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WKS1001: Build a Garden Bench! Day 1

Increase your woodworking skills and build a beautiful project for your home! This 2-part workshop is just in time for spring and warmer weather!
This bench will not only be functional, but your instructor will show you woodworking techniques which you can apply to future projects, or help you streamline your own woodworking procedures. This workshop is designed to help you budget your time for large projects, as well as increase your confidence using the tools in the woodshop.
After this workshop, you will have a full size bench to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bench with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from the Waterjet or laser cutters.

Required Prerequisites: Woodshop SBU, Jointer Planer Router SBU

Class Length: 2 separate 4-hour sessions for a total of 8 hours, the second session will be Saturday, May 14th



This workshop will require the use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band Saw, drill press, disc sander, router, portable router, palm sander, chop saw, and other various hand tools. This 8-hour class (split into 2 consecutive weekends) will give you the opportunity to use the skills you learned in SBU classes, and to observe how projects and tools are safely used in the construction of a finished product.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop, held on two consecutive weekends. We will meet for 4 hours on each day with the same start time. To ensure project completion, please plan to attend both days.

You only need to register for Day 1 of this workshop, the pricing is for both days.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Garden Bench! Day 1 Saturday, 5/7/16 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
   
WKS1002: Build a Garden Bench! Day 2

Increase your woodworking skills and build a beautiful project for your home! This 2-part workshop is just in time for spring and warmer weather!
This bench will not only be functional, but your instructor will show you woodworking techniques which you can apply to future projects, or help you streamline your own woodworking procedures. This workshop is designed to help you budget your time for large projects, as well as increase your confidence using the tools in the woodshop.
After this workshop, you will have a full size bench to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bench with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from the Waterjet or laser cutters.

Required Prerequisites: Woodshop SBU, Jointer Planer Router SBU

Class Length: 2 separate 4-hour sessions for a total of 8 hours, the second session will be Saturday, May 14th



This workshop will require the use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band Saw, drill press, disc sander, router, portable router, palm sander, chop saw, and other various hand tools. This 8-hour class (split into 2 consecutive weekends) will give you the opportunity to use the skills you learned in SBU classes, and to observe how projects and tools are safely used in the construction of a finished product.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop, held on two consecutive weekends. We will meet for 4 hours on each day with the same start time. To ensure project completion, please plan to attend both days.

You only need to register for Day 1 of this workshop, the pricing is for both days.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Garden Bench! Day 2 Saturday, 5/14/16 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
   
WKS707: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting

Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing.

This course is designed as an introduction to common metalsmithing techniques and tools such as cold connections and jewelry saws.

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding, and practice these techniques under instructor supervision. Participants will also learn about the various properties of non-ferrous metals.

This course is the prerequisite for the Belt Buckle Workshop. You must take the jewelry blades you received in this course to use in the Belt Buckle Workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Monday, 5/16/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a key chain fob that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be eight designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, swivel knife work, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting and care of tools.

Please bring a USB flash drive if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the woodshop tools.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 5/8/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS729: Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle

Every true Texan needs a custom belt buckle!

Learn to create a custom belt buckle using cold connections with copper, aluminum and brass. Embellishments will be added by using jewelry techniques such as stamping, forming, sawing and riveting.

Bring your saw blades.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully passed the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting class before taking this one.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Monday, 5/2/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS900: Build a Smoker! Day 1

Build your own outdoor barbecue smoker! This 2-day workshop is a great intro to basic metalworking and welding skills – and you walk away with a functioning smoker for your home! Each day will include 4 hours of instruction.

On Day 1, our instructor will walk you through all our basic metal shop equipment and you will process your steel pieces. You will also take our MIG welding class, which will cover basic welding techniques.

On Day 2, you will weld your pieces and complete the project.

After the course, you will have 3 months’ access to the shop and be able to use all equipment covered for your own projects!



This 2-day workshop package package includes 3 months of TechShop membership, clearance on our MIG welders and Basic Metal Shop equipment, and all material costs. Each day includes 4 hours of instruction.



NOTE: You only need to register for Day 1 of this workshop, the pricing is for both days.












1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Smoker! Day 1 Saturday, 5/21/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS901: Build a Smoker! Day 2

Build your own outdoor barbecue smoker! This 2-day workshop is a great intro to basic metalworking and welding skills – and you walk away with a functioning smoker for your home! Each day will include 4 hours of instruction.

On Day 1, our instructor will walk you through all our basic metal shop equipment and you will process your steel pieces. You will also take our MIG welding class, which will cover basic welding techniques.

On Day 2, you will weld your pieces and complete the project.

After the course, you will have 3 months’ access to the shop and be able to use all equipment covered for your own projects!



This 2-day workshop package package includes 3 months of TechShop membership, clearance on our MIG welders and Basic Metal Shop equipment, and all material costs. Each day includes 4 hours of instruction.

NOTE: This listing is only for Day 2. To register, please visit Build a Smoker! Day 1 ]






1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Smoker! Day 2 Saturday, 5/28/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee