Upcoming Classes:

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Mar 23, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Delia Lopez

Learn how to transform raw lumber into squared up material using the proper order of operations.
Students will get a thorough demonstration on shop safety and proper use of each machine including jointer, planer, miter saw and table saw. After, students will go through the process themselves. Connections to finished projects will be discussed and in depth answers to any and all questions will be provided. Lumber and tools will be provided. Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Casting Silver Rings

Mar 23, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will design a ring, and then make a mold so that it can be cast in silver.
Students will design a ring, and carve the design out of jewler's wax. A mold will be made of the wax using delft clayso that it can be cast.The silver will be heated up to melting temperature then poured into molds containing negatives of what was to becast. Students will then proceed with the cleaning and the polishing of their piece.No previousknowledge is necessary to take this class. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: ceramic crucibles sterling silver tongs delft claymold map gas polishing wheel polishing compound sand paper belt sander
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Hand Carved Spoons

Mar 23, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  X Wang

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep. This course has no prerequisites Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Mar 23, 02:00 PM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use TIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Mar 24, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use TIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
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Introduction to Wood Working: Framing

Mar 24, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Delia Lopez

In this class we will teach you the basic skills you need to create a custom 8 X 10 frame.
Students will learn shop safety and proper use of table saw and band saw. Students will learn how to choose wood stock and cut and assemble an 8 X 10 acrylic and wood frame. Proper finishing will be demonstrated and covered, however due to time constraints students will need to complete finishing on their own.Please bring in a photo/art sized to 8x10. All other tools and materials will be provided. CONCEPTS COVERED: Machine safety How to use a table saw and band saw to cut miters and grooves Proper glue-up techniques Proper finishing will be demonstrated Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Introduction to Wood Turning: Wood Lathe

Mar 24, 12:00 PM

Instructors:  Doran Hickey

This four hour course covers the basics of a wood lathe and wood turning.
In this four hour course, each student will learn how to operate a wood lathe and create a cyclinder to take home. Concepts covered will bemachine safety, choosing materials, auxilary tools used when turning, how to operate a bench top wood lathe properly and turning concepts to create a cyclinder.Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Leather Working: Bags and Satchels

Mar 30, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Katrina Harris

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Kat Harris of Fouts Leather by fabricating a one of a kind leather tote.
The course will cover the following topics over the course of (2) four hour sessions: - Design - Measuring and tracing - Basic fitting - Fringing, embossing, and adornment - Awling and Handsewing This is a two part course, with the first course occuring on Saturday, the second on Sunday. Class will run from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM both days with a break for lunch. It is reccomended that you take the Hand-Stitched Wallets course before taking this course. Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org
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Intermediate Knife Making

Mar 30, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

In this course students will learn the advanced techniques required to forge a knife from railroad spikes.Description:

Advanced MIG Welding

Mar 31, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

This five hour course covers advanced techniques for preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding for projects.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, metal bandsaw for cutting metal stock, a MIG welder to create a welded cube and finishing. In addition students will learn proper safety and methods for tool setup, use, and breakdown. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Project Preparation Incudling Preparing, Measuring and Cutting Stock Metal Proper Use of the Metal Bandsaw Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use MIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety Advanced Finishing
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Introduction to CNC Routing

Apr 07, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Henry Lefkowicz

Students will be introduced to digital fabrication using a CNC Router, the basics of CNC software, and creating their own custom sign.
Each student will create a design or use a template provided within specified peraeters. They will use the CAM Functions to export codes and cut out their design. Instructions on how to do an inlays and offsets will be covered as well as the following concepts: Navigating Fusion360 Modeling & CAM Features Using a ShapeokoCNC Router Parts and machine set-up Router Bits Modeling, sketching and creating to extrude/cut Students will need to bring their own laptop. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements. This course has no prerequisites Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes. About the instructor: A principal Fabricator for Mass, Henry specializes in fine woodworking, 3D modeling and CNC Development, and graphic design, but is well versed in many areas. He was apprenticed to a master woodworker for a year and a halfand has been working with MASS since nearly its inception. When not working for MASS, he enjoys Red Bull, bikes with no brakes, and getting into arguments over Latviannationalism and the yield curve.
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Intro to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Apr 13, 10:00 AM

In this class students will receive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Class runs from 10am-5pm with a break for lunch. Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board” Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience. The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop. About the instructor: Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Apr 14, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use TIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
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Hand Carved Spoons

Apr 27, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional spoon carving.
Learn spoon carving with traditional Japanese carving tools. The course opens with an explanation of wood types and how to mill lumber down into blanks. The instuctor will guide you through designing the spoon and marking the blank, and then teach techinques for carving and finishing. The price of class includes all materials as well as a set of tools that are yours to keep. This course has no prerequisites Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins. Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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Intro to MIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Apr 27, 02:00 PM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

This four hour course covers the fundamentals of preparing and joining stock metal with MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding.
Students will get hands on experience using an angle grinder for steel prep, and a MIG welder to create vairous joints. In addition students will learn proper safety and methods for tool setup, use, and breakdown. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use MIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety Lap, Butt, and Tee Joints Finishing
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Apr 28, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Bria Aguayo

In this 4 hour course students will learn the basics and safety of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding.
Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. This class will cover angle grinding, cutting with a bandsaw, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Students will be practicing on mild steel and making a cube to gain some competence in TIG welding. TIG applications and welding different types of metal will be discussed. Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course: Stock Steel Prep Adjustable Metal Clamps and Magnets Angle Grinding Pressurized Air Cylinder Safety and Use TIG Setup, Safety and Use Auto Darkening Face Masks and Welding Safety
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Introduction to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Sep 21, 10:00 AM

In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 5pm with a break for lunch in the middle. Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board” Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience. The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop. About the instructor: Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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Intro to Chip Carving w/ Saturday Box Company

Sep 21, 09:30 PM

In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.
Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 3pm with a break for lunch in the middle. Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving’s basic design vocabulary through the completion of a “practice board” Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We’ll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience. The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it isstrongly recommendedthat you start withthis knife, or thistwo piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor’s knives for the duration of the workshop. About the instructor: Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni ofThe Carpenter’s Boatshopapprenticeship program (’06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-back chairs and spoon and bowl carving. This was followed by a two-year stint as an apprentice timber framer underHope For Architecture’s Clay Chapman. In 2016 Daniel startedSaturday Box Company, a home decor business dedicated to producing his own functional and decorative designs, custom woodworking and exploring contemporary expressions of traditional forms and woodworking techniques.
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Instructors:

Bria Aguayo

Welder, Becoming A Welder

Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer, WestRock

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Daniel Clay

Founder, Saturday Box Company

Jordan Graves

Owner, Repeat Offfender

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Katrina Harris

Leather Worker/Artisan, Fouts Leather

Doran Hickey

Woodworker, MASS Collective

Ryan Metzler

Director of Technology, MASS Collective

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, Fire and Brimstone Forge

X Wang

Woodcarver, MASS Collective

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman