LuneLab Makerspace provides an affordable shared workspace that members can use for pleasure, business or education; most activities are craft-based, but it's use is driven by the members. We are based in Halton Mill in a rural location next to the River Lune in Halton, nr. Lancaster and we are setup as a unincorporated not-for-profit club, so when you join you will become a member of LuneLab.
We have two large connected ground floor workshops.
LuneLab Workshop For use by members and contains most of the tools and equipment, but is roughly split between woodworking and pottery.
The woodworking facilities include:
2 x Woodworking Benches
Pillar & bench drills
Wood lathe, including gougues
Power tools (planer, sanders, routers, drills, saws)
Hand tools (saws, clamps, chisels, planes)
The pottery facilities include:
Basic glazes and slips
An assortment of basic equipment and tools
Other facilities include:
Computer, internet, printer
General hand tools (screw drivers, spanners, pliers, etc)
Electronics (Arduinos, Raspberry PIs, bench power supply, basic components)
Arts & Crafts Space This is designed to hold classes and is bookable by the public directly through Halton Mill. However, LuneLab members may use the space whenever it is not in use by a class - see the Bookings page to see when it is free. It is a large flexible, light space with plenty of workspace. It can seat 10-20 people depending upon the activity and can be booked out for workshops, classes and events. It contains:
PC, printer, smart whiteboard and projector
8 small benches suitable for small crafts and painting
4 large heavy duty benches
What is a Makerspace?
Makerspaces are also known as Hackspaces or Hacklabs. There are different definitions and interpretations, but underlying all of them is the notion that they are "community centers with tools" that enable "making". Many are focused on computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art. We decided fairly quickly that our space would focus on arts & crafts, but the space is continually evolving according to the needs of the users.