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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD011: Bat House

In this project class, you will use best practices, recommended from bat conservation experts, to build a home for the only flying mammals in existence. You'll use the tablesaw, table router, and kreg screws for the construction of the house and then stain your project with a walnut based natural dye for a finish perfectly suited for a bat habitat.



Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU



*Unlimited class pass holders may take this class by paying a materials fee of $30*

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bat House Saturday, 3/11/17 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
WOD405: Master Class - Router

Master this versatile tool that is essential to serious woodworkers. This class covers hand router use and template routing.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Master Class - Router Saturday, 3/18/17 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
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.





1 session currently scheduled:
    Master Sessions - Woodworking and Joinery Saturday, 3/11/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $299.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $249.00, 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 Friday, 3/3/17 6:00 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
    Hand Tool Basics Wednesday, 3/15/17 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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./i>

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

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Monday, 2/27/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 3/1/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Thursday, 3/9/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Monday, 3/13/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Thursday, 3/23/17 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access (SBU)
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 3/29/17 10:00 AM 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 3/7/17 6:00 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 Thursday, 3/16/17 6:00 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, 3/25/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Friday, 3/10/17 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL