Featured Member

Wendy Robertson

Wendy's Story

Wendy’s journey as a canoe enthusiast and a member of Fuse33 has been nothing short of inspiring. Her love of canoeing, sparked by cherished memories with her father, led her to her passion project. After a trip up North and witnessing the Mackenzie River’s challenging waters, she realized she needed a sturdier boat to navigate such a problematic waterway. Coupled with the travel halt of the Covid-19 pandemic, Wendy embarked on a new journey: building her canoe!

Upon researching the perfect boat, she landed on the Wa’apa Outrigger Sailing Canoe, a South Pacific boat. The model she desired was not available for purchase, so embracing the spirit of true adventure, she decided to take matters into her own hands and build the boat. This is where Fuse33 joined her crew.

She was able to kickstart the canoe’s production at her brother’s shop in Northern Alberta. Still, she was looking for a location closer to home to base her project on. After passing by Fuse33 a few times while in the neighborhood, she decided to check the makerspace out. For Wendy, the space was even better than she imagined. It provided her with ample room to work on a large-scale project, like boat construction, and the specialized tools needed to complete the job.

Sailing into the unknown world of boat construction, Wendy joined the vibrant community at Fuse33. In a space that fosters creativity and innovation, Wendy was able to tap into a network of experienced makers across various trades to provide her with expert advice and support along the way. She honed her skills by attending many of the skill-enhancing classes offered at the makerspace, and now Wendy has become a member who guides others. For Wendy, the community at Fuse33 is even more beneficial than the access to the space and the tools themselves. Community input has helped speed up building her boat and inspired her to paint a playful shark face on the boat.

With her Father sadly passing earlier this year, the significance of her passion project has deepened. Building the canoe allowed her to cherish and honor the memories they created while forging new ones. With the boat projected to be ready in August, Wendy is excited to set sail on new adventures and show off her remarkable accomplishment created with the help of Fuse33. 

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Whether you’re interested in diving into boat building like Wendy or want to see what else Fuse33 has to offer, this is your hub for all things maker. Check out our different levels of memberships below, and sign up today!

The community at Fuse33 is even more beneficial than the access to the space and the tools themselves!

The community at Fuse33 is even more beneficial than the access to the space and the tools themselves!


The community at Fuse33 is even more beneficial than the access to the space and the tools themselves!

Wendy Robertson

Building the Wa'apa

Share space, equipment and a wonderful community of makers

Become part of a community where creation and collaboration are the heart of everything we do. Fuse33 was conceived out of the need for artists and makers to use a space with professional-level equipment without the hug up-front cost.

Our Memberships

  • Join a community of makers and resources that can kick-start your business!
  • Get access to professional-level equipment at a fraction of the cost
  • Classes, orientations and support from all across the community


MAKER membership. 3 months commitment $210, then shift to month to month $70/mo.

  •   Access to workbench
  •   Hand Power Tools
  •   Sewing Machines
  •   Electronics
  •   3D Printers
  •   15% off Workshops
  •   50% off Laser Time


Maker +

MAKER PLUS membership. 3 months commitment $360, then shift to month to month $120/mo.

  •  Access to Wood & Metal Shop
  •  Access to Workbench
  •  Hand Power Tools
  •  Sewing Machines
  •  Electronics Bench
  •  3D Printers
  •  15% off Workshops
  •  50% off Laser Time 



MAKER Pro membership. 3 months commitment $480, then shift to month to month $160/mo.

  •  24/7 Access to Fuse33
  •  102L Storage Bin
  •  Temp Project Storage
  •  Access to Wood & Metal Shop
  •  Access to workbench
  •  Hand Power Tools
  •  Sewing Machines
  •  Electronics Bench
  •  3D Printers
  •  15% off Workshops
  •  50% off Laser Time 


All memberships require an orientation tour of the space. Book your Tour

Equipment Available

to Fuse33 Makers

Basic Equipment

Hand Tools

Hand Planers

Power Tools

Corded Power Drill
Nail Guns


SawStop Industrial Table Saw
Edge Sander
Band Saw
Drill Press (floor mount)

Metal Shop

MIG Welder
TIG Welder
Grinding Wheel/Disc Sander
Polishing and Deburr
Chop Saw (Cut-Off Saw)
Plasma Cutter
Horizontal Band Saw

Brake (Floor Mount)
Tube Bending Station
Air Compressor
Drill Press (Floor Mount)
High Precision Metal Lathe
30-ton Hydraulic Press


Electronics Lab

Measurement Tools

4x Digital multi-meters
Digital oscilloscope
Digital calipers
(several basic and premium)

Cutting and Stripping Tools

Automated wire-stripper
Wire strippers x3
Wire cutters x6
Tin snips x2
Dremel 4300 Rotary Tool
with 64 attachments
for grinding, sanding, polishing,
etc. (including Flex Shaft)
Utility knives
X-Acto knives

Soldering and Desoldering Tools

4x Hakko FX-888D soldering irons with precision tips
Full-size industrial desoldering vacuum tool
Solder wick
0.032″ (21 gauge) Sn63/Pb37 RMA soldering wire and a variety ofunleaded and no-clean gauges.


Safety glasses
Breathing masks for grinding/painting
Grounded wrist straps


USB Microscope
Magnification lamp

Power Supplies


Variable voltage and current limited power supply
12v, 5v, 3.3v, -12v fixed output power supply.


Full precision screwdriver set x2
Insulated (1000 volt) screwdriver set


Full set of precision non-magnetic, anti-static,
ESD-safe tweezers (flat-head, curved, bent and standard).


Panavise Standard
Panavise Junior
Third hand with adjustable, articulating holding arms
(a joy to use)

For more, please come on down to the shop and check out our electronics lab.
You also have full access to all the tools in our main Tool Crib!

Sewing Shop

4x Bernina 330 sewing machines

The 3 Series from BERNINA is high on both style and function. The B 330 offers a wide variety of stitches, from the practical to the decorative. Its ergonomic features are designed to make your sewing easier and its portable size allows you to take it with you wherever your sewing leads you.


3x Industrial Sewing Machines

1x PRS100 Brother Embroidery machine

The Persona PRS100 is the most versatile, single needle embroidery machine that can do sew much more! Its tubular free arm configuration gives you the flexibility and ease to embroider difficult to reach areas all while reducing fabric tangles. Persona advances your creativity with key features such as anytime bobbin access, large embroidery area, free arm embroidery & Droplight™ Embroidery Positioning Marker.

Software Library

We have a top of the line computer workstation along with the software you need to render and finish your projects, including:

The full Adobe Creative Cloud including

Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Audition
Adobe After Effects


We will be adding software as it’s demanded, so please
let us know if there is anything else you need.


Laser Cutters

Full Spectrum Laser P-Series 36″x24″ (Full Spectrum Laser P-Series 36″x24″ Certification)
Bodor BCL1325BM 48″x98″ Laser Cutter


40″x40″ (1000mm x 1000mm) 3 Axis CNC Router

3D Printers

4x da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (FREE to use for all members after taking our XYZ Davinci Jr 3D Printer Certification)
Wanhao Duplicator i3 (upgraded for increased versatility and use with exotic filaments such as carbon fiber, stainless steel, and other composites)
TEVO Little Monster
TEVO Black Widow
Formlabs Form 2