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Open Shop

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you have a project in mind, but are missing the tools or expertise to make it happen? Come to Open Shop, where you can use our equipment while receiving guidance from our expert facilitators. Need to repair that wobbly chair, or build a box to hold your records? We can help.
People of all skill levels are welcome, but if you don’t have experience with shop equipment, we highly recommend taking one of our Intro to Woodworking or Intro to Welding classes first. Open Shop sessions are 4 hours long, and larger projects may take multiple sessions. 
Materials are not included in Open Shop, but we do have several barrels full of free scrap hardwoods for smaller projects like cutting boards, coasters or wooden utensils, etc. Found, recycled, and reclaimed material projects are welcomed! We recommend checking out Urban Lumber to purchase local reclaimed hardwoods. 
Unfortunately, we don’t have the space to store works-in-progress, so items must be taken with you at the end of the workshop. We include reasonable use of blades on equipment in the fee. 
Before signing up, please email your project idea to humans@makervillagekc.org and read through and sign the Waiver, Release of Liability Form. Once we know what project you intend to work on, we’ll be prepared to assist you! Of course, we’ll let you know ahead of time if we anticipate any issues with your project.
Below is the list of available tools for Open Shop.
Wood Machines
SawStop 3 HP Single Phase Professional Cabinet Saw w/36″ T-Glide Fence
6” Quill Drill Press – Powermatic PM2800B
12” Double Bevel Sliding Miter Saw – Bosch GCM12SD
6” Belt & 12” Disc Sander – Jet JSG-6DC
5-1/2″ Oscillating Spindle Sander – Jet 708404 JBOS-5
18” Bandsaw – Laguna LT18SE16
20” Helical Head Planer – Jet JWP-208HH
8″ Powermatic Jointer with Helical Cutterhead – PJ-882HH
Wood Power Tools
6-½” Plunge Track Saw w/55” Fence – Makita SP6000J
15” Miter Saw – Hitachi C15FB
2.25HP Router – Bosch 1617 – Fixed & Plunge base or Router Table
Oscillating Tool – Bosch MX25A
Biscuit Joiner – Makita PJ7000
Micro Pin Nailer – Porter Cable PIN100
Brad Nailer – Bostitch BT1855
2” Staple Gun – Spot Nail XS6650
Finish Nailer – Hitachi NT65MA4
Frame Nailer – Hitachi NR 90AE(S)
5” Round Orbital and 4” Square Palm Sanders
18V Dewalt Hammer Drill, Drill, Impact Drivers, ½” Impact Wrench
12V Dewalt Drill, Impact Driver
Jig Saw – Dewalt DW317-1
Worm Drive and Direct Drive 7-¼” Circular Saws
Metal Machines
MIG Welder – Miller 211
MIG, Stick, TIG Welder – Miller Multimatic 215
Mounted Metal Bandsaw – Milwaukee 6230
Bench Grinder – JBG-6A
Horizontal/Vertical Mitering Geared Head Bandsaw HVBS-710G, 7″ x 10-1/2″ 
Plasma Cutter – Hobart AirForce 40i
6” Quill Drill Press – Powermatic PM2800B
4.5”, 6”, 9” Grinders (cut off, grinding, and flapper disc)
14GA Swivel Head Shear Kit – Dewalt 20V Max DCS494M2
Hand Tools
Card Scrapers
Carving Tools
Metric & SAE Wrenches and Socket Sets
Hand Saws
Metal Files
Tin Snips
Measuring Tools
Closed-toe shoes are required.
No loose or dangling hair, clothing or jewelry can be worn in the shop.
Shop temperature fluctuates, wear layers. Wear jeans if metalworking.
Must be 18+ to participate in workshops or open shop (16+ if attending with an adult).
If for any reason Maker Village KC needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded.
OUR ADDRESS: 606 E 31st. Street. KC, MO 64109 (⊙﹏⊙)PARKING: Free street parking on 31st street and Cherry street. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Maker Village is accessible through RideKC. For more information or to plan your trip, visit ridekc.org/ or use the Google Maps iphone/android app.


May 1
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Maker Village
606 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States


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