Metal Workshop for Beginners – Cutting, Drilling, and Grinding

[ENGLISH] MT-001 | SGK [B]

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The Metal Workshop for Beginners course teaches you the basics of how to safely operate a number of core metal-working machines.  Upon successful completion of the course, users are authorised to use these machines on their own. Particular emphasis is placed on safety, both personal and the safety of other users within MakerSpace. 

In order to demonstrate the use of the machines with a practical example, each participant will create a bottle opener.


This course is a MakerSpace Safety and Basic Functions Course (SBFC), and is a prerequisite for members who wish to operate this machine(s).



  • Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Vertical Bandsaw
  • Metal Chopsaw
  • Drill Press
  • Grinding and surface-preparation machines


Course Duration: 3 Hours

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Supervision requirements: Members 16-18 years old must have a letter of authorization from their parents in order to attend this course. 


Prerequisites: Fluency in English.

Safety requirements:

  • Closed shoes must be worn at all times in MakerSpace, and are a requirement for entry to the workshop.
  • Safety glasses, respiratory and ear protection are mandatory at all times in the heavy-machine workshop. 
  • For safety reasons, please refrain from wearing baggy or loose clothing (cotton is recommended), chains or dangling pieces of jewellery and keep long hair up. 


Booking your course:

  • Timings are subject to change without notice. 
  • To ensure that we are able to contact you in case of a change, please maintain up-to-date contact details. 

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