Salemtowne Woodshop

The Salemtowne Woodshop is for the use of all residents. The shop is equipped so that residents can pursue hobbies and/or complete minor home improvements or home maintenance projects.

All residents are required to complete a woodshop orientation meeting, conducted by one of the woodshop committee members, before they are given the access code to the entry door. The purpose of this orientation is to discuss current rules for the safe use of its equipment as well as specific instructions on the equipment available.

SALEMTOWNE WOODWORKING SHOP

USER ORIENTATION

A checklist for completed/indoctrination process by the Woodworking Shop Leadership Committee.

ACCESS

____Door lock code.  Users are not to share code with anyone else.  Be sure shop is locked when leaving.

____Log in / log out procedure.

____Hand out/go over “USER AGREEMENT” form and have them sign.

____Put something in the money box.

CLEANUP

____Location of brooms & dustpans.  Use these when piles of sawdust need to be removed.  Using a broom on large quantities of sawdust first, saves plugging up the vacuum cleaner filter.

____Location of vacuum cleaners.  Clean floor and equipment before leaving.

____Location of dust fan above workbench.  Use when sanding or other activities apart from equipment. ____Explain dust collection system:

____Main switch and timer.

____Gates are in six locations PLUS the main gate at floor suction vent near end wall.

____It is important to shut offer gates off when using a piece of equipment, then shut used gate when moving to a new piece of equipment where that gate should be opened.  Leaving multiple gates open reduces suction power.

____Some equipment does not get thoroughly cleaned by dust collection unit.  It is usually necessary to hand vacuum the equipment when needed.

____Explain how to listen for signs that a vacuum cleaner is full (higher RPM, limited suction).  If so, show user how to remove top from unit, and where to take cannister to dumpster and dump contents.  Also remove filter and tap it in dumpster to shake out fine dust.  Then reassemble.

HAND TOOLS & INFORMATION

____Explain any hand tools in cabinet that may raise questions.

____Stress that hand tools should be replaced where they are hung after use.

____Replacement blades and belts should not be installed by users.  Notify a Shop Committee member when these actions are needed.         

____Show clamps in cabinet on south wall.

____Show where equipment manuals are stored on west wall.

WOOD

____Explain the protocol of sharing scrap wood in NE corner. No nails or junk wood please.

____Waste wood barrels should be emptied by maintenance when full. Notify Committee if needed. ____Wood used in sharp equipment should not be painted wood nor contain metal.

____DO NOT cut plastic or synthetics with saws.

____NEVER use ALUMINUM with the grinder, and do not cut ALUMINUM on any saw.

EQUIPMENT

ASK IF USER HAS EXPERIENCE ON EACH PIECE. BE CONSIDERATE BUT DON’T MISS EXPLAINING ANYTHING CRITICAL

OR UNIQUE TO THIS SHOP.

  1. MITER SAW (a.k.a. Chop Saw)

____Explain settings: lock blade travel or traveling blade.

____Explain how to move blade into side of wood when traveling (now down onto).

____Show miter positions and how to lock.

____Show left/right table extensions.     

____Show left/right on switch.

  1. BAND SAW

____For making freehand cuts.  Keep hold down foot close to wood.

  1. ROUTER TABLE

____Explain fences and bit loading.

  1. JOINTER

____Not for novices. If you are not experienced, call someone on committee to mentor you.            

  1. TABLE SAW

____Leave blade down below tabletop level when not in use.

____Explain fence system.

____Encourage the use of pusher sticks.

  1. LATHE

____Knives are in main cabinet.

  1. PLANER

____Be sure user has experience or has a mentor the first time.

  1. DRILL PRESS (RADIAL)

____Used for drilling regular holes and head can tip for angled holes.

  1. SPINDLE SANDER

____For sanding interior curves or holes.

  1. BELT & DISC SANDER

____Be sure dust collector is on.  Be careful not to rip sanding belt or edges of disc.  If they need attention call leadership for help.  Do not “burn” wood by pressing too hard, too quickly.  A slow steady grind is best.

  1. DRILL PRESS

____Always helpful to have a piece of scrap wood under project to preserve the working table.

  1. ROUTER TABLE

____Same as other table

  1. POLISHER

____for final smoothing of items, both wood and metal.

  1. GRINDER

____For metal only — NO ALUMINUM, do not use edge of wheel for grinding anything.

  1. MORTISING MACHINE

____For making square holes.

  1. SCROLL SAW

____For fine cutting of freehand curves.  When changing blade, do not over tighten the tension on blade.

              Pluck it like a violin to hear a medium ring (not a high, short, stifled ring).        An even ring means it is ready.

  1. WIRE BRUSH WHEEL

____For smoothing irregular-shaped metal or hard wood.

Updated. 5-15-18

SALEMTOWNE WOODWORKING SHOP

USER AGREEMENT

The Salemtowne Civic Association (“Association”) owns a Woodworking Shop (“Shop”), which it wishes to allow a resident of the Association (“Resident”) to use, on the condition Resident follows the policies and procedures, below. Resident wishes to use the Shop and is willing to follow the policies and procedures contained in this agreement.

The Association and Resident hereby enter into the following use agreement (“Agreement”) governing Resident’s access to and use of the Shop.

  1. Only Resident may access the Shop and use the equipment therein. Under no circumstances will Resident allow others to use the shop. This prohibition extends, but is not limited to, all observers, Resident’s family members and Resident’s friends.
  1. RESIDENT SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD THE ASSOCIATION, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, INSURERS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, ACTIONS, OR LIABILITIES FOR INJURY OR DEATH OF ANY PERSON, OR FOR Loss OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH ARISES OUT OF RESIDENT’S USE OF SHOP, OR FROM ANY ACTIVITY, WORK OR THING DONE, PERMITTED, OR SUFFERED BY RESIDENT IN OR ABOUT THE SHOP.
  1. Resident must undergo an orientation class by a member of the Shop Leadership Committee regarding the safe operation of each piece of motorized equipment and proper use of the dust collection system, prior to using the Shop.
  1. Resident shall follow all verbal and written instructions provided by a member of the Shop Leadership Committee.
  1. Resident shall adhere to the operating instructions provided by the equipment manufacturers.
  1. Resident shall use proper safety equipment including eye protection. The Shop provides some safety gear for Residents, or they may use their own.
  1. Resident shall clean the area and equipment used after each work session. Resident shall ensure all power equipment is powered down before cleaning. Resident shall use the brooms and vacuum equipment provided. The air hose shall not be used for Shop cleanup under any circumstances.
  1. Residents shall use the dust collection system when operating any piece of equipment attached to it, regardless of the size of the job or the amount of time to complete it.
  1. Resident understands that the keylock code for entering the Shop is for personal use of the undersigned and will not share the code with others.
  1. Resident shall not use the Shop for professional contracting work or a commercial enterprise. However, “commercial enterprise” does not cover selling a small number of crafts made in the Shop.
  2. The Association is hereby authorized to charge Resident for repairs or replacement of equipment damaged as a result of Resident’s negligence. Resident hereby agrees that the Association has discretion to determine whether Resident negligently damaged any equipment in the shop and that the Association may levy an assessment against Resident for such damage, which shall be collectible as an assessment under ORS 94.709.
  3. Resident shall immediately report any damaged or malfunctioning equipment or any other problems existing in the Shop to a Shop Committee Member or the Salemtowne Civic Association Office.
  4. Resident shall not remove machinery or equipment from the Shop for any reason.
  5. Resident shall not leave personal equipment or property in the Shop except for wood or other materials in use for a project to be completed within seven (7) days. Any materials left in the shop shall be labeled with Resident’s name and phone number.
  6. The Association may unilaterally change the rules of the Shop, so long as the Association provides Resident reasonable notice. Reasonable notice may include mailed notice, an addendum to this agreement, or posting notice in the Shop. Any change by the Association may supersede the terms of this Agreement.
  7. Resident agrees to abide by the above policies and procedures and acknowledges this agreement. Failure to comply with this agreement can result in suspension of Shop privileges and/or access.

Resident Signature______________________________________________________                                                                                                                         Date_____________________

Resident Name (Printed Name)_____________________________________________________________________

Agreement received by___________________________________________________Date____________________

(Shop Committee Member)

Updated 5-22-18