By Emma Cotton/VTDigger
RUTLAND — A 9,100-square-foot expansion of the MINT, a makerspace in Rutland, will soon provide a space for local residents to learn a slew of new skills the organization has not offered before.
Volunteers helped complete the move into the new space last weekend. They transported equipment such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, an electronics lab, a jewelry lab and a light table for stained glass from the old space on the eastern end of the building to a much larger space at the western end of the building.
Now there’s room for a tool library, where members can borrow equipment instead of transporting unwieldy projects to The MINT, a pottery studio with wheels and kilns, spaces to paint and photograph work, a retail shop…