Texas Tech University

Wood Shop

The Wood Shop supports student design explorations, teaching them to make models with wood, metal, or other materials that suit their design studies and research needs.

The Huckabee College of Architecture Wood Shop is available to students who are enrolled in the HCOA as well as HCOA faculty who have taken and passed safety training.

Hours of Operation

Fall/Spring Schedule

Everyday: 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

Winter/Summer Schedule

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Layered cutout of structure with small people models.

Available Equipment

  • Large band saw
  • Small band saws
  • 10" SawStop table saw and 8” dado saw
  • Disc & belt sanders
  • Sanding table
  • Drill press
  • Small scale model building equipment

Drag Knife

The Donek Tools Drag Knife can be used in conjunction with the ShopBot desktop 24"x36" CNC to cut almost anything you would cut with a utility knife but with the speed and precision of a CNC router. Donek Drag Knives are used to cut wood veneer for inlay/marquetry artwork, leather, carbon fiber pre-preg laminates for aerospace, military, and automotive components, cardboard for custom packaging, and more.

CNC Router

Short for "computer numerical control," the CNC Machining process uses pre-programmed computer software to direct the movement of fabrication tools and machinery. Our Shopbot 10"x96" CNC Router with an added PRSalpha ATC can cut materials such as wood, composites, plastics, and foams. It can perform the same tasks as many carpentry shop machines such as the table saw, the spindle molder, and the boring machine as well as mortises and tenons.