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WKS100: Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop

Join Seth Newsome for this three-hour workshop and learn how to put together your own two-tone, end-grain cutting board using the skills you acquired from the Wood Shop SBU. Seth will show you the steps for cutting, gluing and finishing your cutting board made from maple and cherry.

Workshop fee includes materials.

Prerequisite: You must pass the Wood Shop SBU before taking this class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Wednesday, 4/30/14 5:00 PM 3.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 5/4/14 2:00 PM 3.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 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.
   
WKS436: Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making

In this 3-1/2 hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, from a square maple board to finished bowl. This workshop will cover sharpening and tool shape; the four basic cuts and how to best use them; initial mounting; roughing to round and hogging off; techniques for re-mounting the bowl; shaping the exterior; hollowing and interior finish; sanding; reversing the bowl blank and turning the foot and bottom. Time permitting, we may discuss green turning techniques.

Material costs include a 6x6x2 maple blank for each student. If you have your own bowl gouge, please feel free to bring it.

We recommend taking and passing the Basic Wood Lathe Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class before taking this class.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making Sunday, 4/27/14 1:00 PM 3.5 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
    Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making Wednesday, 5/7/14 6:30 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning Workshop - Bowl Making Sunday, 5/25/14 1:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
WKS519: Pewter Drop Casting Workshop

Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

Workshop length: 2 hours. Cost: $50 including materials fee.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Monday, 4/28/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Thursday, 5/1/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.