There is a cap of 15 participants per time slot during open making to maintain proper social distancing.
Open making will only take place on Saturdays, initially. Members are asked to register for a spot in open making. Learn how here.
Tables are spread six or more feet apart, all tools and surfaces are cleaned after each use, participation is limited to maintain physical distance, and all guests/facilitators are required to wear face masks in the space. There are also be periodic space closures for deeper cleaning.
Yes! However, for major equipment like the table saw, band saw, chop saw, etc., an 18 year old age restriction and certification process is required before solo use of the machines may occur.
While The Forge has great tools, machines, and facilitators available at all times, we cannot guarantee the availability of supplies for personal projects. Makers should come prepared with any specific components they may need for their projects. We’re happy to recommend sources for wood, electronic components, etc. if needed.
Sure! As long as that guest either pays for museum admission or is counted under your membership, they are welcome to join your making session in The Forge. However, to use the machine shop equipment, the guest would still have to be a museum member and have met the age and certification requirements.