You can find the most up to date Events & Classes list on Facebook as well.

To register for a class click on the class you are interested in below and you will be prompted to register.


MS-L = Events at our Leesburg, VA location

MS-P = Events at our Purcellville, VA location

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 06/10/2019
    • 12/30/2019
    • 30 sessions
    • 106 Royal Street, SW. Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register

    Open wood shop hours on Monday evenings at Makersmiths in Leesburg are from 6:30-9:00 PM. Questions? Contact Michael Werling at mwerling@gmail.com.

    • 09/12/2019
    • 02/27/2020
    • 25 sessions
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal Street, SW- Leesburg, VA 20175


    Cosplay is a shortened form of two words – costume and play. On Thursdays at Makersmiths-Leesburg from 6:00-8:30 PM, people interested in making costumes and accessories worn or carried by characters from a movie, book, video game, etc.  

    Questions? Contact Zach Thompson at zthompson@makersmiths.org for Cosplay information. 


    • 09/13/2019
    • 01/24/2020
    • 20 sessions
    • Makersmiths-106 Royal St. SW.Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    Makersmiths is a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community and programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play. We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, we are a community organization taking part in the maker movement.

    On Friday evenings, come visit our Leesburg facility of workrooms containing woodworking and metalworking tools, electronics, 3D printing and CNC rooms, a laser cutter, a classroom and a large meeting room. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as laser cutting for beginners, woodworking, designing and programming for use on 3D printers, CNC rotors and mills.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Friday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm. We're located at 106 Royal Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon on Thursday evenings. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! Email: info@makersmiths.org

    • 10/11/2019
    • 01/29/2021
    • 35 sessions
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    Come and join us for a night all about crafting!

    It's a BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft) and socialize sort of deal. No cost unless its a special event. We will have at least one of our many craft experts hanging around to help you brainstorm, chat, lend an extra hand, and more.

    This is a great time to get out of the house and away from the family, haha!

    This event will be held at our Leesburg location with a possibility of duplicating this is Purcellville in the coming months.

    Hosted by Erin and Jessee

    • 10/18/2019
    • 02/05/2021
    • 35 sessions
    • Makersmiths, 106 Royal Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
    Register


    We’re trying something new here!

    Similar to our bi-weekly open craft nights, we’re going to start doing a monthly board game night!

    Bring a game, or just come and play a game. There are several tables in our main room in Leesburg, so multiple games can be played at once! Snacks are welcome as well.

    Plus, we’re thinking of having kids playing in another room just in case we want to play something like Cards Against Humanity. So it will technically be a family friendly event! 

    We have set aside 2.5 hours, but we can stay as late as a full member is willing to stay!

    RSVP so we know how many to expect. 

    • 10/24/2019
    • 03/26/2020
    • 22 sessions
    • MS-L Classroom

    Classroom Reserved in MS-L  6:00 - 8:00 PM through March 2020.

    Project to build a turkey vulture abatement robot

    This is an educational mentoring initiative. Interested in helping with this build group? 
    Contact Mark Millsap at mark.millsap@makersmiths.org

    • 11/08/2019
    • 04/03/2020
    • 19 sessions
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The KidWind Challenge is the ultimate wind energy learning experience for students. During the school year 2018-2019, Makersmiths sponsored a Middle School Team for the purpose of exploring wind energy through the hands-on, investigative, and exciting KidWind Challenge!

    For the 2019-2020 school year, the Middle School KidWind Team will meet in the main room of Makersmiths Leesburg from 4:15 PM-6PM on the designated Friday afternoons beginning Nov. 8 until April 3. The KidWind Competition Day will be April 14 at Northern Virginia 4H Center in Front Royal.

    See the KidWind 2018-19 site for details about this unique "maker" STEM initiative for our youth.

    Parents of new team members please sign the Makersmiths waiver giving us permission to work with your youth in our makerspace: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj.

    Questions? Contact Coach Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 11/14/2019
    • 12/19/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal Street, SW- Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 9
    Register

    We have a new space for our tech shop at Makersmiths-Leesburg. We just need to organize the space and get going on projects! Please register to show your interest or just stop by the Leesburg space and help us get set up!

    Our Tech-Thursdays meeting time is intended to be a social, group learning event. Members of this group are beginners to experts who are also invited to organize group projects or group builds. Come hang out or bring your computer and electronics projects to work on or share with other group members. This is a great time to seek help and guidance on electronics, embedded electronics (Arduino, raspberry pi, etc) and programming. There is no charge for Makersmiths members or members of the general public for these gatherings. Meet in the general purpose room at Leesburg and we will also use the electronics room. The group is limited to 10 members each time we meet.

    The host for Electronics Thursdays is Allon Stern. Questions? Contact him at allon@radioactive.org.


    • 11/16/2019
    • 04/04/2020
    • 18 sessions
    • Makersmiths-Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 3


    Participants in the Makersmiths’ KidWind Challenge teams learn the purpose of the KidWind Challenge, an ultimate wind energy learning experience for middle and high school students around the country.  The overall goal of the KidWind Challenge is to have fun while learning to build a device that converts moving wind into electricity.

    Our Makersmiths KidWind participants will be involved in teams based on their appropriate grade level. The High School Team will be for youth presently enrolled in grades 9-12. Parents of new team members please sign the Makersmiths waiver giving us permission to work with your youth in our makerspace: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj. 

    While participating in a KidWind Challenge, participants learn about physics, engineering, environmental science and policy as they:

    • Conduct background researchplan and build an innovative and functional turbine that will produce power.
    • As a team, students test their team’s turbine and calculate its power output to improve its design.

    We anticipate that our KidWind Challenge teams will be ready to compete in the Northern Virginia Challenge on April 14, 2020 (Tuesday) at the 4H Center in Front Royal. This event will be coordinated by Remy Pangle, JMU.  Since this falls on a school day, all participants will need to arrange absence from their schools on April 14 so they can compete as complete teams.

    Questions about the high school Makersmiths KidWind Challenge team? Contact the coach, Mike O'Brien at mobrien@elvantech.com


    • 12/08/2019
    • 12/15/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Holiday Ornaments class:  Learn some basics of ceramics hand-building and make 3-5 holiday ornaments during a two-session workshop at our ceramics classroom in Purcellville. Classes will last approximately 1.5 hours. 

    During the first session on Sunday, Dec. 8, we will discuss some hand-building basics, then attendees will be able to create several ornaments.

    Then during the second session on Sunday, Dec. 15, we will focus on glazing the ornaments.

    Lastly, you will be contacted by email once the ornaments have been fired for the last time and are available to be picked up.

    All materials will be provided to make 3-5 ornaments, including clay and glazes.  No ceramics experience necessary.  Dress accordingly as clay tends to be messy. 

    The instructor is Julie Borneman.  Questions? Contact Julie at  julie@borneman.com.

    • 12/09/2019
    • 12/16/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 6


    Holiday Ornaments class:  Come join us for 2 fun nights of creating and get away from the chaos of the holiday season for a few hours with some time for yourself! You will learn some basics of  hand-building with clay and create 3-5 holiday ornaments of your choice during a two-session workshop at our ceramics classroom in Purcellville. Classes will last approximately 1.5 hours. 

    • During the first session on Monday, Dec. 9th, we will discuss some hand-building basics, then attendees will be able to make several ornaments and get creative!
    • Then during the second session on Monday, Dec. 16th, we will focus on glazing the ornaments and adding color to your creations.

    Lastly, you will be contacted by email once the ornaments have been fired for the last time and are available to be picked up, with several options to pick up your creations.

    All materials will be provided to make your ornaments, including clay and glazes.  No ceramics experience necessary.  Dress accordingly as clay tends to be messy. New to Makersmiths? Please sign the waiver at https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj 

    The instructor is Julie Borneman.  Questions? Contact Julie at  julie@borneman.com.

    • 12/10/2019
    • 06/30/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • Makersmiths-785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132


    Makersmiths is a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community and programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play. We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, we are a community organization taking part in the maker movement.

    On Tuesday evenings, come visit our Purcellville facility- 3900 square feet of workrooms containing woodworking and metalworking tools, powder coating and welding areas, a large classroom-meeting room, and soon to be ceramics and picture framing spaces. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as welding for beginners, basic woodworking skills while building fun and usable items such as a corn hole game or river resin serving board. Or, join us to learn designing and programming for use on 3D printers, CNC rotors and mills.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We're located at 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon on Tuesday evenings. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! Email: info@makersmiths.org

    • 12/11/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20176
    Register


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over everything you could possibly ever need to know about the organization and have knowledgeable members on hand to answer questions.


    *** T-shirts will be give out to those who signup by 9th***


    • 12/11/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 785 S. 20th st, Purcellville VA
    Register


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over everything you could possibly ever need to know about the organization and have knowledgeable members on hand to answer questions.


    *** T-shirts will be given out at each monthly meeting to anyone who took the orientation the month before ***


    • 12/12/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Hey There!

    We are a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community & programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play.

    We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, community organizations taking part in the maker movement.

    Our members share over 3,000 square feet of workrooms with CNC mills, 3D printers, a 100 watt laser cutter, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space, storage space and more. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 or search Google Maps for "Makersmiths" for directions.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon, maybe next Thursday. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

    • 12/14/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Makersmiths Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132

    Please come help us clean out and demo the custom frame shop at the Makersmiths Purcellville location from 9:00 AM to noon. Coffee and donuts will be on us! Meet in the red building in the lower level. 

    There is also an Open House going on from 10 AM-noon in the upper building in honor of Computer Science Education Week. Bring friends! Everyone is welcome.

    Questions about the frame shop workday? Contact David Lang.  

    • 12/14/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Makersmiths- 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register

    This Open House is open to the public, but especially to coding students at Blue Ridge MS and Simpson MS students and their families. In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Makersmiths will help students understand how computers are used in a variety of ways when "making" things such as designing something that can be 3D printed, laser cut or cut out on CNC machines such as on our EBF at the Makersmiths space. A tour of the Makersmiths-Purcellville facility will also show visitors our welding, blacksmith, ceramics, metal working and wood shop areas. 

    Please register your attendance so we adequately prepare for your visit. New to Makersmiths? Please sign the waiver form https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact diane.painter@makersmiths.org

    • 12/14/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Makersmiths- 106 Royal Street, SW- Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    This Open House is open to the public, but especially to coding students at Blue Ridge MS and Simpson MS students and their families. In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Makersmiths will help students understand how computers are used in a variety of ways when "making" things such as designing something that can be 3D printed, laser cut or cut out on CNC machines such as BIG Red found at our Leesburg Makersmiths space. A tour of the Makersmiths-Leesburg facility will also show visitors our electronics, metal working, wood shop and crafts areas. 

    Please register your attendance so we adequately prepare for your visit. New to Makersmiths? Please sign the waiver form https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact diane.painter@makersmiths.org

    • 12/15/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    Register

    Learn to make lavender-chamomile and honey-almond goats-milk soaps using a melt and pour process. We will also use glycerin-based soap with a variety of scents and molds that will create fun shaped winter holiday soaps the whole family will love to use. Since this is a family-oriented event, a parent bringing a child is considered one registration. In addition to the soaps made in this workshop, each family will receive a silicone soap-making mold and set of instructions to take home, just in time to make soap gifts for the winter holidays.

    This class will take place in the green room at the space.

    Questions? Contact the Instructor: Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org

    • 12/15/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • MS-Leesburg 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 1
    Register

    Instructor: Jessee Maloney

    Basic Skill Class

    This class will show you the basic usage of the laser at Makersmiths along with safety considerations. After this class you will be authorized to use the laser. This class does not go into detail on designing projects or using the software.

    Outline

    • Laser Use Guidelines and Policies

    • Introduction to Laser Equipment

    • Introduction to Laser Software

    • Laser Safety Review

    • Tips, Hints, and having FUN

    • Hands on Training and Use


    You must be registered to participate. The meetup is limited to 5 participants so that everyone gets a chance to have hands-on with the laser.

    • 12/16/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg
    Register

    Come join us for a potluck, talk and interactive discussion about how to improve our community outreach efforts and get more funding for both of our spaces with Joel Leonard. 

    We are calling this the "hold my beer community event" because we want each of you to think of the best idea, and then try and one up each other. If you'd like to bring your own beer to actually hand over, that is also welcome (just don't take it past the main room). We'd also love it if each person brought a dish, dessert, soda, etc so we can all have full stomachs during the event.

    Now a bit more about our speaker...

    Joel has worked with many other makerspaces across the country and is very involved in the Nation of Makers group/event. He is currently driving up the east coast, and asked to stop here on his way.

    You can read more about him here:

    https://makezine.com/2017/08/18/maker-spotlight-joel-leonard/

    https://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20190703/leonard-wins-nation-of-makers-award

    https://www.elon.edu/u/news/2016/05/04/a-lifelong-maker/


    Please RSVP so we know how many chairs to have out!

    • 12/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 0

    This event is reserved for a special general public group. Participants will learn how to make lavender-chamomile and honey-almond goats-milk soaps using a melt and pour process. We will also use glycerin-based soap with a variety of scents and molds that will create fun shaped winter holiday soaps the whole family will love to use. Each participant will receive a silicone soap-making mold and set of instructions to take home, just in time to make soap gifts for the winter holidays.

    This class will take place in the entire main meeting room at the Leesburg space.

    Questions? Contact the Instructor: Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org

    • 12/19/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 106 Royal Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register



    Hey There!

    We are a non-profit organization providing knowledge, space, equipment, community & programs to enable you to learn, design, make, launch, work and play.

    We are adult enthusiasts, young adults and kids learning, playing and making, entrepreneurs prototyping new products and concepts, and finally, community organizations taking part in the maker movement.

    Our members share over 3,000 square feet of workrooms with CNC mills, 3D printers, a 100 watt laser cutter, woodworking and metalworking tools, meeting space, storage space and more. We also offer classes and project workshops on a variety of topics such as butcher block cutting board building, Arduino and RaspberryPi programming, and welding.

    We'd like to invite you to come by for a mini-tour and chat during Open House hours on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come poke around, ask questions, see what other members are working on. We're friendly and casual. We're at 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 or search Google Maps for "Makersmiths" for directions.

    If you want to get going right away, you can join us as an Associate Member by visiting this page: Makersmiths Join Us Page

    Hope to see you soon, maybe next Thursday. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

    • 12/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-Purcellville 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville 20132
    Register

    Every third Thursday bring something you made to show it off and talk to others about how you did it. Find other people who make similar things or get inspired for your next project!

    • 12/28/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20176
    Register


    Are you a new Makersmiths member? Are you an older member who needs a refresh? If you said yes to either of these than come on by for our New Member Orientation.

    We will go over everything you could possibly ever need to know about the organization and have knowledgeable members on hand to answer questions.


    *** T-shirts will be give out to those who signup by 9th***


    • 12/30/2019
    • 01/06/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Makersmiths Leesburg: 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    Have you ever wanted to learn woodworking, but didn't know where to start? In this workshop, build a beautiful wood cutting board while learning the ins-and-outs of the major woodworking machines in the woodshop.

    At the end of this workshop, students will have created their own personalized cutting board ready for use in the kitchen. Topics will include material choice and prep, safe use of machines, the milling and dimensioning process and safe finishing of the cutting board you will create. Materials included in class fee. 

    Please bring the following personal protective equipment - safety glasses, hearing protection. Wear closed toe shoes or boots; and no loose hair, jewelry or clothing.

    If you are new to Makersmiths, Inc. and have never signed the Waiver Form, please do so prior to coming to class. To fill out the form online, go to: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact the instructor: Patrick Waters at woodshopcowboy@gmail.com 

    • 01/06/2020
    • 06/29/2020
    • 26 sessions
    • 106 Royal Street, SW. Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register

    Open associate hours on Monday evenings at Makersmiths in Leesburg are from 6:30-9:00 PM. Questions? Contact Brad Hess at bradley.hess@gmail.com 

    • 01/08/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 785 S. 20th St, Purcellville, VA 22132
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 01/08/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Purcellville. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 01/14/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MS-L 106 Royal Street, SW - Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register


    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Leesburg must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking at the Makersmiths Leesburg location.

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start begin with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Then we will move throughout the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are: Table Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle Belt Sander, Drum Sander, and Dust Collector. Note: This class does not cover the use of the lathe.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Mike DeWan mikedewan@aol.com

    • 01/15/2020
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    Register


    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Basics

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; Panel Saw, Table Saw, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle sander, 12” Disk Sander, Downdraft Sanding Table, and Dust Collector.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (mailto:dpainter50@comcast.net)

    • 01/17/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MS-P 785 S. 20th Street- Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 4
    Register

    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Purcellville must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. Red Tool training for woodworking in Purcellville is divided into three classes: Red Tool Woodworking-Basics; Red Tool Woodworking-Advanced; and, Red Tool CNC. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking – Advanced

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have completed Red Tool Woodworking-Basics.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start in the Green Room with a presentation and discussion covering wood and machine terminology, machine manuals and other resources, rules, and safety.   Class will then move into the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are; 12” Jointer, 22” Planer, 37” Belt Sander, and 20” Band Saw.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Dave Painter (dpainter50@comcast.net)

    • 01/28/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg

    The Scheduling Committee will meet in the classroom from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Contact Diane Painter at diane.painter@makersmiths.org.  

    • 02/05/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Leesburg 106 Royal St., SW Leesburg, VA 20175

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Leesburg. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 02/09/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th Street Purcellville, VA 20132
    • 8
    Register

    Learn to make heart-shaped soaps for your favorite Valentine using the melt and pour soap-making process that uses a variety of essential oils, glycerin and goats milk soap bases.  In addition to making soap that moisturizes the skin, workshop participants will also receive a silicone mold that contains a variety of shapes that can be used to make soaps for different seasons and holiday celebrations throughout the year. If an adult registers, they may bring one child as a helper.

    Questions? Contact the instructor Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org

    • 02/11/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Makersmiths 106 Royal Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20141
    • 15
    Register

    Makersmiths, Inc. is happy to host a soap-making workshop for the "Let's Roll Ladies" Bunko group. The Makersmiths' host members are Nicky Bullis and Diane Painter. This workshop will be held in the entire general meeting room at the Makersmiths-Leesburg site. 

    Participants will learn to make heart-shaped soaps through the melt and pour soap-making process that uses a variety of essential oils, glycerin and goats milk soap bases.  In addition to the soap participants make that any Valentine recipient would love to use, participants will also receive a silicone mold that contains a variety of shapes that can be used to make soaps for different seasons and holiday celebrations throughout the year.

    New to Makersmiths? Please sign the waiver form online, go to:

    https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Questions? Contact Diane.Painter@makersmiths.org


    • 02/18/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MS-L 106 Royal Street, SW - Leesburg, VA 20175
    • 4
    Register


    Makersmiths, Inc. members wishing to use the tools in the woodworking shop in Leesburg must complete a course of orientation and training and demonstrate competence with each tool before their name will be placed on the approved list of machine operators. Completion of red tool training in Leesburg does NOT permit you to use the tools or shop in Purcellville.  

    While many of the tools in the two locations perform similar tasks, the tools in Leesburg are homeowner/hobbyist in size while the tools in Purcellville are industrial sized. 

    This course covers Red Tool Woodworking at the Makersmiths Leesburg location.

    Prerequisites - Must be 18 or older and have an interest in woodworking.

    Class size is limited to four students. The class is a minimum of two hours but may take longer depending on attendee’s previous experience.

    The class will start begin with a presentation and discussion covering shop etiquette, layout, hours, rules, material storage, and safety.   Then we will move throughout the wood shop where various machines will be demonstrated. Members will get an opportunity to practice on each machine. The machines covered in this class are: Table Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle Belt Sander, Drum Sander, and Dust Collector. Note: This class does not cover the use of the lathe.

    New to Makersmiths? Prior to coming to class, please sign this online waiver form: https://waiver.fr/p-NVPOj

    Contact the instructor for questions: Mike DeWan mikedewan@aol.com

    • 03/04/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

    • 03/04/2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Makersmiths Purcellville 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

    The Environmental and Safety Committee will meet following this month's members meeting at Makersmiths Purcellville. Contact David Lang if you have any questions. 

    • 04/01/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Register


    It's time for a Makersmiths Member Meeting!

    • What is important to you?
    • What classes or events are you most interested in?
    • Have you seen the new tools and improvements at Makersmiths-Purcellville lately?
    • How can we improve the program of both locations?
    • Come share your thoughts!

    Makersmiths meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of the Month, starting at 7:30 pm and lasting for about an hour. On odd numbered months members will meet at the Purcellville Makersmiths location: 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.  Members will meet even numbered months at the Leesburg Makersmiths location: 106 Royal St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175.

    See you soon!

    Questions? Contact John Dubelko at john.dubelko@makersmiths.org.

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