINTER (FILAMENT)

Filament: 2.85mm PLA
Build Volume: 7.5″x7.5″x7.5″
Supported file types: .STL, .OBJ
Software: Ulitmaker Cura

Maker Lab keeps white PLA loaded in this printer and charges 15¢ per gram for material costs. The price is calculated based on the estimate provided by CURA software prior to printing. We accepts credit cards, checks and cash.

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JANOME HD1000 SEWING MACHINE

  • 14 stitches
  • 5mm maximum stitch width
  • built-in needle threader

JANOME HD3000SEWING MACHINE

  • 18 stitches
  • 6.5mm Stitch Width
  • extra High Presser Foot Lift
  • capable of sewing leather

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FIBER ARTS ACCESSORIES

  • ironing boards and irons
  • cutting mats
  • scissors, shears, rotary cutters
  • acrylic rulers, fabric markers
  • knitting needles, crochet hooks
  • pins and safety pins
  • materials such as yarn, muslin, threads, velcro, zippers, etc.

VINYL EXPRESS QE6000 PLOTTER/CUTTER

  • material width: 2″ – 28″
  • 24 inches per second cutting speed
  • will cut sign vinyl and heat transfer vinyl
  • will cut roll vinyl and single sheet vinyl

VINYL EXPRESS HEAT PRESS

  • 15″ x 15″ press area
  • simple and easy to operate

We sell various colors of 15″ wide sign vinyl (transfer paper included) and heat transfer vinyl for $3 per linear foot.

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LEATHER WORKING TOOLS

  • basic stamping set
  • basic hand stiching set
  • 4oz sewing awl
  • swivel knife
  • leather shears
  • stip and strap cutter
  • edge skiving knife
  • punch set

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WEAVING LOOMS

We recently added a weaving area in the Maker Lab. We’ve designed a set of adjustable and collapsable looms cut from 1/2″ birch plywood that are available for use. Those designs are freely available so you can make your own loom, up to 48″ wide!

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1 ” BUTTON MAKING MACHINE

Super fast two-step button making process

2.25 “BUTTON MAKING MACHINE

Super fast two-step button making process

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ZONE 3
TOOLS

SHOPBOT CNC ROUTER:

  • 48″ x 96″ bed (accommodates standard-size plywood sheets)
  • 1/4″ and 1/8″ spiral router bits are available for use
  • Can be reserved online for up to four hours at a time.

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FLOOR TOOLS

  • Saw Stop 10″ Table Saw
  • Jet 14″ Band Saw
  • Jet 16″ Surface Planer
  • Jet 6″ Edge Jointer
  • Jet 6″ Belt Sander
  • Hitachi 10″ Compound Miter Saw
  • Kobalt 7.25″ Compound Miter Saw
  • Shop Fox Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • Bosch Adjustable Router Table
  • Ryobi 16″ Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  • Porter Cable 15″ 12-Speed Drill Press
  • Porter Cable 6″ Bench Grinder
  • DEWALT 15-Amp 14-in Chop Saw

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POWER TOOLS

  • Bosch Cordless 18V Drills and Drivers
  • Bosch 5″ Random Orbit Sanders
  • Porter Cable 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder
  • 4.2 Amp Corded Hammer Drill
  • Bosch 6.5-Amp 1-Blade Planer
  • Skil Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw
  • Dewalt 6.5-Amp Biscuit Joiner
  • Bosch 18-volt 6-1/2-in Cordless Circular Saw
  • Bosch 7-Amp Variable Speed Corded Jigsaw
  • Hitachi 2-1/2″ 16-Gauge Finish Nailer
  • Hitachi 1-1/2″ 18 Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler
  • Blue Hawk MIG 100 Flux Wire Welder

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HAND TOOLS

  • driver socket sets
  • wrenches
  • screwdrivers
  • pliers
  • tap and die set
  • files, rasps, shaping tools
  • clamps
  • hammers and mallets
  • hex key set

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BICYCLE REPAIR

  • Three-Way Hex Wrench Set: 4, 5, 6mm
  • Three-Way Hex Wrench Set: 2, 2.5, 3mm
  • Bottom Bracket/Cassette Lockring Tool
  • Open End Wrenches
  • Chain Checker
  • Crank Puller 
  • Cable and Housing Cutter
  • Chainring Nut Wrench
  • Chain Whip Pliers
  • Chain Tool 
  • Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge
  • Offset Brake Wrench
  • Spoke Wrenches
  • Tire Lever Set
  • Park Tool Mechanic Work Stand
  • Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump

FLAT TIRE REPAIRS are always FREE!

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CENTROFORM VACUUM FORM

  • Forms plastics up to 1/4″ thick
  • Plastic sheet size : 15 1/2 ”  x  20 1/2 “
  • Forming area : 12” x 17 “
  • Max depth of draw 7 inches depending on mold geometry
  • Works with: styrene, acrylic or plexiglas, Pet-G, PVC, ABS, polyethylene, and vinyl
  • Can be used for prototyping and production of magnetic letters, molds for plaster, concrete. candy, chocolate, packaging, sign making, mask making, special effects, etc.

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