Open Bench Project: Portland

Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.




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Metal Working

Metal Working

In the metal shop we want to help you to Cut, Bend, Drill, Grind, Weld and Polish in a well ventilated, well lit facility. If you are unsure about how to get started. Just ask. I'm sure we can get you some help. Current committed equipment includes. See list for...

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Wood Working

Wood Working

We are happy to say that we already have the following equipment available for use when we open our shop. 14" Band Saw 6" Rabbeting Joiner 10" Contractors Saw II 2 Drill Presses 12" Portable Planer Radial Arm Saw Skill Saw Plunge Router Dovetail Jig Build Tables...

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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

We shall offer a few different 3d modeling software packages to help you understand more clearly what it is you are trying to accomplish before you commit the raw materials to your project. We intend to have commercial versions of the follow software programs. Autocad...

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971 Congress Street Portland ME, 04103
(207) 329-8606 • info@obportland.org

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