Safety is the number 1 priority in the Maker Hub, but especially in the woodshop. Always wear eye protection when working in, or near anyone working in, the woodshop. Additionally, wear hearing protection if using a power tool that creates loud noise.

The Maker Hub is equipped with a range of power and hand tools, and our Volunteers are on hand to make sure you are comfortable using them. Check out our Workshops and Events page for Orientation and Introductory Sessions on our Power Tools. Introductory workshops will cover the use of measuring tools, hand saws, cordless drills, the drill press, and other simple, blunt tools. More advanced workshops are given on a case-by-case basis. 

Material Supply

The Maker Hub has a limited supply of wood, hardware (screws, nuts, bolts, brackets, etc), glue, and finishes. These materials are free to use in reasonable amounts for your projects. If you have a question about the materials supplied by the Maker Hub, you can contact the Maker Hub at makerhub@georgetown.edu, or come by during our open hours and ask a Volunteer.

Please put tools and materials away when you are done with them. If you don’t know where it goes, speak to a Volunteer and they will help you.

Tools in the Maker Hub

The Maker Hub has a wide range of tools to help you craft your next project out of wood. Before using any of the tools in the woodworking section it is recommended you speak with a Maker Hub Volunteer to receive the proper safety training. Some tools in the woodshop are also locked and will require a Volunteer or the Maker Hub Manager to unlock them prior to use.