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WKS1205: Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff!

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be placed on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools.

At the end of the session, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting, and care of tools.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 12/2/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 12/9/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Sunday, 12/28/14 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic. This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 12/20/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1215: Intro to Design for Manufacturing

Got an invention? Interested in patenting your idea? This is the class for you!

Nowadays many inventors prematurely invest time and money in patents and patent drawings before considering the manufacturing methods of the invention. In this lecture-based class, we will explore the importance of considering various manufacturing methods before beginning the design process. We will discuss the design of real products and describe the different design processes used within TechShop. This class will help you save time, money and reduce surprises in your product development process.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Design for Manufacturing Monday, 12/22/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1216: Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Part 2 of our multi-day "Design for Manufacturing" series explores the fabrication process in depth. We will discuss the manufacturing procedures used to create your part both in TechShop and beyond.

Please bring a prototype to class so we can discuss and explore optional design changes and how to promote high-volume manufacturing. We will consider numerous manufacturing methods used by large factories including industrial injection molding, extrusions, and blow molding.

Custom design advice will be provided to each inventor’s specific product.

Prerequisite: Intro to Design for Manufacturing

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Design for Manufacturing Monday, 12/29/14 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1227: Sew a Christmas Stocking!

Excited for the Holidays? So are we!

In this class students will learn how to sew their very own customized Christmas (or holiday) stocking for their mantle.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following:

- 2 yards fabric (once you register for the workshop, we will email you a handy "How to pick the right kind of fabric" handout)

- Basic thread in a preferred color

Feel free to bring your own sewing kit if you like (scissors, seam ripper, pins) but TechShop will otherwise supply these materials.

Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU. If you haven't taken this class yet, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Sew a Christmas Stocking! Tuesday, 12/9/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1231: Holiday Ornaments: Sheet Metal and Powder Coating

Are you looking for that one-of-a-kind ornament for your tree? Look no further! Create your own metal ornament in this action-packed workshop!

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in Part 1 of this class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers.In Part 2 of this class Prerequisite(s): MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU is recommended. In Part 2 of this class learn how to use a cabinet sandblaster to prepare a small metal part, clean and coat it with powder, and then bake it on in the powder coat oven.Because of possible shock (high voltage, low amperage) with a powder coating gun, members with a pacemaker, or any voltage sensitive medical equipment are not allowed to take this course or use the equipment.

Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you will be cleared to use the sandblasting cabinet, powder coating gun, powder spray booth, powder coating oven, Slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers.



Minimum age: 12

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.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection



  • 1 session currently scheduled:
        Holiday Ornaments: Sheet Metal and Powder Coating Saturday, 12/6/14 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS1232: Holiday-Themed Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds

    In the spirit of the Holidays we invite you to make your very own chocolate and chocolate molds using TechShop's vacuum forming machine!

    You will customize your chocolate bar design using laser cut stencils and shapes and then use the vacuum former to make a food-safe plastic mold. Next, you will pour delicious molten chocolate into your finished mold. You will make your very own chocolate bars and walk away with a custom mold to use again at home. The best part? Enjoying your handmade chocolate bar just in time for the Holiday season!

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

    Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. To learn more about vacuum forming, check out our Vacuum Forming SBU, offered regularly.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Holiday-Themed Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds Friday, 12/19/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.