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Fabrication Shop

CED Fabrication Shop

Operations Dates and Times

History of the Shop

The College of Environmental Design's fabrication shop was established in 1956 by James Prestini, a famed sculptor and wood craftsman. Located in 277 Wurster Hall, the 3,600-square-foot fabrication shop is housed in an open-plan space with soaring windows. It serves the needs of students requiring the modeling of three-dimensional designs and features tools for working wood, metal, concrete, and other materials.


Shop Staff

Fabrication Manager

Semar Prom
(510) 642-4903
s.prom@berkeley.edu

Shop Manager

Elizabeth Thorp
(starting 1 June 2017)
(510) 642-4903
eliz.thorp@berkeley.edu

Mechanicians

Furniture/Carpentry - Summer
Tonia Sing Chi

Carpentry/Furniture/Models
Paul Mirocha
Graham Ansell
Michael Berens
Klea Bajala

CED Carpenters
Alvin Bradford
Mike Ng

 


Shop Equipment

Metal

  • Metal Bender and Bending Brake
  • Buffer
  • Bench Grinder
  • Metal Lathe
  • Metal Sheer and Step Shear
  • Wire Stripper and Cutters

Welding

  • Plasma Cutter
  • Welding Cap and Helmet and Jacket
  • Welding Gloves
  • MIG Welder
  • Spot Welder
  • TIG Welder

Concrete

  • Cement Mixer
  • Concrete Vibrator

Wood

  • Drill Press
  • Drill, Gear Drive Machine
  • T-Square Commercial
  • Jointers
  • Wood Lathe
  • Index Mill
  • Mortising Chisels
  • Mortising Machine
  • Planer
  • Sand Blaster
  • Combination Disc/Belt Sander
  • Horizontal Belt Sander
  • Oscillating Vertical Spindle sander
  • TimeSaver Wide Belt Sander
  • Saw, 10" Sawstop Industrial Cabinet Table Saw
  • Saw, 14" and 10” Abrasive Chop (Cut-Off)
  • 14" Radial Saw Arm
  • 4" Portable Table Saw
  • Contour Band (2 and 3-Wheel) Saw
  • Horizontal Band Saw
  • Safety Speed Cut (SSC) Saw
  • Scroll Saw
  • Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • MastRLift Excel Router table
  • Vacuum Former/Heater
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum

Hand Tools

  • Scratch Awl
  • Rubber Sanding Block
  • Various Chargers, extension cords
  • Various Chisels
  • Bolts
  • Wireless drills
  • Wire Cup, Wire Rotary
  • Flat, Three Square and Round Bastards
  • Foam Cutter, Hot Wire
  • Grinders
  • Glue and Heat Guns
  • Air hoses
  • Biscuit Cable Joiner
  • Utility Knifes
  • Levels and Measuring tables
  • Multimeter
  • Mallet, hammers
  • Hex Key Set, Ball End
  • Hose, Air
  • Various Pliers
  • Respirator Half Masks
  • Hand Riveter
  • Rotary Tool
  • Sander
  • Jig (Saber) Saw
  • Paint Scrapers
  • Shovels
  • Central Pneumatic Spray Gun
  • Swaging Tool
  • Tweezers
  • Vise Grip
  • Various Wrenchs