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 Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Oct 08, 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 and Hand Planes

Oct 08, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

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 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
A good block plane can be very expensive, we've found these to be a great balance of quality and price:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/stanley60-12lowangleblockplane.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

Oct 09, 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.

Materials are provided, however it is strongly suggested that the student invest in a striking knife, a marking tool and a dovetail saw. The instructor has selected the following tools as affordable and quality options:

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx


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

The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels and hand plane 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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Leather Working: Bags and Satchels

Oct 15, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking from Sarah Green of CORD shoes in order to produce a one of a kind leather bag.
The course will cover the following topics:

- Design
- Measuring and tracing
- Basic fitting
- Fringing, embossing, and adornment
- Awling and Handsewing


This is a two part course, with the first course occuring on Saturday, the second on Sunday. Class will run from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM both days with a break for lunch.

Either theHand Stitched Wallet course or the Belts and Collars course are a prerequisite to this course, both courses are a prerequisite to take the bootmaking 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.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org
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Casting Silver Rings

Oct 22, 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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Chainmail

Oct 23, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This class will utilize jewelry and blacksmith techniques to produce different types ofchainmail.
Students will participate in a hands on experience to create their own jump rings andwith them make their own riveted chainmail. Students will learn both the historical method used inmaking armor and the modern method used in jewelry. Different patterns and styles will becovered within this class that students will then utilize to produce a piece of jewelry.
No previousknowledge is necessary to attend this class, just a lot of patience.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Spooling
Flattening
Drilling
Riveting
Bending
Weaving
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Acid Etching: Pendants

Oct 23, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will fabricate a pendant, and then acid etch a design of their choosing into it.
For centuries various types of acids such as vinegar was used to etch and embellishdesigns into metal. To honor these traditions, students will utilize their creativity to design andcut a necklace pendant in one metal or in a combination of brass, copper or nickel silver. Usingacid, students will etch out a design of their creation toward the completion of a necklace
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
jewelrydesign
fabrication
dremel/rotary tools
shears
files
acids
neutralizers
patina
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

Nov 05, 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.

Materials are provided, however it is strongly suggested that the student invest in a striking knife, a marking tool and a dovetail saw. The instructor has selected the following tools as affordable and quality options:

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx


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

The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels and hand plane 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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Leather Working: Chukka Boots

Nov 05, 09:30 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this course, each student will advance their leather working skills to produce their own pair of custom boots.
The course will cover the following topics:

- Design
- Measuring and tracing
- Basic fitting
- Sole Stitching
- Finishing


This is a two part course, with the first course occuring on Saturday, the second on Sunday. Class will run from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM both days with a break for lunch.
Both theHand Stitched Wallet course or the Belts and Collars course, or a demonstrable familiarity with leather working and the applicable tools are a prerequisite to this course.
Ticket Sales end three days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at education@masscollective.org
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels and Hand Planes

Nov 06, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

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 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
A good block plane can be very expensive, we've found these to be a great balance of quality and price:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/stanley60-12lowangleblockplane.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

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Nov 06, 01:00 PM

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.
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Casting Silver Rings

Nov 12, 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

Chainmail

Nov 13, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This class will utilize jewelry and blacksmith techniques to produce different types ofchainmail.
Students will participate in a hands on experience to create their own jump rings andwith them make their own riveted chainmail. Students will learn both the historical method used inmaking armor and the modern method used in jewelry. Different patterns and styles will becovered within this class that students will then utilize to produce a piece of jewelry.
No previousknowledge is necessary to attend this class, just a lot of patience.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Spooling
Flattening
Drilling
Riveting
Bending
Weaving
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Acid Etching: Pendants

Nov 13, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will fabricate a pendant, and then acid etch a design of their choosing into it.
For centuries various types of acids such as vinegar was used to etch and embellishdesigns into metal. To honor these traditions, students will utilize their creativity to design andcut a necklace pendant in one metal or in a combination of brass, copper or nickel silver. Usingacid, students will etch out a design of their creation toward the completion of a necklace
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
jewelrydesign
fabrication
dremel/rotary tools
shears
files
acids
neutralizers
patina
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Nov 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.
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

Nov 19, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this course, each student will learn the basics of leatherworking and from Sarah Green of CORD shoes by fabricating their own leather accessory.
This course 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 wallet, as shown in the picture. For more samples of Sarah's work and designs check out her website: https://cordshoes.com/


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

Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels and Hand Planes

Nov 19, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

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 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
A good block plane can be very expensive, we've found these to be a great balance of quality and price:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/stanley60-12lowangleblockplane.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

Nov 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.

Materials are provided, however it is strongly suggested that the student invest in a striking knife, a marking tool and a dovetail saw. The instructor has selected the following tools as affordable and quality options:

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japanesemarkinggauge.aspx

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/striking-knife.aspx


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

The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the chisels and hand plane 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

Leather Working: Belts and Collars

Nov 20, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Sarah Green

In this class, each student will make a belt or dog collar of their own design.
Each student will have natural, veg tanned Hermann Oak leather to work with. This leather may bedyed or left in its natural state, offering a wide range of design options.If making a belt, students will choose the width, length and hardware to be used for their belt. Somepossibilities include a standard heel bar belt, double ring belt, or muse belt. Dog collars can be madefor small, medium, large, or Xtra large dogs. All dog collar hardware is solid black.
The class will cover the following topics:
- Designing/ patterning
- Dying leather
- Finishing veg tan leather
- Installing rivets and hardware
- Beveling and finishing edges
For more samples of Sarah's work and designs check out her website: Ticket>https://cordshoes.com/
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

Dec 03, 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

Chainmail

Dec 04, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

This class will utilize jewelry and blacksmith techniques to produce different types ofchainmail.
Students will participate in a hands on experience to create their own jump rings andwith them make their own riveted chainmail. Students will learn both the historical method used inmaking armor and the modern method used in jewelry. Different patterns and styles will becovered within this class that students will then utilize to produce a piece of jewelry.
No previousknowledge is necessary to attend this class, just a lot of patience.
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
Spooling
Flattening
Drilling
Riveting
Bending
Weaving
Read More...  Purchase Tickets

Acid Etching: Pendants

Dec 04, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Kenneth Spivey

Attendees will fabricate a pendant, and then acid etch a design of their choosing into it.
For centuries various types of acids such as vinegar was used to etch and embellishdesigns into metal. To honor these traditions, students will utilize their creativity to design andcut a necklace pendant in one metal or in a combination of brass, copper or nickel silver. Usingacid, students will etch out a design of their creation toward the completion of a necklace
Concepts and Tools Covered in This Course:
jewelrydesign
fabrication
dremel/rotary tools
shears
files
acids
neutralizers
patina
Read More...  Purchase Tickets