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    • 05/19/2024
    • 05/25/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 5
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    In this class students will be lead by a professional prop maker, and metal smith, in the in the process of lost wax/ ceramic shell casting. Students will learn the process of making a wax positive, then the steps necessary to create a ceramic silica mold capable of resisting extreme temperatures while maintaining the ability to pick up extreme detail! Students will learn wax burn out procedures, dipping molds in ceramic, casting bronze, and de-molding. On day one items to be cast in bronze will be created in wax, vented, and dipped several times in a ceramic slurry mixture to build up the necessary thickness required. On day two students will assist in burning out the wax in preparation of pouring bronze later that evening.

    This technique is widely used in industry and individuals with the knowledge and skill set are highly sought in the work force.

    Note: Though it is not required, this class strongly suggests the 101 mold-making course before attempting this class to build off of previously learned skills and to expedite workflow. It is recommended that the piece to be cast in metal has been previously made or cast in wax and this can be accomplished within the 101 class.

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


    About the Instructor:

    Class is taught by with 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.



    • 05/24/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
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    Calling all hackers, tech enthusiasts, and guardians of digital privacy! Join us for an electrifying evening at the next DEFCON meetup, where cybersecurity meets real-world espionage.

    Collaboration Alert!

    This meetup marks Red Mountain Maker's first collaboration with DEFCON 205. We’re thrilled to host this event for them and bring our communities closer together.

    Special Guest Speaker: Christopher Browning

    Background: Veteran Law Enforcement executive turned TSCM guru. Chris has delved into the darkest corners of modern policing and now brings his formidable expertise to the realm of technical security. From battling corruption to pioneering private investigative and TSCM services, he’s seen it all.

    Session Focus: Technical Threats Workshop

    Decode and Defend: Step into the shadowy world of surveillance with our interactive workshop. We’ll peel back the layers of security and expose:

    • The ABCs of TSCM and why it’s your digital armor
    • An arsenal of threats from mundane “spy shop” gadgets to high-tech espionage tools
    • The spectrum of devices: DIY hacks, RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, and beyond
    • A closer look at invisible dangers like infrared and visible light threats, hardwired mics, stealth recorders, and carrier current devices.

    This session is your battlefield guide to navigating and neutralizing modern surveillance threats. Expect a charged atmosphere, live demos, and intense discussions.

    You DO NOT need to be a member to attend.

    While there are no strict age restrictions, some of DC205's events may have age-appropriate content. We recommend that attendees be at least 18 years old or have parental consent for certain activities.

    Registration not required but encouraged to help us plan.

    DEFCON 205's


    • 05/25/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
    • 6
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    In this class students will learn how to safely and correctly operate the smelting furnace with the opportunity to pour their own mold in molten Aluminum. Students will be tasked to make an impression of a pre determined

    “flat backed” item using a petro bonded silica clay. The class will cover mold construction, foundry terminology, safety procedures, and proper handling of molten material.

    This class builds off of ring casting class but is not as detailed oriented. If you are looking to challenge your skills in mold making then I suggest taking sterling silver ring casting as a follow up to this class. Ring casting is not required to continue to bronze casting.

    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 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.


    • 05/25/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
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    Our free monthly game night is held in the classroom at the Red Mountain Makers Makerspace on the last Saturday of each month. Come join us for a night of fun and adventure!

    We have a variety of Tabletop games to play, like Wingspan, Sushi GO, Tokaido, Ticket to Ride, and more. You’re also encouraged to bring your own.


    Game Night is a regular free event typically held on the last Saturday of the month. You DO NOT need to be a member to attend, all are welcome!

    Registration not required but encouraged to help us plan.



    • 05/26/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
    • 4
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    In this class students will learn how to assemble a functional viking shield using a combination of historical methods with modern tools. This class involves, light wood working, leather work, and some metal working. This class requires no prerequisites. Students can further improve their shield by painting their colors upon the face of the shield or adding a metal boss, all which will be covered in class.  One month free membership will be granted to all participants to grant use of equipment to complete or expand upon their shield if it's not completed during the classes scheduled time. 

    Lunch will be included to include drying time.

    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 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.


    • 05/26/2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
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    Making a Makerspace Let's make our space even better!

    Have you ever found yourself thinking about ways to improve our space, but were unsure of where to start?This event is for you!

    While anyone can make improvements at any time, the work can be fun if done together.

    This monthly event during open hours is a time for members to get together and improve our space.

    Who can join?

    Any interested member.

    What are we going to be doing?

    Bring your ideas for improving the space. Maybe some widgets in your favorite room need to be organized. Maybe you thought of some signage that would help new members use a tool. Maybe a room needs to be de-cluttered and cleaned. In the unlikely event, that no one has any ideas, we can always rotate through rooms each month and organize them.

    When is this event?

    The last Sunday of every month during open hours. The event will end with open hours or until the last Keyholder locks up. Stay for the whole event or just stop by and say hi. There are no time expectations.

    Where are we meeting?

    We will have a quick meetup in the classroom at 4:00 to discuss what we want to work on next and possibly form groups.

    Do I have to?

    No! This is a voluntary event, regular open hours will still occur. We decided to host this during open hours to increase the chances of more people being involved.

    • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.


    • 06/14/2024
    • 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
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    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
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    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
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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
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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
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    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
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    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
    • 4
    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
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    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
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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.




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



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