About the Model Making Studio

The Model Making Studio is a large, well-lit shop that contains many essential pieces of equipment for student use including saws, sanders, and vacuum forming machines. (listed below).

A tool chest of commonly used hand tools is available for in-shop use. A large, centrally located work table outfitted with two vises and a curtained-off sanding area with two downdraft tables and two air cleaners are also available. The sanding area features a collection of sanders, grinders, and other abrasive tools for in-shop use.

During the academic year, standard hours of operation for the Model Making Studio are:

Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday through Sunday, noon – 8 pm
**PLEASE NOTE - the studio will be closed during Model Making classes each semester. Please see Model Making Studio calendar for the following:

  • orientation schedule
  • class reservations
  • holiday closures


  • Delta compound miter saw
  • Delta mini band saw
  • Mini drill press
  • Delta scroll saw
  • Mini chop saw
  • Mini table saw
  • Rockwell Delta 12-in. band saw
  • Vacuum forming machine, 16 x 24-in. sheet size
  • Jet bench top milling machine
  • Powermatic drill presses (2)
  • Milwaukee panel saw
  • Saw Stop table saws (2)
  • Delta table saw
  • 8-in. bench grinder
  • Powermatic lathe
  • Grizzly spindle sander
  • Jet 20-in. disc sander
  • Delta 8-in. disc/1-in. belt sander
  • Delta 12-in. disc/6-in. belt sander
  • Router table
  • QVAC vacuum forming machine, 32 ¼ x 38 ¼-in. sheet size


Marty Marfin
Model Making Studio Manager



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