Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Wood Turning: Wood Lathe

Jul 21, 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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Introductory Wood Shop: Creating a Cutting Board

Aug 17, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Delia Lopez

In this 2 day course students will learn how to transform raw lumber into working material in order to make two styles of cutting boards.
Students will receive a thorough demonstration on shop safety and proper use of each machine. The instructor will then discuss types of wood and including choosing one species over another for specific projects. Sufficient demos and in depth answers to questions are provided. You are encouraged to take design risks and have fun! Simple examples are provided as a starting point, but students are encouraged to use their creativity to design and execute more complicated additions. Each students will create two finished cutting boards during this course. CONCEPTS COVERED: Machine safety- Table Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders Four squaring a piece of raw lumber - "order of operations" Differences in face grain, end grain, edge grain and the effect on function. Proper glue-up techniques Proper finishing- sanding, oiling etc. 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 Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Aug 24, 09:00 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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Introduction to Wood Working: Framing

Aug 24, 01:00 PM

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 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