Workspaces

Makers Mill is a 10,000 sqft building partitioned into different workspaces and studios for makers of all types.

Below is a summary of the shops or workspaces we offer. Our goal is to be responsive to community interest and need, so these spaces are destined to evolve accordingly.

Some basics

  • Independent use of the workspaces is available to Shop Members only.
  • Others may enjoy these spaces during one of our public classes or our monthly “open studio” nights, both of which you will find on our events page.
  • If you want to see which tools and equipment are available in these spaces, go check out our evolving tool inventory at MyTurn.

About consumables

When we talk about consumables, we are referring to the screws and nails, blades and bits, nuts and bolts, paper and paints, soldering wire and filament, etc. - all the things that come with the territory of making, fixing, and repairing.

  • In most cases, Shop Members are responsible for procuring their own consumables.
  • If what you need is here, however, it is available for your use after checking the policy with the one of the shop volunteers. There may be a small fee required.
  • More about etiquette and policies related to consumables is found in the Makers Mill Handbook and given at the Orientation.

Workspaces

Woodshop

We have a great woodshop for the novice, hobbyist and professional alike.  There are basic power tools including a table saw, miter saw, band saw, jointer, belt sander, router, scroll saw, drill press, lathes and grinder.  We also have plenty of hand tools like chisels, hand saws, clamps, levels, hammers, drills, etc.  The space is equipped with a high-end dust collection system and some great work bench spaces.   While there might be some hardware and stock available to use at any given time, Makers Mill does not generally supply these consumables for members.

Metalshop

The metalshop is the place for welding and machining.  Tools include a tig and mig welder, Bridgeport milling machine, metal lathe, a bench-top bandsaw for cutting iron, and grinders and buffers.

Bicycle Bench

A workstation for fixing and maintaining your bicycle - so you can get out and enjoy the winding rural roads or the nearby single track trails established by Wolfeboro Single Track Alliance.  This work bench includes all your basic bike maintenance tools, including a stand, a couple pumps, and a tire truing tool.

Metalsmithing & Jewelry Shop

This shop is well equipped with all the tools and workbenches you need including a rolling mill, bench shear, belt sander, stationary drill, disc cutter, dapping blocks, large and small buffers, hammers, mandrels, ultrasonic cleaner, tumbler, and a full array of hand tools.

Stained Glass Shop

This area is shared with the Metalsmithing Shop and uses their 8 workbenches. It contains tools for glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing. We have a large selection of glass for sale and for a small fee, members may use our consumables which include foil, solder, flux, patina, and cutting oil, although we encourage bringing your own.

Electronics & Robotics Shop

We have an electronics corner contained within the Metalsmithing Shop with 4 soldering stations,“quad-hands”, step motors, circuit boards, computers, etc.  Bring in your Arduino boards and raspberry pi’s to play with and let’s have some fun!

Digital Design & Fabrication Shop

This area has desktop computers, 3D printers, a GlowForge laser engraver/cutter, and several Cricuts. We plan to supply these computers with software of interest like Fusion 360, CAD and Adobe programs etc.

Fiber Arts Shop

Our Fiber Arts space is in the large area upstairs shared with Mixed Media and Fine Arts.  This is a beautiful open space with great daylight.  Tools include several basic and digitized Janome sewing machines, as well as a serger, embroidery machines, industrial sewing machines, mid-arm quilter, floor and tabletop looms, a large cutting table, and lots of other fun fiber arts tools.

The area also features a comprehensive leather working station.

Mixed Media & Craft Shop

The Mixed Media and Craft space is chock full of craft tools and supplies for cardmaking, stamping, polymer clay and resin projects, decoupage, bookmaking, furniture decorating, and so  much more. We have a really cool die cutting system with loads of dies for cutting paper, vinyl, or whatever is needed, as well as several Cricut machines.

Fine Arts Shop

The Fine Arts studio is also within the large open room upstairs with beautiful natural daylight!  Here you'll find easels and a stock of paints, pencils, papers, canvas, brushes and mixed media. There is also a large utility sink in this space.

Large Flex Room (downstairs)

We have a large area downstairs that we refer to as our “flex” room, because it’s meant to be flexible.  This is a space that can be utilized or rented by other community groups or businesses.  When the space is not reserved for an event or class, there are sections which can be rented by the day or week by Shop Members for working on large projections, like building a table or large robot.

Small Flex Office (upstairs)

We also have a small “flex” room upstairs where we have regularly scheduled career and business coaching that you'll find posted on our events page.

Kitchenette

We have a small kitchenette were members are welcome to make a cuppa’ coffee or tea, warm up their lunch, use the fridge, or just hang out at the “water cooler” to catch up on local maker gossip.

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