Wire Wheel

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The Wire Wheel uses spinning wire brushes and scotchbrite to deburr, de-rust, and clean parts without removing much metal.

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Wire Wheel

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Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Facilitator hours will be BY APPOINTMENT during their listed hours. To make an appointment, contact the facilitator directly via Slack. To prevent unnecessary space access during the pandemic, facilitators will not be in the space unless they have an appointment. Note that some facilitators are available only for online virtual appointments at this time. Any questions please email info@makehaven.org.

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.



Member Photo Next Scheduled Hours

Brandon Fuller

Metal Working


Saturday Jan 23, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Jeffrey Meris

Sheet Metal, Welding, Sculpture


Monday Jan 25, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Jeremy Betz

Metal Working *VIRTUAL HOURS ONLY, NO BADGING*


Tuesday Jan 26, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Alex Murdoch

Metal Shop (Machining)


Thursday Jan 28, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Special Requirements: 

Eye Protection

Eye protection at or surpassing the ANSI Z87.1-2015 standard for specific tools, as well as at all times when in wood or machine shop.

Secure Loose Items

Including sleeves, headphones, hoodie strings,  long hair.

Closed-Toe Shoes

Closed toed shoes are required.

Instructions for Use: 
  • The purpose of the wire wheel is to remove corrosion and burrs, generally from metal objects 
  • Ensure that sleeves are well rolled, any hair/jewelry is secured, and eye protection is on
  • The wire wheel on the left is steel, and it is intended to be used on harder metals
  • The wheel on the right is brass, and is intended for softer materials.
  • If you cannot firmly hold the object while keeping fingers clear of the wheel, use vise-grips to hold the object
  • Do not force the object into the wheel, and reduce pressure if the wheel starts to slow
  • Always hold the object level or at a downwards angle, never upwards
  • Angling the object upwards risks grabbing, forcing it down and pinshing
  • Maintain awareness of the presence of the other spinning wire wheel, so that you don't accidentally touch it
  • Clean up by vacuuming any dust
Area of Interest: 
metalwork