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Workshop facilities on offer

The unit is equipped with working areas and hand tools for up to ten people with sufficient space for everyone to have their own working area. The workshop is a multi materials facility offering a number of workshop facilities with areas dedicated to specific materials.

The main workshop has four woodworking bench positions and four metalworking positions, equipped with the appropriate vices, and two large flat work tables for general purpose use. In addition to this there are a number of workmates available.

Each working area is equipped with appropriate hand tools to get you started and in addition to these we have a good selection of power tools such as:

  • Jigsaws
  • Circular saws
  • Routers
  • Planers
  • Sanders
  • Angle grinders
  • Drills

There is a good variety of fixed machinery available with the main ones being:


  • Metalwork lathes
  • Milling machine
  • Woodwork lathe
  • Sanding machine
  • Pillar drills
  • Mortising machine
  • Band saw
  • Circulator saw
  • Planer/thicknesser
  • Grinder
  • Buffing machine
  • Power fretsaw

There is also a designated “hot” area where there is a gas forge, brazing hearth and welding equipment, enabling people to develop their metalworking skills. We are starting to develop facilities that enable work on plastic but this would be mainly limited to fibreglass work for a while.

The hot area is well equipped with two gas forges, a brazing hearth and welding equipment.
Well stocked with tools
Well stocked with tools
Engineering Courses
Lathes and Milling machines
wood work
The large panel / table saw can be used for many tasks, big or small.