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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS100: Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop

Join Seth Newsome for this three-hour workshop and learn how to put together your own two-tone, end-grain cutting board using the skills you acquired from the Woodshop SBU. Seth will show you the steps for cutting, gluing and finishing your cutting board made from maple and cherry.

Workshop fee includes materials.

Prerequisite: You must pass the Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 2/1/15 10:00 AM 3.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 2/15/15 10:00 AM 3.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS101PWTR: Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop

Learn about higher temperature metals (brass, aluminum) and how to cast them using a variety of techniques -- sand casting, investment casting, high temperature silicone permanent casting, and using the 3D printer for lost plastic investment casting -- in this new series of workshops at TechShop San Francisco.

** Please wear long sleeves, leather closed-toe shoes and long pants. Welding jackets and eyewear will be provided.**

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Friday, 2/13/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Friday, 2/27/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS111: Valentines Chocolate and Card Making

Come and make cards from laser-cut paper and pour chocolates into TechShop-made molds! We'll have gear, heart, and hammer shaped molds to make a unique gift for the people you love.

This is a drop-in event (so you can make them as elaborate as you want). Feel free to bring bits of paper and additions to the materials we'll have. Glue, paper, scissors, glitter, doilies and more will be provided. Free for members. $20 for non-members. Maximum 10 chocolates per person but unlimited cards!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Valentines Chocolate and Card Making
(Valentines Chocolate and Card Making)
Monday, 2/9/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
44 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS436: Woodturning - Bowl Making

In this 3.5-hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, going from a square maple board to finished bowl.

We will cover sharpening and tool shape; the four basic cuts and how to best use them; initial mounting; roughing to round and hogging off; techniques for re-mounting the bowl; shaping the exterior; hollowing and interior finish; sanding; reversing the bowl blank; and turning the foot and bottom. Time permitting, we may discuss green turning techniques.

Material costs include a 6 x 6 x 2 maple blank for each student. If you have your own bowl gouge, please feel free to bring it.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Basic Wood Lathe Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class prior to taking this workshop.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Bowl Making Sunday, 2/8/15 1:00 PM 3.5 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
    Woodturning - Bowl Making Sunday, 2/22/15 1:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
WKS441: Make a Skateboard Deck

We are very excited to present our latest workshop at TechShop San Francisco: the Build Your Own Skateboard Deck workshop!

In this two-day workshop, participants will design and shape their very own skateboard decks. During the first day, students will cut their veneer into 12" strips, then glue and clamp them over a form, determining how much concave the board has and what angle the tail of the board is. On the second day, we will pull our skateboard blanks off the forms, transfer our profile designs, then cut the shape out and round the corners of the board. Participants will walk away with a custom skateboard deck, ready to paint or laser designs onto or just bolt on hardware and ride that same day.

    Day 1: Day 1, 11am-2PM
    Day 2: January 25th, 11am-3PM



    Prerequisite: You must pass the Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Saturday, 2/14/15 11:00 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Skateboard Deck Saturday, 2/28/15 11:00 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS469: Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop

Join our Guest Instructor for this three-hour workshop and learn how to put together a Rose made of 24 gauge steel. These make beautiful valentines presents and will last a lifetime. Happy valentines day!





Prerequisite: None.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop
(Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop)
Sunday, 2/1/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop
(Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop)
Friday, 2/6/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop
(Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop)
Sunday, 2/8/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop
(Valentines: Metal Rose Workshop)
Monday, 2/9/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS999: Advanced Shopbot Workshop

Join Chris Nevill, one of our super users of the Shopbot in San Francisco. Chris joined TechShop SOMA as a photographer, but was always interested in being a sign contractor. To produce the high quality signs Chris wanted to make, he had to go on his own learning journey to figure out how to do the complex operations his designs required. He wanted to give back to the place that allowed him to start his new business and teach other Techshop members what he has learned over the years. This class focuses on complex operations that are not taught in our regular Shopbot class. Students will learn how to produce two sided work, complex inlays with sharp edges, registering your work for jobs that require two reservations, and many other tips and tricks for the advanced user.



Prerequisites:



CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU



CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Shopbot Workshop
(Advanced Shopbot Workshop)
Tuesday, 2/3/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced Shopbot Workshop
(Advanced Shopbot Workshop)
Tuesday, 2/17/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.