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The Common Shop



The Common Shop is a 6,100 square foot fabrication shop staffed with two fulltime technicians, who manage student hourly workers. 

Wood Machine Shop (2050 sq. ft.)

  • 1 – 10” Adjustable Miter Saw
  • 1 – Radial Arm Saw
  • 1 – Wood Lathe
  • 2 – Combination Disc/Belt Sanders
  • 1 – Large Edge Sander
  • 1 – Standalone Disc Sander
  • 4 – Drill Presses
  • 6 – Band Saws (various sizes)
  • 2 – 10” Table Saws
  • 2 – Edge Jointers
  • 2 – Surface Planers
  • 1 – Vertical Panel Saw
  • A Variety of Hand Tools

Metal Fabrication Area (720 sq. ft.)

  • 1 – 16 Gauge Pneumatic Shear
  • 1 – Sandblasting cabinet (12 cu. ft.)
  • 2 – (Buffalo and Dayton) #3 Morse
  • Taper Drill Presses 
  • 2 – Double Grinder Wheels
  • 1 – DoAll Band Saw
  • 1 – Machine Lathe
  • 1 – Oxygen/Acetylene Welding Torch
  • 1 – Mig Welder
  • 1 – Plasma Cutter
  • 1 – Spot Welder

Classroom / Studio Area (1120 sq. ft.)

  • 11 – 3ft. x 6ft. Work Benches

Visual Art Studio Technologies (VAST) Lab (1000 sq. ft.)

  • Epilog Fusion 32 Laser System
  • Next Engine 3D Scanner
  • Makerbot 5th Generation Replicator 3D Printer
  • Thermoplastic Vacuum Former

Materials Room (540 sq. ft.)
Materials for purchase by students and faculty including:

  • Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Oak, Poplar, Bass hardwoods
  • Birch Veneer Plywood (various sheet thicknesses)
  • Masonite (various sheet thicknesses)
  • MDF (various sheet thicknesses)
  • Particle Board (various sheet thicknesses)
  • Clear Acrylic and Butyrate (various sheet thicknesses)
  • Clear Acrylic Rod (various thicknesses)
  • Styrene and Sentra Board (various sheet thicknesses)
  • Homasote and Cardboard (sheets)
  • 16 gauge, 24 gauge Steel (sheets)
  • Steel Rod (various thicknesses)

Spray Booth Room (240 sq. ft.)

Tool Room (130 sq. ft.)

Office and Storage Area (300 sq. ft.)

 

Common Shop Technicians

Cotter Mitchell
Common Shop Coordinator
785-864-5650
Chalmers Hall
Garrett C. Brown
Materials Lab Assistant — Common Shop
785-864-5747
Chalmers Hall


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