What is Benchspace ?
Benchspace is an open access maker space, we currently concentrate on woodwork with a little digital fabrication but are open to exploring hosting all types of makers. We offer space for full time / part time makers as well as offer classes.
How do I become a member ?
What classes do you offer ?
Benchspace Bites : Once a month we offer 4 hour beginner classes for those who are interested in trying woodwork out.
Evening Courses : We offer a range of evening courses to suit everyone from the complete beginner to those with experience looking to develop their skills.
Special Events: These range from Green Woodworking to Book Making, these tend to be one off full day or weekend long courses covering a specific skill.
What else is on ?
What machinery do you have ?
- Thicknesser / Planer
- Disc Sander
- Pillar Drill / Drill Press
- Mitre Saw
- Trend Router (mounted to a table)
- Panel Saw
- Band Saw
- Festool Domino Jointer
- 80w Laser cutter
- Various 3D printers.
- Variety of hand tools
I need to work on a project, can I use the workshop ?
We offer 2 free maker sessions a month for our members on Saturday mornings. You can book here
For full time access, please contact us.
Can I use the machinery ?
All machinery requires safety training and an induction. Unless you have previous training we require you to attend in house training course for the particular machine. For ease, these are divided into two 10 week courses
- Machine Making 1: Surfacer, Planer/Thicknesser, Band Saw, Domino
- Machine Making 2: Router Table & Panel Saw
If you need machining done in the meantime, we offer a machining service to get you started (40 p/h, 30 p/h during Open Making sessions for members)
Can I get materials delivered to Benchspace ?
Unfortunately we don’t currently have storage space for projects / materials and we don’t maintain a presence at the workshop constantly during the week.
Can you supply materials ?
We keep a limited stock of plywood at Benchspace, please contact us for availability.
I have another question ?
Feel free to drop us a mail