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

Feb 24, 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

Feb 24, 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

Feb 25, 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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Hand Carved Spoons

Feb 25, 03:00 PM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional 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

Mar 04, 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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Wood Working: Fabricating a Table

Mar 17, 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 twenty 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, drilling, slotting, edge glueing, and ripping on the bandsaw.The introductory courses are prerequisites for this course.This class will take place in two back to back days, 9am - 5pm. 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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Hand Carved Spoons

Mar 18, 03:00 PM

This three hour course covers the basics of traditional 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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Fabricating Chainmail

Mar 31, 01:00 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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Casting Silver Rings

Apr 01, 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

Intro to Wood Working: Wood Basics and Four Squaring

Apr 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.

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

Apr 14, 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

Apr 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.

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

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
Read More...  Purchase Tickets