• Machine shop: Bridgeport 101 Class

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $30.00

    This class covers the basics on the Bridgeport end mill. We will cover safety and the basics of milling, drilling and threading. We now have 2 machines available, so we will take four students at a time. If you do not have basic familiarity with a milling machine, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/T5gjkYvMg8A If you have a project in mind, bring that and we will try to tailor the class to your project. I reserve the right to cancel and refund if only one person signs up, but I will do that at least 2 days before the class start date.

  • Hand-Building Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM ONGOING

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $20.00

    Join us if you’ve ever wanted to play with clay!!! COME!!! Class repeats weekly so you can complete whatever projects you start. Learn fun Hand-Building techniques to create your own unique clay work: Slabs, Coils, Pinching, Carving, Sandbags, Joining and Texturing!!! Use Nature and found objects for inspiration! Hand-building is a great way to make either functional or sculptural work! Such as a Carved box, Mugs, Vases, Platters, Bowls, Candle sticks! Take as few or as many classes as you like. No prior experience needed. Bring shirt/smock and sketch book. Come to the Pottery Studio in yellow building behind main TM building near Blacksmith Shop. Tinkermill Pottery Sign on the wall. ***Costs: Members: $20* per 2 hour class. *Includes firings when you buy your clay at $2/pound. ***Non Members $30 per 2 hour class.( In Pay Pal, simply change the amount paid to $30) You can also pay by check to Tinkermill or cash. Instructor: Barb Goff I have taught children as an elementary art teacher and community Pottery classes for adults. I've been a potter since 1965. Come Join us and we will have Fun Playing in Clay!!! Its Magical!! 😂😎

  • Machine Embroidery 6-Needle

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $40.00

    Get certified to use the multi-needle embroidery machine at TinkerMill! Class will cover everything you need to know about setup, transferring designs, how to use the machine and basic troubleshooting. If you want to get a head start, read the Embroidery 6Needle page on the TinkerMill wiki under the Textiles section. Prerequisite: Machine Embroidery class for the SE400 and at least one attempt to embroider using that machine. Cost is $40 for TinkerMill members and $60 for non-members. If you are a non-member, please change the amount charged for the class when you RSVP. Class is limited to 3 students.

  • Robotics Discussion Group

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    Join us every other Thursday evening to discuss your robotics projects (or even to propose robots you would like to build!) Some robot project ideas: - Autonomous Vehicles - Bi-Pedal/Quadra-Pedal/Octo-Pedal Robots - Wheeled/Tracked Robots - Manipulator Robots (single arm, multi-arm) - Specific Function Robots - Food robots - Domestic robots (lawnmower, clothes folding, debris vaccuming, etc) - Cat Annoyance robots - Skynet Got another idea? Propose one! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!

  • Wood Shop 201

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $30.00

    Details Wood Shop 201 **YOU NEED TO REVIEW THESE RESOURCES BEFORE CLASS. It will take about 45 minutes to watch these videos and read these articles for the tools we will cover during class.** Pre-Class Assignment: http://wiki.tinkermill.org/index.php/Wood_Shop_Supreme Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nHZ7NX_ag5ysC2y6MGOEVLIvm6SJWUU8VW1SmrDZu78/edit?usp=sharing This course covers how to use the router, planer, joiner, and drum sander. At the completion of this course Tinkermill members will be certified to use these tools. The cost for members is $30 and for non-members $50. Members are able to use the tools after completion of the class. If you are a non-member, please consider joining. General Wood Shop Resources - for future reference http://wiki.tinkermill.org/index.php/Woodworking

  • Glazing Class: Pottery Studio

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $40.00

    GLAZING: will be offered one Sunday a month. (Or as needed on a privately scheduled basis.) Glazing is a very important part of the process of clay-making. There are certain processes you will learn to ensure the best possible outcome for completing your pottery. 1. You will understand what a glaze is. 2. How, why and what glaze does in firing. 3. How to safely handle glazes. Dust can be toxic. 4. Demonstrations will show how to prepare the glaze, sieving, pouring; dipping, use of ear syringe. Using wax resist to keep glaze off the bottom or foot of the pots, so glaze does not stick to kiln shelf in firing . 5. Class will give you confidence in how to glaze your work. (We will discuss spraying glazes but do not have capability to do this yet). 6. We will cover use of underglazes or (slips). If you have bisque fired pots please bring them to the class. Once you complete this class you will have the skills to glaze your work independently. Use of a safety face respirator is suggested, (bring your own if desired). Otherwise these will be supplied. Bring a shirt or smock to protect your clothing. See you there!!! (Non-Member fee is $45. If a non member you can pay the member fee $40 and add $5 to the office in envelope, I will help you know how to do that.). Barb

  • INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Individual Focus on POTTERY Meeting is FREE!!

    Individually focused instruction: POTTERY @ Tinkermill If you are a budding Potter and yearn to grow your skills: This is the class for you!! Why? >You get hands-on one-to-one instruction. >Improve Your skills by learning exactly what you need. >What ever stage you are we will discuss your goals. You will create a plan and program to grow into a Potter! We will schedule your time to suit your day to day needs. Recommended to have at least one class a week. The more you practice the faster you will grow. Members can work in the Pottery Studio at any time. (Non-Members may work in the studio when a member is present). We will schedule at mutually workable times. FOCUS: Wheel Throwing, Hand-Building, Sculptural, Glazing. You can also learn how to think about design in work. Load a kiln. Private Lesson Fees: $10 an hour. Glazing $20 an hour. *Schedule any length of class. NOTE: This meeting is FREE and no work will be done. Focus is a Conversation of what you want in your work.

  • Family Pottery Classes; On Going Weekly

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $30.00

    Bring the kids to the Tinkermill Pottery studio to learn ways of working with clay to make unique pieces together. Class will be geared to the age of the kids in the class. Both adults and children will work in clay. Hand building is a great way to learn about working in clay. Slab building, Coil and Pinch pots, Sand Bag techniques to create fun unique pieces such as a carved box, mugs, Treasure Boxes, Sculptures and more. Have Fun, Be Creative! (Fee is for the whole family not each person). ($35 non members). Clay purchased for $2 a pound and this covers two firings and the glaze. A separate glaze class will teach you how to glaze your work.

  • Family Pottery Classes; On Going Weekly

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $30.00

    Bring the kids to the Tinkermill Pottery studio to learn ways of working with clay to make unique pieces together. Class will be geared to the age of the kids in the class. Both adults and children will work in clay. Hand building is a great way to learn about working in clay. Slab building, Coil and Pinch pots, Sand Bag techniques to create fun unique pieces such as a carved box, mugs, Treasure Boxes, Sculptures and more. Have Fun, Be Creative! (Fee is for the whole family not each person). ($35 non members). Clay purchased for $2 a pound and this covers two firings and the glaze. A separate glaze class will teach you how to glaze your work.

  • Intro to TinkerMill's 3D Printers

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    Class fee for TinkerMill Members is $20.00 Class fee for Non-Members is $25.00 Payment will be handled at the class. 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 it for art. You can even 3D print flyable rockets!