The Sawtooth Building in Claremont is being renovated to house MakerSpace (Bill Binder photo).

What Will You Make?


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Phyllis Muzeroll

Claremont MakerSpace Shows New Space Being Readied

The Claremont MakerSpace held an Open House at the Sawtooth building on Main St. on Saturday, Oct. 21. City officials, local business owners and interested people stopped by to tour the building and see how much the project has accomplished. The construction of the inside spaces is continuing, and work areas are coming together. They are seeking members, donations and more ideas as to what people would like to be able to do at MakerSpace.

The concept is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Greater Upper Valley Region. The Claremont MakerSpace is being tailored to be a community-oriented creative hub, designed to help its users put shape to their ideas. It will offer affordable, membership-based access to specialty and hi-tech tools, education, room to work and a community of like-minded creative people, building on the City's history of “making”, putting an iconic mill structure – the Sawtooth – back into service as a home base for the next generation of innovators.  The brick building, which was once home to the Sullivan Machine Co. Foundry in Claremont, is about 11,000-square feet.  MakerSpace has received a number of sizeable grants to assist with its financing, including $250,000 from the Northern Border Regional Commission and a $360,000 tax credit from the New Hampshire Community Finance Authority.

Whether it's an interest in jewelry, textiles, electronics, metal and wood working or other creative endeavors, members will have access to tools and work space in which to carry out their ideas.
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For more information, please visit: www.claremontmakerspace.org.




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