Manchester Makerspace has over 6,000 square feet of floor space, offering numerous workshops fully stocked with tools help you complete a wide variety of projects. Each shop is presided over by an experienced volunteer “Resource Manager” to help you use our equipment safely and effectively.


Vehicles up to 25′ in length can be accommodated in our autobay. Auto repairs and upgrades, and van conversions are common uses of this space.


Spare parts, multi-testers, and tools for wiring projects and repair are available in our Electronics shop. Add interest to your projects with lighting, Arduino, and more.


Learn to weld, use our plasma cutter, and work with materials in our metalworking shop. See the metalshop class calendar for upcoming public and members-only events.

Metalworking offers the following sub-shops, each with their own learning opportunities:

  • Welding
  • Plasma cutting (the latter in both Manual & CNC)
  • Blacksmithing, forging and casting.

Machine Shop

This area offers manual and CNC lathes and mills, and shares the same large room (and many tools) with metalworking.

Rapid prototyping

Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)

Laser Cutting & Engraving

Learn about Laser cutting and 3D printing. Use our facilities and materials to create custom parts for your projects.


Sewing machines, looms, and even a spinning wheel are available for textile projects.


Chop/table/band saws, lathes, sandpapers of various grits, wood glues, backed by the expertise of our Shop Manager, will give you everything you need to create with wood.

Amateur Radio

Our “Ham Shack” offers multiple radios (with rooftop antennas) and opportunities for mentoring and training towards obtaining your own FCC licensing and transmit access.


Our sound-isolated podcast studio is a quiet environment for your audio-recording needs.

Paint Booth

Our paint booth and curing oven will help you achieve your dream finish on metal and wood projects, with provisions for airbrush, powder coating, and more.