FAQs

Can I use the CNC machine to make some shelves / a table / (insert object here) for my home / business?

A&J is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday first and foremost to serve the local community. At this time we do not have the capacity to take on private projects and commissions of any kind. This may well change in the future, and when it does, we’ll let you know.

Can I bring the family along?

A&J is open to people of any age, though under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 5 per adult).

Can I drop the kids off for a workshop?

In short, no. A&J is a workshop and community facility created to maximise collaborative change in and around Lower Marsh. We are not a babysitting service. In fact we would like to encourage people to spend time creating with their families, neighbours and friends, so if you’re coming, you’re coming together!

What is a CNC machine?

A CNC router is a computer controlled shaping machine. It is related to a conventional hand-held router. However, instead of hand held routing, the tool paths can be controlled via computer numerical control. It is a computer-controlled machine for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams.

A CNC router can reduce waste, frequency of errors, and the time the finished product takes to get to market. For example, CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the spindle moulder, and the boring machine. It can also cut mortises and tenons.

A CNC router can be used in the production of many different items, such as door carvings, interior and exterior decorations, wood panels, sign boards, wooden frames, moldings, musical instruments, furniture, and so on. In addition, the CNC router helps in the thermoforming of plastics by automating the trimming process. CNC routers can help ensure part repeatability and sufficient factory output.

Are Assemble and Join coming to my area?

Maybe, just maybe. For the time being we are concentrating on Lower Marsh, but if you are interested in bringing A&J to a high street near you, get in touch.

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