The Mojave Makers is gaining steam. We are further organizing the space, and some projects have been started. Now that things are moving along, we are able to reduce the full membership fee to $50 per month.
The space is fully set up and ready for members to start on their projects. If there are any tools you are unsure of how to use, just ask! Someone will be glad to get you going.
The mill and lathe are running, there are tons of tools available, and the building access system is set up. Here’s a partial list of available tools, parts, and amenities:
- Vertical mill – includes power feed and DRO, capable of machining steel
- Various end mills, drill bits, and measuring devices
- Lathe including cutting tools
- Drill press
- Bench grinder
- Arbor press
- Hand tools – wrenches, drivers, crimpers
- Sliding compound miter saw
- Hydraulic and manual pipe benders
- Large air compressor
- TIG welder
- Power tools – grinders, drills, sanders, dremels
- Several nice soldering stations
- Hardware – nuts and bolts, plumbing fittings, valves
- Electrical parts – connectors, components, solder
- Materials – aluminum stock, wood, steel
- Work benches, welding table
- Parts washer
- Office area – fridge, toaster oven, microwave
- Internet access with Wi-Fi
- Plotter printer
- Grill and outside tables
We are having an open house event on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:00 to 8:00. We will have free food and drinks, and it is open to the public. Come in and see what we have to offer.
We are now ready to open and we want anyone interested to come and check out what we have to offer. We will be scheduling regular hours during the week when someone will be there and the shop will be open for any members and visitors. Here is the schedule for this week.
Wednesday 8 June: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 10 June: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tentative schedule for next week:
Monday 13 June: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 14 June: Open House, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 15 June: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Thursday 16 June: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 17 June: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
The schedule will be updated each week as we get more volunteers.
We have building 141 as of April 1, and will be ready to start moving in this weekend. We will be meeting at building 141 this Friday at 5 pm to start planning. In addition, I have an agreement from my former employer to put some equipment on loan indefinitely, which could end up as a donation. This includes a milling machine, lathe, welding equipment and much more. He is coming to Mojave next week to make a plan for that equipment so some time next week we can start setting that up.
For anyone who is interested in getting involved with MM who is not already on our email list, here is a map of the airport showing the location of building 141.
We have found another building available on the airport that better suits our needs. It is Building 141, and it would be much cheaper and is already in usable condition. One of our prospective members is working on the lease, and we might be able to move in within a week or two. We will be having a meeting there tomorrow at 11:30. If you are interested in joining then you are welcome to join us, or you can download the membership agreement from this site.
There is an office and restroom, as well as a fenced in area outside. The airport is still doing some work on it but it will be complete by the time we are ready to move in.