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: Bags and Satchels

Apr 08, 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 3:30 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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Private Event: Intro to Leather Working

Apr 15, 12:00 PM

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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Casting Silver Rings

Apr 29, 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: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

May 20, 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

May 20, 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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Fundamentals of Wood Working: Hand Cut Dovetails

May 21, 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 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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Casting Silver Rings

May 27, 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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