Instructors:

Page Burch

Studio Technician, Kennesaw State University

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Kenneth Spivey

Blacksmith, KRS-3 Designs

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman

Upcoming Classes:

Intro to Welding: MIG Safety and Basics

Apr 28, 12:00 PM

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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Advanced MIG Welding

Apr 29, 12:00 PM

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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Hand Carved Spoons

Apr 29, 02:00 PM

This three hour course covers the basics of 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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Casting Silver Rings

May 05, 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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Introduction to Blacksmithing: Scrolls & Twists

May 06, 09:00 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

May 06, 01:00 PM

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling and basic use of Fusion360, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
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:
Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creativesolutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock,based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development,marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked withcompanies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engagingdesigns that honor each company’s individual goals and brand whilemeeting consumer needs.
Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and designat the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Whileattending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community artsprogram, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and aninstructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramicmural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuildingthrough Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Instituteof Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there,she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at theuniversity’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken,a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with aBachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packagingscience.In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimentingin the kitchen.
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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

May 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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Introduction to Arduino

May 19, 10:00 AM

This four hour course covers the basics of programming with the popular Arduino physical computing platform.Description: In this four hour course, each participant will learn the basics of writing code for the Arduino platform. Participants will learn how to use libraries, read, clean and store analog inputs, control outputs, as well as the basics of embedded firmware design best practices.Each student will be provided with an Arduino Pro Micro, a temperature sensor, an RGB LED, and the necessary USB cable to communicate with the Arduino. Code provided will be compatable with most of the various Arduino and Arduino clones available.Students will need to bring their own laptop, we will install the Arduino IDE and the necessary libraries at the beginning of class. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.This course is going to cover the very fundamental concepts of using an Arduino, and is desiged for beginners. Please contact education@masscollective.org if you are interested in a particular aspect of more advanced projects.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:Ryan Metzler is a computer engineer specializing in software design. He has over 8 years of experience working with Arduino microcontrollers and designing electronics, as well as many smaller hobby projects over the years. He also has almost a decade of experience as a professional software developer, working with large distributed server-side systems, specializing in complex problem solving and scalable solutions. On most days, you can find him at MASS Collective, soldering wires, programming whatever it is those wires are attached to, and, occasionally, welding..

Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels

May 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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Hand Carved Spoons

May 19, 02:00 PM

This three hour course covers the basics of 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.
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

May 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
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx- Japanese Dozuki Saw
http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-Dozuki-Dovetail-Saw/dp/B001DSY7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425493197&sr=8-1&keywords=dozuki+dovetail+saw
- Mallet
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/record-power-carving-mallet.aspx
- Marking Gauge
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx
- Striking Knife
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx
- Small Square
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/precisiondoublesquare4.aspx
-Sliding t-bevel
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/shinwaslidingbevel10.aspx
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

May 20, 12:00 PM

This four hour course covers the basics of a wood lathe and wood turning.Description: 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.About the Instructor:Doran M. Hickey has been with Mass Collective since 2016. He's a true local with a background in cuisine and wood lapidary. Having roots in both farming and fabrication, his journey into woodworking was just as natural as the medium he prefers. Definitely ask him for a tour around the neighborhood or any questions about what wood to use or not to use when it comes to food grade stock.

Advanced Wood Working: Fabricating a Table

Jun 02, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This 24 hour course will take place over three days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table. Class will take place June 2nd, 3rd and 9th from 9am-5pm.
This twenty four hour course will take place over three days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table. Students will fabricate all components of the table using previously covered techniques,Techniques covered include, but are not limited to, the design process, scale drawings, milling, dovetails, mortise and tenon, edge gluing, clamping strategies, and ripping on the bandsaw.
All introductory courses are prerequisites for this course.This class will take place in two back to back days, 9am - 5pm and the following weekend 9am-5pm for finishing. 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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Casting Silver Rings

Jun 02, 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
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Introduction to Wood Turning: Wood Lathe

Jun 03, 12:00 PM

This four hour course covers the basics of a wood lathe and wood turning.Description: 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.About the Instructor:Doran M. Hickey has been with Mass Collective since 2016. He's a true local with a background in cuisine and wood lapidary. Having roots in both farming and fabrication, his journey into woodworking was just as natural as the medium he prefers. Definitely ask him for a tour around the neighborhood or any questions about what wood to use or not to use when it comes to food grade stock.

Introduction to Arduino

Jun 09, 10:00 AM

This four hour course covers the basics of programming with the popular Arduino physical computing platform.Description: In this four hour course, each participant will learn the basics of writing code for the Arduino platform. Participants will learn how to use libraries, read, clean and store analog inputs, control outputs, as well as the basics of embedded firmware design best practices.Each student will be provided with an Arduino Pro Micro, a temperature sensor, an RGB LED, and the necessary USB cable to communicate with the Arduino. Code provided will be compatable with most of the various Arduino and Arduino clones available.Students will need to bring their own laptop, we will install the Arduino IDE and the necessary libraries at the beginning of class. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.This course is going to cover the very fundamental concepts of using an Arduino, and is desiged for beginners. Please contact education@masscollective.org if you are interested in a particular aspect of more advanced projects.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:Ryan Metzler is a computer engineer specializing in software design. He has over 8 years of experience working with Arduino microcontrollers and designing electronics, as well as many smaller hobby projects over the years. He also has almost a decade of experience as a professional software developer, working with large distributed server-side systems, specializing in complex problem solving and scalable solutions. On most days, you can find him at MASS Collective, soldering wires, programming whatever it is those wires are attached to, and, occasionally, welding..

Introduction to 3D Printing

Jun 16, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling and basic use of Fusion360, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
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:
Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creativesolutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock,based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development,marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked withcompanies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engagingdesigns that honor each company’s individual goals and brand whilemeeting consumer needs.
Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and designat the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Whileattending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community artsprogram, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and aninstructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramicmural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuildingthrough Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Instituteof Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there,she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at theuniversity’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken,a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with aBachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packagingscience.In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimentingin the kitchen.
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Introduction to Blacksmithing: Scrolls & Twists

Jun 23, 09:00 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.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Jun 30, 10:00 AM

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling and basic use of Fusion360, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
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:
Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creativesolutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock,based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development,marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked withcompanies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engagingdesigns that honor each company’s individual goals and brand whilemeeting consumer needs.
Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and designat the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Whileattending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community artsprogram, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and aninstructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramicmural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuildingthrough Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Instituteof Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there,she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at theuniversity’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken,a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with aBachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packagingscience.In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimentingin the kitchen.
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Introduction to Arduino

Jun 30, 10:00 AM

This four hour course covers the basics of programming with the popular Arduino physical computing platform.Description: In this four hour course, each participant will learn the basics of writing code for the Arduino platform. Participants will learn how to use libraries, read, clean and store analog inputs, control outputs, as well as the basics of embedded firmware design best practices.Each student will be provided with an Arduino Pro Micro, a temperature sensor, an RGB LED, and the necessary USB cable to communicate with the Arduino. Code provided will be compatable with most of the various Arduino and Arduino clones available.Students will need to bring their own laptop, we will install the Arduino IDE and the necessary libraries at the beginning of class. If a student is unavailable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate arrangements.This course is going to cover the very fundamental concepts of using an Arduino, and is desiged for beginners. Please contact education@masscollective.org if you are interested in a particular aspect of more advanced projects.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:Ryan Metzler is a computer engineer specializing in software design. He has over 8 years of experience working with Arduino microcontrollers and designing electronics, as well as many smaller hobby projects over the years. He also has almost a decade of experience as a professional software developer, working with large distributed server-side systems, specializing in complex problem solving and scalable solutions. On most days, you can find him at MASS Collective, soldering wires, programming whatever it is those wires are attached to, and, occasionally, welding..

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Jul 21, 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

Jul 21, 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.
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

Jul 22, 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
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-chisel-set-4.aspx- Japanese Dozuki Saw
http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-Dozuki-Dovetail-Saw/dp/B001DSY7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425493197&sr=8-1&keywords=dozuki+dovetail+saw
- Mallet
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/record-power-carving-mallet.aspx
- Marking Gauge
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx
- Striking Knife
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx
- Small Square
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/precisiondoublesquare4.aspx
-Sliding t-bevel
https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/shinwaslidingbevel10.aspx
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.
Read More...  Purchase Tickets