What we're about

Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things. We do host activities for children, but please note that any children present at a Meetup must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

We also have a google group and are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram which we use to communicate and discuss activities. More info (and others ways to support us) here (http://decaturmakers.org/).

Upcoming events (5+)

PRIVATE EVENT: Making with youth from the International Rescue Committee.

This is a private event for a group of youth from the International Rescue Committee.

Woodshop 101

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Our woodshop is full of great equipment and tools! This class will safely introduce people to the proper way to handle and use our table saw, miter saw, band saw and drill press. You'll get hands-on and will also learn ways to use this equipment to make your projects. Min age: 12 years old - adult Max number of students in the class: 5 Cost: = $25 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)) = FREE for members of Decatur Makers (please pay here, and you will be reimbursed after the class if you attend. No-shows won't be reimbursed unless they change their RSVPs to Not Going at least 2 days beforehand) Required Clothes: = Closed toed boots/shoes = Long pants and short sleeves or long sleeves that can be rolled up = Long hair must be tied back The instructor, Char, has been a hobbyist woodworker for 15 years and recently began teaching kids’ woodshop classes at Decatur Makers. When she is isn’t building you can find her working with non-profits to help end childhood hunger.

Woodshop 201: Dimensioning Lumber

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Prerequisite: Woodshop 101 or equivalent expertise. This class will cover the basics of using the jointer and planer to take rough-cut lumber and turn it into flat and square boards for use in a project. Cost: Free for members of Decatur Makers* $30 for non-members (click HERE for more info and to join (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)!) *Members please pay full-price and we'll refund you after you attend the class. Refunds: Full refunds will be given if you cancel no later than 2 days prior to the class. NO other cancellation refunds provided. Max Number of Students: 3 Min Age of Student: 14 years old if a parent attends with them The instructor, Cathy Pfeiler, once was the webmaster for IBM.COM. But left that world to build everything from tiny houses to cutting boards. She now has her own own woodworking business where she continues to design and build her clients dreams.

Leather 102: Stitching a card wallet

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Come learn the classic saddle stitch as we make a two pocket wallet perfect for business cards. The saddle stitch is the most used stitch for leather- it’s beautiful, durable, and timeless. The leather will be precut for you and ready to be dyed, punched, and sewn. Decatur Makers Members discount of $5 will be refunded at event. The instructor, Amy Kinard, loves sharing her craft with others for the entirely selfish reason of enlarging the Atlanta leather working community. In addition to leather work, she chases bankruptcy through quilting, sewing, cosplay, and pretty much any hobby which can make an enormous mess of her craft space in short order.

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Open Build Night

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