Cornerstone Workshop

Cornerstone Design@Mines offers two workshop spaces: the Digger Design Lab and the Cornerstone Woodshop.

 

The Digger Design Lab compliments Mines’ growing network of create-make-collaborate spaces. With the attached Digger Design Woodshop, the Digger Design Lab specialty is lower-accuracy fabrication and messy assembly – no worries about making scratches in the tables here!  With your suggestions, the Maker Club and Cornerstone will work to continuously improve equipment and hours so that this network of spaces can meet your needs and inspire you.

The Digger Design Woodshop may be used during the supervised hours posted below, or upon special request. Students are never permitted to use the shop alone, or use power tools without shop supervision. Please visit the Workshop Hours page for a downloadable workshop schedule as well as the Workshop Policies page for the safety rules and general guidelines.

 

These spaces are your spaces, and the main rule is to treat it as if it’s yours: keep it neat and clean, and take care of the materials and tools and space.

Entrance is on the lower level on the backside of the Engineering Annex. Please come check us out!

And, something to note: Arthur Lakes Library also has a variety of different tools available for checkout if you need to work on projects outside of workshop hours. Click here to checkout what the library has for your use!

 

Digger Design Lab and Woodshop Hours

Digger Design Lab and the Woodshop are now open for use.  In order to schedule a time slot, you must be added to the Digger Design & Woodshop Reservations Canvas Site.  (if you are in Design 1 or 2, you have already been added).   If you are not currently in the canvas site and would like to reserve a time slot, please email Kim Walker at kwwalker@mines.edu and request to be added. 

Once added, you can go to your Canvas calendar and make sure the in the right-hand bar you are displaying the Digger Design & Woodshop Reservations to your Canvas Calendar. You can then select a time and date for your reservation. Keep in mind that there are separate reservations for the Digger Lab and for the Woodshop. NoteYou can uncheck this reservation calendar in the right-hand bar on your Canvas calendar screen when not in use, so that your academic calendar is not filled with these reservation slots. Then, when you want to reserve a time slot, simply check the calendar, make your reservation, and then uncheck it again. 

Hours for the Digger Design Lab are from 9am-10pm Mon-Fri, although some time slots vary.

Hours for the Woodshop are Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm and Sat 12pm-5pm.    

 

*Please Note: through September, the Digger lab hours are limited during the day Tues-Fri due to Design 1 labs taking place.  More slots will be available during the day beginning in October. 

 

LIST OF TOOLS

Tools Safety Video Manuals
Drills
Craftsman Professional 3/8″ Drill Driver Click here for manual
Craftsman 3/8″ Industrial Electric Drill Click here for manual
Ryobi 3/8″ Drill Click here for manual
Powermatic 15″ Drill Press Model 1150 See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Black&Decker 20V Max Cordless Drill See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Saw
DeWALT VS Orbital Jig Saw DW321/DW323   Click here for manual
Black&Decker 20V max Li-ion 5-1/2″ (140 mm) Circular Saw See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Band Saw See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Miter Saw See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Scroll Saw See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Sanders
Ryobi S625D Palm Sander   Click here for manual
Bosch Random Orbital Sander See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Belt Sander See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop
Hand and Power Tools   See Printed Manuals in Cornerstone Workshop

If you have questions about the workshop, please email Kim Walker.