The MiLL in Colorado Springs

The MiLL (Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab) is a newly opened extension of the Fine Woodworking Program, a partnership with The MiLL Academy. The MiLL runs an intensive program along with additional core fine woodworking courses, with more courses being added in the future. 

Woodworking Intensive focuses on traditional woodworking tools and techniques for creating furniture and utility objects while introducing students to technology used in the industry, like CAD and CNC. Students will focus on design and professional practices to better prepare for entrepreneurial endeavors. Classes are in the evenings Monday-Thursday.

Facilities

  • This campus features a state-of-the-art shop space with facilities to learn large production cabinetmaking and fine woodworking. 

  • Over 25,000 square feet of shop space with 3 classrooms, 2 machining areas, computer lab, CNC, and workbenches and storage for students.

  • The Wood Shop power tools and machines include a sliding table saw, table saws, band saws, chop saws, an upcut saw, jointers, planers, routers, CNC machines, a belt sander, a panel saw, and more.

  • We have a library of hand tools that students can check out during class and open shop hours, including hand saws, hand planes, and turning tools. (Students are required to purchase some of their own tools and are encouraged to begin acquiring their own sets of tools.

  • The MiLL offers a national woodworking library of books from the early 1900s to the present. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources during their studies.

  • The Wood Shop offers open shop hours outside of classes 6 days a week, including evenings and weekends. A trained shop monitor is on hand to help you as needed.

Instructors

Our instructors are working professionals who have mastered the areas of woodworking they teach. Find out more at Instructors.

Interested in learning more about the Fine Woodworking Program at The MiLL? Contact us and schedule a tour!

 

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