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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 6/11-6/18/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Monday, 6/11/2018, 6pm, 80W Laser Training (members only) Tuesday, 6/12/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group… Continue Reading →

Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 5/21-5/28/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Monday, 5/21/2018, 6pm, Introduction to Electronic Circuits  Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users… Continue Reading →

Table Saw (Saw Stop) Tidbit from Kzoo Makers

A closer look at jointing a rough cut piece of wood

The first time you see a jointer, especially one that is 16 inches long, it may seem like a big and scary machine to use. The following video was taken during a workshop at Kzoo Makers and features Daniel Wilkins… Continue Reading →

Why Thursdays are Ideal

If you have visited the Kzoo Makers space or have been following the blog posts, then you probably have seen the stacks of Ideal Wood rough cut lumber. You may even remember reading about the Ideal Wood Field Trip from the summer. … Continue Reading →

Over in the Wood Shop at Kzoo Makers

It’s been slightly longer than a year since the start of the Wood Shop Zone at Kzoo Makers. As you might expect, the area is busy with various people working on projects. Recently, group builds involving members are now on… Continue Reading →

Are we there yet? Part 2

Almost every time I do a tour, I start in the back with the electronics area and work my way around to the meeting and workshop areas. This is the point that anyone on the tour thinks we are about… Continue Reading →

Making a Shelf from Rough Cut Lumber at Kzoo Makers

How to take a rough cut piece of lumber and turn it into a finished piece of lumber by dimensionalizing one piece of hardwood. The finished piece can be used for a sign blank or shelving. This activity involves the… Continue Reading →

Bending Steamed Wood at Kzoo Makers

Have you ever wondered how the pieces of wood for the backs of chairs are bent? Don Batts demonstrates how he bends steamed wood with the help of other Kzoo Makers. kzoomakers.org

Ideal Wood Field Trip

When it comes to resources for the Kzoo Makers, having local connections creates the best benefits. If you have visited the Kzoo Makers space, then you already know how much the wood shop has grown. What you might not know… Continue Reading →

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