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WOD202: Woodturning - Make a Pen on the Wood Lathe

Looking for the next step in your woodturning journey?

Turning pens on the wood lathe is a great way to create finely crafted pieces that do not involve a huge investment of time or money. With a nice pen blank of exotic hardwood, a few supplies, and the guidance of an experienced TechShop instructor, you can learn how to turn your own beautiful pen in just a few hours!

Project: Custom working pen

Prerequisites: Successful completion of WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU is required prior to taking this class. Do not sign up for this class if you have not taken and passed this class.

Recommended but not required: WOD101: Woodshop SBU

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection and particle filter or dust mask


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Make a Pen on the Wood Lathe Saturday, 10/21/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodturning - Make a Pen on the Wood Lathe Saturday, 11/18/17 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
   
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!

13 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Friday, 10/20/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 10/21/17 9:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Sunday, 10/22/17 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Sunday, 10/29/17 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Monday, 10/30/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 11/1/17 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 11/4/17 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Monday, 11/6/17 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Tuesday, 11/7/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Saturday, 11/11/17 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Wednesday, 11/15/17 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Friday, 11/17/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodshop Access SBU
(Woodshop SBU)
Sunday, 11/19/17 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
   
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!

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Friday, 10/27/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Thursday, 11/2/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 1 SEAT TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Monday, 11/6/17 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 11/8/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Thursday, 11/9/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 11/15/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Saturday, 11/25/17 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Monday, 11/27/17 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 11/28/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

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

  • 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!

11 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 10/19/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Sunday, 10/22/17 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 10/23/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 11/1/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Friday, 11/3/17 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 11/8/17 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 11/11/17 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 11/16/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Sunday, 11/19/17 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 11/27/17 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 11/30/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.
   
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 Basic Woodshop SBU (WOD101) 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!

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 10/21/17 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 10/28/17 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Sunday, 10/29/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 11/2/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 11/9/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Sunday, 11/12/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Friday, 11/17/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Tuesday, 11/21/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 11/30/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD402: Laminated Cutting Board Workshop

Are you looking to liven up your culinary experience with beautiful hardwoods?

Come and join us and one of our master woodworkers as you learn to handcraft a laminated cutting board with various species of hardwoods. With these core fundamentals, you will be able to make all types of cutting boards once the class is completed!

Prerequisites: Successful completion of WOD201: Jointer, Planer, and Table Router SBU is required prior to taking this class. Do not sign up for this class if you have not taken and passed that class.

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection and particle filter or dust mask


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laminated Cutting Board Workshop Monday, 11/13/17 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Laminated Cutting Board Workshop Saturday, 11/25/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 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.
   
WOD403: Laminated Cutting Board - Jointer, Planer, Router SBU

In this workshop, learn how to create a laminated cutting board using the Jointer, Planer, and Table Router. This class requires no previous woodshop experience, and will also cover the Jointer, Planar, Router SBU. These cutting boards are easy to make, and make great gifts! After this class, you will be able to create all types of cutting boards with our woodshop equipment.

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laminated Cutting Board - Jointer, Planer, Router SBU Sunday, 11/5/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Laminated Cutting Board - Jointer, Planer, Router SBU Monday, 11/20/17 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.