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Maker Village KC

606 East 31st Street

Kansas City, MO 64109

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Do you have a project in mind, but are missing the tools or expertise to make it happen? Come to Open Shop, where you can use our equipment while receiving guidance from our expert facilitators. Need to repair that wobbly chair, or build a box to hold your records? We can help.

People of all skill levels are welcome, but certain tools (listed below) will require Woodworking Safety & Orientation or Metalworking Safety & Orientation to be completed first. Sessions are 4 hours long, and larger projects may take multiple sessions, depending on your skill level. Please purchase one ticket per person, even if you intend to work on a project together.


Materials are not included in Open Shop, but we do have several barrels full of free scrap hardwoods (donated by Square One Studio and CASTILLEJA) for smaller projects like cutting boards, coasters or wooden utensils, etc. Found, recylced, and reclaimed material projects are welcomed! We recommend checking out Urban Lumber to purchase local reclaimed materials.

Unfortunately, we don't have the space to store works-in-progress, so items must be taken with you at the end of the workshop. We include reasonable use of blades on equipment in the fee. Consumables (grinding disc, sanding pads, etc) and fasteners are available for purchase.

Before signing up, please email your project idea to humans@makervillagekc.org and read through and sign the Waiver, Release of Liability Form. Once we know what project you intend to work on, we'll be prepared to assist you! Of course, we'll let you know ahead of time if we anticipate any issues with your project.

Below is the list of available tools for Open Shop. Tools with one asterisk can be used after completing Woodworking Safety & Orientation. Tools with two asterisks can be used after completing Metalworking Safety & Orientation.

Wood Machines

  • Delta 10” table saw - Unisaw (instructor use only)
  • *15” Miter Saw - Hitachi C15FB
  • *12” Double Bevel Sliding Miter Saw - Bosch GCM12SD
  • *Scroll Saw - Dewalt DW788-1
  • *6” Belt & 12” Disc Sander - Jet JSG-6DC
  • *5-1/2" Oscillating Spindle Sander - Jet 708404 JBOS-5
  • *18” Bandsaw - Laguna LT18SE16
  • *Panel Saw - Safety Speed H5 w/ 2.5HP 8” Milwaukee 6410 Saw
  • *20” Helical Head Planer - Jet JWP-208HH
  • *6” Helical Head Jointer - Grizzly G0452Z
  • *6” Quill Drill Press - Powermatic PM2800B

Metal Machines

  • **Mig Welder - Miller 211
  • **Mounted Metal Bandsaw - Milwaukee 6230
  • **14” Abrasive Cut-off Saw - Ridgid R4141
  • **Bench Grinder - JBG-6A
  • **Horizontal/Vertical Mitering Band Saw - JET HVBS-10S
  • **Plasma Cutter - Hobart AirForce 40i

Misc. Machines

  • Wet Tile Saw - Husky THD950
  • 5HP - 60 Gallon Air Compressor for Shop Air

Wood Power Tools

  • *2.25HP Router - Bosch 1617 - Fixed & Plunge base or Router Table
  • Oscillating Tool - Bosch MX25A
  • Micro Pin Nailer - Porter Cable PIN100
  • Brad Nailer - Bostitch BT1855
  • 2” Staple Gun - Spot Nail XS6650
  • Finish Nailer - Hitachi NT65MA4
  • *Frame Nailer - Hitachi NR 90AE(S)
  • Biscuit Joiner - Makita PJ7000
  • 5” Round Orbital and 4” Square Palm Sanders
  • 18V Dewalt Hammer Drill, Drill, Impact Drivers, ½” Impact Wrench
  • 12V Dewalt Drill, Impact Driver
  • *Jig Saw - Dewalt DW317-1
  • *Worm Drive and Direct Drive 7-¼” Circular Saws

Metal Power Tools

  • **4.5”, 6”, 9” Grinders (cut off, grinding, and flapper disc)
  • Sawzall - Milwaukee 6520-21-B02C

Misc. Power Tools

  • 1-9/16” Spline Rotary Hammer - Bosch 11247
  • 1” SDS Rotary Hammer - Bosch 11255VSR
  • Rotary Tool - Dremel 4000

Hand Tools

  • Chisels
  • Metric & SAE Wrenches and Socket Sets
  • Hand Saws
  • Metal Files
  • Tin Snips
  • Measuring Tools


  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • No loose or dangling hair, clothing or jewelry can be worn in the shop.
  • Shop temperature fluctuates, wear layers. Wear jeans if metalworking.
  • Must be 18+ to participate in workshops or open shop.
  • If for any reason Maker Village KC needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded.

OUR ADDRESS: 606 E 31st. Street. KC, MO 64109 (⊙﹏⊙)
PARKING: Free street parking on 31st street and Cherry street.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Maker Village is accessible through RideKC. For more information or to plan your trip, visit ridekc.org/ or use the Google Maps iphone/android app.

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