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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS801: Jigs and The Woodshop

Jigs are an invaluable tool to streamline your craftsmanship and work more efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworking professional or a novice, jigs can help you work smarter and faster.

During this workshop, your experienced instructor will build different jigs with you and show you their many uses. You will then use your jigs in the construction of a small finished box. You will also discuss further jig making, including various table saw sleds for simple cuts and bevels, dado cuts, and mitres. TechShop has these jigs built and on-hand for member use.

This is a 4 hour workshop. Upon completion, you will have 4 versatile jigs to take home, as well as a unique project that can be stained or painted.

WOD101: Woodshop SBU is required before you take this workshop
Project: 4 Jigs, Wooden Box
Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU
Equipment Access: Wood Shop
Safety:
Mandatory: Closed-toed Shoes, Eye Protection, Short Sleeves, Face Shield
Advisable: Hearing Protection, Particle Filter, or Dust Mask when in the woodshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jigs and The Woodshop Saturday, 7/23/16 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS805: Custom Signs 1: Sign Making on the ShopBot

Apply skills you learned in your Shopbot SBU to create a custom-designed sign. Welcome guests to your cabin, design a unique house number display, or inscribe a favorite saying to adorn your wall. Once you learn how to apply these skills to your own projects, the sky's the limit!
You will be learning how to use V Carve and Corel Draw on the Shopbot to create your design. Your experienced instructor will help you determine design aesthetic, font alignment, and procedural steps to make your ideas work.
After this workshop, you will have a custom sign to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Though the sign will be made from hardwood in class, you will be given the option of adding suggested embellishments in other mediums from the laser cutters, Waterjet, or other preferred machine on your own.
CNC302 is required before you take this workshop
LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog is recommended
Project: Wooden Sign
Safety:Mandatory: Closed-toed Shoes, Eye Protection, Short Sleeves, Face Shield
Advisable: Hearing Protection, Particle Filter, or Dust Mask when in the woodshop.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Custom Signs 1: Sign Making on the ShopBot Sunday, 7/24/16 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS811: Bicycle Maintenance Part 1: Bicycle Basics

This class is an overview of the systems of a bicycle and how they work. You will learn to identify the parts of the bicycle, as well as change flats and make sure your bicycle is safe to ride.

You will be using basic hand tools, and will be working with your own bicycle, so remember to bring it along!

Sponsored by 313 Bicycle Works, your instructor, Mike Sheppard is also the owner.

This is a 2 hour workshop. Kids welcome!

No class requirement for this workshop. You must bring your own bicycle!

Prerequisites: None, but familiarity with hand tools is recommended.

Equipment Access: Large Project Bay, Hand Tools

Minimum Age: 8

Supervision Requirements: During class, all 8 to 14 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Maintenance Part 1: Bicycle Basics Saturday, 7/9/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS812: Bicycle Maintenance Part 2: Brakes and Gears

This class focuses on learning to set up and/or tune up a bike's drivetrain and brakes.
Sponsored by 313 Bicycle Works, your instructor, Mike Sheppard is also the owner.
This is a 2 hour workshop. Kids Welcome!

No class requirement for this workshop. You must bring your own bicycle!

Prerequisites: None, but familiarity with hand tools is recommended.

Equipment Access: Large Project Bay, Hand Tools

Minimum Age: 8

Supervision Requirements: During class, all 8 to 14 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Maintenance Part 2: Brakes and Gears Saturday, 7/9/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS814: Wine Rack: Classic Square-X Style

Though this classic design is traditionally used for wine, it functions well as a finished storage element for any type of decor.



During this workshop, you will learn how to cut and assemble the pieces, using woodshop tools. Your instructor will also give you tips on securing multiple units together, or customizing your design further using other tools of the shop.



This is a 4 hour workshop. Upon completion, you will have one square rack, which you may paint, stain, or leave in natural wood.

WOD101 is required before you take this workshop

Project: Wine Rack

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Equipment Access: Woodshop

Minimum Age: 16

Supervision Requirements: None

Safety:

Mandatory: Closed-toed Shoes, Eye Protection, Short Sleeves, Face Shield

Advisable: Hearing Protection, Particle Filter or Dust Mask when in the woodshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wine Rack: Classic Square-X Style Saturday, 7/16/16 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS850: "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting

The name of this project comes from its stackable parts. Combine laser technology with centuries-old casting techniques to produce custom jewelry pendants in pewter.

In this workshop, you will work with your instructor to create two unique take-home jewelry pieces. The results are astounding. This is a great opportunity to let your Laser Cutter SBU skills shine.

Please note: This workshop utilizes TechShop’s equipment but all shop rules still apply – unless you have already passed the required safety course(s), you will not be operating the machine, your instructor will.

This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class – you may NOT use TechShop's equipment without passing the associated Safety and Basic Use class.

Students ages 8 and up may attend ONLY if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian MUST sign up for the workshop as well.

1 session currently scheduled:
    "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting Tuesday, 7/19/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS857: Pinstriping

Sexify your DIY! John Jaranson – Ford materials engineer, TechShop instructor, and automotive artist – offers hands-on lessons for this sought-after technique. Add calligraphic lines to your 'rod, your guitar, your laptop, your lunchbox, your smartphone ...

John will show you the tools and materials to produce your own vanity license plate. Bring in your own small projects to get some pointers on how to take them to the next level!

Tools and materials are for workshop project only.

Please note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment, and all shop rules still apply – unless you have passed the required safety course(s), your instructor will assist you on machinery. Membership is required for working in the shop space outside of classes and workshops.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Pinstriping Thursday, 7/21/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.