Wood 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

The Wood Shop is one of the most active and popular shops at the Makerspace.

The Wood Shop 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 Wood Shop.
  • Maintain the order, organization, safety, cleanliness, and utility of the Wood Shop.

Tools

Please Note:

  • Woodshop Basics is required for use of most of the power tools in the Woodshop.
  • A Lathe Basics class is required to use the wood lathes.
  • The Basic CNC Router Course and passage of the associated test, is required to use the Multicam Router.

See the Calendar for scheduled woodshop classes.

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.

File:WOODSHOP purchase form.pdf

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

Woodshop Chair (Andrew Zalaket). Rules to be discussed, modified, and/or ratified at May 17 2016 Committee meeting.

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.====

2. Agenda

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.

4. Voting

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.

How To Join

  1. Log into your google account. (or send an e-mail to the address at the bottom of this page requesting to be added)
  2. Request to join the workshop mailing list by clicking HERE.
  3. Add your name to the Wood Shop Committee Members wiki page.

Members

Discussion

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]

Current Projects

  • 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

Future Projects

Completed Projects

Inactive or Decommissioned Projects

Local Vendors

Hardwood Lumber Company

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.

10 minutes from the Space.

Dakota Premium Hardwoods

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.

McKinney Hardwood

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.

Woods of Mission Timbers

Located in Sanger. Native Texas woods such as Bois D'Arc to Cypress, Cedar, Mesquite. Great pricing, e.g. $5 per board foot for Mesquite.

Woodcraft

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.

Rockler

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. Have not asked for the club discount for DMS but I know they offer it to there clubs.

Wood World

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. Have not asked for the club discount for DMS but I know they offer it to there clubs.

Rugby Architectural Building Supplies

off Regal Row and Harry Hines Targeted at architects and designers. deep selection. Many types of woods, veneers, different materials. great pricing.