What will you make?

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What We Offer at Splinters Workshop

At Splinters Workshop we have all the machinery and tools you need for your DIY metal or woodwork project.

DIY Bench Time Full Access

Instructed Classes

Freelance Associate Services

Book BenchTime

So you want  to use the space? How much BenchTime would you like for your wood and metal creations?

Instructed Classes

Splinters Workshop DIY Metal and Woodwork

Our Story - Splinters Workshop comes to life!

Way back in 2013 we first came up with the idea of a shared workshop space. As enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers both Marco and I knew about about woodwork – ok Marco knew more – however we both had our own tools and our own workshops (though obviously nothing on the scale of the Splinters Workshop) and as a result we just loved fixing things and making random stuff!

We got talking and decided undoubtedly it would be very cool if we could set up a space where we would be able to play with tools all day and then others could join us and together we could learn to fix things, and build even more random stuff! After a beer or two, we thought this was a great idea, and after even more beer we decided that as a matter of fact this was actually the best idea ever, and so the seed that would become Splinters Workshop was sewn!

Splinters Workshop - It's a Go!

However life, work and other commitments took over with one thing and another, and despite our promise that we would do it, we became immersed in other things and the timing just never felt perfect. Over 6 years passed before we decided that there would be no time like the present! The present, as it turned out, would be in the middle of the level 5 Covid-19 lockdown – but as they say nothing’s ever perfect, and armed with enthusiasm and not just a little chutzpah Splinters Workshop DIY Metal and Woodwork was a go!

As seasoned businessmen we know that there are no guarantees especially when it comes to launching new adventures, but we also believe in putting our hearts on the line and committing 100%. So with that we launched not any old workshop but a spectacular one, that would allow us to spend our days helping other people make amazing things, have fun, where we can do what we are great at, and with any luck we can make a few bucks as well!

So welcome to Splinters Workshop. It’s a place of adventure, where everything you can imagine, you can make!

Our Expert Team at Splinters Workshop


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Meet our stable of Entrepreneurs and the services they offer!

Charles Bauleni

Charles Bauleni

Schooled in Malawi and In 1996 , Charles completed his matric and enjoyed woodworking that was offered as a subject. The following year decided to follow his passion for woodwork by continuing his studies at the Technical College. The college afforded him the opportunity to do theoretical studies along with apprenticeships having does this for three years he went and for his Craft certification. Having succeeded with his studies he enrolled for an additional year achieving his Advanced Craft Certificate. In 2005 he came to South Africa to look for opportunities and desire to run his own company. In 2006 he got his first job at Angle Shack making office furniture and shop fitting.  In 2008 was promoted to workshop supervisor. In 2014 he decided to follow his lifelong wish of becoming a Entrepreneur in the furniture manufacturing Industry.

Dewet Potgieter

Dewet Potgieter

I am a Hydraulic Technician by trade but always had a passion for tinkering with things. This curiosity has led me to work in many sectors both privately and professionally. These sectors include Hydraulic Equipment, Farming, Mining, Earth Moving & Mining Equipment, Electrical, Woodworking, and the CNC Industry. I started Imagine CNC SA in 2018 after purchasing a CNC Router that was faulty. I realized that CNC Machine owners struggled with the same problems and nobody could help them. This led me to my passion, which is to help existing CNC Machine Owners with their machines. I offer Setup, Installation Services, and Training on all major CNC & Laser Cutting Brands in SA. 


Through our association with the Gauteng City Regional Academy (G.C.R.A) we currently host 17 young interns. Each student undergoes a 12 month internship in which they become proficient in the fundamentals of woodworking. The Woodworking skills learnt skill the students  in the manufacture, repair and restoration of wooden furniture. We also assist them by providing education and mentorship on a range of essential  entrepreneurial, life and business skills so that they have a better chance of being able to gain meaningful employment or even better, self-employed on completion of the 12 month program. Each student is encouraged during their internship to offer their services to individuals and companies that require furniture to be repaired, restored or manufactured. The Splinteroneurs offer a service that is cost effective, professional and supervised by qualified craftsmen. For more information contact

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