Tool Wish List

The CMS has a great selection of tools, but we're regularly expanding our tool-set to build our capacity, help our community members make new things, and support a growing range of interests. The list below includes tools that we're trying to acquire for this purpose. If you would like to help us acquire any of these tools for the MakerSpace, either by making a financial contribution or donating a piece of equipment, please contact the CMS Director at We'd be absolutely grateful for your support!


Wood Shop

Drum sander

55 gallon drums (for the dust collector)

Router bits (new or in great condition!)


Metal Shop

TIG welding machine

Welding fume extractor

Oxy-Acetylene setup

Paint booth (will be used for multiple departments)

Fiber Arts

For fabric dyeing area:

Large stainless steel pots

Hot plates

Fume extractor and hood

Plastic squeeze bottles

Measuring spoons




Jewelry Studio

Oxy/Propane Torch (for soldering)

Additional Flex Shaft & Attachments - stone setting burs, radial bristle discs, cutting wheels, and various drill bits.

Hammering Stakes and additional Hammers

Engraving Tools - Hand-held or electric

Combination Rolling Mill, or Rolling Mill with various rollers - Our current rolling mill is wonderful, but very basic and limited in uses.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Lapidary Equipment for making stone cabochons

Magnification and lighting

Additional Hand Tools - various pliers, saws, files, dividers etc.

Possibly casting supplies (We are imagining fun future possibilities in the space!)

A Lightbox for jewelry/product photography (to likely be used in all departments!)

Electronics Lab

Reflow oven


3D scanner

Arduino / microcontrollers (gently used is fine too!)

General, new, modern parts that are sorted: Capacitors (electrolytic, mylar, ceramic disc), resistors, switches, diodes, trimpots, transistors, LEDs, small speakers

Hook up wire (22 gauge)

Digital calipers

Finishing area:

Tabletop spray booth


Miniature clamps

Computer Lab

Mat Cutter

Rotary Paper Cutter

Medium or large format flatbed scanner

Laptop and/or desktop computers in good condition