Generator’s Metal Shop is a launch pad for professionals, beginners, and hobbyists alike.

We pair industry standard equipment (traditional and automated) with a community of collaborative makers sharing their knowledge and skills with one another.

Gain Access

1. Get certified

Generator members need to go through one of Generator’s safety trainings and/or classes before gaining access to our facility. We suggest getting trained before becoming a member so that once you join, you can get right to work!

Those with previous experience may be eligible for an Experienced User Assessment.

Get Certified

2. Become a Generator member

As a Generator member who is certified to use our Metal Shop, you’ll be able to access the space and equipment during Generator’s open hours (except for certain holidays and during Generator’s class times, marked on a shared calendar).

Become a Member

CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY

VOLUNTEER METAL SHOP LEADS

Generator’s Volunteer Shop Leads help maintain equipment, improve the workshop’s layout, support beginner members in their projects, and are generally spreaders-of-good-vibes! They’re friendly and knowledgable — introduce yourself!

Lauren Daye

Alex Hahl

MAKER FORUM

Our online Maker Forum is free to join and open to the public!

Connect directly with Generator members, staff, and our broader community of artists, entrepreneurs, and  engineers, and makers.

People share what they’re working on, ask for advice and provide feedback, and share postings for jobs, funding opportunities, events, helpful resources, and more!

JOIN

GET INSPIRED

Wondering what people are making in our metal shop?

Wood stoves, sculptures, high precision components, tools, furniture… and so much more!

Check out the Member Made section of our website to see a sampling of member projects that utilized the shop!

SEE MEMBER PROJECTS

Resources

Tool Trainings & Classes

To use Wood Shop equipment

  1. become a Generator member
  2. get certified through our tool trainings & classes, or through an Experienced User Assessment (EUA).

Local Suppliers

  • Queen City Steel (Burlington)
  • Lowe’s (South Burlington)

Tool Inventory