What we’re about
Please register for classes through our website at https://my.tinkermill.org/event
Everyone wants a place where you can find the tools you need and, maybe, a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing madskills that you can collaborate with to create new and wonderful things?
Yea... us too.
We want to put together a place like that in Longmont. This would be a place where art, technology, tools, teaching and collaboration come together into a true creative community.
What's often been called a Hackerspace or Makerspace in other cities with similar spaces.
Imagine one place with all the tools you need, or might need to really let loose your innovative side. Tools like work stations with 3D printers, Laser cutters, textile tools like computer driven embroidery machines, woodworking tools, soldering stations, electronics and robotic stations, welding equipment, a private cloud system (think: your own personal datacenter) and a classroom full of people all week long learning and teaching subjects ranging from synthetic biology to autonomous drones to arduino robotics programming to good costume design techniques.
Maybe even a class where your kids can learn to program.
If you're interested in helping to create a space like this, come join us and let's see what we can create together.
DEFINITIONS: HACKER: A hacker is a person who enjoys exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness.
MAKERSPACE: It is a community-operated physical space where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science and/or art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers can come together to share resources, tools and knowledge to build and make things.
Our website: https://tinkermill.org
Our location: 1840 Delaware Pl. Longmont CO.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Metalcraft/Jewelry Shop Open StudioTinkerMill on Delaware Pl., Longmont, CO
You are invited to come be creative at the Metalcraft and Jewelry Open Studio. This regularly held time each month on the first and second Saturday afternoons is perfect for exploring the shop, getting acquainted with others with similar interests, and asking questions.
If you are interested in attending please follow this link to register for the class, spots are first attended through registration, open spots are determined by availability. They are not guaranteed without RSVP. The link will take you to tinkermill.org's calendar page and directly to the booking page for the class. :)
Do you have a craft or piece of jewelry you'd like to make, but not sure how to begin?
Someone with experience will be around to help you get familiar with the tools available and how to use them while you are there.
This is very informal, just RSVP and come! More formal technique instruction and tool certification classes are scheduled on the calendar. Which are required to be able to use the shop independently.
This is NOT a class, it is an open studio.
Cost: TinkerMill members $10.00. $20.00 for non-members, payable here or in the shop upon arrival. Some materials are available for a small donation. Feel free to bring your own materials and or tools.
Our shop is dedicated to working with non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, bronze, etc., or precious metals and to the fabrication of relatively small items. Here is a short list of both decorative and functional skills you can learn and do at our shop through scheduled classes:
• Wire work: braiding, wrapping, working with jewelry findings, and or beading
• Forming and shaping metal: jewelry, vessels, small home decor items
• Joining metal: soldering, cold connections such as rivets, hinges, latches
• Decorating metal: piercing, texturing, stamping, enameling, imprinting, coloring, etching
• Casting and sculpting, and more. (requires specific training and equipment)
If you have a request for a class or have a specific question, please write it below in the comments box.
If you are a TinkerMill member, please join our channel on Slack at #metal-craft. If you have specific questions please email the shop captain.
Contact Shop Captain: Crystal Hinds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- TinkerMill's Winter Market & Open HouseTinkerMill, Longmont, CO
Please join us for our Winter Market & Open House Saturday, December 9th 2-7pm. Our members will be in our various shops selling their creations with tours and demonstrations throughout the event. Grab a handmade gift for a loved one and check out the coolest place in Longmont! 🎅🏼🎄⚙️
- Sunday Tours!TinkerMill on Delaware Pl., Longmont, CO
We open our space every Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm for public tours. Plan to arrive at 2pm or 3pm for a full tour. Or stop by when you can and jump in!
Everyone is welcome to come get a tour, work on projects, show off projects, or just generally enjoy the company of other makers.
See you there!
- Instructions on how to get Wood Shop CertificationsTinkerMill, Longmont, CO$50.00
This is a repeating informational nonevent.
THIS IS NOT AN EVENT THAT YOU ATTEND. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WAITLIST ON MEETUP. READ BELOW AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO LEARN HOW TO GET IN THE WOODSHOP CLASS QUEUE.
THIS IS NOT A POSTING FOR A IPCS
The instructions on how to proceed with the online portion of certification are in this document.
FYI, IPCS's are scheduled based on the number of people on the woodshop class queue. Please go through the process to get In the class queue for the class you want and then feel free to post in the woodshop channel of Slack or DM me if you don't think one is being scheduled quickly enough.
Depending on what you want to do in the woodshop you will need to complete the different classes listed below. Everyone that uses the woodshop will need to take the Woodshop Safety and Policies Class(S&P) annually. This is a free class and goes over basic usage policies and safety in the shop. There is no physical component to the class, simply watch the video and take the quiz. The other classes will all have a hands-on session with an instructor to verify your understanding of the tools' use and safety. After you watch the videos and complete the quiz you will be placed in the class queue for the in-person certification session (IPCS). There is a separate queue for each class. Instructors will post available session dates and times and cut off dates in the Slack woodshop channel, Meetup, and email. The person highest on the class queue that responds by the cutoff time will get in that session.
The tools are broken into the following classes.
Woodshop 101 teaches;
How to make a simple wooden spoon with each tool
How to use the drill press
How to use the miter saw
How to use the band saws
How to use the tabletop disc and belt sander
How to use the panel saw
How to use the router table
Woodshop 201 teaches;
How to use the combo 16" jointer/planer machine
How to use the drum sander
Sawstop covers how to use the Sawstop table saw.
Wood Lathe (Spindle class) covers the use of the wood lathe.
After you have completed the quiz for a class you are automatically placed in woodshop class queue. You can see the class queue here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZI31JSLQSZgYlBSROQJ04xgcCeKVAgKaAyFje1hpF0A
After you get on the class queue keep an eye on your email or watch for IPCS postings in Meetup.