Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Techshop review

I mentioned TechShop last week. TechShop is the open access workshop where they provide the tools like welders, laser cutters, CNC lathe, powder coating oven, sign making machines, industrial sewing machines, and other industrial tools for the kinds of projects you see at MAKE.

Jim G was kind enough to point me to his review of the TechShop experience, where he learned to make his own metal bicycle fenders.

TechShop in Menlo Park, California plans to expand throughout the USA this year, with workshops in Marin, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA; Seattle; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; Orlando, FL; and Durham, NC.


  1. I can't wait for the one in Austin to open up! Tools are fun...big tools are more fun! It would be cool to learn some TIG welding too...I would like to build my own frame one of these days...

  2. According to the last email I received, they're planning on opening a new location in San Francisco as well.

  3. Just don't work there. A bunch of jerks.