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Based in Herne Hill, London
Welcome to our Community Workshop
South London Makerspace is a social community workshop in the heart of Herne Hill. It’s owned, run and maintained by the members; there are no paid staff so everything is done on a volunteer basis. While we cater for a wide range of activities, we have several specalist areas equiped and ready to use including but not limited too...
If you would like to enjoy the peace that comes with learning and using traditional skills, then our fully equiped woodwork and carpentry workshop will inspire you to build a new hobby into a life long passion.
Whether you're a total beginner or seasoned pro, we have two fully equiped Electronics benches available all the time and we have a Thursday Evening Meet up with our Electro Techs to share ideas and get help
If you like to make things, run metal working machines, or just talk about tools, this is your place. We have a range of metal work equipment from a full size lathe to industrial MIG welder. Metal Techs are available at certain time to talk you though your projects and safe use of the equipment
Join us to complete the projects you began in our sewing workshops, or just work on your own sewing projects in the company of others! We provide access to sewing machines, a serger, basic sewing tools, and scrap fabrics.
We are lucky to have a Trotec industrial class laser cutter in the space - it can engrave and cut a wide range of materials from hard and softwoods to plastics and papers, inductions are held regularly and members are able to use the machine at any time
Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike. We have the full range of equiment available from screen exposure through to multicolur print facilities
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Today, the UK government advice regarding Covid-19 has been updated. It now states:
Now is the time for everyone to sto...
London Makerspace Directors have been in close contact over the last few days
to try and formulate plans for our response to po...
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public from low to moderate.
Today, South London Makerspace will join a host of cultural organisations by declaring climate emergency. As the accelerating impacts of clim...
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A relaxed project turned into a race to finish this in time for visiting my nephew in Dubai to gift him it. Early 1900’s style and design was the rough idea. Pretty happy with how it turned out. All mahogany body, neck and bridge. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl inlays. Ebony nut and saddle. All hide glue construction. Thin French polish and wax finish.
I volunteered to help construct some small stackable dining tables for the Platform community cafe (opposite Loughborough Farm in Loughborough Junction) with a similar kind of finish on the tops, we didn’t use gas burners just a small amount of paper and some scaffolding boards held together in a vertical prism with wire. The boards were kept apart with some wooden wedges - (important to allow the burn to reach the very edges of the boards). With the scaffold boards we had a lot of scope for wire brushing the charred parts without having to worry about going through the thin veneered layer. You can see the finished tables “live” if you pop in to the cafe, it’s just down the road / 1 stop on the train! Wire brushing the boards back was a really filthy job, definitely wear a mask for that and the sanding too. Once finished we used a natural Osmo oil to seal the boards, you’ll probably need 2-3 thinly applied coats of this.
I built a standing desk a couple of years ago to take advantage of a small space in my previously deskless room. The top was scrappy plywood - functional, but I always hoped to replace it. These are recycled - they came out of a skip, were thicknessed, and cut in half on the tablesaw. They’re laminated, meaning that cutting them open is pot luck: you mught get trash, you might find a really nice figure. After a slightly botched joining process and a good deal of sanding, I filled the holes with an epoxy resin and sanded flush. I did the final sanding at the weekend and finally took it home for a test fit and oiling. Next step is going to be polishing. As with every project, I learned an awful lot and have a mental list of stuff to do better next time…
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South London Makerspace,
Arch 1129, 41 Norwood Road, London, SE24 9AJ