Columbus Idea Foundry

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Columbus Idea Foundry
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Status active
Country United States of America

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City Columbus

Date of founding


Last Updated 2018-11-16







Snail mail

421 W State St
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee

$35/month for membership; tool stations are sub-metered for hourly use and billed separately.

Size of rooms


Location 39° 57' 31", -83° 0' 42"

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The Columbus Idea Foundry | Community workshop and creative space
Knowledge * Talent * Mischief

Got a project? Build it at the Columbus Idea Foundry.

Like to take an introductory class on the practical use of our tools? Learn them with us.

Resources include: woodworking, metalworking, welding (oxy / flux core / stick / MIG / TIG / plasma cutting), blacksmithing, bladesmithing, jewelry making, large metal casting, small metal casting, CAD/CAM/CNC (Bridgeport CNC vertical end mill; ShopBot 4'x8'x6" CNC router table; Epilog Laser Cutter); electronics; computers; screenprinting; community events; much more.

Classes include welding, sandcasting, CAD/CAM/CNC, stained glass, screen printing, smithing, bladesmithing, jewelry smithing, jewelry casting, 3D Printing, Electronics and Microcontrollers, and more.

We're striving to grow our vibrant group of creative, personable, technically talented folks. Classes and shop access offered every month. Prototypes / commissioned projects / small runs of CNC'ed parts provided on a per-project basis. Business-class memberships available as space allows.

Visit our site and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates about the shop, classes, and upcoming events.

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