Basic Woodworking: Router Class

Interested? Curious? Possibly intimidated? When it comes to woodworking the router is one of the most advantageous and versatile machines in the shop, and quite possibly the most confusing and under-utilized. Come and learn the basics of this wonderful machine. We will be looking at the different sizes of routers and their purpose, the various ways to handle each one, and cover many of the various bits and joinery that is possible with a router. Finally we will use what we learn to craft a keepsake photo project that you can take home.

Take home a router project that you can mount a picture on.

Who is this class for?

  • Beginner or intermediate woodworker who wants to learn more about using a router in your projects.
  • Someone with no woodworking experience.

Skills you will learn.

  • Safe operation of a router
  • Different types of routers and bits
  • Why one router is better suited than another for a certain job
  • Specific router recommendations

This is a basic class open to any age (under 19 will need a parent or guardian present at all times) and will provide an opportunity for a “hands on” experience.

Class size is limited to 10 people.

Cost: $25

Quantity:Name:Price:Router Class:
Router Class25.00 USDAugust 24: 10a to Noon
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Power Tools Skills Class: Picture Ladder

Do you want to learn how to use a table and miter saw while building a great project? This class is what you are looking for!

The class will be held Saturday morning July 13 from 10a to noon.

Who Should Attend

The Picture Ladder class is targeted towards the beginning power tools user who wants more than just a nice picture frame at the end of the class. But rather, is looking to actually learn how to use woodworking equipment properly and safely.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Using a table saw to cut down lumber into properly sized strips
  • Using a miter saw to cut boards to length
  • Using different types of sanders to achieve proper results
  • Use of a nail or screw gun

What to Bring

You won’t need to bring anything to the class other than yourself and your desire to learn some new skills. All materials will be provided at class.

Cost: $25

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Picture Ladder25.00 USDJuly 13: 10AM to 12PM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Trellis Class

Join Black Arrow Woodworks in building a trellis.

Cost $25

Trellis Class25.00 USDMay 25: 10a to 12p
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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

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Preparing Files for 3D Printing20.00 USDMarch 6: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Lathe Class

Are you 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, August 16 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 USDAugust 16: 7p to 9p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Have you been curious as to what an Arduino is? Or, maybe you got one as a gift for Christmas but don’t really know how to use it to control a motor or LED. Or, even more confusing, how are you supposed to build a robot out of this little board that everyone promised was the key to building your robot army?

Join Morristown Makers on Saturday morning June 15 to learn what an Arduino can do and how you can make it work for you and your projects.

Who is the class for?

This class is for any age maker who is curious about using an Arduino. You don’t need to own an Arduino to attend the class. If you need to control lights, motors, switches or other actuators for your project, then come to this class to see how an Arduino might be the answer to your needs.

We ask that children 13 and younger be accompanied by an adult for this class.

Skills you will learn

This class is targeted at the beginner. You don’t need to have any experience in using the Arduino.

You will learn:

  • The features of an Arduino.
  • How to use one in your projects.
  • How to set up the Arduino development environment.
  • How to light up LEDs in certain patterns and control their brightness.
  • How to control various motors.

This class is intended to be an introduction into the world of hardware control using the Arduino. Where you choose to go from here is up to you. If you have a specific project that you would like to do with the Arduino, bring your ideas to class and let’s talk about what you might need to learn to bring your project ideas to reality.

What to bring

You don’t need to bring anything to the class. However, if you have a laptop computer and want help setting up the Arduino development environment on your machine, feel free to bring that to class.

You do not need to bring an Arduino to class. But, if you have one, we would be glad for you to bring it and make sure you are comfortable using your own board for development.

Cost: $20

Introduction to Arduino Workshop20.00 USDJune 15: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Honeycomb Shelf Workshop

Here is a fun project that you can replicate with ease and then use to make a variety of configurations to fit your own personal taste.

Come join us and build this fun and adaptable Honeybee shelf!

What You Will Learn

You will learn to create a 6 sided shelf by understanding how to use an array of tools, like a  table saw, miter saw, a router, disc/belt sander, a palm sander, and air nailers.

  • You will learn methods to measure, mark, and cut wood; even at complicated angles.
  • We will demonstrate proper use of a router for creating a rabbet to recess a back, and milling a dado in order to create a shadow box.
  • You will assemble the shelf using glue and pneumatic nails.
  • We will explore a variety of hanging methods together.
  • We will also apply a finish to our project.

Come spend time with others learning and sharing how to use this creative project in a variety of ways.

Cost: $35

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.

Honeycomb Shelf Workshop35.00 USDMarch 16: 10 AM to 12 PM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

See our registration and cancellation policy for more details.

Pallet Wood Bunny Class

Its official..the ground hog did NOT see his shadow. But that isn’t stopping us from “SPRING-ING” into Easter festivities. Join us for a Saturday morning where we will be creating a pallet wood bunny to put on display this Easter!

All Ages Welcome

All ages are welcome, but children under 13 need to have an adult with them for the entire class.

Things You Will Learn

We will be doing things such as sanding, staining, using a jigsaw, and a nail gun! This class is for beginners. If you don’t already know how to do these things, we are here to teach you and guide you. However, if you already know how to do these things, we will stand back and assist as much as you would like.

There are only 10 spots available!

We can’t wait to see your happy faces at the shop from 9am-11am!

Cost: $30

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:Description:
Pallet Wood Bunny Class30.00 USDMarch 23: 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.

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.

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, if you want to sign up for a free account at tinkercad.com before class that will save a little time during 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.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Basic 3D Modeling With Tinkercad20.00 USDJune 8: 10 AM to 12 PM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.