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WKS1205: Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff!

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

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be placed on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools.

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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 2/3/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 2/10/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 2/17/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 2/24/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic. This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 2/7/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1237: Make It a Date! Vacuum Formed Chocolate Sweethearts

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a date at TechShop!

Make your very own chocolate and Sweetheart chocolate mold using TechShop's vacuum forming machine. You will customize your sweetheart design using laser cut letters, then you'll use the vacuum former to make a food-safe plastic mold. Next, you will pour delicious molten chocolate into your finished mold. The best part? Enjoying your handmade chocolate heart! You and your date will each make a tasty chocolate creation and walk away with a custom mold to use again at home.

This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about vacuum forming, check out our Vacuum Forming SBU class, offered regularly.

A mere $60 gets you and a partner a spot in these exclusive, limited-time workshops.

Only one person per couple needs to register.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make It a Date! Vacuum Formed Chocolate Sweethearts Friday, 2/13/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.