Sewing Class: Cutting

This sewing class builds on the basics we learned in the previous class. This time we will continue to practice our sewing skills but add information about cutting material down to the sizes you need for your project.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Cutting fabric
  • Machine setup
  • Cutting tool options and use

Who Should Attend

This is still a basic sewing class; therefore, it is appropriate for anyone who feels like they need a bit more instruction before being turned loose on a machine by themselves. Or, you may be curious about how to sew but have never even tried it. This class is for you.

You do not have to have attended the previous class to attend this one.

What to Bring

Bring a sewing machine if you have one available to you. We will try to have an extra machine or two, but our preference would be that you practice on the machine you will actually be using at home. If your machine does not work, or does not work well, bring it along and we will try to help you get it up and running.

If your machine does not run, send us an email or a message through our contact form and we will see if we can get together for a short time before class to get everything working properly before class begins.

Cost: $25

Sewing Class: Cutting25.00 USDNovember 14: 7-9p
Your eTicket will be emailed to your email address after payment.
3D Printing Class: Preparing the Machine

3D Printing Class: Preparing the Machine

This is the third class in our three-class series on 3D printing. While it is helpful to have attended the slicing class, it is not necessary.

What You Will Learn

This class is focused on the machine setup side of 3D printing. You will learn:

  • How to level the bed
  • How to prepare the print surface (glue, tape, slurry, hairspray, etc)
  • How to load or change filament
  • How to load a file for printing
  • Troubleshooting through each of the steps

Who Should Attend

3D printer at Morristown Makers

Certainly if you have taken the design and slicing classes previously, you will want to learn this final step in the printing process. However, you can come to this class and learn this critical part of the process without having attended the previous classes.

While we will use the Morristown Makers’ printer for this class, almost all of these steps will be similar on any other filament-based 3D printer. If you have access to another machine that you are wanting to learn how to use, this class will be a great benefit to you.

Note: We will not be talking about resin-based printing or laser-sintering machines.

What To Bring

There is nothing required for this class other than a willingness to learn how 3D printing works. You won’t even need hearing protection or safety glasses for this activity.

Cost: $20

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date::
Preparing the 3D Printer20.00 USDNovember 8: 7-9p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
Basic Sewing Class

Basic Sewing Class

Want to learn to sew? This class will teach you how to thread your machine and get started.

Who Should Attend?

This class is not intended for tailors and seamstresses. If you feel awkward, or maybe even scared, around a sewing machine, this class is for you.

What to Bring?

If you have a machine (no matter how old or what its condition is), bring it along and learn how to set it up. If it isn’t working, we will see what we can do to repair it.

However, you do not need to have your own machine to attend and benefit from the class.

Cost: $25

Quantity:Name:Price:Basic Sewing Class:
Basic Sewing Class25.00 USDMarch 14: 10a to 12p
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Bandsaw Class: Basic Woodworking

The bandsaw is one of those versatile woodworking tools that is often underappreciated. They can be used to cut thick pieces of wood (or metal) into complicated shapes. A bandsaw can do things a router and table saw cannot do.

bandsaw box

What You Will Learn

  • Bandsaw basics (advantages, purpose, etc)
  • Safety
  • Saw and material setup
  • Choosing the right blade for the job

This is a basic woodworking class. You do not need previous bandsaw experience to attend this class. The class is open to ages 13 and up; however, those under 19 must have a parent or guardian present.

Cost: $25

Quantity:Name:Price:Bandsaw Class
Bandsaw Class25.00 USDSeptember 14: 10a to Noon
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Build a Dollar Tree Foam Board Glider

Build a glider out of Dollar Tree foam board! This project is a great activity for parents and children. While we will be building the glider version of this plane in class, you will take home the plans to build an RC powered version if you would like.

Who Is This Class For

  • Families who want to build a plane project together.
  • RC enthusiasts who want to venture into the world of scratch building.
  • Those interested in learning techniques to build structurally strong objects from simple $1 foam board.
  • Individuals who just want a fun project.

What You Will Learn

You will learn the techniques required to build a majority of the planes that Flite Test offers. While you can buy any of their pre-cut plans, you can also download their models for free and cut them out using Dollar Tree foam.

In this class we will learn how to take their plans and turn them into planes. We are building just one of their 60+ planes. If you like model planes (RC or not), you should check out Flite Test’s YouTube channel.

Come join us for an introduction into the hobby of scratch building your own planes!

You don’t need to bring anything to the class other than an enthusiasm to build a plane and learn how to build them on your own.

Cost of Class: $25

You can come alone or bring a friend or child with you. The cost of the class includes the material and instruction to build one glider.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Foam Board Glider25.00 USDAugust 10: 10a-Noon
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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
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Trellis Class

Join Black Arrow Woodworks in building a trellis.

Cost $25

Trellis Class25.00 USDMay 25: 10a to 12p
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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 USDJuly 8: 7p to 9p
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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.