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First Volunteer Meeting at Todmorden Makery

(As you know) Todmorden Makery is starting up as a community workshop for repairing and making of many kinds. We  are getting up and running  with drop-ins and projects starting in mid to late September. We are running a starting session for volunteers so they know what’s going on. Monday 13th of September from 1-3pm …

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Workshop [Young People] – Family Fixit Club

Starts on 6th July – 3.30 – 5.00pm at Todmorden College Makery Workshop (just ask for the Makery at the reception of Tod College) then 13th & 20th of July  3.30 – 5.00 too Fixing is magic. You can breathe new life into the things you love. You can build your skills up starting with …

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Workshop [Art] – Mosaic Making

These workshops led by Bill Kitchener will allow you to work on your own Mosaic as part of a group. This art project will involve creating a small, decorative mosaic. You will have the chance to use glass and ceramic mosaic tiles to create your own design with guidance. All materials will be provided. This …

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Sneak Preview of Fixit the Phoenix artwork

This artwork by Govi Asano – Fixit the Phoenix – will be part of the campaign presentation of the Making Change project that the Makery is running at Ferney Lee primary school. For more info check back here soon.

[Project] Test and Prepare Consoles for a Games Console Library

We have a lot of donated games consoles – some from the youth service. Let’s check them out and see if they can be modified ready for a Games Console Library. Families or individuals could borrow an original retro console for a few weeks and then trade it in for another.

Painting at the new workshop update

Painting at the new workshop update – The colours are going on – all paint supplied by the college. Thanks Anna, Neil, Bill and Mick! Also see the first workstation nearly done -Big thanks to Sam B!

Todmorden Makery – A Big Thank You to Todmorden

Press Release – For immediate Release We have been awarded Town Council grant funding to establish a community workshop located in Todmorden Community College.  Image of the first Repair Cafe at the new Todmorden Makery workshop Following the success of the pre-covid monthly Repair Café held in Todmorden Masonic Hall, Mick Chesterman decided more could …

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Workshop [Communication] – Beginner Websites in WordPress

WordPress is an online system to allow you to create websites. It is flexible and relatively easy to learn. If you get more technically skilled you can alter it one a more flexible level. It’s also easy to move your websites from one place to another. All of these reasons make it a good choice …

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Project [Tool Refurb] – Vintage Mitre Saw

Thanks to a generous donation we have two working – but in need of refurbishment – mitre saws. They need cleaning and some rust removal and potentially new blades. Project Status: Needing a VolunteerProject Outcome: A useful tool for our workshops, for a member or to sell via ebay Is this a job you would …

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Workshop [Art] – Lino Printing Taster session – [currently full]

[Note: this workshop is currently full] Using a pre-cut lino block to create a wall border with block printing inks. This workshop will be led by Anna Butler and Rita Frayne. Date: September – We will plan an afternoon session Sign up: If you are interested fill out this form with your email and we …

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Painting Update 10-6-2021

10 Litres on the wall so far! Starting to look good.

Project [Refurb] – Laser Printers

We have been donated 2 laser printers. Laser printers are much better for printing large volumes of documents quickly and quietly – making the best laser printers ideal for home office use. Laser printers also won’t demand a new ink cartridge every hundred or so pages! These ones need to be cleaned and tested. Let’s …

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About Todmorden Makery

make repair learn connect

Todmorden Maker Space is a member-run space where volunteers help people do the following activities in drop-in and workshop sessions. Repair – repair cafe activities – bikes, electronic appliances, anything that can be glued, knife sharpening & textile repairs  Tool library – weekly rental of power tools such mitre saws, cordless drills and garden strimmers …

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Project [DIY] – Workstations for the side walls

This project involves reusing workstations from another room in the college and attaching them to the walls. There are metal rods and feet that we can use too. They are pretty wide so we may be able to split them in two. If you can take on or support this project email – Thanks!

Repair Cafe – 22-5-21 – the first in Tod College

It felt good to do a repair cafe in the new workshop space even if it is still very bare bones right now. Some great fixes!