Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Wood-working Add On: Table Finishing

Dec 22, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This 3 hour course is an optional additional day for finishing your table from Advanced WoodWorking: Fabricating a Table.
Students will learn final finish Sanding techniques and how to properly apply a a wipe-on/wipe-off oil based finish to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.This course is optional. All introductory courses are prerequisites for this course. The class will take place at an off-site woodshop and details will be provided closer to the class date.Students are encouraged to bring their lunch.Wood and tools will be available, though it is strongly suggested that you invest in your own set of tools, and you will take home a hand made table at the end of class!
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Intro to TIG Welding: Safety and Basics

Jan 13, 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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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Jan 19, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins.
Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer and Table Saw, in addition to learning proper care and methods for caring for and sourcing wood supplies. This course is a pre-requisite for all fundamentals of wood working courses. Lumber and tools will be provided. It is strongly reccomended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the course. This course is a prerequisite to both mortise and tenon joinery, as well as the dovetail course and the table fabrication 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.
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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

Jan 19, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This three hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tool: the flat back chisel.
Students will learn to sharpen, tune, and use the tools in order to produce consistent and quality craftsmanship. This course is a prerequisite for the furniture building course, as well as the courses on mortise and tenon joinery and hand cut dovetails. It is reccomended that you procure your own set of tools, we reccomend Highland Hardware: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx It is also strongly reccomended that you pick up a copy of "Woodworking Basics" by Peter Korn, it makes an excellent reference to the material covered in the 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.
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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

Jan 20, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery.
Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects that require solid tensile strength. The dovetail technique predates written history, is simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Students will get hands on experience with cutting dovetails as while learning about the various types and functions of this incredibly versatile woodworking technique. It is reccomended that you invest in your own set of tools, they will be necessary for you to proceed on your own. We reccomend Highland Hardware: - Small Set of chisels - Japanese Dozuki Saw -Narex Carving Mallet - Marking Gauge - Striking Knife - Small Square -Sliding t-bevel The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels course. Students who can demonstrate competence and confidence in these techniques are welcome to jump right in to this advanced course. There will be a half hour break for lunch. 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

Jan 20, 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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Advanced MIG Welding

Jan 27, 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 Blacksmithing: Scrolls & Twists

Feb 09, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This course will introduce the cornerstone of blacksmithing;repetition of design using the scroll and twist.Description:In this course, students will be introduced to blacksmithing through hands-on experience.

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

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