Hot metal

Almost two years back the Wanaka Community Workshop first opened with a wood working shop. A year later Fabricate, our textile and sewing work shop opened.

From then to now both the wood shop and the textile shop have added new equipment and capability.

This month we started work on the beginnings of a metal working capability.

The first step has been the construction of a new steel work table complete with a range of vices and grips. The table will be suitable for cutting and welding of hot metal.

We still have a way to go – our metal working tools need to be checked and tested, safety gear and processes put in place. But we have started.

The new metal working capability will widen the range of projects the MenShed team and other users of the Workhop will be able to undertake.

Its great all round.