Instructors:

Page Burch

Studio Technician, Kennesaw State University

Jay Caudle

Machinist, MASS Collective

Sarah Green

Master Leatherworker, CORD Shoes and Boots

Jay Wiggins

Woodworker, Evereman

Upcoming Classes:

Create and Skate: Designing and Building a Custom Skateboard

Feb 06, 01:00 PM

Instructors:  Page Burch

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to building their own skateboards.
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 skateboard deck, ready to be assembled and ridden!

This is a two part course, with the first course occuring on 2/6/2016 and the second on 2/7/2015.
 
Dress code: All students should wear proper studio attire. Proper footwear is required! No open-toed shoes, no flip flops, no high heels; boots or tennis shoes are preferred. All students should have safety glasses and hearing protection. All long hair must be pulled back!
 
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

Feb 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.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. 
 
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: Belts and Collars

Feb 20, 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 be dyed 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. Some possibilities 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 Lathe Work

Feb 20, 01:00 PM

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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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Feb 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 Leather Working: Hand Stitched Accessories

Mar 12, 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.
 
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

Mar 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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Intro to Wood Working: Sharpening Chisels and Hand Planes

Mar 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.
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Leather Working: Belts and Collars

Mar 26, 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 be dyed 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. Some possibilities 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: Sharpening Chisels and Hand Planes

Apr 16, 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.
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Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Apr 16, 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.
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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Apr 17, 09:00 AM

Instructors:  Jay Wiggins

This six hour 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 power tools 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 further invest 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

 
The>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.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
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