The Wood and Metal Workshop is well equipped with standing machines, hand and power tools for working in wood, metal and some plastics. Facilities are available for welding, cutting and shaping steel and some other nonferrous metals. Machinery is present for the precise working in hardwoods, softwoods and other panel products.
Workshop staff have strong background experience in model making and support and assist the students in finding solutions to their design and fabrication problems and with regard to the properties and processing of materials. Workshop staff have a strong belief in the importance of thinking through making and in feedback and adjustments that can occur through the process of joining materials together and making with your hands; unforeseeable incidences can lead to new ideas, directions or realisation of a design.
Workshop facilities may be used by all students and members of staff who have completed a Workshop Induction. All First Year and new students will be required to attend an induction on safe working practices at the beginning of the academic year. Hand tools and portable power tools may be borrowed for short time periods of one to two days when available.