Classes and Events

IMPORTANT NOTES: Our classes have a minimum of 3 students. If we don't get the minimum number of sign-ups for the class will be cancelled and you will be rescheduled for the following class (same type of class). Classes are non-refundable. If 24 hour notice is given a class is missed they can apply the funds to a future class. If class is missed without 24 hour notice the fee is forfeited. If classes are cancelled and have been paid for and the next class available does not fit your schedule, then you may use that credit for a future class. Also, registrations will close two or three days before the class so that we can order materials.... so don't wait until the last minute to sign up!!! We cannot register you to a class. Please register to the class you wish to take! What we can help you with is making payment to the class; options to pay for classes are online, phone, or in person!

Classes we offer: Intro to 3D Printing, Intro to 3D CAD with solidworks, Laser Cutting, CNC Shopbot Router, Basic Operation Wood Shop Safety, Welding 101, Weld and Wine, and Intro to Raspberry Pi. If you are interested in one of these classes that are not currently posted, please contact, to request the class. For scheduling a BOS class, please contact Gaby Orozco as they are scheduled per request! New members are required to take this class before using the woodshop. 

Fablab Classes

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 0
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    Welding and Plasma Cutting:
    This two-hour class covers welding and plasma cutting safety, positions, and techniques. The instructor will demonstrate proper welding techniques, and tips to be successful. 

    Please wear cotton clothing, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you already own any related safety equipment you are invited to bring it as well. All other materials and supplies are included with the class. If you have any questions, please email

    Open to ages 18+

    Instructor Sergio


    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 1

    This workshop is perfect for couples or individuals who want to experience working in a metal shop to create a custom wine rack. It requires no prior experience to welding or metal working. Here is what to expect:

    * Cover Metal Shop Safety Rules

    * CNC Plasma Cut wine rack design ( FabLab will have the files ready to go)

    *Introduction to Welding techniques

    *Weld Joints, grind Joints, and spray clear coat to seal wine rack. 

    Clothes to wear: 

    • Cotton clothing  (No synthetic clothes, nylon, rayon, etc)
    • Closed toe shoes, preferably work boots
    • Long sleeve, button up shirt
    • We will provide safety gear (PPE) for use in the class, including helmet, goggles, and welding jacket/ apron and gloves.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 4


    This introductory Solidworks class will help guide you through the somewhat steep learning curve that follows CAD programs. You will learn some of the basic tools and features Solidworks has to offer. While creating a simple 3 dimensional object along the way.


    Ages 8+

    Additional Info:
    • There is no order in which to take the 3D printing classes!
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 2

    Make dust and cool wood designs with our awesome ShopBot CNC Router.  This machine opens up all kinds of fabrication doors for those who would rather sit back and let the computer do the hard work!

    In this hands-on class you will learn the basic steps of CNC production while you cut a design of your choice to take home.

    We highly recommend prior to taking this class you take our Inkscape class to learn the fundamentals of vector design that will be applied in this class.

    Please bring with you:
        - Ideas for a design you would like to cut
        - Basic computer navigation skills

1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 426-1267

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Tuesdays | 4pm - 9pm

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm