Craft Tools

Create with plastics, textiles, wood, paper, and more using lasers, 3D printers, sewing and embroidery machines, a vinyl cutter, and heat presses.

+ Tell me more...

  • The Epilog lasers are a very popular starting point because they're fast to learn, easy to operate, and can do amazing things in materials like wood, some plastics, paper, fabric, and other materials.
  • Create intricate designs using the Amaya embroidery machine, sew leather on the industrial sewing machine, or use the serger to finish raw edges on your creations. We have some nice domestic sewing machines, too.
  • The Roland vinyl cutter is a professional-grade machine that's great for signs or, with fabric vinyl and our heat presses, for custom t-shirts.
  • Create objects using extruded plastic filament on the 3D printers, they're “computerized hot-glue guns for plastic.”
  • A wide-format color printer is great for posters, quick signs, or even life-size blueprints for fabrication.

+ How do I get to use these awesome tools?

  • Take the appropriate tool safety checkout class, if you want to use the lasers, 3D printers, emboidery machine, or industrial sewing machine.
  • Other tools in the Craft area don't require a checkout class.
  • Make a tool reservation to use the lasers, 3D printers, embroidery machine, industrial sewing machine, vinyl cutter, or serger.
  • Other tools in the Craft area are not reservable - please share!
  • Start your membership.
  • Use the SOPs (the Standard Operating Procedure manuals located at each tool) to make your project.

+ Is there an hourly charge?

No. Use of the tools is included in your membership fee.

+ Can I reserve time on the tools?

  • You may make tool reservations of up to 2 hours per day for the lasers, 3D printers, embroidery machine, industrial sewing machine, vinyl cutter, and serger. (Longer times are available for Pro membership levels and on an as-needed basis for regular members. Please talk to a staff member to arrange.)
  • Other tools in the Craft area are not reservable - please share!

+ What do I need to bring? What is supplied or available at the shop?

We sell or provide a small amount of materials for projects on the Craft tools; please plan to bring in whatever you may need, if it's not listed here.

  • For the lasers - Baltic birch plywood in several sizes, rubber stamp material, pint glasses
  • For the 3D printers - ABS and PLA plastic filament in very limited colors (sold by the weight of printed amount)
  • For the vinyl cutter - Sign vinyl and fabric vinyl in a variety of colors and premask transfer tape (sold by the inches used on 24" wide roll)
  • For the embroidery machine - Bobbins with black or white thread, tear-away, cut-away, and wash-away stabilizers (sold by the inches used) A variety of colored embroidery thread is available for your use, included with your membership.
  • For the serger - Serger thread in black or white is available for your use, included with your membership.
  • For the industrial sewing machine - Industrial thread in black or white is available for your use, included with your membership.
  • For the wide format printer - High quality paper and ink (sold by inches used and density of print) Standard roll paper is available for your use, included with your membership.

Epilog 50W Laser

Manufacturer: Epilog
Model: Helix 50 Watt

Amaya Embroidery Machine

Manufacturer: Melco
Model: Bravo

Rostock MAX™ V3 Desktop 3D Printer

Manufacturer: Delta
Model: RC-51

Consew Industrial Sewing Machine

Manufacturer: Consew
Model:  206RB-1

Juki 5-Thread Serger

Manufacturer: Juki
Model: MO-655

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer

Manufacturer:  MakerBot Industries
Model:  Replicator 2X

Roland 24″ Vinyl Cutter

Manufacturer: Roland
Model: GX-24

HP 42″ 800PS Wide-Format Printer

Manufacturer: HP
Model: 800PS

Bernina Activa Sewing Machine

Manufacturer:  Bernina
Model: 230 PE

Bernina Bernette Sewing Machine

Manufacturer: Bernina
Model: 66

Brother Innov-is Sewing Machine

Manufacturer: Brother
Model: Innov-is 40