Upcoming Classes

Aug
01

Create and Skate: Designing and Building a Custom Skateboard

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to building their own skateboards. From beginner to master craftsman, no matter whether you are working in your garage or a full-service woodshop, you will learn the different methods of designing and building your very own custom skateboard. During the class we will talk about the various types, design, construction, and finishing of skateboard decks. At the end of the class, you will walk away with your own custom, hardwood mini-cruiser skatebo

Aug
08

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece. Students will get hands on experience with a Jointer as well as a Planer, 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.


About the Instructor:
Jay Wiggins has been designing and building furniture for 25 year

Aug
08

Introduction to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes. It will cover the following topics:

-       Intro to material
-       Following a pattern
-       Cutting leather
-       Hand Stitching
-       Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.)
-       Monogramming/ Embossing
At the end of the class, each student would complete a hand sewn accessory of their choice. The choices are between a sunglasses case, a pencil case, and a wal

Aug
08

Intro to Wood Working: Chisels and Hand Planes

This four hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tools: the flat back chisel and the bench plane.

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 course on mortise and tenon joinery.

You may bring your own tools, sharpen and tune tools from the shop, or purchase your own set through us to take home.
 
About the Instructor:
Jay Wi

Aug
22

Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes. It will cover the following topics:

-       Intro to material
-       Following a pattern
-       Cutting leather
-       Hand Stitching
-       Basic tool use (knives, awl, pricking iron, etc.)
-       Monogramming/ Embossing
At the end of the class, each student would complete a hand sewn accessory of their choice. The choices are between a sunglasses case, a pencil case, and a wal

Aug
29

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

This six hour course covers the fundamentals of dovetail joinery. Dovetails are a critical skill in the completion of many types of woodworking projects tht 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. Tools will be available, and materials are