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Wood Workshop

Workshop bookings can be made by Members who have had been inducted into those spaces or machines by the technicians. Workspace bookings can be made by Members who have had a general building induction. Please book a maximum of 3 sessions per week so that there is space for other people. If you are working to a specific timeline and feel like you would need more time, please speak to the technicians in advance who will try to work with you to find alternatives. We can’t currently do inductions because of the pandemic restrictions but please do contact us if you would like to be inducted in the future. You can join to become a Member here.

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ESW’s Wood Workshop is a large workshop with access through full hight doors from the Covered Yard and carpark.

There are several benches for use in conjunction with the fixed equipment.

Named user equipment: ¼ – 1 inch Band Saw, Panel Saw, Planer and Thicknesser, 12 inch Sander, Chop Saw, Table Router and Pillar Drill.  To work with this equipment users must first have an induction to demonstrate their competency. For anyone unfamiliar with machinery we can offer training. This can be arranged directly with the technical team. Planer Thicknesser and Table Router require additional training and induction, plus a buddy system with Technicians to use. Please book in for the training through ESW reception and discuss alternatives with the technicians.


If you just want to use hand-tools and are working on assembly there are several alternative Workspaces to use.