Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, our makerspace is closed to the public.
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What is FAB9?

FAB9 is a next generation membership based workshop. Our 3 tier subscription service gives you month-to-month flexibility, and there’s no lock-in contract.

FAB9 members have access to our purpose-built collaborative workshop with state-of-the-art machines & tools and expert technicians everything you need to complete your projects and improve your existing skills.

The FAB9 team includes designers, engineers and master craftspeople with a diverse range of skills and professional backgrounds.

If you’re new to making, you can choose from our project templates to help get you started. And if you need some guidance, you can take advantage of our range of curated classes and workshops. There’s even the option of one-on-one training sessions (at additional cost). 

FAB9 members come from all walks of life and together form Melbourne’s most  vibrant and friendly maker community.

Unlock creative power

Tactile learning and doing – from doodling a design to woodworking – has been found time and again to boost creativity and productivity.

Learn new skills

Take your making skills to the next level with classes and short courses taught by FAB9’s experienced instructors.

Join the community

FAB9 is the ideal space to create and socialise with Melbourne’s maker community.

Features

Purpose-built

Our five purpose-built workshops feature state-of-the-art machines, giving you access to a wide range of techniques and processes.

Tool Library

We have a huge range of power and hand tools to suit the needs of every maker, from beginner to expert.

Project Templates

Not sure how to get started? Choose from our selection of project templates and follow a step-by-step plan to achieve amazing results in no time.

In-house expertise

Take advantage of our staff’s wide range of expertise and skills, from hands-on making to using CAD/CAM software.

Storage

Need extra space for storing items? We provide a range of options to keep your projects secure on-site.

Materials

We sell a range of materials on-site – from consumables to sheet metal and timber – so you can enjoy uninterrupted making sessions.

Stories from our customers

Kylie Burton

FAB9 HANDMADE 6-WEEK COURSE PARTICIPANT

"The excellent tools and facilities made the learning process fluid and easy. The best part was the state of mindfulness when shaping the beautiful European beech we were given to work with."

Scott Wallace

IT PROFESSIONAL, WOODWORKING ENTHUSIAST, AND FAB9 MEMBER.

"Great place to learn and relax. Takes me away from distractions so I can focus on what I'm trying to do or learn."

Simon Matthee

MILLET ROAD MAKERS FOUNDER, AND FAB9 MEMBER.

"This journey has been a transformation. This project is just the beginning for me and I am looking forward to more builds and collaborations that will come out from this first project."

Machines

The FAB9 makerspace is made up of five distinct labs. Each lab is designed for working with different materials and making processes.

Table Saw

Sawstop

2140mm x 686mm working capacity. High safety standard

Mitre Saw

Festool

10 inch Saw blade. Equipped with laser lines for exact width of cut

Domino

Festool

Cutting Diameter of upto 10mm. Easy to use height & depth controls, makes clean, accurate joining

Thicknesser

SCM

520mm working width. Industrial grade machine for consistent results

Planer

SCM

410mm x 2200mm working capacity. Industrial grade machine for precise material flatness

Drill Press

Teknatool

Chuck to table height of 587mm. Variable speed of 50-3000rpm for a variety of projects

Bandsaw

Laguna

400mm throat capacity. Wide working area for large timber work pieces

Router Table

Kreg

Table size 813mm x 609mm. All-in-one, self-squaring router table fence system with a high-performance table top

Lathe

Teknatool

Inboard bowl capacity of 400mm and distance between centres of 600mm

Belt Sander

JET

150mm x 2260mm. Versatile sanding radius

Sanding downdraft table

Woodman

550mm x 1000mm table Size

CNC Router

2400 x 1200mm bed size Router combo with cutter with tangential and oscillation knives - An extra fee of $50/h is applied

3D Printer

Fused filament fabrication (FFF). Easy to learn printer suitable for all skill levels

Laser cutter

50watt, 610mm x 457mm bed size, suitable for engraving and cutting - An extra fee of $25/h is applied

Sewing machine

single needle compound feed walking foot machine used for furniture, upholstery and leather works

Soldering station

Multimeter

Circular Saw

Drill

Grinder

Hand held router

Jigsaw

Orbital sander

Track saw

Trimmer