Tool Check-Off

Many members and officers at the forge are proficient in the tools available to members!

Members available to train/orient other members:

Email for orientation appointments

  • 3D Printers / CAD

  • Laser/Wazer/Vinyl Cutting Machines

  • Metal Shop Tools & Machines

  • Wood Shop Tools & Machines

  • Sewing/Textile Tools & Machines

  • Jewelry Tools & Machines

Tool Access Color System:

As a member of the Future Forge, there are all kinds of tools and equipment available to you. In order to utilize it safely and securely, we have a color coding system for each tool's danger and complication levels. Always return the tool to it's proper location, if you are not certain of the proper location ask the FF staff.

Green Tools:

This include things like, hammers, screwdrivers, drills, soldering irons.

Green level is the safest and just required use of common sense and following safety guidelines, if you are unfamiliar of anything, just ask around!

Yellow Tools:

This include most things that plug in an electrical outlet, like sewing machines, saws, drill presses.

Yellow level is an intermediary level in terms of potential dangers or complicated design. If you are a member and know how to use a particular yellow tool, please check in with an officer of a member already checked off on that particular tool to show them that you know what you're doing.

If you have never used this tool before, find someone who is available to teach you, and they can check you off.

Red tools:

This includes machines like 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutters, Laser Cutters, Welders, Woodworking machines.

Red level is a more advanced level and can be either very complicated or dangerous. if you are a member and know how to use a particular red tool, check in with an officer or an already approved member and show that you know how to use this tool in a pretty comprehensive way.

If you have never used this tool before and would like to be trained in it. Either refer to available upcoming classes on it or visit our Tool Check-Off page and go through the steps of contacting a trainer to setup a time to learn the tool and become oriented in it!

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