Usually in Mill Hollow Works courses, we have an expert instructor, and a carefully prepared syllabus that will ensure the expected outcome for the class. But sometimes, things just need to be tinkered with. Dabbled, doodled, messed, monkeyed, niggled, played, puttered, or trifled with. Takeaparts that require you to be a generalist, not a specialist. An important mission of Mill Hollow Works is to encourage the fixing, re-using and repurposing of items – which requires the regular doodling of our own machines, appliances and donated equipment. This course encourages students how to do THAT – how to be a fearless putterer while providing the guidance, tools and resources to help students learn some common issues and how to fix them (maybe).
This isn’t the place to bring a fancy appliance for warranty work, or to get your Stradivarius repaired – but if you have a blender that quit and you’re going to throw it away anyway, why not take it apart and see how it works, maybe what broke, and possibly even fix it? A few things we have in reserve for our Thursday Tinkerers: a bread machine, several sewing machines, a 1961 record player, and a flickering lamp, however, students are strongly encouraged to bring their own items (and if they’re duplicates of what we have in the fix-it cabinet, even better!).
Being an Open Workshop for experimentation and tinkering, you can register for one class, or if you want to join us for the full month, purchase the course as a bundle (4 classes) for a 15% discount.