9431 Dowdy Dr. Suite 2, San Diego, CA, 92126 • Maketory (858) 252-1919 • Coworking Space (858) 227-6868 • INFO@MAKETORY.COM

Maker Space Education

MAKETORY ACADEMY

Public Workshops - Open to Nonmembers

Epoxy Workshop

Epoxy Workshop

Epoxy Workshop

Robotics Workshop for Kids!

Robotics Workshop for Kids!

Robotics Workshop for Kids!

Blacksmithing Workshop

Blacksmithing Workshop

Blacksmithing Workshop

Low Back Chair

Low Back Chair

Low Back Chair

Woodworking Workshop

Woodworking Workshop

Woodworking Workshop

Introduction to TIG Welding

Introduction to TIG Welding

Introduction to TIG Welding

Introduction to MIG Welding

Introduction to MIG Welding

Introduction to MIG Welding

We offer a wide range of classes and workshops for both members and non-members. These classes range from private sessions to small group instruction. Some of the classes we offer include:

  • Intro to Wood Shop
  • Intro to Metal Shop
  • Intro Blacksmithing
  • Bladesmithing
  • Intro to Cad
  • CNC Router Basics
  • CNC Milling Basics
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Milling and Machining

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    SHOP MEMBERSHIPS

    Corporate

    • Flexible access to our facility. Any 4 employees can interchangeably use the facility at a time, up to 12 employees total. Please contact us for a quote and additional information.

    Month to Month

    • $100 down and $349 per month
    • *Requires $500 safety deposit, refunded assuming no machinery is damaged or broken*
    paid monthly

    Annual

    • $100 down and $249 per month
    • 12 month commitment
    • No safety deposit required
    Paid in Full

    Annual

    • $2,599 (15% off = $489 in savings)
    • 12 months of shop access
    • No safety deposit required

    EXPLORE MAKETORY

    Blacksmithing

    METAL SHOP

    WOOD SHOP

    Laser and 3D Printing

    ELECTRONICS AND DESIGN

    FLEXIBLE SHOP SPACE AND STORAGE

    Private Office Suites

    EDUCATION

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    In this class, you'll discuss different types of resin, as well as how to measure and mix the resin, various ways to color resin including the best way to get lacing in the white waves, and what types of decorative items to put on your "beach." Go in depth about what types of wood work best and what to avoid.

    Learn how to troubleshoot issues like dust on the surface and what to do if you don't like the way your piece turns out. Learn how to do an optional second coat and add more waves, and more decorations.

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    With a max of 6 students per class, this 3 Saturday session course provides a one on one robotics education that makes learning so much fun!

    Not only will your child learn the basics of programming light, sound, and motion through an exciting robotics kit, but they will also be able to take the robotics kit home with them on their exciting engineering journey!

    In just three 2 hours sessions your child will have a firm foundation in programming, as well as the skills necessary to invent, explore, and have a blast engineering, all while cultivating lifelong STEM and engineering skills!

    At the end of the workshop students will leave with their very own robot to take home! ($135 value)

    Please Note: this course is a 3 day workshop with 2 tracks (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

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    In this semi-private workshop (max of 4 people) you will be introduced to both classic and modern blacksmithing techniques. Learn the basic operations of propane forges, power hammers and hydraulic presses as you're introduced to blacksmithing best practices.

    Each student will learn these techniques by making their own set of blacksmith tongs! Tongs are a great tool to start with as they make it possible to forge other more complex items moving forward.

    Explore the various types of the blacksmith’s tongs, and forge a pair of tongs based on the student’s future projects and goals. Take the skills from this class to forge additional pairs of tongs to suit any size or shape of stock.

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    In this class you will explore the nuances of creating a sculpted Low Back Chair utilizing both machine and hand tool techniques.

    The objectives of the class are:

    1. Maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment at Maketory.

    2. Develop efficient methods and uses for the tools and production of the Low Back chair.

    4. Learn the different types of wood layouts and specific joinery associated with chair making

    5. Design and build one chair per student.

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    The Woodworking Skills Introductory class will prepare you to develop your skills with an emphasis on the proper and safe use of woodworking machinery.

    This is a semi-private class (maximum of 4) where the beginner and the long-term woodworker work side by side and each gain tremendously. The class is presented in such a way that it is easily understood by the novice. At the same time, the experienced woodworker will find that the work fills in all sorts of knowledge gaps that update and refresh their skills.

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    Interested in the world of welding? Maybe you just bought a new welder for a home project and need a solid introduction to get up and running. Or maybe you're just curious how welding works. This is a great way to get expert advice on welding techniques and best practices.

    In a semi-private class (maximum of 4), students will learn basic tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding in this class. Students will create quality, precise weld beads on mild (thin) steel using this technique, which produces highly controllable welds on stainless, aluminum, and bronze and is often used on aesthetic welds of small to large projects.

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    Interested in the world of welding? Maybe you just bought a new welder for a home project and need a solid introduction to get up and running. Or maybe you're just curious how welding works. This is a great way to get expert advice on welding techniques and best practices.

    In a semi-private class (maximum of 4), students will learn how to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder to produce even, controlled beads as they work with solid wire and shielding gas. They will work with different metal alloys, material thickness, and weld joints.

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