The Generator has a number of Common Shops that are open for everyone to use. Some of these common shops include: The Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Tech Lab and The Sewing Room. Before you may use any of the tools in the common shops you must first be checked off by one of The Generator staff members or approved volunteers. The goal is to ensure you understand how to use each tool properly. We have a number of dangerous tools and it is important that everyone learn to respect each tool they are using. We expect each member to clean up after themselves and others in the common shops. If you find that one of the common shops is dirty please clean it up. If the shops become too dirty we will close them until they are cleaned.
We encourage everyone to share and donate tools to The Generator. As such we have a wide range of tools with some owned by us and some owned by members of The Generator. We have 2 basic rules that you must follow before using any tool:
1. Get Permission. It is incredibly important that you always receive permission from the owner of a tool before you use it. Even if the tool is just sitting out in the open.
2. Return the Tool Better Than You Found It. When you use a tool you must clean it and replace any consumables you used before you return it. Consumables include any blades, bits, wire, gas, and parts that easily wear down over time. If you break it you need to replace it.