The following are items we are wishing for at Houston Makerspace. This page will be updated significantly over the next few weeks. If you have any of these items for sale or donation, or have an item you think we could use, please email us at

We sincerely appreciate your support!

Wood Shop:

- Saw stop table saw

- CNC router (we have plans to build one ourselves, please donate to our cause here to make it happen!)

- Usable wood donations (i.e. without nails or termite damage, and pieces over 2 feet in length/width)

Metal Shop:

Milling Machine

Metal Band saw

CNC Plasma Table

CNC “Hobby” Mill

Press Brake

Sheet Metal Roller

Pipe Bender

Pipe Roller

Sand Blasting Cabinet

Bench Grinders

Angle Grinder

Drill Bit Sharpener

Tap and Die set

Measuring Equipment – Dial indicators, slide calipers, depth gauges, squares, thread gauges

Lathe Tooling – Insert set up with 1” shank maximum (1/2” to 1” will work). Turning, facing, threading, grooving, cut off, and boring insert holders.

Drill Bits – High speed steel and carbide tipped twist drill bits, both from ¼” to 1 - ½ ” diameter

Usable metal donations

Rapid Prototyping Shop:

- Vacuum Forming Equipment

- 3D Printers (we have one coming, but will need another asap)

Screenprinting Shop:

- Small-Medium Conveyor Dryer

- Automatic Press

- Pressure Washer

- Screens, inks, rollers, etc

Letterpress Shop:

- Typesets, paper, and ink

Jewelry Shop:

- Small tools: Files, saws, etc

- Acetylene torches

Sewing/Textiles Shop:

- Industrial Machine

- Industrial Serger

- Gravity-feed Iron

- Industrial Ironing Board

- Industrial Garment Steamer

- Donations of Fabric, Scissors, etc

Product Photography Room:

- Additional Studio Lights

- Additional DSLR Camera


- Clay for ceramics

- Bookshelves/cabinets to house all of our supplies

- Lockers for members to store personal belongings (these are surprisingly hard to find!)


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