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DisasterWargamer07 Jan 2022 4:33 p.m. PST

Curious how many people do –

A Makers Space is a space with lots of wood working, metal working, 3rd printers and lasers available for use. Some are non-profit coops and some for profit

Near me I recently discovered one with dues a 40 dollars a month with access to all machines and scrap supplies that I am qualified to use – and they teach people how to use machines they dont know how to use

2 spaces near me

As I am jumping into this new "club" to cut some acrylic, bases and lots of other things I havent even considered – wonder if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions

1 – Yes use all the time
2 – Used to use
3 – Dont use
4 – Need your own machines and dont want to share
5 – Need to find out more

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 5:38 p.m. PST

Never heard of it.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 5:52 p.m. PST

There are a few near me, but no. I have my own equipment.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 6:01 p.m. PST

There is one relatively near me. It is quite the location for cool equipment. Haven't used it, although did attend a Game Day there.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Jan 2022 6:13 p.m. PST

Local Libraries often have maker spaces

Mister Tibbles07 Jan 2022 7:15 p.m. PST

6. Have no use.

BTW is 'maker' the best name they could come up with for their hobby? I've always felt it was a lousy name, especially in a world where coffee servers are now called 'batistas' and everything is 'handcrafted'.;-)

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 7:16 p.m. PST

I looked, found there is one near me, but it only has woodworking equipment, currently. Sucks to be me! Was really hoping they had laser cutters and 3D printers, but no joy. Cheers!

doc mcb07 Jan 2022 8:22 p.m. PST

Both in Texas! Never heard of it, but then I live in a cave!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 8:26 p.m. PST

Never heard of them.

DisasterWargamer07 Jan 2022 9:14 p.m. PST

My daughter who is in California introduced me to them – lots of possibilities

JAFD2607 Jan 2022 10:19 p.m. PST

Salutations !

Think there's one reasonably near me, possibly affiliated with local colleges, and another 'under construction'. Was meaning to check it out, before <bleep> epidemic, so have on to do list. The future lies ahead !

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2022 5:55 a.m. PST

I don't but I would.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2022 8:05 a.m. PST

Nope. I'm familiar with deep space, neutral space, near space and n-space. No makers space.

I did Kinko's a lot until FedEx killed them.

thosmoss08 Jan 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

2. Our library taught me how to make my own acrylic game tokens. They also taught me how to start with 3D printers. When the price of resin printers became so low, it was an easy step to come home and do it myself.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2022 11:05 a.m. PST

If I can't make it with my hands as hand tools sitting at my hobby desk, I'll try to buy it, or buy something close enough that I can modify with my hands and hand tools.

Thresher0108 Jan 2022 12:54 p.m. PST


I need to find one near me, since I would definitely use it.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 4:53 p.m. PST

There is a small one here at work, about 100 feet away from my desk. I have had some 3D terrain printed.

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