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WKS: DIY Automotive Care

Join local mechanic Mary Bielich in understanding basic vehicle maintenance. Mary will demonstrate common routines like changing the oil and checking tire pressure, as well as lesser-known tips. Bring your questions and clothes that can get dirty!

1 session currently scheduled:
    DIY Automotive Care Sunday, 3/6/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS112: Blacksmithing Basics

Learn the beginning skills of traditional blacksmithing. This class will cover correct hammering techniques and the use of tongs, punches, cut off hardies, and veining chisels. We will also learn about heat sources, both traditional and modern, as well as the basics of quenching and tempering. Learn to confidently and safely hammer metal into functional and decorative objects, starting with a leaf wall hook. Come ready to work up a sweat and get your hands dirty.

Project: Leaf Wall Hook

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: Anvil, Propane Forge, Hot Cut Hardie, Veining Chisel

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the forge and anvil outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety:

Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants, hearing protection, eye protection

Advisable: Leather jacket, leather pants, leather boots, leather apron



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Blacksmithing Basics Saturday, 2/20/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Blacksmithing Basics Friday, 2/26/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS113: Product Photography Basics

This class will teach basic studio lighting for product and portrait photography using professional equipment, which can be replicated cheaply using easy DIY alternatives. Key lighting techniques will be described and demonstrated for a variety of photographic needs, depending upon personal aesthetic and application. We will also cover the basic photography studio setup, including backdrop selection, daylight continuous lighting systems, a variety of light positions to best highlight your object, light intensity and studio accessories. You will take a photo (or photos) using a customized lighting technique that best suits the needs of an object (a product, item or self portrait) of your choice. In addition, you will learn basic image editing techniques to enhance lighting, sharpen, contrast, color and prepare images for printing or social media uploading.

Printing will cover the appropriate settings to export an edited image to the TechShop printer. Each student will be able to print and take home an image up to 13x19 inches.

Please be sure to bring an item of your choice to photograph (no more than 3'x3' ft.) and an image capturing device. This can be a DSLR, digital camera, or smart phone. If you do not own a camera, the TechShop DSLR will be available for use. If you bring a smart phone please download one or more of the following free image editing apps: PS Express or VSCOcam.

Project: Shoot, edit, print product photograph

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Adobe Photoshop, DSLR camera, lighting equipment, wide-format printer

1 session currently scheduled:
    Product Photography Basics Tuesday, 2/16/16 5:45 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS115: Intro to Weaving: DIY Laser Loom

Watch as the laser cuts an entire backstrap weaving loom beginner's kit – and then cut your own! Once each participant has their own acrylic loom and has learned about the background and technique of the backstrap loom, you’ll be ready to start weaving. Our fiber arts instructor will guide you as you begin your weaving project. At the end of the class, you will take home your loom, weaving tools and your first, completed project!

Project: Rigid heddle backstrap loom

Prerequisite(s): None; LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU recommended

Equipment access: None

Minimum age: 12 years

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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Weaving: DIY Laser Loom Saturday, 2/20/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS116: Build an Arduino Alarm Clock

Make your very own alarm clock with a backlit LCD and buzzer! In this workshop, you will connect an LCD to an Arduino to display the time of day, wire tactile buttons and write a few lines of code to program the clock. Finally, you will add a buzzer and extra code to generate an alarm sound.

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

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Arduino 2 (Basic Programming) successfully before enrolling in this class. They are required to bring their Arduino (w/ USB CABLE) and project kit they received in aforementioned class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build an Arduino Alarm Clock Saturday, 2/27/16 10:30 AM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $135.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $155.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS121: Upcycle A Messenger Bag

Learn basic bag making techniques and sew a personalized canvas messenger bag using our domestic and industrial sewing machines. Gain experience working with a pattern, making or adding a strap, attaching pockets, inserting a lining, and adding closures. Natural canvas bag fabric and solid color cotton lining are provided. For optional customization, bring your own strap, pockets and closure (suggested materials include recyclable materials such as old belts, bicycle inner tubes, guitar or luggage straps, jeans and jackets).

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Upcycle A Messenger Bag Tuesday, 2/23/16 5:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS123: Advanced Blacksmithing: Tong Forging

Build on your Intro to Blacksmithing experience and begin to craft your own tools with nothing more than a hammer, anvil, punch, cutoff chisel and some bar stock. Tongs are among a blacksmith's most used tools, so we will explore the wide range of tong styles and their uses, as well as look at common fabrication techniques. After an instructor demonstration, each student will have the opportunity to make their own pair of custom tongs from scratch.



Project: Tongs

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of both Introduction to Blacksmithing and Intermediate Blacksmithing.

Equipment access: Anvil, Propane Forge. Hammers, Twisting Bars, Bench Vice, Shaping Jig, Angle Grinders, Quenching Oil

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the forge and anvil outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety:

Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants, hearing protection, eye protection

Advisable: Leather jacket, leather pants, leather boots, leather apron

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Blacksmithing: Tong Forging Thursday, 2/25/16 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $165.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $185.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS128: Brazing and Silver Soldering

Brazing is a metal joining process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal. Employing proper materials and techniques joints of considerable strength can quickly and easily be achieved. The instructor will explain the differences and similarities between soldering and brazing procedures and introduce students to the skills and materials required to make strong and durable joints in a variety of metals.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Brazing and Silver Soldering Saturday, 2/20/16 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS130: Calligraphy Pen Turning

Using exotic hardwoods, make your own custom shaped calligraphy pen. With an instructor’s guidance you will learn to use lathe chisels to turn and shape wood into a comfortable pen that would make the poets of old weep. You will also learn best practices for finishing, shaping and sanding by hand.

Prerequisite: None. However, participants can redeem a 50% discount for the Wood Lathe SBU.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Calligraphy Pen Turning Friday, 2/19/16 5:45 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS137: Home Automation

Bring your row house into the next millennium with home automation. Manage appliance usage, customize home heating and cooling systems, and monitor home security from your smart phone. Discuss possibilities and best practices with local expert Stephen Zelenko.



Wink bulbs and gateway are included in the materials fee in class. Participants will leave with a basic automation kit from Wink [http://www.wink.com]. Students can add to their home automation systems after the class, including systems like irrigation control, lighting and thermostats.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Home Automation Sunday, 2/28/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS138: Box Joint: Make a Wooden Stool

Build a piece of furniture and learn to use the cool new jig while making a sturdy, glueless box-jointed stool. Compare finger joints with wood screws or counter-sunk and plugged plywood screws. Materials are furniture grade 3/4" plywood and pipe.



Prerequisites:Woodshop SBU and Jointer, Planer, Table Router SBU

1 session currently scheduled:
    Box Joint: Make a Wooden Stool Saturday, 2/20/16 5:30 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * 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.
   
WKS139.5: Custom House Numbers (Part 2)

Make a unique architectural embellishment using the Waterjet cutter. In this workshop, an experienced instructor will help you conceptualize and design a custom house number in an appropriate style for the period and character of your home. You will translate your design for the CNC Waterjet, cut it in sheet aluminum and bend it on the finger brake to create a personalized piece of art that can be easily attached to the outside of your house.

This is a two-day (4 hours per day) workshop. Upon completion of both days, your creation can be finished with spray paint or powder and LED or solar lighting can be added to create an illuminated house number to make your neighbors envious.

One month of membership and the Waterjet SBU are included in this package.

This listing is only for the second day. To register, please visit Custom House Numbers (Part 1)



1 session currently scheduled:
    Custom House Numbers (Part 2) Sunday, 2/21/16 1:00 PM 8.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $275.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $395.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS140: ZeGoBeast Build

ZeGoBeasts are biologically-inspired walking creatures brought to life by you. Inspired by Theo Jansen's leg kinematics, this kit was created to teach people about basic kinematics, how to use basic hand tools, and bring friends and family together through a shared challenge.

Youth and parents are invited to collaboratively build one beastie in this workshop. Learn more at ZeGoBeast.com.

1 session currently scheduled:
    ZeGoBeast Build Wednesday, 2/17/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS141: Intro to Wetplate Collodion (Tintype) Photography

Replicate a black and white heirloom photo or capture a truly unique image of your work with wetplate collodion photography, commonly known as tintyping and recognized as the oldest photo-emulsive process. In this workshop, you will learn to harness this heritage photography technique by taking still-life photos.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Wetplate Collodion (Tintype) Photography Sunday, 2/14/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS144: LED Lamp Making

Add a personal touch to your home decor. These high-tech lanterns will transform a room with custom LED colors and brightness controlled via arduino. Students will also participate in a laser cutting demo while assembling their wooden Japanese-style lanterns.

Special thanks to Joseph Brown for photographing this class project. View more of his work here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    LED Lamp Making Wednesday, 2/24/16 4:45 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS149: Fusion360 Bootcamp

Fusion360 is a powerful cloud-based CAD/CAM modeling program from Autodesk. This software is ideal for both novices and experts in digital prototyping. Users can execute modeling and tooling functions within a single program, create realistic renderings for presentations, apply built-in mechanical testing functions, and collaborate remotely in real time.

This 10-week boot camp to get you up to speed on the best uses of the program. Taught by Daniel Goncharov and Alex Thomson, two of TechShop’s experts on 3D modeling and CNC machining. This course package includes a 3-month TechShop membership, one CNC starter class, capstone project, and exam. Participants passing all course requirements will receive Autodesk Certificate of Completion.

To prepare for this class, please create an Autodesk account. You may also download the free trial of Fusion360 here.

This 10-week bootcamp will run every Tuesday from January 12th - March 15th, 6-9pm. Students will be allowed to miss two classes and asynchronously make up for that time.

Multi-day classes are not eligible for class coupons.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Fusion360 Bootcamp Tuesday, 2/16/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up  
    Non-member Sign Up  
    Fusion360 Bootcamp Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $765.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $985.00, No Materials Fee
    Fusion360 Bootcamp Tuesday, 3/1/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up  
    Non-member Sign Up  
    Fusion360 Bootcamp Tuesday, 3/8/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up  
    Non-member Sign Up  
    Fusion360 Bootcamp Tuesday, 3/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up  
    Non-member Sign Up  
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS151: ShopBot Lab

Welcome to TechShop Labs! Labs are open forum environments, similar to an open studio. Each class is student-driven and entirely unique. Students are encouraged to bring project planning ideas, new techniques, and questions from every skill level.

So you have taken the ShopBot class and are interested in learning more? Here is your chance to ask more questions, see demonstrations of advanced techniques, and discuss your personal projects. Advanced modeling and project planning techniques will be demonstrated and discussed by our instructor. Bring in your project ideas and discuss design and manufacturing method options for your projects with our instructor and fellow lab participants.

Labs are similar to studio time. It is recommended participants bring any sketches or photos that will help the instructor better understand their projects and questions.

Due to the unique attention given to each topic in this class, Labs regularly vary in content. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.

Suggested Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU, Jointer, Planer, Table Router SBU, ShopBot SBU

1 session currently scheduled:
    ShopBot Lab Friday, 2/19/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS152: Electronics Kit Build Club

Interested in microcontrollers, Arduino and hobby electronics? This monthly class will build on a new kit every session. See below for upcoming kits:

Feb 8 - DIY Watch

March 14 - Game of Life

April 11 - Blinky Grid

May 9 - Pirate Radio Throwie

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics Kit Build Club Monday, 3/14/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Electronics Kit Build Club Monday, 4/11/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Electronics Kit Build Club Monday, 5/9/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS153: Create Sparkling Silver Jewelry

Discover the secrets of silversmiths. Bend sterling silver wire into graceful shapes, cut from a sterling silver sheet and then add sparkle with hammer forging. Get practice as you make earrings or a pendant to take home.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Create Sparkling Silver Jewelry Saturday, 2/20/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Create Sparkling Silver Jewelry Sunday, 3/6/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Create Sparkling Silver Jewelry Saturday, 4/9/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Create Sparkling Silver Jewelry Sunday, 5/1/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS155: Sew a Leather Wallet with Fabnik

Fabnik makes high quality, modern DIY kits. In this workshop, Fabnik Founders will lead students in making their own sleek, minimal leather wallet using a traditional technique called the saddle stitch.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sew a Leather Wallet with Fabnik Monday, 2/22/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $42.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $62.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Sew a Leather Wallet with Fabnik Wednesday, 3/16/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $42.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $62.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Sew a Leather Wallet with Fabnik Friday, 4/15/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $42.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $62.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Sew a Leather Wallet with Fabnik Wednesday, 5/18/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $42.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $62.50 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS156: Make a Baseball Bat

People say baseball is America's favorite past time. Some say that woodworking is, too. Combine these classic interests in this unique workshop! You'll learn the art of wood turning by making your own baseball bat.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Baseball Bat Thursday, 2/25/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $120.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS603: Lifecasting 101

Lifecasting is the process of creating a 3D copy of a living human body through the use of molding and casting techniques. In this Special Effects Series workshop, you will learn how to make an exact copy of your own finger, eye or nose using industry-standard alginate. You will then cast a positive of the finger, eye or nose in a strong plaster. In addition to hands-on molding and casting, we will discuss the many uses of lifecasting and touch on more advanced techniques. This workshop is designed to accommodate beginners as well as the experienced special effects guru.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Lifecasting 101 Friday, 2/26/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS901: Tesla Coil Design and Operation

Learn about design methods and operating principles of a traditional spark gap Tesla coil! Mathematical relationships and empirical measurements will be used to gain a greater understanding of high voltage electronics. We will be demonstrating these concepts on a giant homemade Tesla coil!

This is the perfect workshop for high-voltage electronics enthusiasts and for those who want to build their own Tesla coils.

About the Instructor: Mark Barlow teaches electronics classes at TechShop Pittsburgh. He has worked in the solar industry for five years and has cumulatively worked on 35 megawatts of solar power generation, including the first solar array in downtown Pittsburgh. Mark built his first Tesla coil in high school and continues to be an enthusiast of high voltage electronics.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Tesla Coil Design and Operation Monday, 2/29/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS126: Knife-Making Using CNC Machines

Knife-making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife-making techniques. In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll also experience a live demo of the waterjet, the machine used to cut your knife blank from a sheet of steel. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife-making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

Project: Knife

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it 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 waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutting SBU class offered regularly.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Saturday, 2/27/16 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $165.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $195.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.