Woodshop and laser cutter induction

(Marc Lupton) #1


I couldn’t quite see a thread where to add your name to the induction list .

I would be interested in doing an induction for all tools in the woodshop and the laser cutter In the 1st week of April . I should be able to pick my fob up at the same time

(Dermot Jones) #2

Hi Marc,

When your first payment comes through you’ll get automatic notifications of induction sessions and be able to put yourself on the waiting list – assuming you’ve linked your Discourse account with your membership account

@lasertrchs currently don’t run a waitlist, but operate on a ‘nag me’ basis. So basically: ask

For woodshop: you need to do the general woodshop induction first, and then produce some projects before access to the other tools. @woodtechs can tell you more

As you know members run inductions in their own time so they can be sporadic – some members charge £5 for an induction, as an incentive for them to happen

We’re on the lookout for more members to run inductions. So if you have the skill and experience please consider putting some time into this

(David Cushing) #3

Hi both!
My first payment went through today, but I don’t have access to the members’ areas yet. I’d really like to join these sessions, if they’re happening though! @LuptonM - did you get anywhere with scheduling anything with anyone?
@Dermot - will my account only become “active” once I’ve collected and activated my keyfob?
Cheers both!

(Marc Lupton) #4

Not yet. I am a fair way down on the induction list.

Not sure what you have to do to become a wood tech. I figure I will be here a while

(Martin John Finch) #5

Welcome Marc,

The induction waiting lists are somewhat misleading, as they contain people who have left the space, or for various reasons don’t want an induction any more. In practice, you won’t have to wait long for an induction. If it’s more than 3 or 4 weeks, post again on Discourse, or send a direct message to @woodtechs asking for one.

To become a woodtech, you must demonstrate both skills and commitment to the space, and gain the support of the existing techs as well as the directors. It’s an important responsibility in each area, not just wood, and awarded after you have been an active member for some time.