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WKS1220SJ: WORKSHOP: Intro to Wood Bending: Build a Custom Skateboard Deck

Learn the fundamentals of vacuum press wood bending and build a skateboard or longboard deck, from scratch, in this woodworking class for all skill levels. You'll learn how to laminate thin layers of maple to a curved mold using a vacuum press. Also, practice basic hand tool and power tools skills to shape and finish your deck. In the end, you'll walk away with a pro-quality skateboard or longboard deck and the skills to make all sorts of bent-wood objects.



This is a 2 part class. By signing up for Part 1 you are automatically registered in Part 2.

PRE-REQUISITE: WOD:101 Wood Shop SBU

1 session currently scheduled:
    WORKSHOP: Intro to Wood Bending: Build a Custom Skateboard Deck Monday, 4/20/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $120.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1234SJ: WORKSHOP: Introduction to Papercraft

Learn basic papercraft skills as an outlet for your creative side in this class. Papercraft is a fun, impressive, inexpensive art form that is versatile enough to create just about anything you can imagine.

In this class, you will learn about design, construction methods, layering, part-cutting using precision scissors and hobby knives, piece placement and gluing techniques. You will use all of these and more to complete a small paper spaceship model designed by the instructor, or create your own project from scratch.

Discover how to avoid common pitfalls of the medium, and learn from an instructor with over 20 years of papercrafting experience. Find out how to make working joints and other moving parts. Learn the secrets of working large, and very small, with an introduction to micro-detailing.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Papercraft Saturday, 4/4/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Papercraft Friday, 4/24/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1236SJ: WORKSHOP: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps

This workshop covers the use of Autodesk V-Carve Pro to create flexible toolpaths for cutting out a woodworker's cam clamp. The Inventor Assembly files will be provided so the student can learn to generate drawing files and then import relevant vectors into V-Carve for use. Drilling paths, pockets and profile paths will be generated for a variety of tooling.

Topics will include:
  • How to take an Autodesk Inventor part or Assembly file and create usable drawings and vector files
  • Strategies for dealing with variable thickness materials
  • Workholding and alignment techniques
  • Working with layers in V-Carve
  • Tool database use and setting feeds and speeds
This workshop is one of an "Art To Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworkers cam style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC101: Concepts of CNC and CNC201: CAD-to-CAM VCarve and AUD006: Autodesk Inventor Basics are required prior to taking this workshop series.

1 session currently scheduled:
    WORKSHOP: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps
(Advanced VCarve: Cam Clamps)
Thursday, 4/16/15 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1261SJ: WORKSHOP: Advanced ShopBot: Cam Clamp

In this workshop students will learn through hands-on experience how to cut precision parts using the ShopBot. Tool paths will be provided or students can use their own paths created in the V-Carve Cam Clamp Workshop. Each student will go through the entire process of setting up the ShopBot and cutting out their parts.

Topics will include:

- Creating a level working surface

- Work-holding and registration methods

- Tool changing

- Adjusting feeds and speeds for better finish

This workshop is one of an "Art To Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworkers cam style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order.



Pre-Requisites: CNC302: ShopBot SBU



1 session currently scheduled:
    WORKSHOP: Advanced ShopBot: Cam Clamp Tuesday, 4/28/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.