Metal Shop Committee

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Committees are voluntary groups, formed by members in order to achieve certain goals.
To join this committee, contact the committee chairperson. See Rules and Policies#Committees for more information.

Purpose

To further our goals on metal working, such as various welding techniques, metal cutting, forming, and other skills necessary for safe fabrication in various metals.

Equipment

Welders

Please see the Welding page.

Other Tools

Please see the Metal Shop Tools page.

Training

Training is required for the welding and CNC plasma-cutter equipment. Training is not required for other equipment, but we do expect you to seek assistance and/or attend training classes as needed for the safety of all building occupants.

Members

  1. Chuck Graf (Chair -- BOD approval 4/2016)
  2. D Cheng
  3. Adrian Valdes
  4. Alex Rhodes
  5. Andrew Spencer
  6. Andrew Floyd
  7. Carey Ritchey
  8. Chetan Raj
  9. Chris W
  10. Danny Meeks
  11. David Kessinger
  12. Ed Kim
  13. Ken Purcell
  14. Lee Jones
  15. Stan Simmons
  16. Tim Bene
  17. Tom Cook
  18. Trent Campbell
  19. Walter Anderson
  20. Zach Metzinger

Things to Do

  1. Repair Miller 351 A/C mode (for Aluminum) sputtering. Suspect spark gap needs addressed. Works great for steel, though!
  2. Repair Miller 251/Coolmate 3x (still being worked on. Unclear what current issues are.)
  3. Create a "chores" page for ongoing/periodic needs
  4. Others?

Things to Purchase/Fabricate

  1. Dry Saw (Discussion)
    1. Milwaukee 6190 (suggested by Ben McCall)
    2. DeWalt DW872 suggested by Andrew Spencer
      1. DeWalt DW8500 as possible replacement blade (suggested by Andrew Spencer)
    3. Morse CSM14MB (suggested by Andrew Spencer)
    4. Rigid 614 (suggested by Andrew Spencer, includes max stock dimensions)
  2. Dedicated Plasma Cutter
  3. Large Tubing/Pipe bender (>2" pipe)
  4. English Wheel
  5. More dies, set screws for small tubing bender (<= 2" pipe)

Things recently done/purchased

  1. Miller 251 coolant pump repaired
  2. Metal shear
  3. Metal box brake/shear
  4. Slip roller
  5. Cold Saw (Discussion)

How to Contact

The best way to contact Metal Shop members is to hang out in Metal Shop. Electronically, please Use Talk for communication.