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WKS1002: Build a Garden Bench! Day 2

Increase your woodworking skills and build a beautiful project for your home! This 2-part workshop is just in time for spring and warmer weather!
This bench will not only be functional, but your instructor will show you woodworking techniques which you can apply to future projects, or help you streamline your own woodworking procedures. This workshop is designed to help you budget your time for large projects, as well as increase your confidence using the tools in the woodshop.
After this workshop, you will have a full size bench to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bench with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from the Waterjet or laser cutters.

Required Prerequisites: Woodshop SBU, Jointer Planer Router SBU

Class Length: 2 separate 4-hour sessions for a total of 8 hours, the second session will be Saturday, July 16th

This workshop will require the use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band Saw, drill press, disc sander, router, portable router, palm sander, chop saw, and other various hand tools. This 8-hour class (split into 2 consecutive weekends) will give you the opportunity to use the skills you learned in SBU classes, and to observe how projects and tools are safely used in the construction of a finished product.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop, held on two consecutive weekends. We will meet for 4 hours on each day with the same start time. To ensure project completion, please plan to attend both days.

You only need to register for Day 1 of this workshop, the pricing is for both days.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build a Garden Bench! Day 2 Saturday, 8/27/16 9:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
WKS1260: HandBuilt Side Table

Learn how to build a beautiful mid century modern styled side table with resident furniture artisan, Michael Gutierrez. A fusion of contemporary design with traditional woodworking this hands on class will empower students to create their own stunning furniture pieces.

Some parts will be pre-cut using our ShopBot and students will learn how to properly use hand tools to shape and complete their piece. Each student will have the opportunity to customize their project and will take home a hand-built wooden side table. This is an excellent workshop for anyone wanting a project oriented woodworking class.

This class has no pre-requisites. Basic woodworking knowledge is recommended. All supplies will be provided and are included in the cost of the class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    HandBuilt Side Table Sunday, 9/18/16 12:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob

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

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be eight designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

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

Please bring a USB flash drive if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the woodshop tools.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 9/11/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.