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Museum of Making Meetup

Dabbler

Well-Known Member
#1
The Museum of Making is a world-class private museum of machine tools and much more just west of Calgary. alincochrane used to be a curator there, and has great stories to tell about its early days. Info can be found at https://museumofmaking.org/about/

I am asking the curator for a tour for all of us. We would have to agree on a date that will include most of us, so my guess is a Saturday or Sunday. Shall we try for June? This place has lathes, planers, shapers and milling machines as well as at least one huge steam engine. Once I make contact I'd like to pass on the organizing to someone who is is more adept at meetup, etc. any takers?

[I tried to post this as a poll, but couldn't find the option in the advanced editor; my bad!]
 

Dabbler

Well-Known Member
#11
I found out some 'inside information' that the best time for us to go is a week after Stampede in July. Right now and until; stampede they are erecting all their new exhibits for their big Stampede event, and would probably put us off anyway.

How does July 14th sound?
 

Dabbler

Well-Known Member
#14
The museum hosts a barbacue for the captains of industry, where they unveil their most recent exhibits. Right now they are scambling to get everything 'right' for the party.
 
#17
July 14th works for me too. Would love to go! I've been wanting to go for quite a few years, but after I spoke with Alincochrane last weekend, want to go even more.
 
#20
That place looks really cool, I'd love to have a look at it too. July 14 would be OK for me as long as it was morning or early afternoon as I work the night.