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    • 06/01/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 3100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
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    This class will take place at Independent Presbyterian Church.

    We will open up our stained glass courses with a field trip discussing and showcasing some of the most beautiful and elaborate stained glass  Birmingham has to offer. This field trip will cover modern and historical stained glass crafting, how stained glass is made, and we will also touch on restoration, and the general history of glass.

     Throughout the summer every weekend stained glass classes will be offered starting with beginner courses in the month of June, intermediate classes in the month of July at Red Mountain Makers. And ending in  advanced classes in August. There are No prerequisites required for any of the classes.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/02/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 3
    Register
    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/02/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 4
    Register

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/08/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 4
    Register

    Cutting glass into various shapes and knowing how to use your tools is essential towards creating a glass masterpiece. In this class students will be 

    introduced to the various tools and the proper methods of utilization and handling of glass to successfully and safely cut and solder the pieces together. A little bit of everything will be covered In this class with emphasis focused on cutting glass and how certain colors work better in combination than others. Students will take what they learned and with the tools and supplies provided, construct a stained glass coaster demonstrating what was learned. This is a great class for the beginner or the timid. No previous classes are necessary!

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/08/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 10
    Register

    Students will decorate a clear 7" x 7" piece of glass using colored glass, glass confetti, noodles, stringers, dots, and other compatible components. Their plate will then be fully fused in a kiln and then shaped in the form they choose.

    Plates will be available for pickup 2 weeks after class. 


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Rhandie Weaver is the owner and artist at Blue Dragon Glass. She has been working with glass for over 25 years. She is mostly self taught and loves to share her knowledge of glass. Her work can be seen at The Birmingham Zoo, as she was awarded one of the "Vulcans on Parade" and created "Indigenous Vulcan".  She works with stained glass, sandblast carved glass, fused glass, and mosaics. 


    Website: Blue Dragon Glass 

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/08/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 3
    Register

    Cutting glass into various shapes and knowing how to use your tools is essential towards creating a glass masterpiece. In this class students will be 

    introduced to the various tools and the proper methods of utilization and handling of glass to successfully and safely cut and solder the pieces together. A little bit of everything will be covered In this class with emphasis focused on cutting glass and how certain colors work better in combination than others. Students will take what they learned and with the tools and supplies provided, construct a stained glass coaster demonstrating what was learned. This is a great class for the beginner or the timid. No previous classes are necessary!

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/09/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 5
    Register

    In this class students will learn how to make Damascus steel using metal tubing and powdered metals. The class will cover all the procedural steps including acid etching to produce an extremely high quality Damascus. (1095 will be used as a base metal and steel ball bearings for contrast). The type of metal produced will be of high carbon, suitable for small knives! The billet produced will be appropriately a quarter inch thick, two inches wide, and somewhere between six and nine inches in total length.

     




    There will be no re funds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/11/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers Classroom - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    Help shape RMM's future by attending our monthly board meetings.

    Your voice matters! Board meetings are your chance to be directly involved in guiding the direction of our organization.

    These meetings are a great opportunity to:
    • Gain insights into new and ongoing initiatives.
    • Share your ideas and perspectives.
    • Ask questions and get informed.
    • Make a real difference in the future of Red Mountain Makers!

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    • 06/14/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 0
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    2 Develop fundamental skills in joining metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class with no prior experience necessary. It includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety.

    Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.


    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor just laugh when everyone else does and no one will notice.

    • 06/15/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register

    In this class students will be working with small pieces of stained glass to construct a pin backed broach. Students must grind, solder and then fabricate and attach a pin hardware so the piece can be used a a functional piece of jewelry.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/15/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register
    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/15/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 0
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    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board.

    You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the InstructorTerry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been doing woodworking since 2014, and has taught students how to create cutting board designs, cut segments, glue and use a variety of clamps, and how to use planers and orbital sanders, and how to use the right finishes to preserve cutting boards. Terry is knowledgeable and experienced in making long grain, edge grain, and end grain cutting boards. He especially enjoys seeing the expression of a student who has just learned how to make something that looks great and is so useful. And cutting boards make great gifts!



    • 06/16/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/17/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 0
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    Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning 

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.

    Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.

    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

     

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 06/20/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 0
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    Learn to make an elegant hand-crafted “Baron” Fountain Pen!

    The “Baron” fountain pen is trimmed with nibs, clips and other elements made out of the highest quality silver plating which gives each pen a distinguished look in addition to durability. Experience in turning would be helpful but is not required.  

    The fountain pen features an ultra-smooth threading removable cap that screws on to both the bottom and top of the pen. The Baron Fountain Pen not only is a great looking pen, but it is also light weight and one of the smoothest writing instruments available for everyday use and has a two-tone German made nib with an iridium tip. The artistic fittings are hand worked and polished and the solid metal external components add to the pens expensive and hardy feel.

    The Baron comes with both a siphon pump and blue ink cartridge. This hand-crafted pen will make a unique gift to others or yourself and will be completely one-of-a-kind!

    Each pen will be turned from beautiful exotic woods such as: King Cocobolo, Olivewood, Burmese Rosewood, Cherry Burl, Boxelder Burl, Red Mailee Burl, Bocote, Spalted Tamarind, Box Elder, etc. Students may choose silver plated or gold for the pen kit.


    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

     

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 06/27/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 10
    Register

    Students will decorate a clear 7" x 7" piece of glass using colored glass, glass confetti, noodles, stringers, dots, and other compatible components. Their plate will then be fully fused in a kiln and then shaped in the form they choose.

    Plates will be available for pickup 2 weeks after class. 

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Rhandie Weaver is the owner and artist at Blue Dragon Glass. She has been working with glass for over 25 years. She is mostly self taught and loves to share her knowledge of glass. Her work can be seen at The Birmingham Zoo, as she was awarded one of the "Vulcans on Parade" and created "Indigenous Vulcan".  She works with stained glass, sandblast carved glass, fused glass, and mosaics. 


    Website: Blue Dragon Glass 

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 06/29/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to forge a knife out of a railroad spike

    This is the perfect class to learn one of the basics of knives-making: balancing durability and hardness of the metal to make the perfect blade!

    Students will utilize a high carbon railroad spike and learn methods that induce carbon into the metal while also learning how to temper in a process called normalization. The metal will then posses both features of a durable and hard metal that is ideal for knives.

    As far as knives are concerned, the harder the steel, the better the edge, however, the harder edge makes for a brittle knife. A balance is needed between the soft flexible metal and the hard brittle metal to achieve a knife that will hold an edge without breaking. In this class more techniques for blade smithing will be covered, including various heat treatments, tapering, and tempering methods used to maximize strength with durability. 

    About the InstructorClass is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Prerequisites: Recommended to take "Learn to Forge nails" first

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wearAt RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/15/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 2
    Register

    Learn the beautiful craft of pen-turning 

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe.

    Over a couple of hours, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of woodturning, safety behind the lathe and its operations, as well as the different gouges to use in the process.

    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 07/17/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 4
    Register

    In this course, participants will take a pre-made 3d model and learn how to use RMM's 3d printer ecosystem to bring 3d models to life. Prints will run overnight after the class, participants can pick up the completed project within 1 week after the class

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 07/18/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 3
    Register

    Learn to make an elegant hand-crafted “Baron” Fountain Pen!

    The “Baron” fountain pen is trimmed with nibs, clips and other elements made out of the highest quality silver plating which gives each pen a distinguished look in addition to durability. Experience in turning would be helpful but is not required.  

    The fountain pen features an ultra-smooth threading removable cap that screws on to both the bottom and top of the pen. The Baron Fountain Pen not only is a great looking pen, but it is also light weight and one of the smoothest writing instruments available for everyday use and has a two-tone German made nib with an iridium tip. The artistic fittings are hand worked and polished and the solid metal external components add to the pens expensive and hardy feel.

    The Baron comes with both a siphon pump and blue ink cartridge. This hand-crafted pen will make a unique gift to others or yourself and will be completely one-of-a-kind!

    Each pen will be turned from beautiful exotic woods such as: King Cocobolo, Olivewood, Burmese Rosewood, Cherry Burl, Boxelder Burl, Red Mailee Burl, Bocote, Spalted Tamarind, Box Elder, etc. Students may choose silver plated or gold for the pen kit.


    About the Instructor: Terry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been teaching students how to turn pens for years, some of whom have had their exhibitions in Art and Craft Shows throughout Alabama, including Mentone.

     

    Are Minors allowed? Yes, accompanied by parent.

     

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. Masks may be required depending on circumstances.




    • 07/20/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board.

    You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the InstructorTerry Tingle is the president of the Alabama Woodturners Association and is a member of The American Association of Woodturners. Terry has been doing woodworking since 2014, and has taught students how to create cutting board designs, cut segments, glue and use a variety of clamps, and how to use planers and orbital sanders, and how to use the right finishes to preserve cutting boards. Terry is knowledgeable and experienced in making long grain, edge grain, and end grain cutting boards. He especially enjoys seeing the expression of a student who has just learned how to make something that looks great and is so useful. And cutting boards make great gifts!



    • 07/26/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 5
    Register

    Develop fundamental skills in joining metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class with no prior experience necessary. It includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety.

    Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.


    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor just laugh when everyone else does and no one will notice.

    • 08/16/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 9
    Register

    Develop fundamental skills in joining metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class with no prior experience necessary. It includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety.

    Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor just laugh when everyone else does and no one will notice.

    • 01/04/2025
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
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    Spend an hour long session with hot glass artist Garrett Pesta of whimsieshotglass to make as much glass art together as you can. From color pickup to shaping and blowing, what comes out is truly your work of art. Items include bowls, vases, flowers, ornaments, etc. No experience required!

    Hour long sessions are open to 1 to 4 people, so come make your own set of one of a kind pieces, or share the hour with friends, family or loved ones! 

    To request sessions for more than one hour or more than 4 people, please email classes@redmountainmakers.org. 


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