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WOD900: Master Sessions - Woodworking and Joinery

Join us for a 3-part master session on woodworking and joinery. With your very own copy of The Joint Book, included in the class package, you'll be guided by our expert woodworker through mortise and tenon joints, dovetail joints with a jig and template, and much much more! You'll also have time to ask specific questions and troubleshoot project designs.

Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU and Jointer, Planer and Table Router



These session take place over 3 Saturday Mornings 10am - 1pm. You'll be auto-enrolled for all dates by choosing this class.



Sessions include a one-month membership which will start on the date of the first class. Offer for first time members only.





1 session currently scheduled:
    Master Sessions - Woodworking and Joinery Thursday, 4/6/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $249.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $299.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD102: Hand Tool Basics

This is a great skill building class for adults who may have missed high school shop class or are looking to familiarize themselves with these tools before undertaking a DIY project. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Hand Tool Basics Saturday, 4/1/17 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Tuesday, 4/11/17 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD101: Woodshop Access (SBU)

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly called Safety and Basic Use).

After this class, members will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: This class doesn't include a project.

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask

Note: This class does not cover the wood router, the planer, the jointer, or the wood lathe.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 3/29/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 4/1/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Friday, 4/7/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 4/15/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 4/29/17 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 4/4/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 4/8/17 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 4/17/17 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 4/29/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 4/8/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 4/19/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 4/24/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
   
WOD104: Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe

Learn to safely spin metal on the wood lathe, and then use your woodturning techniques to manufacture hard maple tooling to use to spin pewter, aluminum, copper, brass or silver into beautiful and functional products.

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will learn how to set up the lathe, prepare the raw materials and use the different metal spinning tools. You will also learn how to safely use the lathe to spin metal using wooden tooling.

The project is a small aluminum bowl.

Prerequisite: Wood Lathe SBU

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Wednesday, 4/5/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Friday, 4/21/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD304: Advanced Woodworking - Joinery

Wood joinery is the foundation of building furniture and wooden structures. Joints can be very simple and purely functional or they can be complex and elegant, requiring a master level of artistry and skill to produce.

In this class, learn joint-making techniques as well as highly valuable theory and background information as they apply to joint making. Learn when to use certain joints, which joints are the strongest, how grain direction influences joint strength, glue selection, pre-gluing techniques, proper clamping and much more. This class will provide the foundation needed to create virtually any wood structural project.

Class time will be split between discussing theory in the classroom and learning joinery techniques and creating joints in the woodshop.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of WOD101 - Woodshop and WOD201 - Planer, Jointer and Router Table Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes.

You will learn how to use a mortise and tenon jig and a dovetail jig for use on your own joinery projects, available for you as a TechShop member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Woodworking - Joinery Saturday, 4/15/17 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced Woodworking - Joinery Wednesday, 4/26/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.