Discover the Joy of Metal Working!

Join us every Monday for a supervised open shop session. Inexperienced and seasoned metalworkers are welcome, and everyone in between. This is a great entry point into metalworking at Nova Labs, to get to know the shop, the shop stewards, and the community of metalworkers. Get help with your projects. Ask questions.

Open Shop Hours

  • Mondays: 7:00 pm to 9:00pm

Getting Started

If you're just getting started and want to ease into the metal shop, stop by during free shop hours and let our volunteers introduce you to our space and help you with your project. If you want to come in and use the tools on your own, you'll need to complete the Green Orientation (GO), and then take some sign-off classes based on the equipment you're planning to use. Even if you already know the machines, we need to make sure everyone's on the same page for upkeep and shop policies.
Welding at Nova Labs. By Andrew Albosta