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WKS804: Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Wallet

I love the smell of laser burnt leather in the morning! How many times have you said that? Not many ... but how many times have you hunted for the ideal wallet? Too many!

In this workshop, you will learn how to design patterns and artwork on the computer, then cut your patterns and carve your artwork into leather with a laser. You will also learn leather sewing techniques and apply them to assemble your highly personalized wallet!

Please note: Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment; all shop rules apply – unless you have passed our required safety courses (SBU's) your instructor will assist you on the equipment. This is not an SBU workshop – you must pass the appropriate Safety and Basic Use class to use TechShop's equipment unattended.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Wallet Tuesday, 5/9/17 7:00 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.
   
WKS654: Leatherworking Basics - Long Stitch Journal

Learn to bind a soft travel journal that is the perfect companion for your next adventure! This 70 page leather journal is sure to turn heads as you document your latest adventure. Students will have the unique opportunity to walk in with no experience and walk out with a beautifully stitched black or red leather journal. Designed by one of the leading TechShop CNC instructors, Joseph Rodriguez will walk though the step by step process of binding a soft travel journal.

Members are encouraged to bring their creativity when deciding how to physically close their journal using buttons or a writing instrument. Once your journal is stitched and has a closure you will have the opportunity to talk with the instructor about laser engraving text or a design on the front or back cover to let your artistic side shine through.

Project: Leather Long Stitch Journal

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.




2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Long Stitch Journal Tuesday, 5/2/17 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Long Stitch Journal Tuesday, 5/30/17 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 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.
   
WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

Participants are encouraged to bring in their own dull blades for this class, otherwise, the instructor will bring extras.

We all have them – those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more.

Come and learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels, and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade, or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Saturday, 5/6/17 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Sunday, 5/14/17 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Saturday, 5/20/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
WKS530SJ: Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting

Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning? If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a true coffee aficionado, then come learn the first steps to making coffee; roasting your own beans!

In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of coffee roasting using a simple method anyone can do at home. Various types of roasting machines and processes will be discussed, as well as differences in roast levels, bean varieties, and bean production processes.

This hands-on experience will teach you the fine art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee, as well as experience the sensory evaluation of a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting Saturday, 5/6/17 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.