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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS029: Leather Wallet Workshop

Learn the basics of leather working in this fun project-based workshop. Students will learn how to make patterns and properly cut and stitch leather using a saddle stitch.

All materials are included and every participant will leave with a beautiful new leather wallet.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leather Wallet Workshop
(Leather Wallet Workshop)
Sunday, 5/3/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Leather Wallet Workshop
(Leather Wallet Workshop)
Sunday, 5/17/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Leather Wallet Workshop
(Leather Wallet Workshop)
Sunday, 5/31/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS030: Build Your Custom Motorcycle Workshop

Building Your Custom Motorcycle – From Scratch Building to Modified Madness!!

Ten topics in two hours that will save your money and maybe your life.

This two-hour bike-building seminar/symposium is for anyone who builds or wants to build a custom motorcycle. The 10 most important aspects of a bike project will be covered in a fun and inspiring way.

Even the experienced builder will want to attend. Your experience will matter to us all during the question and comment sections . . . and even the old dogs might learn some new tricks.

About the presenter:
Blaine Dehmlow is a custom bike builder, motorcycle company founder and designer, past winner of the Popular Mechanics American Genius Award, a former TechShop General Manager, and current TechShop member. You may have seen his other TechShop-related projects – the Rallier Roadster, carbon fiber guitars, the 12-Hour Kayak, and Making Your Own Wrist Watch – on National Public Radio, Wired Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Translogic and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few.

Experience the unbridled exuberance, irreverent humor and soul stirring inspiration that unfolds when Blaine gathers his ideas and friends together for a fantastic evening full of optimism and action.

“I love talking with anyone who has the courage to come up with an idea and intends to act on it.," says Blaine. "I am especially excited to host this seminar at my home shop – TechShop San Francisco.”

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build Your Custom Motorcycle Workshop
(Build Your Custom Motorcycle Workshop)
Thursday, 5/21/15 5:30 PM 0.0 Hour 60 SEATS TOTAL
60 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, 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
(Woodturning - Bowl Making)
Tuesday, 5/12/15 6:30 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning - Bowl Making
(Woodturning - Bowl Making)
Tuesday, 5/26/15 6:30 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 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 excited to present our latest workshop at TechShop San Francisco: Build Your Own Skateboard Deck!

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, 3 hours
    Day 2:, 4 hours
Prerequisite: You must pass the Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Wednesday, 5/13/15 6:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
WKS724: Working with LEDs

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin?

In this class, you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED & integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.

Prerequisites: You must have passed EEE 100: Soldering and Basic Electronics prior to taking this workshop.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 4/30/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 5/3/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 5/10/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 5/24/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 5/31/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS519: Pewter Drop Casting Workshop

Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

Workshop length: 2 hours

Cost: $50 including materials fee

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Saturday, 5/16/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Saturday, 5/30/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.