What we're about

The Makers of all Manner of Machinations and Materials, the MadCity Makers, welcome you. We are a group of people that create, build, hack and make things. This can mean sewing, laser cutting, electronics, cooking, woodworking, knitting, welding, programming, 3D printing, and so on and so forth.

We have a community workshop, or makerspace, called The Bodgery, at 4444 Robertson Rd, where guests are welcome free of charge (when a member is present), and members have 24/7 access to tools and the space.

Please check out our classes, events and drop-ins at the makerspace and around Madison, and drop by sometime to get to know more about us!

Upcoming events (5+)

MOVING DAY! Pls help us load/unload trucks! :)

The Bodgery

Hello, maker community! After 4 years on Robertson Rd, it's time to put all our tools, equipment, and materials in trucks, and drive them across town to our new home on the Oscar Mayer campus! (We'll be expanding to 4x the space, and be opening up several new tool areas.) So if you have a few hours on Sat/Sun, May 25/26, we'd love your help in loading and unloading things into our trucks. Between 9am-7pm, join us at 4444 Robertson Rd (our current location) and we'll hand you a box! Food and beverages will be provided. And thank you! :)

MOVING DAY 2! Could use your help… :)

The Bodgery

Hello, maker community! After 4 years on Robertson Rd, it's time to put all our tools, equipment, and materials in trucks, and drive them across town to our new home on the Oscar Mayer campus! (We'll be expanding to 4x the space, and be opening up several new tool areas.) So if you have a few hours on Sat/Sun, May 25/26, we'd love your help in loading and unloading things into our trucks. Between 9am-7pm, join us at 4444 Robertson Rd (our current location) and we'll hand you a box! Food and beverages will be provided. And thank you! :)

Craft Night/Open Shop

The Bodgery

The Bodgery is open to the public twice a week for Open Shop - Monday and Friday nights. Monday nights are also a regular meetup for our crafting community. Crafters meet every Monday from 6-8pm to work on our projects (sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, weaving, embroidery, lace-making, etc). All skill levels and forms of crafts welcome. Bring a project and any materials and tools you need to work. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing machines, yarn winder, irons, steamer, and more will be available for use during the meetup. All guests must be hosted by a member in the shop area in use. We try to have a second member host available on Mondays for use of the "dirty" shop area for guest use. To use our tools, guests must receive training and be checked off by a qualified member. If you would like to use a tool during an Open Shop and require a check-off, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to have a qualified member available. Guest tours are on the hour at 6pm & 7pm. Want to become a member? New member orientations are at 8pm every Friday. Reasons to Show Up - pick up a new skill - make new friends… but keep the old - show off your latest masterpiece (oooh, aaah!) - get advice on a project you’ve been struggling with - chip away at that backlog of projects you’ve been meaning to get around to Every 1st Monday of the month is also Wine Night! Feel free to BYOW, we'll provide the wine glasses!

Beginning Carving Class

The Bodgery

$12.00

Beginning Carving Class This class will help the student learn blade control, sharpening knives and chisels, types of chisels and their use. Starting with a simple project will give student all of these skills and the confidence to challenge themselves. WHEN: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday starting on August 3rd, at 7:00pm. Our first project will be a choice of a chain or a ball in a cage. These projects are some of the beginning carvers standard. These will be in basswood a softer easily carved wood, and will be provided for you. The blank will be roughed out so you can start carving the first night. We will go over the fundamentals of keeping a sharp edge on your tools. Safety concerns during your caving sessions. Suggested tools and equipment: • a glove(cut resistant), • thumb guard(can be made first night I can bring materials for those who want to make one), • small bladed knife( x-acto knife is a good starter), • small chisel set, those who are just exploring this art can use a tool of mine(limited number). A great starter knife set can be obtained from harbor freight for 2.99, they also have good starter chisel sets and hobby knife sets for under 20.00. Material fee: $2.00 Suggested donation: $10.00 Those who want to be challenged at the start can layout their blank or use a predrawn blank(let me know which you need). For those that want to continue I will be offering starting classes in relief carving, caricature, 3d carving. Chip carving, love spoons, possibilities are endless. As classes get more advanced classes they will be more discussion and demonstration

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Open Shop Night - every Friday!

The Bodgery

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