• Machine Shop: Bandsaw Certification

    Needs a location

    $20.00

    This certification is required before using the bandsaw in the machine shop. If you have not done a certification with Sebastian or Todd, then you are not certified. In this class, we will cover safety, what setup adjustments need to be made before cutting, what setup adjustments NOT to touch, and the limitations of the range of materials that can be cut on the tool. Note about the limitations: Steel is not allowed, but non-ferrous metals and plastics are. The machine is underpowered and with the high 14 TPI blade that is installed, materials thinner than about 0.070" are problematic and metals thicker than 1/4" cut extremely slow. If the materials you may be cutting fall within these limitations, then by all means, sign up for a certification class. If this time does not work for you, please send me a DM and we can make other arrangements.

  • MIG Welding 101

    Needs a location

    $100.00

    This class will certify you on our MIG welder in the welding bay along with a general intro to the area.
    Class is $50 for members and $100 for non-members. Please pay at front desk area in TM or here on Meetup. If you are a member then change the amount to $50 when you pay here, it is automatically set to $100 for non-members.

    There is safety gear at the makerspace for welding but I recommend you bring your own.

    In this class we will go over the welding bay in general and what is available. You will learn about parts of the welder and what the MIG process is. I will teach you how to start up the machine and set yourself up for success.

    There is a practical part where everyone will try it out, this is where I’ll give you tips and go over potential issues you may come across!

    I will then go over shutdown procedure and any of your questions.

    THIS IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR TIG CLASSES. This class goes over general set up of any welder (gas, power, etc) so it sets the foundation for learning on the TIG machine as I do not go over in depth how to set that up in TIG 101 or 102.

  • Machine Shop: Sheet Metal Shear/Brake/Roll Certification

    Needs a location

    $20.00

    This certification is required before using the sheet metal shear/brake/roll in the machine shop. In this class, we will cover safety, tool specifics, and the range of materials that can be used on the tool.

    Please see the photo detailing maximum thickness of various materials to verify that the materials you may be using fall within this range before signing up for a class. If this time does not work for you, please send me a DM and we can make other arrangements. Please review the operator's manual before class: https://wiki.tinkermill.org/images/8/8b/Shear.pdf

  • Learn Solidworks at Tinkermill

    Needs a location

    $100.00

    Learn Solidworks and design your own models to 3D print. In this beginner-level course, we will design a 3D printable box with a hinge on it.

    This will cover making parts, assembling parts virtually, and exporting them for 3D printing.

  • New Member Orientation (For Paid Members Only)

    Needs a location

    You can now RSVP for this via our website, https://tinkermill.org/membership/orientation/
    Thanks!

    IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
    This event is ONLY for new members who have completed and submitted their member application and paid their first dues. Each member from a group membership must RSVP individually so that we know who is coming.

    If you want to learn about the space and what we do here, please attend the open house on Sunday from 2-4pm or the member meeting on Tuesday at 7pm (open to the public).
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    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Welcome to TinkerMill! This orientation will help you understand how to use the space and what is expected of you as a member. This session will be required for all new members. We will go over safety, organization structure, and behavior guidelines for the space. This event is intended to help you feel more at home in the ever growing TinkerMill community.

    There is a quiz that accompanies this orientation, you will be sent a link via email the morning of your orientation. After attending orientation and submitting your quiz, you will receive your RFID key fob, giving you 24/7 hour access to the space. You will also receive information to access our Slack team, an internal communication platform.

    Welcome!

  • Tinkermill Lathe 201 class.

    Needs a location

    $70.00

    All lathe classes now carry a "not paying attention" surcharge. Please review this: https://wiki.tinkermill.org/index.php/Machine_Shop#Class_Notes
    if you are unsure.
    I charge $20 to change classes / attendance / refund etc.
    This class is for folks that completed the 101 class. If you need a refresher on the 101 class, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/A8m_wIHVxTM .
    You can test yourself here: https://forms.gle/9KvNECRhZJ4qjbyz5 .
    The 201 class will be hands-on and will cover the use of the chuck, mechanical feed and threading. Class fee is $70 for Tinkermill members and $120 for non-members. Only one student at a time is practical due to the hands-on nature of the class.

  • Blacksmithing Safety Course

    Needs a location

    $50.00

    -$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.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XBNMyMb0E_pC5taoSyMONY13VDDzuryxcGpWLJ_hD0c/edit?usp=sharing

  • Blacksmithing Safety Course

    Needs a location

    $50.00

    -$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.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XBNMyMb0E_pC5taoSyMONY13VDDzuryxcGpWLJ_hD0c/edit?usp=sharing

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

  • Metals 502: Intro to Lapidary (Shaping and Polishing)

    Needs a location

    $135.00

    Metals 502: Shaping and polishing rocks.

    Prerequisite: Metals 501: The cutting of Rocks

    This course focuses on cutting slabs into smaller pieces and then shaping and polishing these using a cabbing machine. The primary goal of this course is to teach you how to safely and effectively set up the shop, prepare stones for cabbing, the techniques and stages to the process of shaping and polishing stones, as well as cleaning up the shop and maintaining the equipment. This class is part two of a two-part lapidary certification class. Bring rocks if you have them!

    Remember to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a shop environment.
    The cost for this class is $100.00 for paid TinkerMill members, and $135.00 for non-members. We encourage you to become a member to receive a discount on all classes. If you are a member you will need to change the amount in PayPal to reflect your discount.

  • Laser Cutter Cert: 4 students

    Needs a location

    $60.00

    Makers;

    Welcome to Tinkermills Laser Certification Class! Here we cover the basics and safety of Tinkermill's 80-watt laser cutter. This machine can cut wood and some select few plastics and other materials. Can also engrave images onto materials like glass and certain metals.

    In the class, we will cover Software, files, safety, and general operation. I recommend you bring a file you want to cut so we can kickstart one of your projects while learning this awesome machine. If it's a cut please keep the length of the cut less than 12 by 12 inches, and if it's an engraving, please keep it around 9 square inches or less.

    The price for members is 60.
    The price for non-members is 90.

    If you have any questions, Feel free to call or text me at[masked]
    or email me at [masked].