Oct 2, 2006

Got space? Here in the Bay Area, it's at a premium, so we doubt we're the only ones who get frustrated when we want to work on a DIY project but we don't have the room to do it.

Now there's a solution. TechShop opened just this past weekend. It's an open-access membership-based drop-in workshop for people who want to work on DIY projects but don't have the space, tools, or equipment. Want to make your own furniture? A lamp? Sew curtains? This is your place.

TechShop has just about anything and everything you could need for your project. Machinery and tools include milling machines and lathes, welding stations and plasma cutters, sheet metal working equipment, drill presses and band saws, industrial sewing machines, hand tools, plastic working equipment, electronics design and fabrication facilities, tubing and metal bending machines, electrical supplies, and tools.

Classes include lampmaking, networking your home or office, and heavy machine sewing.

There are daily ($30) and monthly ($100) access passes available.

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