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Metal Shop

Crafting with Metal in hand

Spring 19 Hours

Sat -- Noon-8p
Sun -- Noon-8p
Mon -- 8a-10p
Tues -- 8a-10p
Wed -- 8a-10p
Thurs -- 8a-10p
Fri -- 8a-5p

This shop is closed during posted class sessions, please see calendar for specifics.

2nd Floor
Main Building
SF Campus

Open access, prior metals course recommended. The following tools require orientation: horizontal bandsaw, vertical bandsaw, lathe, mill, milling tool cabinet. Please contact the studio manager to schedule a training on the equipment you need to use.
Closed to general access during posted class hours.

To be in the shops, you MUST BE WEARING SAFETY GLASSES AT ALL TIMES.

  • Check out a pair of regular or over the glasses goggles from the Tool Center. These will be subject to return and late fines just as any other resource.
  • Purchase your own pair from the Tool Center at $3 for regular and $6 for over the glasses.
  • Purchase your own pair from an outside vendor. Remember though, goggles must be labeled with Z87+ safety standards as well as have side shields.

About the Metal Shop

The Metal Shop on the San Francisco campus offers a space for various Metal fabrication techniques such as cold forming, machining, grinding, and mechanical fastening.


The equipment in this shop is primarily geared toward working with metal and includes a well-stocked bench set of bicycle mechanic tools and vise-mounted bike stands. Like several other shops, the Metal Shop is a well-lit space equipped with compressed air and rubber-mat flooring.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Wire

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