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.

Requirements for Use
Required Badges: 

Wire Wheel

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Facilitator Checkout
Estimated Minutes for Checkout: 
5 Minutes

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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.

When Member Photo Name / Activity Area
Wednesday Aug 17, 6:00pm to Wednesday Nov 2, 9:00pm

Alex Murdoch

Metal Shop and Plastics

Monday Aug 22, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Mara Heneks

Metal Shop

Tuesday Aug 23, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Christopher Chalsma

Metal Shop

Tuesday Aug 23, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Elana Abrams

Metal Shop

Mask required

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
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