• Sunday Tours!

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    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!

  • Put together an FM radio: Soldering basics

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl

    Learn to solder and build yourself an FM radio! In this course, you will learn to solder through hole components and some surface mount components to a circuit board. Whether you're new or somewhat experienced, come learn and end up taking home an FM radio!

    $40 dollars for Members
    $60 for non Members

  • Intro to TinkerMill's 3D Printers

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.


    In this intro class, you will learn the basics of using TinkerMill's Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers. We will begin by covering the basics of operating the FlashForge 3D Printers and Simplify 3D software. We will then move on to setup of the printer which includes changing filament, preheating, and finally starting a print. After that we will explore basic equipment maintenance that you may need to do before starting a print.

    Learning how to 3D print objects is surprisingly easy and empowering. You can 3D print replacement parts, design your own toys or tools, or use them for art. You can even 3D print flyable rockets!

    The cost for members is $30
    The cost for non Members is $45

  • Instructions on how to get Wood Shop Certifications



    This is a repeating informational nonevent.

    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.

  • Homework for Shopbot CNC router

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    === IMPORTANT ===

    This Meetup event is not an in-person class. These are the directions for the pre-requisite homework. Please read and understand the entire description below.

    === Homework ===

    Homework required for training on the ShopBot CNC router will allow more makers to be trained in a shorter period of time. With our limited resources we are asking that classroom time be moved to homework to prepare for actual operational training. Here is the assignment:

    1. Download the software used for operating the machine at http://www.vectric.com/products/vcarve/trial.html .

    2. Design a project by either using the built in vector drawing package or import a vector file of your own for developing a tool path.

    3. Use the tools in the software package to create a tool path. It is best to use the tool that will be provided in the class (1/4" straight cut end mill).

    4. Use the simulation feature to run your tool path virtually.
      (Note, you will not be able to save your tool path.)

    5. Take a screen shot of the simulated tool path and email to [masked].

    After completing this step you can be scheduled for hands on training on the ShopBot. Depending on the backlog of students it may take a few weeks for the instructor to get back to you. The instructor will reach out via email to set up a time when they have their next known availability. When coming to training please have your Vcarve file ready. You can save your vector files created in the drawing tab of V-Carve. You can use that file during the hands on portion of the class. NEXT STEPS

    The one-on-one class/checkout will take 2.5 to 3 hours. You will need to bring the following to the one-on-one class:

    • The material you want to use for your part.

    • .crv file (saved from VCrave) of the part you wish to cut out.

    • $100 for the class fee - this will also get you one bit (1/4" straight cut bit).

    • Any special tooling that you might need for your file. We do have 3 different collets if you wish to bring special tooling: 1/2", 1/4" and ~1/8". Please only bring/use carbide bits on the ShopBot.

    • Knowledge of speeds and feeds for the tools you will be using. Look online for some suggested speeds and feeds. We will also review these before we start cutting.

    This class will only cover the 2.5D manufacturing. We will cover 3D parts in a separate class (will probably be much shorter).

  • Laser Cutter: Learn to use the rotory tool!

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    Learn how to operate the laser cutter Rotary attachment. With this, you can engrave on cups, mugs, or anything round. Put any pattern on round objects! bring your own digital, and we will put it on a glass provided by us!

    $30 for members
    $40 for non-members

  • Making Handbuilt Pottery Dishes



    To register for this class please go to TinkerMill.

    Have you noticed the rustic quality of the dishes in many high end restaurant images? Would you like to have that same rustic aesthetic gracing your own table?

    Join us in learning how to make rustic dishes. In this five week class you will learn how to make plates, bowls, and tumblers. The first three weeks focus on one type each with the goal of completing two usable items each class. The fourth week focuses on remaking any that broke in firing or decorating with underglaze. The final class is glazing all the finished work.
    This is a great class for couples or friends.

    The goal is to have two complete sets of dishes.
    If you would like to make more you are welcome to acquire additional clay and sign up for a pottery lab between classes. The pottery lab is a separate class and requires certification to use the studio. We will discuss your options in the first class.

    The class includes one 25lb bag of clay and use of all the tools.

    Cost $225+ $25 for supplies

    This class requires a minimum of three people registered. If less than three registers, the class will be canceled 48 hours prior to the first class and fully refunded. The class is 2.5 hours of work time and 30 minutes of clean up. The first class may go long due to learning the clean up process.

  • Work From TinkerMill Day


    Get out of your home office, or your real office, and get a change of scenery.

    You can grab a seat at the table in our conference room, plug into our high speed internet connection and meet some new folks every Thursday from 9am to 5pm.

    Everyone's welcome!

  • Blacksmithing Safety Course

    1840 Delaware Pl


    This is the Tinkermill Blacksmiths safety course at Tinkermill and is required for you to use the forge at Tinkermill.

    Please go to our new class booking service at https://tinkermill.getomnify.com/welcome/classcheckout/116470

  • Blacksmithing Safety Course

    1840 Delaware Pl


    -$50 for members
    -$75 for non-member
    This is the Tinkermill Blacksmiths safety course at Tinkermill and is required for you to use the forge at Tinkermill.

    Please wear non-synthetic clothing and shoes that cover your feet. No sandals, please. We will go over why in the class.

    We will be reading this safety document at the beginning of the course and then moving onto the forge area to practice.


    Please note that if there are no signups by 14:30 the day of the class it will be canceled.