Christopher West, shapelabhost at redmountainmakers dot org
Metal and wood shaping
- Miter Saw
- Craftsman Deluxe Table Router
- 4-ft Green Wood Lathe
- Milwaukee Chop Saw
- 7292 Palm Sander
- Wards Powr-Kraft Scroll Saw
- Delta Shopmaster table saw
- 10inch Craftsman Tablesaw
- Sheet Metal Break
- Metal Lathe
- Tabletop Grinder
- Unplug tools when not in use.
- Check blades and cutting implements prior to use
- Ensure that appropriate blades are used for materials being cut
- RTFM - read the flippin' manual
General safety rules
As a reminder to all makers, utilization of personal appliances is permitted by Red Mountain Makers. However, these safety rules need to be followed.
- Don't leave it running unattended. This is especially important for anything designed to heat air or any other medium unless specifically labeled on the appliance by the manufacturer that it can be left alone.
- Don't use drop cords across hallways or through doorways. Without securing the cords to the floor and blocking the doors to ensure the cord is not crushed.
- Be careful not to overload electrical outlets. That is a quick way to cause a fire.
- Do not use the appliance or tool in damp locations unless rated to do so.
- Do not interfere with functions of Red Mountain Makers with your personal appliance. Be courteous of others. Here are examples but not limited to:
- Playing loud music when a class is being held
- Using a bright light in a dark room.
- Do not use the appliance if it poses a danger to yourself and others without first gaining consent from the makers to use it, and then making sure all appropriate safety precautions are followed to ensure safe operation.
- If someone asks you to postpone the use of an appliance until they leave, do so unless it is absolutely necessary to use the equipment. If it is necessary explain to the maker that it is necessary and why it is.
- If for any reason these rules must be violated permission must be obtained from the Chief Safety Officer before doing so.
Products in Shape Lab
New to Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheets (SDS)? MSDS is the old name, SDS is the new name, and they serve the same purpose - to identify the active ingredients in the products, hazards and remediation. Excellent starting resource - Material Safety Datasheets on the Internet
- Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue
- Elmer's School Glue
- Titebond Original Wood Glue
- Gorilla Super Glue
- Liquid Nails Adhesive - Projects Multipurpose Repair Adhesive
- 527 Multi-Use Glue
- Smooth Cast 300 Bright White Liquid Plastic Part A SDS
- Smooth Cast 300 Bright White Liquid Plastic Part B - start at page 7.
- Mold Star® Series Platinum Silicone Rubber Part A
- DAP vinyl spackle
- Elmer's ProBond Wood Filler
- Minwax High Performance Wood Filler
- Sheetrock All Purpose Joint Compound
Tips & Techniques
Organizing tips and ideas
- Half Inch Shy's organizing ideas
- Double V Studios - main takeaway - use big rubbermaid totes for grouped item storage
- Malcome Magrath - "LEAN" task cart. Movable tall cart with tool groupings for specific task types. All tools marked and matched with a letter number combination to a specific spot on a specific workstation to allow for easy return to it's designated station. Allows for less knowledgeable helpers to return tools to a designated home. Systems shown built with Mini Scafford system. RMM can continue with the 4 ft x 18 deep Metro shelves (less expensive and quite sturdy enough for our purposes).
- Evolution of a Microshop, from InTheWoodShop - a lot of good tips regarding maximizing space use.