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 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD102: Hand Tool Basics

This is a great skill building class for adults who may have missed high school shop class or are looking to familiarize themselves with these tools before undertaking a DIY project. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Hand Tool Basics Monday, 5/9/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Sunday, 5/15/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Sunday, 5/29/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class.

Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: Build a small wooden shelf

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 5/3/16 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 5/8/16 9:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Monday, 5/9/16 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 5/15/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 5/20/16 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Monday, 5/23/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 5/29/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood.

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 5/3/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 5/8/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 5/13/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 5/15/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 5/25/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 5/29/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 5/7/16 1:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 5/14/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 5/21/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 5/28/16 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD532: Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and learn how to sharpen different wood turning tools with a TechShop grinder. Participants may either bring their own tools or practice with the Shop tools!

Project: None!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 5/7/16 12:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 5/14/16 4:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 5/21/16 8:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD436: 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.

Project: Custom Bowl

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Bowl Making
(Woodturning - Bowl Making)
Tuesday, 5/3/16 7:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodturning - Bowl Making
(Woodturning - Bowl Making)
Saturday, 5/14/16 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD301: Woodturning - Pen Making

In this Project class, you will learn how to make a hand-crafted pen on the wood lathe, using one of the many kits available to wood turners.

Project: Custom Working Pen!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Pen Making Saturday, 5/7/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning - Pen Making Saturday, 5/28/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
WOD437: Woodturning - Make a Yo-Yo

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and make your own yo-yo! The instructor will also go over finishing and varnishing techniques. This class includes all the parts to complete the yo-yo as well as recommendations from the instructor on how to customize it more through laser etching.

Project: Custom Yo-Yo!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Make a Yo-Yo Saturday, 5/28/16 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WOD438: Woodturning - Make Custom Light Pulls

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and make your own custom light pulls! After this class, each student will walk out with at least two customized light pulls. These make great gifts and really put a spark into your home.

Project: Custom Light Pulls

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Make Custom Light Pulls Saturday, 5/28/16 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
WOD303A: Cabinet Making - Basics of Design and Construction - Part 1

Learn how to design and construct wood cabinets and cabinet-style furniture.

In this two-part introductory class, you will learn the basics of cabinet design and construction with an emphasis on today's techniques. You will learn about the parts of a cabinet, discuss how and what woodshop tools to use to create the parts, and techniques to assemble a cabinet. Design and planning techniques will be discussed so you can prepare a design and plan for your first project. You should have an idea of what you would like to build for your project.

Part 1 will take place in the classroom. This session will provide an historical overview of cabinets and their uses and an introduction to cabinet styles, parts of cabinets and construction techniques used to build a cabinet.

Please note: This is Part 1 of a two-part class. You must take this session before taking Part 2.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Cabinet Making - Basics of Design and Construction - Part 1 Friday, 5/13/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD303B: Cabinet Making - Basics of Design and Construction - Part 2

Learn how to design and construct wood cabinets and cabinet-style furniture.

In this two-part introductory class, you will learn the basics of cabinet design and construction with an emphasis on today's techniques. You will learn about the parts of a cabinet, discuss how and what woodshop tools to use to create the parts, and techniques to assemble a cabinet. Design and planning techniques will be discussed so you can prepare a design and plan for your first project. You should have an idea of what you would like to build for your project.

Part 1 will take place in the classroom. We will discuss design software and the different parts of the design and planning paper work. You will complete a set of designs and plans for your project.

This is Part 2 of a two-session class. You must take Part 1 before this one.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Cabinet Making - Basics of Design and Construction - Part 2 Friday, 5/20/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.