Crafting with Metal in hand
Summer 2019 Hours
The Metal Shop is CLOSED due to ongoing renovation until further notice.
All Shops in San Francisco are subject to unannounced closures due to construction in 1111 8th St. building during the summer of 2019.
All shops will be closed the following dates for Summer 2019:
Friday, June 7th
Thursday, July 4th
Friday, July 5th
Monday, July 15th
Tuesday, July 30th
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.
- Safety glasses are available to check out or purchase from the Tool Center.
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 exclusively 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. Stationary equipment includes:
Bridgeport vertical mill
Wilton 12x36 engine lathe
Ellis horizontal bandsaw
Baileigh cold saw
36" Jump shear
36" Finger break
Anvil bicycle frame building jigs
Specializing in These Materials