Getting Started in the Shop

 

By joining the Shop, you’ve opened up a new dimension to your woodworking … one we hope you’ll find richly rewarding and enjoyable.  And we want to do everything we can to help you get the most from your Membership.  We have a process that will quickly get you familiar with the shop and safely working on your projects.  Anyone who has not yet been tested and certified to use the shop should contact Dallas (760-884-6475) or Sharon (Sharon.syk@hotmail.com) to get started in the process.

 

If you haven't yet completed your Member Profile yet, please take a moment to fill out the form - Member Profile 

 

You will be assigned a sponsor who will guide you through the entire process.  Your sponsor will contact you shortly after you join.   She or he will be your single point of contact for everything needed to get you ready.  This includes:

 

  -  Learning how the shop operates

  -  Understanding our websites

      o  Accessing the shop's calendar of classes, shop time, and community activities

      o  Enrolling in classes

      o  Reserving time to use the shop and equipment

  -  Get you safety certified

  -  Introduce you to shop members 

  -  Answer your questions and help you find solutions to any problems you may have at the shop

  -  Let you know about the many ways to be involved in the shop activities

 

Your sponsor will schedule a 3 hour orientation and safety session with you at the shop.  There are a few things you must do to prepare for this:

 

 

1. Shop Safety Video

 

There is a short shop safety video that you need to watch.  You will be signing an affidavit that you watched the video so don't skip it.  Safety Video  

 

2. Read the shop Safety Manual

 

There's no need to print it out unless you really want to.  Here's a link to it: Member Shop Reference Manual

 

    Complete the on-line Safety Exam

 

Print out the answer sheet:  Safety Test Answer Sheet

 

Then take the exam, marking the answer sheet. Allow an hour or two for this.  Safety Written Test

   

3. Safety Certification

 

Please don't stress over the Safety Certification.  We don't care if you are proficient at using the machines.  We care a lot that you will be SAFE.

 

If you want to know what you will be doing in the Safety Certification, here's the link:  Safety Certification

 

 

After you have finished the steps above, it's time to spend some time with your sponsor at the shop.  Together you will:

 

- fill out the shop liability waiver

- discuss your safety exam

- do your Safety Certification

- learn how to use the Punchpass system to schedule shop time and classes

- learn your way around the shop

- get answers to any questions you may have

 

What's next is up to you.  Sign up for a class, volunteer to build toys for the Shop's Christmas sale, join a special interest group, attend a Eye Opener meeting, become a Shift Supervisor, or start your woodworking project.  Welcome to the Member Shop!