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School of Dance, Film, and Theater

Props Shop

Our properties shop, which operates out of its own shop space (212 Kantner Hall), is equipped for a wide variety of construction and finish techniques, including furniture construction, metal working, fiberglass fabrication and upholstery.  

Under the direction of Thomas Fiocchi, the props shop fabricates or pulls from storage props and set dressing for all mainstage shows as well as studio/lab projects.

Some props are available for rental. For more information about stock and availability, e-mail

Prop Shop Equipment


The shop has a Delta Unisaw 10 inch table saw with a Biesmier fence and 4 foot support table.It has an aftermarket safety blade cover and anti kickback fin.On off switch positioned so it can be turned off with the operator's thigh in an emergency.

Maggi 14 inch radial arm saw, Biesmeier fence, 14 feet of table

Dewalt 10 inch compound power Miter boxon the same table

Delta 14 inch bandsaw

Large Delta drill press

Powermatic standing belt and disk sander

Delta Lathe with 4 foot bed

Powermatic 14" planer


Power Handtools:

2 Milwaukee worm drive skill saws

Porter Cable 4 ½ " panel skill saw

4 Jig saws, Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt and Black and Decker

3 panasonic 14 volt cordless drills

2 Milwaukee ½ inch power drills

2 Dewalt 3/8" power drills

Makita 3/8 power drill

Festool Plunge router

Porter cable router

Porter cable router attached to router table

Black and Decker laminate router

Lamello biscuit joiner

4 Porter Cable Random orbital sanders

Dewalt random orbital sander

4 Porter cable 3x21 belt sanders

2 half sheet Milwaukee finish sanders

2 quarter sheet Porter Cable finish sanders

Milwaukee reciprocating saw

Dremel Scroll saw

Sharpening center


Pneumatic tools:

2 Senco tacker staplers

Senco 22 gauge pin nailer

Senco 18 gauge finish nailer

Senco small narrow crown stapler

Senco large narrow crown stapler

Senco wide crown stapler

Senco angled finish nailer


Metal working tools:

ESAB Mig welder

Lincoln Mig welder

ESAB plasma cutter

Dewalt 14 inch abrasive saw

Jet 64 1/2" horizontal metal cutting bandsaw

Porter Cable hand held bandsaw


¾ horse Baldor grinder

¾ horse Baldor polisher

2 autodarkening welding helmets

4 4 ½" Dewalt and Milwaukee grinders

2 Makita die grinders

Wilton vice

3 other vices



2 Bernina sewing machines

Industrial ventilation hood

Roll around dust collection system

Bow saw hot knife

2 demand products hot knives

A boatload of hand tools.




Thomas Fiocchi

Props Technology/Specialist, Swords and weapons for stage, Theater
(740) 593-4263

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