Basic Wood Cutting Class

So, you want to make wood crafts? From crafting, to décor, to building stools or tables, the basics of “sizing” a piece of wood is critical to getting the results you want.

Come join us as we review basic woodworking machinery and techniques that will give you the skills necessary to take larger lumber down to the size needed for your projects.

This class will introduce you to the basics of cutting lumber to size accurately and safely. These are basic skills that will allow you to create personalized signs, picture frames, basic wall shelves, and so much more.

Tools used

  • Jointer: for cutting a flat, even edge on the sides of a piece of lumber.
  • Table saw: for ripping and crosscutting a piece of lumber to width and height.
  • Miter saw (chop saw): for crosscutting a piece of long lumber to length.
  • Planer: for reducing a squared piece of lumber to a preferred thickness.

Skills you will learn

  • The basic purpose, parts, methods, and safety procedures for each machine.
  • Basic concepts to prepare and cut lumber safely and accurately on each machine.
  • Hands on experience with each piece of machinery.

There is no project involved for class; however, if you bring lumber for a project you would like to work on, at the end of class we will be available to assist you with putting your knowledge to work.

Cost: $25

Basic Wood Cutting25.00 USDMarch 20: 10a-Noon
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

3D Printer Class: March 6

While 3D printing is an exciting new technology that has become much cheaper and accessible to the maker market, it still requires a bit of knowledge on how to create and prepare files for printing. This class is focused on the preparation of 3D files for the printing process. We will also cover how to start a print on a typical consumer-level 3D printer.

Slicing

The first part of the class will be focused on “slicing” the files. Whether you download files from the internet or create them yourself, you will have to slice them before printing. You will learn to use software called Cura to cut the files into each of the layers required for printing.

Since each printer needs a different set of parameters and each model can be printed with various settings to get the desired result, slicing can be confusing to someone new to 3D printing. This class will help take some of the confusion out of the process and help you learn how to prepare files for the printer at the shop.

Preparing the Printer

After we learn some of the important settings for slicing a file for printing, we will actually set up a print and get it started on the printer at the shop. While we are going over the settings for our printer, we will also try to cover enough general cases so that you can apply the information to other printers you have available to you.

Who is the class for?

  • Those who have (or have access to) a 3D printer and have questions as to why some models print well and others don’t.
  • Those who are thinking about getting into 3D printing.
  • Those who would like to use the Morristown Makers printer to create models.
  • Anyone curious about the process of 3D printing but not sure you understand the process.

Any age is welcome to attend. We ask that young people, ages 18 and younger, have an adult present with them.

What to bring

You do not need to bring anything to class. However, if you want help setting up your slicing software on your computer, bring it along and we can make sure it is working properly for you. You might want to download Cura before you come to class.

We will be using Cura for this class, but if you are using a different slicer and have questions, we would be happy to help you figure out how to make yours do what you need.

Cost: $20

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Preparing Files for 3D Printing20.00 USDMarch 6: 10a to 12p
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Dye Sublimation Event

Saturday, December 5, we will host an event putting your photos onto a Christmas ornament, coffee mug, or 8X10 canvas.

Bring in your photo or logo in .jpg, .png, or .svg format and we will help prepare it for use on the item of your choice.

Each object will be $10. You can pay through our PayPal link below or bring in $10 for each item you would like to transfer your photo onto.

Quantity:Name:Price:Description:
Dye Sublimation Event10.00 USDDecember 5: 10a to 12p
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Laser Cutter Class

Come learn how to use our laser cutter! This machine can be used to engrave wood, etch glass, and cut paper. It can also cut various thicknesses of wood, acrylic, and cardboard.

What You Will Learn

This class will teach you how to use the Morristown Makers’ laser cutter.

  • Create files for the laser cutter using
    • Inkscape
    • GIMP
    • K40 Whisperer
  • Use the machine safely
  • Adjust the speed and power of the laser

Who?

This class is for anyone who wants to learn to use the laser to engrave or cut various projects. Adults and young people 13 and up are welcome to come to the class but we ask that a parent or guardian be with anyone under the age of 19.

What To Bring

There is nothing you are required to bring to the class. However, if you bring your own computer, we can make sure the software is set up correctly so that you can do your projects from your own machine. Otherwise you can see how to control the laser using the shop computer.

Cost: $20

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Laser Cutter Class20.00 USDDecember 19: 10a to 12p
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Make a Monster with Morristown Makers

Make a Monster with Morristown Makers

Saturday morning, October 24, Morristown Makers is hosting a free family event where your young ones can build a monster. We will have a few different versions to choose from, or you are welcome to get creative with whatever can be built from our pile of scrap wood.

We will have plenty of materials prepared and people who can cut something different if needed.

It will take about an hour for you to build your monster. We are limiting the number of people in the shop to 5 families at a time. Come any time between 10 and 11 so that you will have enough time to finish by noon.

Screen Printing Class

Screen Printing Class

Have you ever wanted to learn screen printing to do your own fabric or paper projects? This is the class for you!

It seems like those who work in the screen printing business want you to think there is some special dark magic taking place to put your art on a shirt. But our teacher has been in the industry for almost 20 years and is a maker who wants to teach you how you can screen print at home.

Who Should Come?

This is a beginner’s introduction to screen printing for the hobbyist. You don’t have to have any experience; only a desire to print your very first shirt. This class is intended to help you see if this is something you would be interested in doing on your own.

What You Will Learn

You will learn about the basic equipment for the hobbyist like:

  • Heat gun
  • DIY press
  • Squeegee
  • Screen printing ink

The skills learned in the class include:

  • How to properly place your shirt on the platen
  • Proper off contact of screen from garment
  • Loading the screen with ink
  • Cleaning the screen when done
  • Curing the ink on the garment

Because of the time involved, we will not actually be making the screens and burning them in class. If you find that screen printing is something you would like to learn more about, then we can set up a class to go through the screen creation process.

Non-Member Cost: $35

This includes the price of the first garment, which is a white t-shirt.

If you would like an additional garment to print on they will cost $2.50 per garment from S-XL. For 2X, an additional $6. With 3X costing $7.

You can pay for any extra items at class.

When you register you will get an email asking for your shirt size and if you would like additional garments.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class:
Screen Printing35.00 USDOctober 10: 10-12
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Member Cost: $10

Because this class has more consumables than normal, we need members to pay for material costs. Please use the following registration.

Non-members who would like to get classes as cheap as free in the future, talk with one of our members at an Open Shop on Friday nights or at a class about membership.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class:
Screen Printing: Member Registration10.00 USDOctober 10: 10a to Noon
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Wood Prep Class

From crafting, to décor, to building stools or tables, the basics of “sizing” a piece of wood is critical to getting the results you want.

Come join us as we review basic woodworking machinery and techniques that will give you the skills necessary to take “rough” lumber to the finished size needed for your projects.

Tools Used in Class

  • Miter saw
  • Table saw
  • Band saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Drum sander

Skills You Will Learn

You will learn the processes and proper order of operations to take large pieces of wood down to the size needed for your project. In the process, the wood will also be given square and parallel faces.

This class is more of a preparation class than it is a project class. You will learn basic tools to quickly and effectively take wood from its rough, difficult to use state, to just the size you need.

Cost: $25

Members, please contact Matthew or David if you plan to come to class.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class:
Wood Prep Class25.00 USDOctober 3: 10a to Noon
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Vinyl Cutting Class

Vinyl Cutting Class

This is a class on how to use the vinyl cutter at the shop. No previous experience necessary. There are many different software packages that can be used for controlling a vinyl cutter like this. For class, we will use the free Inkscape program.

What You Will Learn

Photo of a clock with the Morristown Makers logo on it.
Clock graphics made with the vinyl cutter.
  • to make vinyl stickers for decoration or advertisement
  • the differences in the types of vinyl
  • how to set up a cutting job and control the shop cutter
  • how to choose the right vinyl for a particular purpose

Who is This Class For?

  • Those wanting to use the shop vinyl cutter
  • Those curious about whether a home cutter is a good choice
  • Those wanting to understand how to use Inkscape to control a vinyl cutting machine

What to Bring

  • Computer with Inkscape installed
  • If you don’t have a computer, you can use the shop machine
  • Vinyl will be provided

Bringing your own computer is not a requirement, but doing so gives us a chance to help you work out any kinks in communication between your computer and the cutter. You can always use the shop computer for controlling the cutter, but it is much easier to prepare your files on a machine at home.

Cost: $25

If you are a member and plan to come to class, please let us know so we can prepare for the right number of people.

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Vinyl Cutter Class25.00 USDSeptember 26: 10a to Noon
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Making Aprons From Shirts

Making Aprons From Shirts

Learn how to make an apron from an old shirt at this class. You don’t have to know how to sew nor bring your own machine. We will provide the shirt, tools and instruction for the class.

Have a Machine?

If you have a sewing machine that you would like to bring, you are welcome to do so. And, if you have a machine that you don’t know how to set up and use, we will have someone at class who can help you get going.

Want to Use Your Own Shirt?

While we will provide shirts for the class, if you have a particular shirt you would like to use, feel free to bring it along.

Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend. Those under the age of 19 must have an adult present with them.

Cost: $25

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Make an Apron25.00 USDSeptember 19: 10a to Noon
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Inkscape Basics

Inkscape Basics

Inkscape logo

Do you want to use the shop’s CNC router, vinyl cutter or laser engraver? Or maybe you can’t afford Adobe Illustrator at $240/year to create vector images? Join us for this Inkscape Basics class which will help you get started into the world of creating vector files for logos and online graphics.

Inkscape is a free, open source tool that runs on almost any computer (even an old Chromebook via an extension). It creates vector images that are infinitely scaleable. And, most relevant to us, is what we use at the shop for creating files for some of our tools.

Who is this class for?

This is a beginner class. You do not need to have previous experience with Inkscape or other graphic tools.

While we will be talking about file creation for the purposes of using the CNC router, laser and vinyl cutter, everything learned in the class is generally applicable for creating vector images. Besides our tools, vector images are used for creating logos, graphics and illustrations.

The class is open to anyone 13 years old and up. Attendees under 19 years old must have a parent or guardian present.

What to bring?

  • A computer.
  • If possible, install Inkscape previous to the class.
  • If you have trouble installing Inkscape before class, come to the Open Shop time on Friday with your computer and we will help get you set up.

Cost: $25

Class is free for members, but please let us know through email or text if you are coming. Class is limited to 8 attendees.

Date and Time: September 12, 10am.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class:
Inkscape Basics25.00 USDSeptember 12: 10a to Noon
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