The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Wood and Metal Shop

wood and metal shop

The Visual Arts Building Wood and Metal Shop is an exceptionally well-equipped and maintained facility located on the 1st floor of the Visual Arts Building. The Wood and Metal shop is open for use to any student enrolled in the School of Visual Arts classes. The shop serves as the core of activity for a variety of classes and individual projects ranging from foundation level classes to graduate students. The shop has a full-time supervisor and technician available for assistance with art projects and technical advice from 8:00am - 5:00pm and trained work-study monitors during the evening hours.

Radial arm saw, table saw, miter saw, 3 bandsaws, 2 scroll saws, several belt and disc sanders, 2 drill presses, power mortiser, power carving tools and flex shaft sanders, planer; jointer; lathes; as well as a variety of hand tools, sanders, clamps and vices.

Several welders that offer a total of 5 types of welding processes, plasma cutter, oxyacetylene torch cutter, sheet metal brake and box brake, hydraulic shear, forming rolls, pipe and tube bender, sand blaster, threading machine, horizontal and vertical bandsaws, circle cutter, machining lathe, forge, stationary grinders, turret hole punch, and a wide variety of clamps, hand tools and portable electric tools.