Tag Archives: woodworking

Member Project: Steve’s Incredible Mechanical Calendar

Maker Works member Steve wanted to make a wooden clock. But when he came across drawings online for a “perpetual calendar”–a mechanical calendar that would know the end of each month and advance itself forward, while also tracking the day … Continue reading

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Make-N-Take Your Own Cutting Board!

We’re excited to be offering two “make-n-take” style classes where you’ll get to improve your woodworking knowledge with one-on-one instruction, and walk away with beautiful cutting boards. The classes are taught by long-time Maker Works member and woodworker extraordinaire, Chris Riecker. … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Toolbox Make & Take

In this kid friendly workshop attendees will build a toolbox suitable for holding the tools of a beginning woodworker! A brief discussion on wood and general safety instruction will be followed by use of a rasp, sandpaper, hammer, nails and … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Long Grain Cutting Board in our NEW Class

Two-Part Class! Wednesday, 10/14: 6-9pm Thursday, 10/15: 6-8pm Improve your woodworking knowledge with one-on-one instruction through the creation of a long grain cutting board. The entire process will be covered from beginning to end, beginning with selecting what types of wood work best and … Continue reading

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Member Project: Giant Spirograph by Steve Teeri

When Steve Teeri first saw an eight-foot diameter sidewalk chalk spirograph online, he knew he had to try making one himself. While the original design had been printed onto a large piece of paper, glued onto plywood, and then cut out … Continue reading

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Fix-It Friday! February 20, 4-6pm

Stop by the shop this Friday with your well-worn, well-used, or just plain broken-down items, and have a team of our soldering soldiers, woodworking wizards, metalworking mavens, and others take a look at them. Or, if all your items are in … Continue reading

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The Great Maker Race – A Nerdy Derby-Style Event

Saturday, 2/7: 10a-12p at Maker Works You’re invited to participate in a Nerdy Derby-style race as part of a collaboration between The U School and Maker Works. Starting at 10am on Saturday, February 7th, kids ranging in ages from kindergarten through third grade, along … Continue reading

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Woodworking Basics with BrainMonkeys

Jan 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 23, 30; May 7, 14 4:30-5:30pm Students in grades 6-12 will explore hand tools and learn how to use a drill, saw, hammer, planes, and screw … Continue reading

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Member Feature: Quentin and Daniel’s Hex Chests

Maker Works members Quentin and Daniel began making 3-inch hexagonal boxes as gifts for friends, and after their projects were shared online to an overwhelmingly positive response, the two decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a … Continue reading

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This Woodworking is a Cut Above

Just one year ago, Maker Works member Chris Riecker made his first cutting board–a gift for a cousin’s wedding. In the short time since then, he’s made over fourteen others, each one more intricate than the last. He makes them … Continue reading

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