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:

Leather Working: Belts and Collars

May 07, 11:30 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: 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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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

May 14, 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.

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Intro To Lathe Work

May 15, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

May 15, 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.amazon.com/Rockler-Dozuki-Dovetail-Saw/dp/B001DSY7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425493197&sr=8-1&keywords=dozuki+dovetail+saw
>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.

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Making Tools on the Lathe

May 15, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

In this course, each student will learn more advanced lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Metal Between Centers
- Knurling
- Filing, Polishing, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own scribe.
The Intro to Lathe Course is a prerequisite to this course.
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Casting Silver Rings

May 21, 09:00 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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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels and Hand Planes

May 21, 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.
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Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

May 21, 09:30 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.

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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Mortise and Tenon Joinery

May 22, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This fourhour course will expand upon joinery techniques fundamental to fabricating a vast array of furniture and other wood based projects.
Students will hand make various mortise and tenon joints while learning about their applications, strengths, and weaknesses. This course is open to students who have completed the introductory courses, or who can demonstrate reasonable competence with the skills necessary to work on the material. Wood and powertools will be provided. Shop chisels and planes will be available with a $10 sharpening fee, however it is strongly suggested that the student begin with the sharpening course, and furtherinvest in a striking knife and a marking tool. 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
The pre-requisites for this course are the four squaring course and the sharpening chisels and hand planes course. Students who can demonstrate competence and confidence in these techniques are welcome to jump right in to this advanced course.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
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Intro To Milling

May 29, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

Students learn the tools and procedures for using a Milling Machine by machining a precision cube of aluminum.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of milling metal from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:


Milling Safety and Concepts
Parts and Operations of a Milling Machine
Clamping and Securing Workpiece
Using Calipers to Measure Work
Deburring Workpiece


At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own precision cube.
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Acid Etching: Pendants

Jun 04, 09:00 AM

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
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Chainmail

Jun 04, 02:00 PM

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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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Fabricating a Table

Jun 11, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This sixteen hour course will take place over two days and will expand upon the previous skills in order to produce a small wooden table.
This sixteen hour course will take placee over two 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, drilling, slotting, edge glueing, and ripping on the bandsaw.The introductory courses are prerequisites for this course.This class will take place in three four hour sessions. 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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Leather Working: Bags and Satchels

Jun 11, 11:00 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 three part course, with the first course occuring on 6/11/2016, the second on 6/18/2016, and the third on 6/25/2016. Class will run from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM all three days.

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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Intro To Lathe Work

Jun 12, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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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Making Tools on the Lathe

Jun 26, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

In this course, each student will learn more advanced lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Metal Between Centers
- Knurling
- Filing, Polishing, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own scribe.
The Intro to Lathe Course is a prerequisite to this course.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
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Intro To Aluminum Sand Casting

Jun 26, 01:30 PM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of casting aluminum. Students learn the tools and procedures forpreparing and casting an item inaluminum.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of casting from MASS co-founder James Caudle.
The course will cover:

Casting Safety and Concepts
Preparing a Casting Flask
Preparing the Flask for Casting
Finishing the Cast Item


At the end of the class each student will have produced a custom item.
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Intro to Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

Jul 09, 11:30 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.

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Intro To Lathe Work

Jul 10, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
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Intro To Lathe Work

Jul 24, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Caudle

An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.
In this course, each student will learn the basics of lathe work from MASS co-founder James Caudle.

The course will cover:

- Lathe Safety and Concepts
- Parts and Operations of a Lathe
- Using Calipers to Measure Work
- Turning Plastics on the Lathe
- Filing, Polising, Deburring

At the end of the class each student will have produced their very own food safe shotglass.
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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