The SouthWorks MakerLab Network – Park Forest will be closed until further notice as mandated by the State of Illinois and OAI for COVID-19 social distancing. Please continue to check the website and Facebook for more information.
The MakerLab will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 to allow the volunteers to celebrate Christmas with their families. We will be open Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. (late opening) until 5:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 from 5:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m.
We will also be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 for New Year’s Day. We will be open Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Phil & Don & Al
Our new lathe has arrived and is now fully assembled. It’s the perfect size for doing pens, bottle stoppers, candle holders, bowls, and more.
We did our first project this past Monday evening during Open Lab hours. With the gracious and expert help of member Dennis C., we turned two blocks of oak stock into a beautiful mechanical pencil.