This is an introduction class to our laser cutter, Moonraker. Jondale will lead attendees of this class as they learn the basics of laser cutting, make a simple design, and then engrave and cut out the design using the laser cutter in our space. This class is intended for members who have not yet been authorized to use Moonraker or need/want a review of its operation.Laptops will be provided for this class.
Help installing the software on your own laptop can be provided outside of class.In class we will be using Inkscape and the laser cutting extension bundle we’ve put together for it. There is a minimum of two participant and maximum of six participants.
You can find Inkscape at: https://inkscape.org/
You can find the KM-Laser bundle at: https://github.com/KnoxMakers/KM-Laser
This class introduces you to the new blacksmithing zone. We cover propane forge operation, zone safety, basic hand forging, and nail making. At the completion of the class, members will receive a key to access the forge and foundry building.
Proper attire is natural fiber clothing such as cotton jeans and T-shirts. Cotton/polyester blend is OK but synthetic clothing or other materials that can melt are unsafe. We have eye protection available but suggest you bring your own if you have them.
This class is for members only and costs $11.96. There will be a 5 person maximum and a 2 person minimum. If the minimum isn’t met 24 hours in advance the class will be canceled.
Learn to make metal sculptures from recycled metal scrap!
No experience necessary- just use your imagination.
We will begin by covering shop safety and go over some tool basics. After a bit of discussion about scrap materials the class will design and create their own small sculptures to take home.
If you have some scrap material you would like to use, please get in touch with me prior to the class so we can discuss your vision on Mattermost or at firstname.lastname@example.org The metal shop has all the equipment required but you are always welcome to bring your own PPE and welding shield.
Please wear natural fiber clothes such as jeans, cotton shirts, etc. NO acrylics, spandex or "tech" style clothing. Socks and closed toed shoes are also required.