TinkerMill Shop: Machine shop

Use tools such as manual mills, lathes, CNC, to machine metal parts. We have instructors to teach you safe operation. After certification, members can access shop 24/7. Shop is located inside to the north of main room.

Shop Captains

Sebastian Wessels

Sebastian is a senior IT specialist at IBM. His primary interests at Tinkermill are in Ham Radio and the Machine Shop.

Contact Info: sebastian.wessels@tinkermill.org  and active on Slack

Todd Franks

Todd is a freelance electrical engineer and his areas of expertise where he can help TinkerMill members include: machining, CNC, Shopbot, electronics, and Fusion 360. He also maintains our TinkerAccess system.

Contact Info: todd.franks@tinkermill.org  and active on Slack

  • Manual Mills (Bridgeport & SuperMax)
  • Nardini 1640 Lathes (2)
  • Mitek 3-axis CNC
  • Surface Grinder
  • Bandsaw

  • 52” Combination Sheet Metal Shear/Brake/Roll

Entire Machine Shop requires training. 

FIRST: everyone must complete the Machine Shop Safety and General Tool Use video and quiz (80% to pass). This will grant members general access to the shop. 

Certification classes to access specific tools:

  • Manual Mills: Bridgeport 101 – This class is listed regularly on our MeetUp.
  • Lathes: Lathe 101 & 201 – class is advertised on Meetup, but scheduled upon request as they are tailored to users level of experience as either separate classes or a combined 101 & 201 class.
  • Mitek CNC: Mitek CNC class is available upon request, contact shop captain.
  • Sheet Metal Shear/Brake/Roll –  training by request
  • Surface Grinder: training by request
  • Bandsaw: training by request
 
Anyone, members and non-members, can attend classes. 
Only members can use machine shop independently after certification.

In addition to being a member, there is additional cost to use shop space.

Time Use: $2/hr, $5/day, $20/m

Consumables: We have shelves of scrap stock, not guaranteed, and varying pricing. 

We encourage you to practice these skills independently to learn skill. Contact shop captain for more opportunities. 

Slack Channels (member’s only) – #machine-shop #mitek

Shop is member use only. 

Tinker Access, our RFID keyfob system, is equipped on the entire shop via the power source to the space. Only members that have completed training are able to power machinery. 

Fabrication, having your project made by a TinkerMill member for you, may be possible. Please inquire to discuss details. 

Reservations are not required, but recommended. Class reservations have exclusive use of the entire shop. Multiple members can use the shop, but the person with the reservation gets first choice on the tool usage. There are two calendar “room” reservations on the Google Calendar. The first is for the general shop (mills & lathes) and the second is exclusively for the Mitek CNC. They are listed as:
TinkerMill Main Building-1-Machine Shop-Machine Shop
TinkerMill Main Building-1-Mitek CNC Milling Machine

Find additional detailed information on our wiki.