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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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 12/21/14 11:00 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 TechShop San Francisco

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.

In this class, we have "positives" already made. So you will go home with a gift!

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop TechShop San Francisco Sunday, 12/28/14 12:00 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
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop TechShop San Francisco Thursday, 1/8/15 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.
   
WKS109: Ornament Making Workshop

Have some fun this holiday season making custom lasercut wood ornaments with our laser cutters. Feel free to bring your own vector file in Adobe Illustrator format, or bring a high contrast black and white image and transform it into a beautiful wooden ornament. Happy holidays from TechShop San Francisco.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Ornament Making Workshop Saturday, 12/20/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
WKS1125: Candle Lantern Workshop

This season, create a beautiful lasercut candle -- a perfect handmade gift for someone who's hard to shop for!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Candle Lantern Workshop
(Candle Lantern Workshop)
Saturday, 12/20/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS423: Moldmaking - Custom Chocolate Molds

Looking to make the perfect handmade gift? You can't go wrong with chocolate!

In this workshop, you will be equipped with everything you need to make the sweetest present imaginable: specialty chocolates made from a mold of your own creation! Each student gets food-safe silicon mold making kit with enough material to make several molds, which can be used to make an infinite number of tasty treats! Basic festive shapes will be provided, but feel free to bring objects you are interested in creating a mold from (shallow, solid plastic objects work best). This class is great for kids!

Please note: We encourage everyone to attend this child-friendly event (ages 8 and up), but normal young maker policies still apply. Everyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while on TechShop premises. No exceptions.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Moldmaking - Custom Chocolate Molds
(Tasty Fun For Everyone!)
Sunday, 12/21/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $35.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS433: How to Make a Tote Bag

Learn to sew your own reusable grocery bag!

In this class, you will learn the basics of working with fabric, using a pattern and sewing seams in the right order. You will also learn about the most commonly used seam types and their uses, what the "grain" is and why it's important, and what all those markings are on a sewing pattern. Finally, you will use your skills to make a nice, sturdy grocery bag that has its own hidden storage pouch.

No sewing experience is needed (other than having taken and passed the Basic Sewing Machine Safety and Basic Use class).

Prerequisite class: You must have already taken the Basic Sewing Machine SBU in order to take this class.



1 session currently scheduled:
    How to Make a Tote Bag
(Make a Tote Bag)
Sunday, 1/4/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS436: Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making

In this 3-1/2 hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, 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 before.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making Sunday, 12/21/14 1:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS4401: Make a Skateboard Deck Workshop

We are very excited to present our latest workshop at Techshop San Francisco, Build Your Own Skateboard Deck Workshop. In this two day workshop, participants will design, and shape their very own skateboard decks. The first day students will cut down 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. In 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. You will walk away with a custom skateboard deck, ready to paint or laser your designs onto, or just bolt on hardware and ride that same day.



Day 1: January 24th 12:00pm-3:00pm

Day 2: January 25th 12:00pm-3:00pm





1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Workshop Saturday, 1/24/15 12:00 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.