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(Members can get RFID card access outside of these hours to use the space.)

3001 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55806 View Map

Mission: To offer the best sustainable multi-field cooperative workshop possible for our local artists, inventors, experimentors, teachers, learners (Makers!)


Members At Shop Currently:Raymond Holford

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Beautiful Cutting Board (Tuesday, May 16th - Joe )

(Greg's board has a bit of attitude.)
    Combination of using our woodshop for making cutting boards, and then big laser to engrave them is pretty sweet. Greg did a spectacular job with one recently.

3D Printed Bot (Monday, May 15th - Joe )

(Chelsey has spent some time sanding and painting to achieve a realistic old robot look)
    Our 4 Makerbot 3D printers have been running well, we also have the fancier MendleMax3 finally producing as well. Easy to use tools to make most any part you can dream up.

Embroidered What? (Sunday, May 14th - Joe )

(Lynelle has a sense of humor in choosing her materials for embroidering!)
    Our small brother embroiderer has a bunch of built in easy to use embroidery options, Lynelle recently ran a demo night featuring the machine and usage.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

Today
Monday
Aug 21st

Class: 3D Printing Basics (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
This class will introduce you to 3D printing with a short primer on how it works. Then you will be guided on finding a small model online and then printing it on one of the shop printers to take home.

Tomorrow
Tuesday
Aug 22nd

Class: Wire Wrap Jewelry (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Come try building your own wire-wrapped jewelry. All of the tools and materials will be provided along with some guidance on making a tree of life which can be used as an earring, pendant or window hanging! No experience necessary.

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Wednesday
Aug 23rd

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Thursday
Aug 24th

Event: Volunteer session! (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm come and we should have something helpful to do for anyone of any skill or age. We greatly appreciate any help, members and non-members alike invited :)

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Friday
Aug 25th

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Saturday
Aug 26th

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Sunday
Aug 27th

Class: Intro to Industrial Sewing (2:00pm-4:00pm)[$35]
Learn how to use the industrial sewing machine to sew a canvas project. Should have basic sewing machine experience.

Class: Pottery 101 (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
Learn to make a bowl or cup on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

Next
Monday
Aug 28th

Next
Tuesday
Aug 29th

Class: Lasered Plywood Box (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$25]
Build a small hinge box that is cut out on our 100W laser out of birch plywood. You can choose to personalize the top with an etching or cut out.

Next
Wednesday
Aug 30th

Event: Demo Night! TBD (6:00pm-7:00pm)
Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to see to this week's demonstration! Our members demonstrate products, machines, and techniques. Usually hands on opportunities and always fun.

Next
Thursday
Aug 31st

Class: Rock Engraving (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Engrave a rock with a small artwork or text! We will help you use our 40watt laser and mini-rock bed to engrave a small rock, mostly-flat, 3"x2" max size (2"x1" engrave area is optimal.) You can stop at a beach or bring a rock from home. (Weathered glass could also work!) We will have a few rocks to choose from as well at the shop.

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Friday
Sep 1st

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Saturday
Sep 2nd

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Sunday
Sep 3rd

Class: Lapidary 101: Stone Cutting and Polishing (2:00pm-4:30pm)[$25]
Learn the principles for stone cutting and polishing in order to create something such as a pendant. Get hands-on experience with the 10" saw, the trimming saw, and grinding wheels. The class will cover basic tool use and how to operate them safely.

Class: Pottery 101 (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
Learn to make a bowl or cup on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

Event: Volunteer Forced Labor Camp (3:30pm-5:30pm)
Prior to DMS Membership Meeting, a group labor session to get bigger projects done. No skills required! All help appreciated. ** Concentrating on MakerCave prep! Lots of various work: outdoor tree/brush removal, gym prep/painting, storage setup, scaffolding setup.

Event: DMS Membership Meeting (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Come discuss/vote on latest policies and plannings.
  • TBD
  • Monday
    Sep 4th


    Donations: Donate
    Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
    Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll (who said: DMS Rewlz!) for giving $50 on 2015-08-30

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    Q: What is a MakerSpace?
    A: A Cooperative Workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to tech tools, electronics, woodshop, metalshop, techshop, crafts, classrooms, fabrics, etc! Similar places have been sprouting up across the country. They are a real community asset driving innovation, education and cooperation. Our biggest asset is the other members.
    Q: Who is running this?
    A: A loose knit group of about 30 very enthusiastic member-volunteers who aspire to endlessly improve and creatively use our 11,000sqft building. Over half of the equipment is on loan or donated from members! The remainder is currently privately funded to keep us well stocked.
    Q: How long have you been running?
    A: We bought the building end of 2014, and volunteers have been tirelessly working on improving the space since then. We had our grand opening September 17th, 2016.
    Q: Who is the place for?
    A: All ages (18+ for non-class-based solo access), Women and Men, Anyone who is curious, who wants to learn new things from enthusiastic people. Anyone who is artistic or otherwise creatively inclined. Anyone who likes to create things but may not have room at home for all the various tools needed. Anyone wanting to take or teach classes on a wide range of subject matters.
    Q: Do you have tool X or can you support hobby X at the shop?
    A: If we do not already have the tools we will look into finding a way to integrate it into our offerings. We encourage you to help us gear up and teach the equipment! Our equipment list is helpful.
    Q: I'm interested! What are ways I can be involved?
    A: Come take a tour. Become a Member. Come volunteer working on space. Donate or lend some needed equipment or funds. Join our facebook page. Tell a friend. Come take a class. Anything is appreciated!

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