Stationary Powered Tools
Hand Held Power Tools
- Portable Drills
- Portable Jig (Saber0 Saw
- Circular Skil Saws
- Reciprocating Sawzall Saws
- Hand Held Angle Grinder and Cutoff Wheel
- Hand Held Belt Sander
- Buffers and Polishers
Welding facilities are housed in the sculpture studio of the Woldenberg Art Center on the Newcomb campus. The sculpture studio is in the beautiful 1920’s era natatorium that once housed the women’s swimming pool and is now the foundry and fabrication space. The expansive and day-lit studio was fitted with a new 2 ton bridge crane, storage, lighting, ventilation and foundry facilities as well as the complete range of equipment for gas and arc welding, forging and other metal forming and fabrication processes.
Students who need help with ferrous or aluminum welding should contact Professor Dan Alley firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Manuals
Preventing injury to people (and equipment) is our first priority. To do this, users must demonstrate knowledge and competence. Users can earn a "badge" that certifies their competence. The various badges, and the equipment authorized by that badge, can be found here: PPE For each badge, a user builds one or more "widgets" using a combination of hand and power tools.
To earn Metal-1, these widgets must be correctly assembled as shown on the plans: File:Widget for Metal 1 badge.pdf Metal-1 Widgets
Along with the badge, the user's RFID card will be recognized to turn on power to equipment. For example, a user who's completed the requirements for the Metal-1 badge will be allowed to use the drill press, vertical band saw, and many of the portable tools.
On-line training materials are under development and will be available through the MyTulane/Blackboard system. All users must go through the required training procedure in order to earn a badge that conveys access to the restricted machine tools.
Manuals for most of the tools in the MakerSpace have links below, and are also linked from specific sections of this Wiki.