The Truckee Roundhouse Maker Space Opens!

Do you like making stuff? Have you heard about the Truckee Roundhouse Maker Space?

We are a non-profit community-operated shop and workspace that supports the teaching, learning and practicing of craft skills, technologies and the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. Demos, workshops and classes will be offered in each shop, Metal, Wood, Technonogy, Ceramics and Textiles.

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Membership: Roundhouse memberships will work much like gym. Members will be able to join, and purchase monthly, discounted annual, or short-term memberships which will allow them to take safety check-outs and then be able to use all of the machines and facilities in whichever shop they choose. Click here for more details.

November 3rd: We are having a pre-opening for the Month of November, for the first 50 members, see details here. There are only eight early Memberships remaining. Early members will benefit from free workshops for the month.

December 1st: The Truckee Roundhouse opens to the public so we’re hosting a Grand Opening party on that day. Memberships will be available to the public.

Location: Chancelle Way, Truckee Tahoe Airport
Phone: 530.582.4007

Shops: Members will have access the following shops, all under one roof, each with specialized equipment:

Metal Shop:

  • Arclight Dynamics Arc Pro 4800 CNC Plasma Cutter, Video: https://youtu.be/MDxC4xzrAB8
  • Miller Multimatic 215 Multi Proces Welder, Video: https://youtu.be/lGNoX_PFDLI
  • 8×42 Bridgeport Mill
  • JET 8” Industrial Bench Grinder
  • JET 2”x42” Combo Belt/Disc Sander
  • JET 22” Industrial Drill Press
  • BOMAR Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Logan Model 200 Lathe
  • JET 18″ Vertical Bandsaw

Wood Shop:

  • Saw Stop 30″ Professional Cabinet Table Saw
  • DeWalt Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
  • DeWalt 20″ Scroll Saw
  • Jet Belt/Disc Sander Combo
  • Velox 50×50″ CNC Router
  • Full Spectrum 24×36″ Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Jet 14″ 1HP Band Saw (w/ 6″ riser block)
  • Jet 14″ Drill Press
  • DeWalt 13″ Planer
  • Jet 12″ 1HP Jointer
  • Jet 21″ Lathe

Technology Shop:

  • Static tables with monitors and keyboards for use
  • Rack of 3D printers
  • Soldering station with 2 soldering guns and magnifying lamp
  • Glue gun & heat gun station
  • Assembly area
  • Dremel station
  • Heated vacuum form table
  • Plotter/Printer
  • Flat bed scanner

Ceramics Shop:

  • L&L Electric Kiln (13.6 cu ft)
  • 5 Potters Wheels (electric)
  • Hand-Building Table
  • Wedge Table
  • Slab Roller
  • Extruder
  • Pug Mill
  • Assorted Hand Tools
  • Cone 6 Glazes
  • Mid-Fire Clay

Textile Shop:

  • Sewing & Quiltng Machines
  • Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Serger (Baby Lock) Sewing Machines
  • Professional Scissors, Seam Rippers, and Tools
  • Thread and Notion Library
  • Upcycled Upholstery Fabric Samples
  • Dressmaker’s Adjustable Bust Form
  • Large Cutting Table

I am the Textile Shop Lead, so I’ll be teaching and hosting workshops and classes at the Roundhouse. I am also recruiting guest Textile instructors for weekend workshops, so spread the word.