About the AMT Workshops

AMT has a large array of tools, large and small, to help you realize your grandest wood and metal-based projects. Our beloved workshops are made of two rooms and have many very good woodworking tools. But our workshops are not just used for woodworking. Dirty work of all kinds1 can be done in our workshops.

Learn all about using the AMT Workshop

With all this potential packed into one space, we recommend that you attend the New Member Orientation. You can take this class before signing up for membership.

Tool Certification

Many of the tools in the workshop can hurt you if used improperly. Some tools are easily hurt by you. In both cases, the risks may not be inherently obvious.  Four tools require user certification prior to use, so please attend a 101 class for those tools. Experienced tool users can also get certified by taking a practical test with one of our qualified members in lieu of taking an AMT 101 class. Learn more here.

Shop tools that require certification

  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw

A note on safety

Woodworking and messy shop activities have inherent risks. Members are responsible for knowing and understanding the risks and are expected to work within the limits of their own, and the tools’, abilities. Eye protection is required, as is hearing protection for loud operations. Dust protection is strongly encouraged, and the dust collection systems and ambient filter must be used for all dust and chip producing operations. We have a fantastic safety record, let’s keep it — and our fingers!

  1. We cannot use heavy VOCs as the workshop don’t have a direct air intake and systems to support it.

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