Category Archives: Check Out

Posts by Maggie Cease

Epilog Laser Cutter/Engraver Checkout - classes

Posted on by troot

This class will introduce you to the Epilog 50watt Laser Cutter/Engraver. Learn how to cut and engrave lots of different materials such as paper, fabric, plastics, wood and more! The Epilog Laser can handle many different file formats such as … Continue reading

Amaya™ CNC Embroidery Machine Checkout - classes

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This class will introduce you to the Amaya Bravo 16-Thread CNC Embroidery Machine and the Design Shop software that lets you create digitalized embroidery files from an image file. This machine is great for monogramming shirts or towels, decorating bags … Continue reading

MIG & TIG Welding Checkout - classes

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This class will introduce you to MIG and TIG welding. You will learn the basic operations with an emphasis on safety. Maker Works has welding jackets and face shields for you to borrow. If you have a welding jacket, please … Continue reading

ShopBot CNC Router Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the ShopBot CNC Router in the Wood shop as well as Partworks software. Partworks is used to create the virtual tool paths that the ShopBot CNC Router then cuts and/or engraves. The ShopBot can … Continue reading

Replicator 2X 3D Printer Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the MakerBot 3D Printer. This machine is great for making 3D models of prototypes and fun and useful objects found on websites like www.instructables.com/ and www.thingiverse.com. The MakerBot 3-D printer extrudes hot ABS plastic … Continue reading

CNC Plasma Cutter Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the CNC Plasma Cutter. This machine can cut up to 1/2″ thick steel and any type of metal, even bronze or gold. This class includes a take-away item. You will learn basic operation with … Continue reading

Scotchman 45 Ton Ironworker Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the Scotchman 45 ton Ironworker. This tool is capable of two functions: Punching out holes in up to 1/2″ thick mild steel and shearing plate, rod, and angle iron mild steel. You will learn … Continue reading

Tormach/Bridgeport Mills Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the Tormach CNC mill and Bridgeport mill. You will learn basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion of this class you will be certified to use the Tormach CNC mill … Continue reading

Metal Lathes Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to two metal lathes: The Hardinge DSM/DV-59 precision lathe which can turn materials up to 1″ diameter; and the Clausing-Colchester engine lathe that can turn up to 13″ diameter. You will learn basic operations with … Continue reading

3 Saws (Table, Miter, Panel) Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This 2-hour class will introduce you to three wood cutting saws: the miter saw, the SawStop table saw, and the panel saw. Each saw has different capabilities and methods. Attendees will complete various cuts on each. You will learn basic … Continue reading

Planer/Jointer/Drum-Sander Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the Wood studio’s 20″ planer, 8″ jointer and 25″ drum sander. These three tools are great to know if doing any type of woodworking project. You will learn basic operation with an emphasis on … Continue reading

Drill Press / Bandsaw Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class teaches basic operation of the shop’s drill presses and band saws, for both metal and wood. The emphasis of the class is on the broadly applicable shop safety concepts of speed and feed selection; and workholding strategies. With … Continue reading

PCB Engraver Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

Learn to produce prototype single- and double-sided printed circuit boards on the (modified) IBC2222 PCB Engraver, given a PCB design in Eagle (or isolation routing G-code). The engraver can isolation route, drill holes, and route the board outline, and includes … Continue reading

Custom Gifts with the Epilog Laser - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

The Epilog Laser is an excellent tool for making all sorts of gifts. You can use it to create a card by etching custom designs into paper. You can make a memorable gift by laser-engraving drinking glasses, water bottles, or … Continue reading

Oliver Wood Lathe Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This 2-hour class will introduce you to wood turning on the Oliver wood lathe.  Attendees will learn about safety tools for the lathe preparing and mounting work installing faceplates and chucks sharpening tools spindle turning (introduction to) face turning (introduction … Continue reading

Consew Industrial Sewing Machine - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

  This class will introduce you to the Consew 206RB-1 Industrial Sewing Machine.  This machine is capable of sewing very heavy fabrics and other materials.  You will learn the basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion … Continue reading

A Maker’s Guide to the Holiday Season - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Handmade gifts can be the best gifts. But if you’re anything like us, sometimes the stress of the holidays can be magnified by scrambling to finish handmade gifts at the last minute. That’s why we’ve created this guide with tried-and-true … Continue reading

Metal Abrasives Checkout - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

This class covers the operation of pedestal grinders, angle grinder, and belt sander. Price: $25 Length: 1 hr Class size: 3 Arrival instructions: Please arrive 10 minutes early if visiting Maker Works for the first time.  

Jewelry Torches Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you will learn the safety and basic operation of both the Smith “Little Torch” oxyacetylene and the auto-ignition propane torches.  With these two torches, you’ll be able to solder, braze (“silver soldering”), anneal, and melt jewelry metals.  … Continue reading

Sandcasting Pewter Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you’ll learn how to prepare models, create a sand mold, melt pewter, pour the molten pewter into the mold, and clean up the resulting casting. This class is required in order to sand cast in the Jewelry … Continue reading

Emco F1 CNC Mill (Jewelry) Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the Emco F1 CNC vertical milling machine. You will learn basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion of this class you will be certified to use the Emco F1 CNC … Continue reading