Yard Sale: 2023

It’s time for our Yard Sale!

May 13 (Saturday) from 8a to 2p.

Morristown Makers, as well as some of our members, will have items for sale that Saturday. This is a great fund raiser for the shop as well as an opportunity for you to pick up tools, clothes, and a variety of knick-knacks for a good price.

Something to Donate?

If you have something you would like to donate, you can contact us either by email or calling 423-492-0707 and leave a message. We can do free pickup between now and May 10.

We can get you a tax receipt for donated items if you would like.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we start to post photos of some of the items we will have available.


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

Vinyl Cutting Class

Vinyl Cutting Class

This is a class on how to use a vinyl cutter. While we will focus on using the vinyl cutter at the shop, these concepts are applicable to home or small business machines. No previous experience necessary. There are many different software packages that can be used for controlling a vinyl cutter like this. For this class, we will use the free Inkscape program.

The next class will be April 15 from 10a to noon.

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 (you can download and install it for free from the link)
  • If you don’t have a computer, you can use one of the shop computers
  • 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 a 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.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class:
Vinyl Cutter Class25.00 USDApril 15: 10a to Noon
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

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 12p on Saturday April 1.

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

Quantity:Name:Price:Welding Class
Welding Class30.00 USDApril 1: 12p to 2p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Class: Better Cell Phone Photography

The invention of smartphones has revolutionized the way we capture and share memories. With advanced camera technologies, many of these devices have now become our main tool for digital photography. However, despite the remarkable improvements in mobile camera quality, taking a good photo still requires effort and skill.

What You Will Learn

In this class we will explore the best practices for getting better photos with a cell phone camera. From understanding the basics of composition, lighting, and image editing, we will learn new ways to elevate your cell phone camera game.

My aim is to help optimize your smartphone camera capabilities and create stunning images that capture life’s most cherished moments, as well as product photography to set your photos above your competitors.

Who The Class Is For

Anyone. Those younger than 19 must be accompanied by an adult (someone 19 or older).

What to Bring

Smartphone & Smiles

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:
Photography Class20.00 USDSaturday March 25: 10a-Noon
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Knife Class Payment

Please select your payment information.

Add the first child to the cart which should open PayPal in another tab or window. If you have a second child, come back to the tab that this page is in and select the second child.

Complete payment through PayPal.

Number of Children

Knife Handling Skills for Kids

Class is Full

Stay tuned for a future class date.

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.


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

Fall Craft Sale

Morristown Makers is having a craft sale! Join us October 8 as a buyer, seller or both.

October 8, 9a-3p

The event will start at 9 on Saturday, October 8. The sale will feature the works of our Morristown Makers members as well as other crafts people from our community.

If you are needing seasonal home decorating items, you can find them at the sale. There will be items that will look great on your desk at home or in your office. Some of the items we had at our previous event were wood crafts, jewelry, quilting, wreaths, knitting and decorative signs.

Open to the Public

We welcome anyone who would like to come to the sale as a buyer, there is no need to be a member of the shop. We also extend the invitation to other crafters in the area to come and set up a table for the event.

If you would like to be a part of the sale as a vendor, we have space available at $30 per table. You will need to supply your own table for the weekend. If you plan to come as a seller, or have any questions about the event, please contact us through email or Facebook Messenger. You can pay for your space using the form below.

This is planned as an indoor event. However, if the weather is amazing, we have space in the parking lot to set up a tent and table if you would like.

Please fill out our questionnaire to become a vendor.

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.

Setting Up the X Carve CNC in Easel

This is for setting up the X Carve machine at the shop in your own Easel account. Even if you use a shop computer, the machine configuration is done in your personal account.

First, you need to create an Easel account at Inventables. Once you have created your Easel account and you get to the screen where you can set up a new project, you need to click the Machine menu item and click the Set up new machine button.

The next screen will ask you which CNC version you have. Choose X-Carve (pre-November 2021).

Choose these options on the Enter your machine details page:

  • Motion Controller: X-Controller
  • Rail size: 1000mm x 1000mm
  • Z Axis: Belt Drive w/ ACME threaded rod
  • Spindle: DeWalt 611
  • Belts: 2GT 6mm
  • Dust shoe: Yes

You will either need to already be connected to the CNC via USB when you click the Confirm settings button, or it will prompt you to connect.

The next screen is asking you to confirm that everything is moving the right direction. Click each one of the large blue arrows with the +/- signs in them. Watch the machine to see that everything moves the correct direction. If so, then click the 3 Yes boxes under the question, Working correctly?. Then click the Continue button.

The next screen is asking if you have homing switches. The answer is yes. Click that button and go to the next screen which will actually home the machine when you click the Start homing sequence button. Be prepared to hit the large red button on top of the control box if something seems to be wrong when the homing starts.

The machine will move the router to the top of the Z axis. Then it will move to the left of the X axis. Finally it will move to the front of the Y axis.

The next screen asks if you have a Z probe. The answer is Yes.

The probe is a brass disk that has a wire connected to a spring clamp. You can see it in the picture above. You should be able to find it in one of the accessory boxes on or near the machine.

The next screen asks you to plug the Z probe leads into the carriage. This is the red and black wires with the barrel connector. It will plug into the right side of the Z axis carriage.

Plug the barrel connector into the jack and clip the spring clamp to the collet.

The spring clamp is the clip it is telling you to connect to the collet. Click the blue Clip is attached button.

Touch probe to bit.

The next section is asking you to touch the plate to the collet (or you can touch it to the bit). Once you make contact with the bit or collet, you can hit the final Continue button

The machine is almost set up in your Easel account and ready to start using.

One More Thing

There is one other step you need to do to complete the machine configuration.

Got to the Machine menu and click the Edit you machine box. It will bring up a dialog box. What you need to change is in the image below.

By default the Spindle Controlled by will say Manual. You need to change that to say Hardware. Then save the configuration with the Save button.

Now the machine is configured in your account and you are ready to get started.

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.


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.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Basic 3D Modeling With Tinkercad20.00 USDApril 23, 2022: 3 PM to 5 PM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.