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WKS802: Laser Cut Lanterns

Go further with the skills you learned in your Epilog Laser SBU or Universal Laser SBU to create a decorative and functional work of art! Your instructor will provide you with a selection of pattern ideas, and consult with you on your own designs. Completed lanterns will be made of wood and acrylic, with an electric cord and bulb. You will also be shown how to modify your base for candles.
This is a 4 hour workshop. Upon completion, you may paint or stain your creation, or modify what you have learned to create other styles and shapes. This project will illuminate your home with your own creativity, or provide a gift that is both personal and practical.

LAS101 is required before you take this workshop. Only the Epilog Laser will be used in this workshop. However, everything taught will be applicable to the Universal Laser System.

Project: A custom-cut lantern with electric lighting.
Prerequisites: LAS101: Epilog SBU
Equipment Access: Laser Lab, HUB
Minimum Age: 12
Supervision Requirements: During class, all 12 to 16 year olds 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:
    Laser Cut Lanterns Sunday, 8/20/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
WKS826: Wine Carrier

In this workshop, you will combine your woodworking and lasering skills under direction of your experienced instructor to create a customized gift or tote of your own!

This wine bottle carrier can be crafted to handle two bottles or one bottle and two wine glasses, so you’ll be ready for the party! Leave the carrier as a gift to your hosts, or keep it stocked so you’re always ready for the next event. Carrier can be easily adapted to tote hand tools, brushes, crafting supplies, makeup, pencils, dining/grilling utensils, condiments, and many other convenient alternatives.

Participants will cut out parts from solid wood and add laser customization with a quote or simple image of their choice.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Woodshop and Laser SBUs

Note: Students MUST BRING a portable drive with their quote/image file in Corel or Illustrator.

Project: Wooden Bottle Tote

Equipment Access: Woodshop, Laser Lab, HUB

Minimum Age: 16

Supervision Requirements: N/A

    Mandatory: Closed toe shoes, short sleeves, safety glasses in woodshop
    Advisable: Hearing protection, dust mask
Class Length: 4 hours

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wine Carrier Sunday, 8/27/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, 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.
WKS829: Metal Marquee Letter

This workshop will allow you to create a vintage-style light up marquee sign! Your letter or number of choice will be cut from galvanized sheet metal on the Waterjet cutter, and other tools in the metal shop. Your experienced instructor will assist you if you have not taken the Waterjet SBU. You will also learn how to wire your sign with old-school lights, which can be made to connect to additional signs!
Your finished sign can be wall-mounted or free-standing. This is the perfect class to introduce yourself to the Waterjet, or refresh your skills!

This is a 2-part workshop, four hours each day. First session on Saturday 8/19/17 at 10:00 AM, second session is one week later on Saturday 8/26/17 at 10:00 AM
Unlimited Class Passes are not valid on 2-part workshops.

Safety Requirements: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Safety glasses and earplugs will provided, their use determined by the instructor.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Metal Marquee Letter Saturday, 8/19/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.