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WKS622: Pinstriping

Sexify your DIY! John Jaranson – Ford materials engineer, TechShop instructor, and automotive artist – offers hands-on lessons for this sought-after technique. Add calligraphic lines to your 'rod, your guitar, your laptop, your lunchbox, your smartphone ...

John will show you the tools and materials to produce your own vanity license plate. Bring in your own small projects to get some pointers on how to take them to the next level!

Tools and materials are for workshop project only.

Please note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment, and all shop rules still apply – unless you have passed the required safety course(s), your instructor will assist you on machinery. Membership is required for working in the shop space outside of classes and workshops.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Pinstriping Wednesday, 2/17/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS801: Jigs and The Woodshop

Jigs are an invaluable tool to streamline your craftsmanship and work more efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworking professional or a novice, jigs can help you work smarter and faster.

During this workshop, your experienced instructor will build different jigs with you and show you their many uses. You will then use your jigs in the construction of a small finished box. You will also discuss further jig making, including various table saw sleds for simple cuts and bevels, dado cuts, and mitres. TechShop has these jigs built and on-hand for member use.

This is a 4 hour workshop. Upon completion, you will have 4 versatile jigs to take home, as well as a unique project that can be stained or painted.

WOD101: Woodshop SBU is required before you take this workshop
Project: 4 Jigs, Wooden Box
Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU
Equipment Access: Wood Shop
Safety:
Mandatory: Closed-toed Shoes, Eye Protection, Short Sleeves, Face Shield
Advisable: Hearing Protection, Particle Filter, or Dust Mask when in the woodshop.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jigs and The Woodshop Tuesday, 2/16/16 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Jigs and The Woodshop Monday, 2/22/16 6:00 PM 4.0 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.
   
WKS802: Laser Cut Lanterns

Go further with the skills you learned in your Epilog Laser SBU or Universal Laser SBU to create a decorative and functional work of art! Your instructor will provide you with a selection of pattern ideas, and consult with you on your own designs. Completed lanterns will be made of wood and acrylic, with an electric cord and bulb. You will also be shown how to modify your base for candles.
This is a 4 hour workshop. Upon completion, you may paint or stain your creation, or modify what you have learned to create other styles and shapes. This project will illuminate your home with your own creativity, or provide a gift that is both personal and practical.

LAS101 or LAS103 is required before you take this workshop. Only the Epilog Laser will be used in this workshop. However, everything taught will be applicable to the Universal Laser System.

Project: A custom-cut lantern with electric lighting.
Prerequisites: LAS101: Epilog SBU or LAS103: Universal SBU
Equipment Access: Laser Lab, HUB
Minimum Age: 12
Supervision Requirements: During class, all 12 to 16 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.
Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut Lanterns Saturday, 2/13/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut Lanterns Thursday, 2/18/16 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS803: Copper Wind Chimes

Make a customized copper wind chime using tools in the metal shop, hand tools, and instructor-supervised use of the Waterjet.
In this workshop, you will learn how to cut chimes in the metal shop for specific notes, and customize your wind catcher on the Waterjet.
Your instructor will help you choose a design for your wind catcher from provided templates, or you may create your own. Wooden bases and clappers may be stained or left to weather naturally.

This workshop does not fulfill any SBU requirements
Project: Copper Wind Chimes
Prerequisites: None required, but Basic Metal Shop SBU is recommended.
Equipment Access: Metal Shop, HUB, Waterjet Demo
Minimum Age:16 years
Safety: Mandatory:Closed-toed Shoes and Eye Protection. Hearing Protection is also mandatory while the Waterjet is in operation.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Copper Wind Chimes Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS804: Custom Centerpieces

This class is for parent/child partners only!
If you have ever thought: “I wish there were a project my child and I could do together!” or “Now that I’ve started hanging out at TechShop, everyone expects hand-made gifts. If only I had a project that was simple, personal, looks nice, and is adaptable for many uses!”
Look no further!
Whether you’re new to TechShop, or just looking for a new project, this workshop is designed to be fun for all skill levels. This charming wooden project can be used as a candle-lit centerpiece, or modified for a flower vase, pencil holder, or other project.
Your instructor will help you decide the type of projects you and your child will make from the basic template. After your designs are cut in the laser lab, you and your child will assemble your creations using hand tools and simple power tools.

Parents sign up for a single seat, which will count for two class spots, allowing you to bring 1 child in with you to make this project.
Project: Illuminated centerpiece of your design
Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAS101 or LAS103 is recommended, but not required
Equipment Access: Laser Lab, HUB
Minimum Age:12 years
Supervision Requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.
Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Custom Centerpieces Saturday, 2/20/16 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Custom Centerpieces Friday, 2/26/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS900: Maker Monday Demo Tour

If you've ever been curious about TechShop Detroit, this 2 hour guided tour is the BEST way to experience what we have to offer. You'll begin by taking a general tour of our facilities. Then your group will stop by 3 different shop tools to give you a better understanding of them as well as let you see them in action. Afterwards, feel free to wander on your own and talk with our staff about your project dreams.

This is a free experience, so sign up quick before all the spots are filled.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Maker Monday Demo Tour Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee