Our studio spaces and workshop facilities are central to life at DOT. We seek to create a space which encourages experimentation across a range of materials and processes and collaboration among members.

 
 
 

DOT’s workshop and studio spaces are centrally located in North Hobart. In addition to our individual studio spaces, we offer well equipped and maintained workshop facilities. These include:

 

Wood Workshop

Docking saw, Bandsaws large and small, Router table with router, Pedestal drill, Panel saw, Edger 400 mm, Thicknesser 500 mm, Clamps - bar, G and F, Work benches.  Separate sanding room with large belt sand, disc sander, sanding table with suction, vacuum unit for electric hand tools. An industrial ducted waste extraction unit is connected to the large machines.  

 

Metal Workshop

MIG and TIG welders, welding benches with extraction ducting, grinding wheels, anvil, hoop roller and metal lathe.

 

Ceramics Workshop

A wet clay preparation area with clean up sinks, clay rolling table, kiln shelves, one large side load electric bisque kiln and one medium top load electric kiln, potters wheels, spray booth with fume extraction, and 2 private studio spaces.  Each kiln has its own power meter and users pay for the power used for each firing plus a repairs and maintenance loading.

 

Spray Booth

A commercial spray booth with separate fume extraction.

 

Safety

Safety of all DOT members in a shared workshop is our highest priority.  New DOT members must pass a workshop and safety induction before being allowed to use equipment in the wood and metal workshops. Inducted new members are supervised or monitored, depending on their experience or operating skills, until they are deemed safe to work alone.   

 

Workshop Access

After a suitable period of probation new members will be granted 24 / 7 access to the DOT building through an access code and door key.  Full access can be withdrawn if safety, operational or financial standards are breached. Workshop security is an important shared responsibility of all DOT members.