Joining – How to become a member

How to Become a Member

We welcome everyone from all backgrounds and skill levels. From the absolute beginner to seasoned professional, we can provide you with the knowledge to get making or the space and machinery for working on larger projects. 

Blackhorse Workshop is an open access space, a friendly and safe environment to make and create. Alongside a wood and metal workshop we offer a common room to relax, a café on site and technical support providing advice on everything from materials to getting starting on your projects. 

Becoming a member will give you the following benefits: 

  • Access to the workshop and machinery 
  • 10% Discount on all our courses and merchandise 
  • Invites to member events  
  • Knowledgeable technicians to advise and guide you 

 

FIRST THINGS FIRST….INDUCTIONS 

To become a member and use the workshop you must first complete a compulsory induction, which meets health and safety requirements. After this you will be ready to book a bench and get started on your project. 

We have a range of inductions to cover all machinery and tools in the workshop. Starting out can seem daunting so we have created two entry level inductions focusing on hand tools and power tools before moving on to the larger machinery. If you are already experienced in using workshop machinery, you can start with Machine Shop: Level 1 Induction. 

Once you have completed your induction you automatically become a member and will be issued with a membership pack containing your membership card as well as guides to using the workshop machinery.  

Following your induction, you can purchase a kit to practice using the specific tools and equipment covered. These are available from reception and a great place to start 

HAND TOOLS INDUCTION  

POWER TOOLS INDUCTION  

MACHINE SHOP: LEVEL 1 

MACHINE SHOP: LEVEL 2 

METALWORK INDUCTION 

WOOD LATHE 

SPRAY BOOTH 

How much does it cost?

There are two ways to pay for your bench, either pay as you go or you can buy monthly, six-monthly or annual passes. 

Our prices below are for access to bench space and machinery: 

WOOD WORKBENCH:
£29 per day
(available to anyone completing a Hand tools, Power tools or Machine Shop induction) 

METAL WORKBENCH:
£31 per day
 (available to anyone who has completed the Metal Induction).  

ONE MONTH:
£225
 (access to both wood and metal workshops) 

SIX MONTHS:
£
855  (access to both wood and metal workshops) 

ONE YEAR:
£
1,590 (access to both wood and metal workshops) 

SPRAY BOOTH: 
£10 per hour
£25 per half day
£50 per full day