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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD101: Woodshop Access SBU

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly called Safety and Basic Use).

After this class, members will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: This class doesn't include a project.

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask

Note: This class does not cover the wood router, the planer, the jointer, or the wood lathe.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
WOD302: Brooklyn CNC ShopBot SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts, or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD.

This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Create parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites (no metal on this machine). This class teaches the use of the machine, but does not cover CAD drawing or toolpathing. VCarve Pro (CNC 201) is a good starting point for people new to CAD and CAM.

Materials fee: Includes materials for the class project.

Prerequisites: Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro (CNC 201) and successful completion of Basic Woodshop SBU (WOD101) prior to taking this class are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC ShopBot router

Safety
  • Required: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, no dangling jewelry; tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection and a particle filter or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
WOD302: CNC ShopBot SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts, or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD.

This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Create parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites (no metal on this machine). This class teaches the use of the machine, but does not cover CAD drawing or toolpathing. VCarve Pro (CNC 201) is a good starting point for people new to CAD and CAM.

Materials fee: Includes materials for the class project and a router bit for each student to keep.

Project: Wooden gear

Prerequisites: Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro (CNC 201) and successful completion of Basic Woodshop SBU (WOD101) prior to taking this class are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC ShopBot router

Safety
  • Required: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, no dangling jewelry; tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection and a particle filter or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.