Upcoming Classes:

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