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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
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 Woodshop 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 Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Two-Tone, End-Grain Cutting Board Workshop Saturday, 4/18/15 3:30 PM 3.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS101PWTR: Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop

Learn about higher temperature metals (brass, aluminum) and how to cast them using a variety of techniques -- sand casting, investment casting, high temperature silicone permanent casting, and using the 3D printer for lost plastic investment casting -- in this new series of workshops at TechShop San Francisco.

** Please wear long sleeves, leather closed-toe shoes and long pants. Welding jackets and eyewear will be provided.**

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Monday, 3/30/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Saturday, 4/11/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS436: Woodturning - Bowl Making

In this 3.5-hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, going from a square maple board to finished bowl.

We 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 6 x 6 x 2 maple blank for each student. If you have your own bowl gouge, please feel free to bring it.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Basic Wood Lathe Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class prior to taking this workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Bowl Making
(Woodturning - Bowl Making)
Sunday, 4/19/15 3:30 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS441: Make a Skateboard Deck

We are very excited to present our latest workshop at TechShop San Francisco: the Build Your Own Skateboard Deck workshop!

In this two-day workshop, participants will design and shape their very own skateboard decks. During the first day, students will cut their veneer into 12" strips, then glue and clamp them over a form, determining how much concave the board has and what angle the tail of the board is. On the second day, we will pull our skateboard blanks off the forms, transfer our profile designs, then cut the shape out and round the corners of the board. Participants will walk away with a custom skateboard deck, ready to paint or laser designs onto or just bolt on hardware and ride that same day.

    Day 1: Day 1, 3 hours
    Day 2:, 4 hours



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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Saturday, 4/16/16 6:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 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.
   
WKS724: Working with LED's

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin? In this class you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED & integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.



Prerequisites: EEE 100: Soldering and Basic Electronics

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with LED's
(Working with LED's)
Wednesday, 4/1/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LED's
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 4/16/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
    Working with LED's
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 4/30/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS999: Advanced ShopBot Workshop

This class focuses on complex operations that are not taught in our regular ShopBot class. Students will learn how to produce two sided work, importing Cut3D files into V-Carve, registering your work for jobs that require two reservations, managing tool libraries,using profile tools, and many other tips and tricks for the advanced user looking to do more with the Shopbot.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU and CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Sunday, 3/29/15 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Wednesday, 4/8/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Monday, 4/20/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.