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Leather Belt Workshop with Tandy Leather – March 7, 7-8:30pm

Explore leathercraft in a fun and functional way! We will be creating a belt from scratch, utilizing several basic tools that have a wide array of uses in leathercraft. We will cover several fundamental techniques that are easy to follow, … Continue reading

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Woodcarving & Tool Sharpening Demo by Mike Kapetan (2/24 1pm-3pm)

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Master woodcarver and sculptor Mike Kapetan will demonstrate the properties of wood as they relate to carving. He will demonstrate techniques for sharpening carving tools to razor-edge keenness, and he will demonstrate basic techniques of carving wood. Mike Kapetan is a … Continue reading

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Motawi Tile Frame Workshop

Frame a Motawi Tile, February 3rd   Register now to build your own custom frame for your choice of a Motawi tile using the woodshop at Maker Works. All of their 4×4 tiles (except Pine Landscape Mountain and Valley) will be available. In … Continue reading

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TechShop Closed – Helping TechShop Members

12/3/2017 Update! Potentially great news for our friends from TechShop Allen Park.  On 12/3/2017, TechShop announced that all the assets of TechShop have been acquired by a new owner, and “the new entity, TechShop 2.0, LLC, plans to re-open as … Continue reading

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Craft Show 12/02/17

Maker Works will host its first-ever craft show on Saturday December 2, 2017 from 11am-4pm to assist our makers in showing and selling what they’ve been creating! We welcome items that have been made here at Maker Works, as well as items … Continue reading

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June 2017 Maker Group Meetings

The following meetings will be held at Maker Works in June and are open to all who are interested, no membership required. Specific meeting topics may be updated here: Ann Arbor Maker Works on Meetup.com 6/7 at 7pm South East … Continue reading

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Upcoming Special Dates & Holidays – Are We Open?

Thursday November 23, 2017:  Thanksgiving Day – Shop Closed Friday November 24, 2017:  Black Friday – Shop Open 9am-6pm Saturday December 2, 2017:  Shop Open 10am-4pm, also Maker Works Craft Show 11am-4pm Sunday December 24, 2017:  Christmas Eve – Shop Open 10am-4pm Monday … Continue reading

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May 2017 Maker Group Meetings

The following meetings will be held at Maker Works in May and are open to all who are interested, no membership required. Specific meeting topics may be updated here: Ann Arbor Maker Works on Meetup.com 5/3 at 7pm South East … Continue reading

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Summer Camp 2017

  Kinetic Camp Ages 8-12 Jun 19 – 23  9:00am – 12:00pm Comic/Manga Camp Ages 10-14 Jun 26 – 30 9:00am – 4:00pm (aftercare available from 4pm to 5pm) Metal Sculpture Camp Ages 13-16 Jul 10 – 14 & Aug 14 – 18 9:00am – 4:00pm … Continue reading

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Shocking redo of Electronics Lab! Jewelry Studio & Summer Camps coming soon!

Thank you! Your thoughtful responses to last month’s survey on what you love about our shop (friendly members and staff! tools!) and how we can make it better are very helpful. Some of your suggestions have already been implemented and we’re … Continue reading

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