Tag Archives: kalamazoo

Why Collaboration between Organizations is Important

What do an amateur radio group, a woodworkers guild, 4H, Michigan Jaycees, a Linux users group, and a Cub Scout pack have in common? They are examples of outside organizations who have utilized the Kzoo Makers space for their own … Continue reading

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 2/12-2/19/2018

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/ Tuesday, 2/13, 5:30pm (at Arcadia Brewing Company), Pitch Zoo – Kalamazoo Tuesday, 2/13, 6pm, … Continue reading

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Table Saw (Saw Stop) Tidbit from Kzoo Makers

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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

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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

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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

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Adventures in 3D Printing

“Be patient, you will make a ton of mistakes and that is how you learn,” according to Jason Preuss, who is referring to 3D printing. Preuss is a part of the membership at Kzoo Makers, and also a 3D area … Continue reading

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