Knife Handling Skills for Kids

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Would you like your children to learn to confidently use a knife while being assured that they know how to handle it properly?

This class aims to help them learn knife skills while putting parents at ease.

Who is the class for?

This is a beginner level class intended for children 12 and younger along with their parents. No previous knife-handling experience necessary. However, if you don’t think your child is ready to handle a knife, then it is better to wait until they (and you) are ready.

Your child will learn how to safely use a knife for basic cutting tasks. The class is primarily focused on outdoor knife use; however, we will also talk about some basic kitchen knife skills.

We will spend time learning to sharpen a blade as well.

What to bring?

We will have knives of various sizes and styles to work with. However, please bring the knife that you would like your child to learn how to use.

  • A knife (or two, or three)
  • Any sharpening stone/equipment you have that you want to learn to use
  • Any safety equipment (finger guards, cut proof gloves) that you have for your child
  • A parent or guardian for each child in the class

Registration fee: $20 for the first child. $10 for any additional children in the same family.

Class size limited to 5 children.

Because the number of participants is so limited, please contact the teacher (David Peach) directly with an email to see if there is still space and to get payment information.

Day and Time

Wednesday, September 14. 10a to Noon.

Location

Morristown Makers is most easily found by typing our name into your mapping program. The map will bring you to the correct location. While the address is provided below, your map may not bring you to the correct building.

Morristown Makers
5065 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN 37814

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Introductory Welding Class

Welding is a skill that has to be cultivated over time and practice. The purpose of this class is to be a primer that covers the basics needed to develop this skill.

You Will Learn

  • What welding is
  • Metal prep and its purpose
  • How a MIG welding machine works
  • Practical experience with a basic joint 

What to Bring

  • Wear clothes that are made of natural fibers (anything cotton and denim would be appropriate).
  • Wear clothes that will cover arms and legs. Welding splatter can be painful.
  • If you want to bring your own heavy leather gloves, you are welcome to bring them. Otherwise we have a few pair that can be shared during class..

Who Can Attend

  • This is an introductory class. You do not need to have any welding experience to attend.
  • Attendees must be 18 year old or older. However, you must be 19 or older to attend without a parent or guardian.

Date and Cost

The class will start at 10a on Saturday September 17.

The cost of the class is $30 and can be paid for with the PayPal link below.

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Welding Class30.00 USDSeptember 17: 10a to 2p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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Lathe Class

Interested in learning how to turn wood on a lathe but unsure how to get started? Join Morristown Makers as we have local craftsman Ben “Bear” Lyle teach a class on how to safely set up and use the lathe at our shop. He will also teach what you should look for when shopping for your first lathe.

The class will be held from 7p to 9p on Friday evening, July 8 at the Morristown Makers shop.

Who should attend?

This class is for the woodworker who is new to wood turning, or for those who may have some experience, but want help in knowing what type of lathe to buy for their own purposes. Ben will also talk about various types of wood turning projects that can be done.

This class is available for ages 10 and up. Attendees 10 to 18 need to have a parent present. When registering just pay for the student.

Skills you will learn

  • Woodturning Capabilities
  • Lathe Anatomy (Headstock, Spindle, Tailstock, Tool Rest)
  • Lathe Setup
  • Workholding
  • Lathe Chisels
  • Tool Sharpening (grinding vs honing)
  • Spindle Speeds
  • Blank Preparation

To give you an idea of what will be taught in class, you can visit Ben’s website where he gives a more in-depth description of the class. He also gives specific lathe recommendations and tool suggestions for buying your first wood turning complement.

What to bring

We will have safety glasses available. If you have your own that you would prefer to wear, you may want to bring those.

Other than that, bring your own enthusiasm and questions.

Cost: $35

Lathe Class35.00 USDJuly 8: 7p to 9p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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3D Modeling With Tinkercad

3D Modeling With Tinkercad

Design Files for 3D Printing

Whether you are making functional parts to repair a broken drawer handle or making toys for your schoolmates, Tinkercad is a great tool to help you learn how to think in 3 dimensions. Tinkercad is free and easy to learn.

Classes

Join us at Morristown Makers for a chance to learn how to use this great tool. You can pre-register for your spot on the date listed below.

Who Might be Interested?

This class is designed for those who want to bring 3D ideas to reality. You don’t even need a 3D printer to enjoy creating 3D designs.

The class is limited to 10 students per session.

Age: 14 and up.

What to Bring

This is a class using computer software. You will need to bring your own computer. Linux, Mac, Windows or Chromebook will work fine. No need to install software before coming. However, please register for a free account at tinkercad.com before class.

It is not obligatory, but you will find that having a mouse with 3 buttons gives much more precise control than relying only on a computer touchpad.

Cost: $20

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.

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Basic 3D Modeling With Tinkercad20.00 USDApril 23, 2022: 3 PM to 5 PM
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Class: Preparing Files for 3D Printing

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. Whether you download files from the internet or create them yourself, you will have to “slice” them before printing.

Designing, slicing and printing are the three steps in getting a file from a digital format to a tangible one. As the name implies, slicing is how you take a 3D model and break it down (slice) into the individual layers that the printer can understand to create the file.

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.

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 children 13 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.

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 USDMay 14, 2022: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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Laser Cutting 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
  • 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 USDMarch 27: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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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.
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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 USDMay 14, 2022: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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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.

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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

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Laser Cutter Class20.00 USDMarch 27: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
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