How it works
If you want to work at the Openbare WerkPlaats, you’ll have to register first. That is a one time thing and mainly intended to first get to know each other a little. Some of the machines we have, are simply too dangerous to use without any experience. Read more about this in our ‘house rules’. Below, you can read in which departments you can work. For more information about the prices, read our page ‘workplace prices’.
The first time you come by, we sit down to register you (that’s because of the insurance personal). Then we can determine what you want and can do, you sign our house rules and you get our Public Workplace T-shirt. Then you can immediately start working with us per half day (a half day is from 9 to 13 hours and 13 to 17 hours), 6 days a week (except Sundays), by renting a workplace, including the use of our fixed machines.
The Wood department is our largest department as demand is highest for woodworking. On one side of the department we have different workbenches available and on the other side are all the large machines, such as the ‘panel saw’ and ‘thicknesser’. In addition, universal woodworking hand tools available to all users and more specific (electrical) tools can be rented.
The Metal department revolves around iron, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and all that can be made from it. Besides a number of workplaces and a quantity of basic tools, the welding machines are the mainstay of this department. Besides a number of workplaces and a quantity of basic tools, the welding machines are the mainstay of this department. Again, more specific (electrical) hand tools can be rented too.
The Engineering department is where all the mechanical goods (bicycles, motorcycles, machinery, etc.) can be maintained, restored or built. In this space the lathe, milling machine, sanding belt and an iron saw dominate. A varying amount of (residual) materials is also available. Sandblasting, pressing, bending and cutting is also possible.
Other materials or workmanship
For many other materials or processing of other materials, such as plastic or stone, you can also visit us. Depending on the desired operation, it’s possible to make use of machines in different departments or specific devices.