Make: Magazine at Jefferson City Public Library

Make: Magazine at Jefferson City Public Library

Jefferson City Public Library has a subscription to Make: magazine.

If you are not familiar with Make: then you certainly will enjoy the flipping through the pages and getting great ideas for your next projects. Most of their articles can be found for free on their website (along with more details in some cases). However, having all the projects in a magazine format that you can scan easily helps you see which ones you might want to investigate further.

Make: certainly focuses more on technology crafts than traditional. But so many of their projects are a marrying of the two types of DIY.

If you don’t have a Jefferson County Public Library System card then you should certainly consider signing up. You are welcome to read their magazines in the library without needing a card. Jefferson County does not (at least the last time I checked) require that you be a Jefferson County resident to get a card. You just have to live reasonably close to one of the 4 libraries in their system.

Open Shop Night: February 26

The space will be open from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday, February 26. This will be a monthly time that anyone can come to work on, or get help with, a project. You don’t have to be a member to take advantage of this community event.

You can work on a project or show off something you are working on. This is a casual time of getting to know other makers and seeing what’s coming up at Morristown Makers.

We will do this once a month on the 4th Tuesday. There may be other times in the month when we host special events. Keep up to date by checking out our calendar.

Pallet Wood Blanket Ladder Class

Been wanting to get your hands on a fun and simple DIY project? Let us show you how to make a simple farmhouse blanket ladder out of recycled pallet wood! This class is great for beginners who want to learn how to use basic power tools and do simple wood working. Grab a friend and save the date! See you there!

What to Bring

All tools and materials needed for the class will be provided. However, you should plan to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with a desire to make a decorative blanket ladder can attend the class regardless of previous woodworking skill. This is a hands-on, guided activity. Don’t let your experience level keep you away.

Young people ages 13 to 18 are welcome to attend the class as long as a parent is present.

Cost: $15

Register for Class

You may pre-pay for the class to secure your spot by using the Pay Now button below. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use a credit card. Of course, if you have a PayPal account, you may use that.

Completing your payment below is all that is needed to secure your place in the class.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Pallet Wood Blanket Ladder Class15.00 USDMarch 9: 9 AM to 11 AM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

See our registration and cancellation policy for more details.

Tinkercad Resources

The Tinkercad classes went very well this weekend. Thank you to everyone who came to the class and asked great questions. The teacher (me) even learned some new tricks.

Lessons

Tinkercad includes lessons inside the website where they walk you through some of the basics. What I showed in class were what Tinkercad calls lessons; however, they also have a projects section. The projects are much more complex, but working through one or two will help you understand more of the proper order of operations that I mentioned in class.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts paper that I handed out in class can be found on the official Tinkercad page about shortcuts. They occasionally update the PDF on that page so that you can find the most up-to-date shortcuts there.

Video Tutorials

There is one set of tutorials that I saw when I was first trying to learn Tinkercad that helped me understand some of the more advanced techniques. Below you will find the first lesson in that 7 video series.

During class we talked about the codeblock editor inside of Tinkercad just a little. This gives you more control on going back and changing your designs without having to deconstruct the item. Below is a video that gives a brief overview of how this works. I included Chuck’s video because he is as YouTuber that I enjoy watching, but it may not be the best video on the subject. So here is a link to a group of videos about the codeblock editor inside of Tinkercad.

Again, thank you to everyone who came to class and made this class a success!

February 9 Meet & Greet Results

We had a good turnout for the second Meet & Greet event at Morristown Makers. Several people stopped by to find out what we are doing at the space. It was exciting to have most everyone stay more than an hour (and some more than 2!).

During the day we worked on a few different projects in between eating popcorn and chatting with visitors. Two people put together a demo piece for the pallet wood blanket ladder class. A couple worked on a rustic barn wood fireplace mantle.

Enjoy a playful timelapse video of the day.

The next events we have scheduled are classes for the next two weekends. On February 15 and 16 there will be a class on basic 3D modeling using Tinkercad. The following weekend (February 22 and 23) we will be teaching how to build a blanket ladder using reclaimed pallet wood.

For both of these classes you only need to attend either the Friday night session or the Saturday morning session. The same thing will be taught on Saturday as was taught the night before. Pick one of the two class sessions and join us for an upcoming class at 50% off for this month.

Please register to reserve your spot in the class.

Second Meet & Greet

Join us Saturday morning February 9 for our second meet and greet event. This is a time to hang out with like-minded creators and share your ideas while being inspired by others.

This gives you a chance to see what Morristown Makers is all about. We also have a coupon for 50% off of a future class that you can pick up on Saturday. Speaking of classes, all our classes in the month of February are 50% off.

Drop In

This is a drop-in type event. No need to stay the entire time. However, you are certainly welcome to do so. Bring a project with you that you want to show off or get some help on. We will have people skilled in woodworking, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, home decor and 3D printing at the shop that morning.

Details

We will meet at the Morristown Makers shop near Panther Creek Rd. and 11E.

Time is 9a to 1p. If you end up staying the whole time and need something to eat, there will be snacks available. The free popcorn may not fill you up, but you can enjoy the process while trying.

First Meet & Greet a Success!

First Meet & Greet a Success!

Friday night, February 1, Morristown Makers had our first public event. It was well attended and we met some wonderfully passionate people in the community. Thank you to everyone who came!

3D Printer and Game Cabinet

We showed off some of our projects and actually worked on a few of them when we weren’t talking. The 3D printer was cranking away all evening making various things to give away to whomever was standing there at the time it finished. There were examples of pallet wood crafting with some beautiful vinyl cut lettering. A small group was engaged in sewing and origami for the entire 4 hour event. And before the night was over, a piano bench was repaired and ready to go back into service.

We got feedback from the public that was very helpful. We also talked about our upcoming classes on building a pallet wood blanket ladder and doing 3D design.

We had such a great time that we are doing this meet and greet again on Saturday morning February 9. If you missed our first event, or want to join us again, we will be open from 9a to 1p that Saturday.

Meet and Greet

Join us Friday February 1 for an introduction into our new makerspace in the Morristown area.

When

This is a drop-in reception for you to get to know the team at Morristown Makers. The shop will be open from 5p to 9p on Friday. Stop by with a bit of curiosity to see what we can create together.

Where

5065 West Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN 37814

The shop is on the gravel road between Johnson Collision and the strip mall. Signs will be posted to make it easy to find. Be aware that Google map routes you to the wrong building.

What to Expect

Come expecting to learn about this exciting new opportunity for area makers, crafters and DIY homeowners. We will answer your questions about various classes that will be offered and give you a chance to share with us what you would like to see available at our new community space.

Help Promote

You can download and print a flyer to put up around town if you would like to help us promote the event.