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The cursed Phillips Screw…

The cursed Phillips Screw…

When you take some time to look deeply at the world you can notice lots of interesting things.  Phillips Screws, are everywhere and they really do deserve a closer look.  How did they get EVERYWHERE? Why are they so easy to strip? Developed in 1930 by John P....
Falling back into the shop.

Falling back into the shop.

With Summer drawing to an end and fall approaching we are looking forward to seeing you back in the shop. Fall is a time for starting your projects and getting back into your routines. Setting aside some time for personal exploration is an important part of that...
Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop

According to history.com*, there was a highly regarded monk named Nicholas who lived in Patara, now modern-day Turkey, in 280 A.D. He was known for his kindness and generosity, giving away his wealth to those in need. His legendary status grew and he became known as...
New Team, New Era

New Team, New Era

A lot has been happening at the Open Bench Project lately. We have continued to build out our space with new equipment, including a laser cutter, TIG welder and large format printer.  We have also acquired several new active members who are charging in with a burst of...