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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS804: Make a Leather Wallet

I love the smell of laser burnt leather in the morning! How many times have you said that? Not many ... but how many times have you hunted for the ideal wallet? Too many!

In this workshop, you will learn how to design patterns and artwork on the computer, then cut your patterns and carve your artwork into leather with a laser. You will also learn leather sewing techniques and apply them to assemble your highly personalized wallet!

Please note: Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment; all shop rules apply – unless you have passed our required safety courses (SBU's) your instructor will assist you on the equipment. This is not an SBU workshop – you must pass the appropriate Safety and Basic Use class to use TechShop's equipment unattended.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Leather Wallet Sunday, 12/4/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Make a Leather Wallet Thursday, 12/22/16 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    Make a Leather Wallet Thursday, 12/29/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
WKS913: Holiday: Turning Ornaments on the Wood Lathe

Have you taken the Wood Lathe SBU and want to know what to do next?

In this project class, you will learn how to make a hand-crafted holiday ornament on the wood lathe.

Minimum age: 16 years

Project: Holiday Ornament.

Prerequisites: Wood Lathe SBU. The instructor will perform some functions for participants who have not completed the Wood Shop SBU for using the drill press and spindle sander.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Holiday: Turning Ornaments on the Wood Lathe Saturday, 12/3/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS115: Knife Making

Knife-making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife-making techniques. In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll also experience a live demo of the waterjet, the machine used to cut your knife blank from a sheet of steel. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife-making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

Project: Knife

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutting SBU class offered regularly.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Knife Making Thursday, 12/8/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Knife Making Monday, 12/12/16 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $179.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $209.00, No Materials Fee
    Knife Making Wednesday, 12/21/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $179.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $209.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.