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.
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Tools
- 3 Training
- 4 Age Requirements
- 5 Cameras
- 6 Approved Woodshop Users
- 7 Purchasing and Maintenance
- 8 Woodshop Committee Rules
- 9 How To Join
- 10 Members
- 11 Discussion
- 12 Current Projects
- 13 Future Projects
- 14 Completed Projects
- 15 Inactive or Decommissioned Projects
- 16 Resources
- 17 Local Vendors
The Woodshop is one of the most active and popular shops at the Makerspace.
The Woodshop Committee's responsibilities are to:
- Establish safety guidelines for woodworking and use of power tools.
- Create necessary training materials and certifications that allow makers to effectively and safely use the various pieces of equipment in the Woodshop.
- Maintain the order, organization, safety, cleanliness, and utility of the Woodshop.
The following training is required for use of the power tools in the Woodshop:
- Woodshop 1 – Basic Safety Class
- Overview of Basic Shop Safety Rules and Basic Machine/Tool Safety
- Miter Saw, Dust Collectors
- Cleanup procedures
- Woodshop 2 - Milling Class
- Jointer, Planer, Table Saw (rip), Surface Sander, Glue Up (edge joint)
- Woodshop 3 - Shaping Class
- Table Saw (crosscut), Shaping Sanders, Router (corners, round-over), Surface/Finish Sanding
- Woodshop 4 - Finishing Class
- Drill Press, Band Saws
- Woodshop Lathe 101: Basics class is required to use the wood lathes.
- The Basic CNC Router Course and completion of the associated test is required to use the Multicam CNC Router.
See the  for scheduled woodshop classes.
Please note: If you were previously certified on the powered woodshop tools with "Woodshop Basics", you must be re-certified to retain full access after new RFID lockouts are installed on the power tools. See the Committee Meeting Minutes from 1/29/2019 to determine your transition options for recertification.
Minimum age to use any powered equipment in the Woodshop is 18 years old, unless noted otherwise on the tool's page.
For the band saw and scroll saw, under 18 is ok with a parent/guardian actively supervising.
If we have a minor who is wanting to do a woodworking project they can ask pretty much anyone in the woodshop and we will make the cuts for them, or run the jointer/planer, then they can finish with sanding, glue-ups, or hand tools. We want to encourage our younger makers but safety has to be the deciding factor.
Approved Woodshop Users
These lists are only visible inside Dallas Makerspace.
Woodshop Basics List
Woodshop 101 & 102
Woodshop 1, Woodshop 2, Woodshop 3, Woodshop 4
Wood Lathe List
Purchasing and Maintenance
Requests for new or replacement tools, routine supplies (like sandpaper), or repair parts, for the Woodshop. Please use the below form, and place in the folder on the desk near the woodshop door, or email the completed form to [email protected] for processing. All requests must be approved by the Woodshop Chairman prior to purchase.
Maintenance of the Woodshop tooling is performed by volunteer members of the Shop. If you become aware of a tool needing replacement, please submit a purchase request, or post the need to the Dallas Makerspace "Talk" forum.
The following is the routine maintenance schedule for the Woodshop. Please lend a hand, and volunteer to perform one or more of these tasks if you can.
(*list coming soon*)
Woodshop Committee Rules
1. Committee Meetings
a. The Chairman of the Woodshop Committee, with 7 days prior notice, may call a meeting of the committee, for any purpose. Notice must be posted to the event calendar, and by conspicuously placing a printed notice within the Woodshop itself.
b. Three voting members of the Committee, with 7 days prior notice, may call a meeting of the committee, for any purpose. Notice must be posted to the event calendar, and by conspicuously placing a printed notice within the Woodshop itself.====
c. The standing practice, although not a rule, has been that the Committee meeting is scheduled as the last Thursday of each month with maintenance day the Sunday before the committee meeting.
However, in an effort to increase maintenance day participation, the committee voted at the 04/25/19 meeting to try the format used by Laser and Metal, with the meeting immediately followed by maintenance. Therefore, beginning in May 2019, the Woodshop committee will meet on third Saturday of the month at noon, immediately followed by maintenance.
a. The Committee Chairman is responsible for defining the agenda of each Woodshop Committee meeting, and said agenda must be available to members at the start of the meeting.
b. The Chair may maintain good order in committee meetings by invoking a floor rule, during which only members officially recognized by the Chairman may "have the floor" and speak. The Chairman may, at his or her discretion, eject attendees who refuse to respect the floor rule.
c. The Chairman shall make every effort to provide fair opportunity for all committee members to speak during times when the floor rule is invoked. However, the Chairman shall not give the floor to any individual member more than twice during discussion of any single issue.
3. Committee Membership
Any member in good standing of the Dallas makerspace may join the Woodshop committee at any time. Members must send an email to [email protected] so that their name may be added to the Membership list.
a. Any voting member may move for a vote, on any germaine subject, during any official Woodshop Committee meeting. If the vote is seconded my another voting member, a vote shall be called, with a simple majority of the voting members present defining the outcome. Votes shall take force immediately upon passage.
b. The Committee Chairman may call for a vote on any germaine topic, at any time during an official meeting.
c. The standing Committee Chairman shall Grandfather existing members who have been present and voted at a minimum of two prior meetings of the woodshop committee, at the members request.
d. Proxy voting is not permitted. Only members present at the meeting may vote.
5. Committee Chairman
a. The Committee shall elect, at least once annually, a member of the Committee to perform the duties and responsibilities of Committee Chairman, on behalf of the group, who shall perform all duties as defined by the Dallas Makerspace, and by the rules and vote of the Woodshop Committee.
b. Current Chair: Woodshop Chair (Mark Salas). Woodshop vice-Chair (Mike Jury).
How To Join
- Log into your google account. (or send an e-mail to the address at the bottom of this page requesting to be added)
- Request to join the workshop mailing list by clicking HERE.
- Add your name to the Wood Shop Committee Members wiki page.
Discussions are held via Talk (online forums) and Google Hangouts. To join the Google Hangout, request to be added by sending an email to [email protected]
- Woodshop Dust Management System
- Overhaul of the Dust Collection System
- Addition of new training classes for various topics in woodworking.
- Re-organization of the floor space within the shop.
- Expansion of opportunities utilizing the Wood Lathes to meet member demand
Inactive or Decommissioned Projects
1959 West Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220
Established in 1946, Central Hardwoods is one of Dallas’ few resources of highly specialized lumber materials. Their core business is "to the trade;" architects, builders, and cabinet shops. They are one of the largest wholesale distributors of lumber and building materials in North Texas. They offer over 70 including full selections of veneers, plywoods, and panel products like Homasote and Medex. DMS members are permitted to purchase here, but are requested to know exactly what they need before they arrive.
10551 Goodnight Lane
Dallas, Texas 75220
A woodworking shop who sells wood too. They have a large assortment of local and exotics and even a wall of selected specialty or figured woods to pick from for that special project. I thought pricing was great as well as customer service. Since they are a woodworking shop they can also flatten a table top for you in their rotex planer or wide belt sander for a fee. I had them flatten a burl slab and it saved me a ton of time for $30. Another big plus is the wall of cutoffs that they sell at a discount. Pricing is not set on the cutoffs in my experience but I bought a lot of mahogany for cheap that fit my needs. They also told me that if DMS/members ordered at least $200 of wood at a time they would deliver it to DMS for free, great for members who do not have a truck.
641 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75247
This is a large wood supplier for the area that typically deals with contractors. They sell a large variety of hardware, veneer, formica, wood...etc. If you go there ask for Max as he is working hard to figure out ways to support DMS. They will let you pick through the wood to select what you want but put the stack back together when you are done. They will provide free delivery to DMS for all orders over $300. Max seems very eager to find ways to work with us which is a plus.
13985 Red Wood Circle South
McKinney, Texas 75071
Fantastic prices and selection. Domestic, Exotics, Burls. By Appointment only, as it is run more for a love of wood working than as a business. Worth the visit.
(multiple Dallas area locations; check website)
Very popular national woodworking store that carries all the essentials for your woodworking needs. If your a Festool fan this is a good place to see a lot of what they have to offer. I asked if they gave DMS members their standard 10% club discount and they gave it to me, not sure if they were suppose to. Always worth asking for.
(multiple Dallas area locations; check website)
Very popular national woodworking store that carries all the essentials for your woodworking needs. Very similar to Woodcraft in their offerings. I like that they have a lot of innovations every year that come from woodworkers. Dallas Makerspace members eligible for discount on regular-priced items.
13650 T I Blvd, Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75243
Woodworking store that also carries all the essentials for your woodworking projects. I think what sets them apart is the amount of items they have to offer to woodturners. By far the largest selection of tools and wood for a woodturner that I have seen in one store. Dallas Makerspace members eligible for discount on regular-priced items.
9203 Chancellor Row
Dallas, TX 75247
Targeted at architects and designers. deep selection. Many types of woods, veneers, different materials. great pricing.
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- Category talk:Wood Shop
- Wood Shop Committee Members
- Wood Shop Tool Information
- Wood Shop Tool Training
- Wood Suppliers
- Woodshop accessories
- Woodshop Basics
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20160223
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20160418
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20160517
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20181025
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20181105
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20190129
- Woodshop Committee Meeting 20190228
- Woodshop Lathe Basics
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