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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, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)

Members At Shop Currently:Royal Alworth

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Woodshop 101 ! (Monday, Feb 18th - HG )

    Just as reminder we have our 3rd Woodshop 101 class of the month, Tuesday the 19th ( tomorrow ) . Contact Rick U. or Erig E. with questions. See ya there !

A Tropical Take On A Northerner’s Game (Thursday, Feb 14th - Hg )

(I can see it now palm trees, white sand, blue water ..... oh it’s snowing again )
    To complete his cribbage game for parents, Jeff thought it would be a nice touch, to do a laser cutout of Hawaii. Only thing holding him back was how to use 40 watt laser. Good job learning a new skill.Looks like it turned out quite tropical!

Members Demo Night (Saturday, Feb 9th - HG )

(Learning about all the three dimensional potentials of the x-carve )
    Photos from our demo night. All the talk was had about 3D uses of the x-carve cnc machine. Using these applications, Paul did some neat prototyping of a fin for his surf board .
    We hold a demo night the first Wednesday of every month. It’s free and open to the public, so come on down the next time !

Feb 19th

Class: Woodshop Safety and Orientation (6:00pm-9:00pm)[$0]
Learn the safety guidelines, best shop practices, and the basics of the machines in the woodshop. ALL MEMBERS MUST TAKE THIS CLASS, EVEN IF YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED OFF IN THE WOODSHOP. A number of things have changed in the woodshop, so it is important to take this class to learn the ins and outs of the current layout as well as the policies in place. This will help keep all machines in constant working order as well as a tidy shop. This allows for volunteer time to be focused on shop improvements!

Feb 20th

Feb 21st

Class: Welding 101 (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$90]
Learn the basics of welding. With a focus on terminology, applications and safety. At the end of class, you will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with Matt for the second portion of the class where you learn and practice welding. Price includes two hour class along with three hour one-on-one time to be scheduled.

Feb 22nd

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Feb 24th

Class: Glass Etching (2:00pm-4:00pm)[$15]
Learn how to use the Cricut vinyl-cutter to precisely cut a custom resist to use as an etchant guide to add a logo, text or other simple image to the glass piece. Bring in your own glass piece (a glass, Pyrex baking dish, bottle, mirror, picture frame glass, etc) to personalize for a great gift or use our sample glass.

Feb 25th

Feb 26th

Class: Skateboard Ring (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
Reuse old skateboards to make a wooden ring. Using the band saw, drill press, belt and disc sanders. This is a great introduction to some of the Woodshop equipment. Beginners welcome!

Feb 27th

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Mar 4th

Class: Acrylic Painting Basics (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$30]
Learn to paint like the masters. Learn basic color theory and composition in a painting you can take away with you.

Mar 5th

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to IEEE (who said: Donation for tour of 20 people) for giving $100 on 2017-03-23

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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