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WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Saturday, 2/7/15 10:30 AM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
WKS707: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting

Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing.

This course is designed as an introduction to common metalsmithing techniques and tools such as cold connections and jewelry saws.

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding, and practice these techniques under instructor supervision. Participants will also learn about the various properties of non-ferrous metals.

This course is the pre-requisite for the Belt Buckle Workshop. You must take the jewelry blades you received in this course to use in the Belt Buckle Workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Monday, 2/2/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 2/1/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 2/14/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
WKS729: Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle

Every true Texan needs a custom belt buckle!

Learn to create a custom belt buckle using cold connections with copper, aluminum and brass. Embellishments will be added by using jewelry techniques such as stamping, forming, sawing and riveting.

Bring your saw blades.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully passed the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting class before taking this one.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Monday, 2/16/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS730: Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Learn when and how to adjust a store bought pattern!

We will cover how to adjust a pattern to fit better and/or combine patterns together to create the look you really want. During the first hour, you will be introduced to different techniques involved in adjusting a pattern. During the second hour, apply what you've learned by using a pattern that you've brought with you. Be ready to ask questions and work on it!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Saturday, 2/7/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 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.
   
WKS736: Basic Veneering

Learn the basics of wood veneering with a hands on project of creating a 4 way book matched burl veneer panel.

Topics covered include:

Why use veneer?

Types of veneer.

Planning your veneer project and buying your veneer.

Preparation of and working with veneers.

Gluing and Post gluing operations.

Students will create an approximate 20" square panel veneered with 4 way book matched burl that can subsequently be used for a table top or door panel.

Class will be three separate sessions on three consecutive days.

First session, Thursday at 7:00pm, is two hours covering a lecture on veneers and using veneers, followed by a hands on flattening veneer using a vacuum bag.

Second session, Friday at 7:00pm, is three hours long consisting of layout, cutting, taping and gluing. Parts will be clamped using a vacuum bag.

Third session, Saturday at 9:30am, is an hour long of post gluing operations and clean up.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Basic Veneering Thursday, 2/26/15 7:00 PM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $180.00 plus $45.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $205.00 plus $45.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS738: Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt

Make a custom, dyed, leather belt!

Participants will learn the process from start to finish: measuring for the perfect size, laying out the holes, folding in a swappable belt buckle, edge finishing, dyeing and sealing the leather. Handouts will cover all the instructions and includes templates for hole placement and different billet-end shapes.

Supplies for the class are provided by the instructor, but if you’ve taken the ‘"Make a Custom Belt Buckle" class, you can use that buckle.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Wednesday, 2/4/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Wednesday, 2/18/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS744: Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses

Make it a date at TechShop!

Etch into glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine! Using the rotary attachment tool for the laser cutter, you can etch designs into cylindrical items. Choose from one of our designs or learn how to design a simple one on your own. You will also get to create your very own acrylic wine charm. Choose from several different designs.

This is a unique activity perfect for a DIY date night!

Wine tasting included! (21 and up)

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. If you want to make more customized items, check out our Laser Rotary Attachment SBU class, offered regularly.

Only one person per couple needs to register.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses
(Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses)
Thursday, 2/19/15 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
WKS746: Date Night! Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds

Chocolate Mold Making Date Night!

The perfect Dessert Date has you designing your own custom chocolate molds using our large selection of cutout designs and vacuum former to make a food-safe plastic mold to pour tasty chocolate into! Both of you will each make several tasty chocolate creations and walk away with custom molds to use again at home.

You and your date will get the chance to work together on this awesome project.

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

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

Only ONE person per couple needs to register. Please include both names when you register.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Date Night! Vacuum Formed Chocolate Molds Thursday, 2/12/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
WKS747: Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab

The Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Bring a file you've already started or bring sketches of your design to get help modeling it. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Using sweep, loft and coil to get more complex shapes, get advice on order of operations, get help modeling an existing object

Students must have taken and passed the Autodesk Inventor Basics class.

Project: None. Students will receive help with their personal projects.

Prerequisites:

  • Required: Successfull completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics.
  • Recommended: 6 hours Inventor experience outside of class or completion of either the Intro to Sketching Class or Inventor for Sheet Metal class.

  • 1 session currently scheduled:
        Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab
    (Modeling Lab)
    Sunday, 2/8/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, 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.
       
    WKS752: Get It Quilted on the Long Arm

    You’ve taken the first step towards finishing your quilts on the long arm by completing the CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU. If you hadn't used a long arm before the taking SBU, it was probably a little intimidating; loading your pieces, dialing in tension on an industrial machine, and remembering all the steps is hard.

    Now it's time to increase your comfort level with the long arm quilter.

    During this hands-on workshop, you will complete the quilting on a quilt you’ve brought with you (no bigger than 36” x 44”). You will:


    • Pin your quilt to your zipper set
    • Load your quilt
    • Baste your quilt
    • Test your tension using the Top Tension Pro and TOWA Bobbin Tension Gauge
    • Quilt your quilt using free motion or the ProStitcher
    • Unload your quilt


    By the end of this workshop, you will have completed the quilting process and should be ready to tackle your quilting projects!

    Prerequisites: Workshop participants are required to first complete the CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU. Participants should also have a completed quilt top that is no bigger than 36” x 44.”

    NO MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Get It Quilted on the Long Arm Thursday, 2/5/15 5:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.