Metal Shop

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The Metal Shop Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.

Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.

 Metal Shop Area  hand tools should be marked with pink tape or paint or powder coating.

Metal Shop Area
 Metal Shop Area  (03/15/22) 

Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the vented room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this link.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the vented room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.

Covid-19 notice

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain -- Trevor Banks

View all PPM Area Captains

Area Captain Duties

To help out in the Metal Shop, contact the Area Captain on Slack.

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

Evolution Power Tools -- on YouTube

Tips

Before using air tools add 1 drop of air tool oil

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #metal-shop

Equipment Lists

Metal Shop Equipment

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
Drill press ROCKWELL
drill press ROCKWELL DG08

$500

no PPM (donated by Qualtek Manufacturing) Working
Metal band saw
metal band saw DoALL M602

$500

no PPM (donated by Qualtek Manufacturing) Working
industrial

drill press,

12-speed,

5/8 inch chuck

ORBIT MACHINE TOOLS OR‑1458 F

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no PPM (donated by Vernon Allen) Working
Evolution Metal Chop Saw
evolution

Metal Cutting Chop Saw

14" blade

evolution POWER TOOLS evoSAW

?

yes PPM FULLY FUNCTIONING
5in Bench Grinder
5 in. Bench Grinder on stand CRAFTSMAN

?

PPM
6in Bench Grinder
6 in. Bench Grinder on stand CRAFTSMAN

?

PPM 2 new grinding wheels, (12/13/21)
TOOL PRESS 1/2 TON JANESVILLE ILP-500

$386.00

ON LINE PPM FULLY FUNCTIONING
METAL

BAND SAW

(horizontal)

WELLS Wellsaw 58B

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Review ? ?
tube

bender

JET ?

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vacuum

former

PLAST-O-CRAFT ?

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Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Problem
Description

Lathe Equipment

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
Grizzly Lathe
3 in 1
combination machine
(Mill/Drill/Lathe)

Level 2 badge
Grizzly logo
Grizzly

G0516

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online Bill Epperson
Tool cabinet.jpg
tool cabinet
Level 2 badge
U.S. General

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Bill Epperson
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Problem
Description

Hand Tools

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
Vise grips powdercoated
vise grips PPM
Drill bit set Milwaukee
Drill Bit Set,

29 pieces,

Titanium

Milwaukee 48-89-4632 PPM New

(12/16/21)

Punch set in plastic case
Punch Set in plastic case Wheeler link

$30

N/A PPM
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Problem
Description
 Metal Shop Area  hand tools should be marked with pink tape or paint or powder coating.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies

PPM Member Benefits

(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers


Additionally, we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Reservations

Materials

Donate for "General Supplies" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Red Tags

Use a Red Tag, which can be found in the red tag area, to designate broken equipment.

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Fusion 360

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Sandblasting Cabinet
Powder Coating
Powder Coating Area
Welding Area
Shed

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

Jamie Hyneman On Welding in His Workshop

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

Adam Savage's Guide to Drill Bits!




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