Truckee Roundhouse Makerspace

We volunteer and make stuff at the Truckee Roundhouse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-operated shop and workspace. Judi is the Textile Shop Lead where she teaches sewing, upcycled arts and crafts, Encaustic Painting (hot beeswax medium) and kids classes. Eli volunteers at Fix-it Clinics sponsored with Keep Truckee Green, and tinkers in the wood shop and tech shop, with an interest in building off-grid power systems.

The Roundhouse supports the teaching, learning and practicing of craft skills, technologies and the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. Demos, workshops and classes are offered in each shop, Metal, Wood, Technology, Ceramics and Textiles.

The Truckee Roundhouse is open to the public. Memberships, classes and one-day workshops are available.

June 2019 Boys Girls ClubLocation: Chandelle Way, Truckee Tahoe Airport

The Textile Shop Equipment and Supplies:

  • Sewing Machines: Juki, Brother, Janome, Singer
  • Industrial Sewing Machines: Nakajima and Juki
  • Serger (Overlock) Machines: Juki, Singer, Janome
  • Professional Scissors, Rotary Cutters and Tools
  • Yarn, knitting and crochet tools
  • Pattern, Thread, Notion and Fabric Library; available to students and members
  • Dressmaker’s Adjustable Bust Form
  • 8’x8′ Cutting Tables and Mats

Classes and Workshops Available:

  • Basic Machine Sewing for Beginners
  • Basic Serging (Overlock) for Beginners
  • Pattern Sewing for Beginners
  • Guerilla Sewing (without patterns) for Beginners
  • Mending and Alterations for Beginners
  • Project-based Classes for Beginners
  • Sewing with Upcycled Materials
  • Quilting
  • Laser Cutting Fabric
  • Machine Maintenance

Visit the Truckee Roundhouse website for class schedules and information.

Membership: Roundhouse memberships will work much like gym. Members will be able to join, and purchase monthly, discounted annual, or short-term memberships which will allow them to take safety check-outs and then be able to use all of the machines and facilities in whichever shop they choose. Click here for more details.

Other Roundhouse Shops: Members will have access the following shops during regular hours. Each shop is equipped with specialized equipment:

Metal Shop:

  • Arclight Dynamics Arc Pro 4800 CNC Plasma Cutter, Video:
  • Miller Multimatic 215 Multi Proces Welder, Video:
  • 8×42 Bridgeport Mill
  • JET 8” Industrial Bench Grinder
  • JET 2”x42” Combo Belt/Disc Sander
  • JET 22” Industrial Drill Press
  • BOMAR Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Logan Model 200 Lathe
  • JET 18″ Vertical Bandsaw

Wood Shop:

  • Saw Stop 30″ Professional Cabinet Table Saw
  • DeWalt Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
  • DeWalt 20″ Scroll Saw
  • Jet Belt/Disc Sander Combo
  • Velox 50×50″ CNC Router
  • Full Spectrum 24×36″ Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Jet 14″ 1HP Band Saw (w/ 6″ riser block)
  • Jet 14″ Drill Press
  • DeWalt 13″ Planer
  • Jet 12″ 1HP Jointer
  • Jet 21″ Lathe

Technology Shop:

  • Static tables with monitors and keyboards for use
  • Rack of 3D printers
  • Soldering station with 2 soldering guns and magnifying lamp
  • Glue gun & heat gun station
  • Assembly area
  • Dremel station
  • Heated vacuum form table
  • Plotter/Printer
  • Flat bed scanner

Ceramics Shop:

  • L&L Electric Kiln (13.6 cu ft)
  • 5 Potters Wheels (electric)
  • Hand-Building Table
  • Wedge Table
  • Slab Roller
  • Extruder
  • Pug Mill
  • Assorted Hand Tools
  • Cone 6 Glazes
  • Mid-Fire Clay
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