The WoodLab is a nearly fully functional woodshop, including a paint booth. This page outlines many of the pieces of equipment, ways of reaching out for help as well as reference materials used to support the WoodLab.

If you use this area, please be sure to be famliar with all of the posted rules..


Report all Injuries

  • Do not attempt to remove foreign objects from the eye or body.
  • If chemicals get in the eye(s), wash eye(s) for 15 minutes in an open flow of water before proceeding for medical treatment.

Use protective gear. Dress right.

  • Wear eye protection: safety glasses with side shields, goggles, or face shields at all times, whether working or not!!
  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around moving or rotating machinery.
  • Remove ties, jewelry, gloves, etc. especially around moving or rotating machinery.
  • Tie back or cover long hair to keep it away from moving machinery.
  • Wear only shoes that cover the entire foot, no open-toe shoes.
  • Wear suitable gloves when handling hot objects, glass, or sharp-edged items.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the job (i.e., do not wear short sleeve shirts or short pants when welding).


  • Safety is your top priority when using the shop. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.
  • Know all the locations of all first aid, fire, and safety equipment.
  • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely.
  • Do not work in the shop if tired, or in a hurry.
  • Do not fool around, startle, or distract anyone (not even with a conversation) while either one of you is using a tool.
  • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to using machines.

Use tools properly

  • Use tools only as they were designed to be used. (A wrench is not a hammer.)
  • Never use a broken tool.
  • Report any broken tools or machines immediately.
  • Do not remove tools from Chattlab Makerspace.
  • Never walk away from a tool that is still running.
  • A hard hammer shouldn’t be used to strike a hardened tool, wood tool or any machine part. Use a soft-faced hammer.
  • Operate machines only with all required guards and shields in place. Return guards if they must be removed.

Clean Up

  • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area, including sweeping the floor.
  • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.
  • Use compressed air sparingly; never aim it at another person or use it to clean hair or clothes.
  • Shut off and unplug machines when cleaning, repairing, or oiling.
  • Never use a rag near moving machinery.
  • Use a brush, hook, or a special tool to remove chips, shvings, etc. from the work area. Never use the hands.
  • Keep fingers clear of the point of operation of machines by using special tools or devices, such as, push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc.
  • Keep the floor around machines clean, dry, and free from trip hazards. Do not allow chips to accumulate.
  • Mop up spills immediately and put a chair or cone over them if they are wet enough to cause someone to slip.

Project/Wood Storage

  • If clamping work, leave note on when it’s safe to remove clamps.
  • Any projects left overnight must be cleared with the area lead.
  • Do not store wood unless you are renting space, or cleared with Area Lead. Otherwise it’ll be thrown away or put in free bin.



  • Ryobi Chopsaw

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  • Delta Drill Press

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  • Router Table

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  • Dust Collector


    Our dust collector is designed to capture the majority of the dust our larger sawdust making machines. It uses a Harbor Freight system that has been modified to incorporate Oneida Systems Super Dust Deputy cyclone to capture most of the debris, and a Wynn Environmental MERV 15 air filter to keep the fine particulates down.

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WoodLab Equipment Materials


Tool/Machine Item Specification Suggested Item
Banks 23 gauge pin nailer 23 gauge pin nails 1/2“ to 1” 23 ga pin nail variety pack
Bostitch 18 gauge brad nailer SB-125BN 18 gauge brad nails 5/8“ to 1-1/4” 5/8 inch 1 inch 1.25 inch Variety pack
Bostitch 18 gauge brad nailer BT1855K 18 gauge brad nails 5/8“ to 2” 5/8 inch 1 inch 1.25 inch 2 inch Variety pack
Numax combo brad/stapler 18 gauge brad nails 3/8“ to 2”, Staples 1/2“ to 1-5/8” 18 ga brad variety pack Staple Variety pack
Bostitch 16 gauge finish nailer 1664FN 16 gauge finish nails 1 to 2.5 in 1.25 inch 2 inch 2.5 inch


Tool/Machine Item Specification Provided By Suggested Item
Bosch JS470EB-RT Jigsaw T-shank jigsaw blades Member 15 piece jigsaw set
Grizzly Table Saw 12 inch circular saw blade Chattlab 12 inch blade
Kobalt Sliding Compound Miter Saw 12 inch circular saw blade Chattlab 12 inch blade
Craftsman bandsaw 80 inch bandsaw blade Chattlab 1/8"x14tpi 1/4"x6tpi
ShopFox bandsaw 105 inch bandsaw blade Chattlab 1/2" blade 3/8" blade 1/4" blade


Chattlab tries to keep some sandpaper sleeves/belts on the larger machines, but not a huge variety of everything you may need. You are encouraged to purchase a supply for yourself if you are doing a large amount of sanding, and store in your storage bin. Hand sanders listed below all require member-provided sandpaper. Please plan accordingly.

Tool/Machine Item Specification Provided By Suggested Item
Oscillating Spindle Sander Sanding Sleeves Chattlab (150 grit only) 150 grit sanding sleeves
Oscillating Belt Sander 4“x24” Sanding Belts Chattlab (150 grit only) sanding belt variety


You may find wood glue in the shop, but it's not something we regularly stock.

Drill bits

Drill bits are not provided, though some leave a supply.

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Support Contacts

Contact Link Description
WoodLab Team WoodLab email list. This list is all our woodworkers that help support our equipment.
WoodLab Area Lead Area Lead contact info.
Equipment/Material Request This form will allow members to request new equipment or supplies.
Wiki Updates Click here to report something wrong with the WoodLab page.

Reference Materials