Upcoming Classes

    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 9

    This class will teach the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. It will be taught with a contemporary approach to the materials and process. Creative projects may include jewelry, wall art, bowls, etc. Techniques to be explored will be stencils, screen prints, wet packing, cloisonné, liquid enamels, etching and other techniques suitable to the materials. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome.

    This course will consist of 5 sessions, approximately 3 hours each, taught over 5 consecutive weeks. 

    Class dates are as follows:

    July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23.
    Classes will begin at 6pm and end at 9pm.

    This course has a $20 materials fee. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 1

    The TIG Welding course teaches students the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of the Tungsten Inert Gas process. Class will be lab/lecture style with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to troubleshoot problems associated with the process. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock and welding consumables. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Plasma Area
    • 4

    The CNC Plasma is a Maker’s best friend when it comes to cutting designs out of large pieces of sheet metal. Create custom letters for signs, cut curves and organic shapes, or easily duplicate and cut repeating patterns. The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 


    Be prepared for some sparks and molten metal! All attendees are required to wear appropriate attire: long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes (leather shoes preferred), long hair must be pulled back, no jewelry or baggy clothing.


    Required Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Suggested Prerequisites: 

    We've found that students who have completed the BOS- Intro to Laser class experience less of a learning curve when using the CNC Plasma. Bonus: you can run tests of your files on the lasers and work out any glitches before cutting into your expensive sheet metal. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Imports .dxf or .svg
    • Max material thickness: 3/4 inch
    • Bed size: 4ft by 8 ft

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 3

                

    With hot summer weather already here, come design and shape your own custom soft surfboard at MakerPlace Surfboard Workshop because making and surfing are fun!

    This workshop uses soft PE foam blanks called Moda Core that incorporates snowboard technology to flex for variable rocker. PE means easy, non-messy shaping with manual and power tools. Internally, a composite wood core precisely controls flex. Variable rocker means flat geometry for easy speed but rocker when you turn, without plowing, and it works: 

    Vimeo.com/modasurfboards/funbecauseflex
                   
    The resulting board is a soft but very durable, fun, high-performance surfboard that won't ding, ding you, or ding your wallet.
           

    No fiberglass! Your custom shaped Moda Core will be thermally laminated with deck/rail skins and a bottom slick by Custom X in Oceanside, the world's leading bodyboard manufacturer.
         
    Questions? FAQ and answers at: 
    https://modasurfboards.com/blogs/news/say-hello-to-moda-core

    Only $85 Tuition and $215 materials brings you a three part workshop ...
             
    DIY Moda Surfboard Workshop is split into 2 sessions: Aug 19th , 9:15am-11:15am. The second session you will arrange a time and date personally with instructor.
             
           
    Session 1:       
    1.  Design your own soft board using your custom design or any of several templates provided by the instructor.
          
    2.  Get the time & space to shape your Moda Core blank using MakerPlace's tools and consumables.

    Your shaped blank will be taken to Custom X in Oceanside for professional thermal lamination of deck/rail skins and a bottom slick. This step takes about two weeks.
             
    Session 2:
    3. Pick up your board 2 weeks later; Install fins box with guidance from instructor.          
                    
    Design guidance including optional templates and shaping tips from Brenton Woo, Moda Core inventor.
    1 Moda Core PE soft board blank (60"L x 24"W x 2"H)
    2 FCS fin boxes (+$15 for additional pair)
    1 leash plug
    Thermal lamination services by Custom X (allow up to 2 weeks)
    Use of MakerPlace's surfboard shaping area, tools and consumables.
                      
    Space for this workshop is limited, so sign up today and surf your summer away!

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 4
                 
    This is an introductory course on the basics of creating jewelry using precious metal clay techniques. Metal clay can be easily manipulated by hand just like familiar ceramic clay. However, when fired, the metal clay binding material vaporizes and the metal particulates sinter leaving a solid metal object.

     Metal clay objects may be easily formed by hand, created with commercially available press molds, 3D printed, or provided by the student. Thus, no previous art experience or talent is required to construct beautiful jewelry or other objects with precious metal clay. 

    Although the skills taught in this course are generally appropriate to all metal clay, this class with focus on low cost bronze metal clay while skills are developing. The instructor will supply approximately 30 grams of bronze metal clay. Typically this is enough for a pair of earrings and two medium sized pendants. See photograph for objects created from approximately 30 grams of material. Students will learn skills that may be applied to working with other metal clay such as copper, silver or gold metal clay. 

    Due to the relatively lengthy firing time required, this course is divided into two sessions: in the first, the student will develop their clay objects which will then be fired. In the second session, students will finish their fired objects by polishing and/or applying patinas or dyes, and/or jewelry findings.

    This course will be held in two 3 hour sessions on consecutive weekends: Sunday August 20 and Sunday Sunday August 27 10 AM to 1 PM.

    A materials fee of $25 covers all materials needed for the class including each student's bronze metal clay, jewelry findings and finishing materials.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**


    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 4
            
    If building a face grain board doesn't quite cut it (sorry, we couldn't resist) you can take your project to the next level  in this optional extension course and convert your face grain into an end grain cutting board.

    While face grain boards can last through years of use, end grain cutting boards offer the additional benefits; they last a lifetime, won't dull knife edges, and are virtually scratch resistant. This class covers additional table saw and table router techniques which will prove valuable in your future woodworking endeavors.
    A $10 materials fee (in addition to the $25 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1 material fee) covers each student's consumables for this course. 

    Required Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 is required for this course. Students will use the face grain cutting boards they've built in the Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 and convert them into end grain cutting boards. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 3

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 13

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and then Metal Shop
    • 4

    The metal lathe can be used for a variety of applications. Whether you’re turning smooth cylinders, shaving down material to precise tolerances, drilling holes, or threading stock, the metal lathe can be used with a variety of tooling to create different effects. Our members have turned everything from small steel pins to locomotive parts!

    This course will cover material selection, proper set up of the chuck and tooling, and different cutting and threading operations. The first portion of this class will be lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**





    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 10

    Love using the lasers? This class is for students looking to advance and expand their laser skills. During the first half of this 2.5 hour class, students will learn how to use, and will be tested out on, the Epilog laser and the rotary device. The Epilog engraves photos and other black and white bitmaps; the rotary device engraves cylinders, such as glasses and wine bottles. 

    Second half of class is reserved for advancing students' individual projects and, time permitting: box-making, gears, the value of laser jigs (improve accuracy and expedite production), masking tips, focus effects, glass and acrylic tips and troubleshooting.

    This class is for those who:

    Want to learn how to, and be allowed to, use different tools;

    Have projects in which you seek direction/assistance from a more experienced guide;

    Have laser-based questions about making the machines run better for your specific needs; 

    Took the laser class a long time ago, but worry you've forgotten.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions here.

    Don't be intimidated. 

    Do pay close attention as there's a LOT to cover.

    Your instructor's lasered artwork adorns businesses throughout San Diego and was even on QVC earlier this year. He also speaks quickly, so bring your quagmire, your ai/plt/eps/svg/etc, your pen, and perhaps some caffeine, and let's get you where you need to be!

    A $5 materials fee covers each student's glassware and some acrylic/wood for laser engraving.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    Required prerequisite: BOS Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving



    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom and then the MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 3

    Do you have a project that requires precise drilling or cutting? Sure you could get the job done with the drill press and the band saw, but why struggle with those machines when you can do the same job more efficiently and accurately with the Bridgeport vertical mills?

    Milling offers a variety of applications from prototyping to production; you can use the mills to cut, rout, drill, and tap a variety of metals and plastics. We’ve seen our members milling everything from locomotive parts to jewelry pendants!

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, proper tool selection,  use of the digital meter, and feeds and speeds. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of  hands on practice and Q&A. 

    This course is a prerequisite for the BOS- Tormach CNC Mill class. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    After you brush off the sawdust from the Intro to Wood Shop class you may consider taking our Intermediate Woodworking class. Part 1 covers the process of building your own face grain cutting board using both domestic and exotic hardwoods like walnut, cherry, maple and purple heart. Our instructor will not only cover general wood shop safety, he'll also outline the process of properly milling wood, how to do a successful glue-up, and finishing techniques. Machines covered in this class include the jointer, table saw, planer and router. During this hands-on, two day class each student will create their very own wood cutting board.

    A $25 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This is a two day course held on June 17th and June 18th from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

    For students interested in learning additional woodworking techniques, MakerPlace offers Intermediate Woodworking Part 2: End Grain Cutting Boards as an extension to the Part 1 course. Part 2 is a one day course that teaches students how to convert their face grain cutting boards into end grain cutting boards. 

    Suggested Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools or basic woodworking skills are highly encouraged.

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Assembly Room
    • 2

    Have you ever wanted to design and build your own 7-ply skateboard deck?  Or are you curious about how to make bent wood laminations?  In this hands-on two-part class, you’ll design, cut, and press your own skateboard deck!  In Part 1, you’ll start by shaping your own foam mold that will be used to form seven 1/16” maple veneers into a skateboard shape.  You’ll then glue and press the veneers using the Roarockit vacuum forming method.  In Part 2, you’ll cut out your molded veneers into you desired shape, as well as drill and sand your deck.  Sealing and artwork are not included as part of this workshop, but guidance will be provided.  After class there will be an opportunity to place an order for discounted trucks, wheels, and other parts to complete your board.

    Learn more about Open Source Skateboards at www.opensourceboards.com.

     


    Questions?  Please contact the instructor (Beau) at beau@opensourceboards.com.



    Duration:   Day One 3.5 hours

                      Day Two 2.5 hours

    Schedule:

    2.5 hours:  Shape and Glue

    1.5 hours:  Cut, drill and sand


    Required Prerequisites:


    What's included: 

    ·          All materials needed to make a 7-ply maple skateboard deck (9.5” x 34” maximum dimensions)

    ·          34” x 9.5” x 3” high density foam block (you keep your mold)

    ·          Surform shaver for sanding at home

    PRIVATE SESSION OPTION (one-on-one with instructor):

    If you’d like to schedule a private, one-on-one session at MakerPlace, please contact Beau at beau@opensourceboards.com.

     

    Private session price:

                    Materials:           $80 (includes tax)

                    Class fee:            $150 (members)

                                                    $190 (non-members)

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Assembly Room
    • 7

    In this class, students will learn the basics of soldering wires, circuit boards and other electronic components. Students will also learn how to de-solder components and tin wires for ease of connectivity. 



    After learning the basics, student will assemble a working digital clock on a circuit board during the second portion if the class. 





    The topics presented in this class include:

    • Safety- Safety goggles recommended. Proper handling techniques and caution given the high heat soldering irons.
    • Tinning- Demonstrate how to tin a soldering iron tip for most efficient performance.
    • Wire Soldering- Provide proper technique to join two or more wires.
    • Circuits- Learn how to solder components on a circuit board for maximum effectiveness and how to de-solder and remove if necessary.
    • Maintenance- Learn how to maintain and care for soldering iron tip to ensure optimal performance.
    • Accessories- Discover helpful tools to aid in certain tasks such as helping hands, solder braid, and vacuum de-solder stations. 
                      
    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 4

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 9

    Designing on the computer can be confusing (and even a little stressful) if you're not familiar with the software.


    Never fear! Our Intro to 2D Graphics course outlines the basic functions and operations of Computer Aided Design through CorelDRAW, a vector design software, so that you can get started off on the right foot. This course will take students through the process of creating and prepping 2D vector files such as .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr and .plt which can be used on our CNC run machines (eg: laser, CNC router, CNC mill, and plasma).


    Don’t have CorelDRAW on your computer? We've got you covered! MakerPlace has PC Laptops installed with CorelDRAW that are available for class use.

    Required Prerequisites:

    Basic computer skills: keyboard and mouse functions, how to save to an external drive, menu options and navigation. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 14

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 13

    This class will teach the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. It will be taught with a contemporary approach to the materials and process. Creative projects may include jewelry, wall art, bowls, etc. Techniques to be explored will be stencils, screen prints, wet packing, cloisonné, liquid enamels, etching and other techniques suitable to the materials. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome.

    This course will consist of 5 sessions, approximately 3 hours each, taught over 5 consecutive weeks. 

    Class dates are as follows:

    Aug 30, Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20 and Sept 27.
    Classes will begin at 6pm and end at 9pm.

    This course has a $20 materials fee. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 1

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of  Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG). Class will be lecture/lab style, with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to trouble shoot problems associated with the process.

    Originally developed for welding aluminum and other non-ferrous materials in the 1940s, MIG was soon applied to steels because it provided faster welding time compared to other welding processes. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 7

    Have you ever wanted to cut out your own coasters, etch custom designs on glassware, or just make really awesome gifts? MakerPlace's Intro to Laser course will guide students through the care and use of the 80 and 100 watt lasers as well as the proper steps for prepping your file, material selection, and navigation of the LaserCut software. With our Hurricane Lasers, members have the ability to cut anything from acrylic to wood and achieve detailed engraving on materials like leather and anodized aluminum.


    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a vector-based file (eg: .ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr .plt file extensions) If you have no idea what a vector file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • (2x) 100 watt CO2 Hurricane Lasers 35in x 47in in bed size
    • (1x) 80 watt CO2 Hurricane Laser 23in x 31in in bed size
    • File types imported into laser .plt .dxf .bmp
    • What they can't cut: metal, vinyl, PVC, and any poly-carbonate plastics

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 8

    The TIG Welding course teaches students the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of the Tungsten Inert Gas process. Class will be lab/lecture style with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to troubleshoot problems associated with the process. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock and welding consumables. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Plasma Area
    • 6

    The CNC Plasma is a Maker’s best friend when it comes to cutting designs out of large pieces of sheet metal. Create custom letters for signs, cut curves and organic shapes, or easily duplicate and cut repeating patterns. The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 


    Be prepared for some sparks and molten metal! All attendees are required to wear appropriate attire: long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes (leather shoes preferred), long hair must be pulled back, no jewelry or baggy clothing.


    Required Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Suggested Prerequisites: 

    We've found that students who have completed the BOS- Intro to Laser class experience less of a learning curve when using the CNC Plasma. Bonus: you can run tests of your files on the lasers and work out any glitches before cutting into your expensive sheet metal. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Imports .dxf or .svg
    • Max material thickness: 3/4 inch
    • Bed size: 4ft by 8 ft

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 03 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Welding Area
    • 6
    Copper Bowl Forming will teach each student how to form their own copper bowl with readily available tools and equipment using the sinking method. 
    The class will consist of both lecture and demonstration of the bowl forming method. It will include methods on forming copper, how to anneal copper, how to clean copper, general safety guidelines and much more!
    Each student will have their own workstation for rough forming the bowl. At the end of the workshop each student will have finished their own copper bowl and also have the knowledge and ability to continue on their own to form copper using the sinking method. 

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s copper. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 03 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 4
            
    If building a face grain board doesn't quite cut it (sorry, we couldn't resist) you can take your project to the next level  in this optional extension course and convert your face grain into an end grain cutting board.

    While face grain boards can last through years of use, end grain cutting boards offer the additional benefits; they last a lifetime, won't dull knife edges, and are virtually scratch resistant. This class covers additional table saw and table router techniques which will prove valuable in your future woodworking endeavors.
    A $10 materials fee (in addition to the $25 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1 material fee) covers each student's consumables for this course. 

    Required Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 is required for this course. Students will use the face grain cutting boards they've built in the Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 and convert them into end grain cutting boards. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 03 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 4

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 

    The VCarve: CNC Software and Fundamentals class will outline the workflow of taking your vector designs through the VCarve software which will generate the g-code used by the CNC machine to cut our your design. Students will also learn the functions of different tool-paths, cutting parameters, proper tool selection, and machining strategies. This course is a prerequisite for the BOS CNC Router and the BOS Tormach CNC Mill class. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located though the shop**


    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 15

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and then Metal Shop
    • 4

    The metal lathe can be used for a variety of applications. Whether you’re turning smooth cylinders, shaving down material to precise tolerances, drilling holes, or threading stock, the metal lathe can be used with a variety of tooling to create different effects. Our members have turned everything from small steel pins to locomotive parts!

    This course will cover material selection, proper set up of the chuck and tooling, and different cutting and threading operations. The first portion of this class will be lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**





    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 


    The Tormach 4-Axis CNC Mill not only allows you to mill a variety of metals under strict tolerances, you can also use it for small productions lines of pieces that need to be cut to the same dimensions. Our members have cut everything from jewelry pendants to gears for kinetic sculptures.


    This course will outline Mach 3 control software, machine set up and calibration, importing and running files, as well as tooling systems and tool holders.

    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Required Prerequisites:

    If you’re familiar with .DXF files then you can jump right into the VCarve: CNC Fundamentals class. This course covers the the ins-and-outs of VCarve, which is the software that converts your .DXF file into the G-code that the router will read to cut out your design. We highly recommend completing this course before the BOS CNC Router class. 

    The BOS- Vertical Mill class is required for students who have little or no experience operating milling equipment. This course covers topics like feeds and speeds which will be vital when you're first starting out on the Tormach. You'll save money not breaking bits, you'll save time understanding proper speed and feed rates, and you won't risk putting unnecessary stress on the machine (which makes us happy!). 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Woodshop
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 

    This class covers the basic operation of our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to navigate VicEngrave software, proper machine set-up and calibration, how to import and run files, as well as operation of the vacuum table. 

    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Required Prerequisites:

    If you’re familiar with .DXF files then you can jump right into the VCarve: CNC Fundamentals class. This course covers the the ins-and-outs of VCarve, which is the software that converts your .DXF file into the G-code that the router will read to cut out your design. We highly recommend completing this course before the BOS CNC Router class. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Max. Material Dimensions: 4 ft by 8 ft
    • Cut various types of wood and plastic
    • Vacuum bed

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**


    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 4

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of  Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG). Class will be lecture/lab style, with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to trouble shoot problems associated with the process.

    Originally developed for welding aluminum and other non-ferrous materials in the 1940s, MIG was soon applied to steels because it provided faster welding time compared to other welding processes. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 8

    Have you ever wanted to cut out your own coasters, etch custom designs on glassware, or just make really awesome gifts? MakerPlace's Intro to Laser course will guide students through the care and use of the 80 and 100 watt lasers as well as the proper steps for prepping your file, material selection, and navigation of the LaserCut software. With our Hurricane Lasers, members have the ability to cut anything from acrylic to wood and achieve detailed engraving on materials like leather and anodized aluminum.


    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a vector-based file (eg: .ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr .plt file extensions) If you have no idea what a vector file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • (2x) 100 watt CO2 Hurricane Lasers 35in x 47in in bed size
    • (1x) 80 watt CO2 Hurricane Laser 23in x 31in in bed size
    • File types imported into laser .plt .dxf .bmp
    • What they can't cut: metal, vinyl, PVC, and any poly-carbonate plastics

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom and then the MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 4

    Do you have a project that requires precise drilling or cutting? Sure you could get the job done with the drill press and the band saw, but why struggle with those machines when you can do the same job more efficiently and accurately with the Bridgeport vertical mills?

    Milling offers a variety of applications from prototyping to production; you can use the mills to cut, rout, drill, and tap a variety of metals and plastics. We’ve seen our members milling everything from locomotive parts to jewelry pendants!

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, proper tool selection,  use of the digital meter, and feeds and speeds. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of  hands on practice and Q&A. 

    This course is a prerequisite for the BOS- Tormach CNC Mill class. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 3
            

    After you brush off the sawdust from the Intro to Wood Shop class you may consider taking our Intermediate Woodworking class. Part 1 covers the process of building your own face grain cutting board using both domestic and exotic hardwoods like walnut, cherry, maple and purple heart. Our instructor will not only cover general wood shop safety, he'll also outline the process of properly milling wood, how to do a successful glue-up, and finishing techniques. Machines covered in this class include the jointer, table saw, planer and router. During this hands-on, two day class each student will create their very own wood cutting board.

    A $25 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This is a two day course held on September 9 and September 10 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

    For students interested in learning additional woodworking techniques, MakerPlace offers Intermediate Woodworking Part 2: End Grain Cutting Boards as an extension to the Part 1 course. Part 2 is a one day course that teaches students how to convert their face grain cutting boards into end grain cutting boards. 

    Suggested Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools or basic woodworking skills are highly encouraged.

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 4

    Want to learn even more about screen printing?  

    Photo emulsion is the industry standard for multi-color screen printing. It is the best way to control multi-color images and it lets you work in any art format. Take advantage of hands on projects and small class sizes. Maker Place has everything you need to coat, mount, and burn screens. It is easy and fun! Save money and do it yourself. This class is intended to build upon the knowledge, gained in “Screen Printing Basics”. It is highly recommended that you have an understanding of screens, inks, and techniques before taking this class.  
    A $7 materials fee covers each student's pigments, ink and screens. 
    Students should bring in their own T-shirt that they would like to print on. It wouldn't hurt to have a backup too!

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 4

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 10

    Designing on the computer can be confusing (and even a little stressful) if you're not familiar with the software.


    Never fear! Our Intro to 2D Graphics course outlines the basic functions and operations of Computer Aided Design through CorelDRAW, a vector design software, so that you can get started off on the right foot. This course will take students through the process of creating and prepping 2D vector files such as .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr and .plt which can be used on our CNC run machines (eg: laser, CNC router, CNC mill, and plasma).


    Don’t have CorelDRAW on your computer? We've got you covered! MakerPlace has PC Laptops installed with CorelDRAW that are available for class use.

    Required Prerequisites:

    Basic computer skills: keyboard and mouse functions, how to save to an external drive, menu options and navigation. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 10

    Designing on the computer can be confusing (and even a little stressful) if you're not familiar with the software.


    Never fear! Our Intro to 2D Graphics course outlines the basic functions and operations of Computer Aided Design through CorelDRAW, a vector design software, so that you can get started off on the right foot. This course will take students through the process of creating and prepping 2D vector files such as .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr and .plt which can be used on our CNC run machines (eg: laser, CNC router, CNC mill, and plasma).


    Don’t have CorelDRAW on your computer? We've got you covered! MakerPlace has PC Laptops installed with CorelDRAW that are available for class use.

    Required Prerequisites:

    Basic computer skills: keyboard and mouse functions, how to save to an external drive, menu options and navigation. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 15

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Woodshop
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 

    This class covers the basic operation of our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to navigate VicEngrave software, proper machine set-up and calibration, how to import and run files, as well as operation of the vacuum table. 

    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Required Prerequisites:

    If you’re familiar with .DXF files then you can jump right into the VCarve: CNC Fundamentals class. This course covers the the ins-and-outs of VCarve, which is the software that converts your .DXF file into the G-code that the router will read to cut out your design. We highly recommend completing this course before the BOS CNC Router class. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Max. Material Dimensions: 4 ft by 8 ft
    • Cut various types of wood and plastic
    • Vacuum bed

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**


    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 10

    Love using the lasers? This class is for students looking to advance and expand their laser skills. During the first half of this 2.5 hour class, students will learn how to use, and will be tested out on, the Epilog laser and the rotary device. The Epilog engraves photos and other black and white bitmaps; the rotary device engraves cylinders, such as glasses and wine bottles. 

    Second half of class is reserved for advancing students' individual projects and, time permitting: box-making, gears, the value of laser jigs (improve accuracy and expedite production), masking tips, focus effects, glass and acrylic tips and troubleshooting.

    This class is for those who:

    Want to learn how to, and be allowed to, use different tools;

    Have projects in which you seek direction/assistance from a more experienced guide;

    Have laser-based questions about making the machines run better for your specific needs; 

    Took the laser class a long time ago, but worry you've forgotten.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions here.

    Don't be intimidated. 

    Do pay close attention as there's a LOT to cover.

    Your instructor's lasered artwork adorns businesses throughout San Diego and was even on QVC earlier this year. He also speaks quickly, so bring your quagmire, your ai/plt/eps/svg/etc, your pen, and perhaps some caffeine, and let's get you where you need to be!

    A $5 materials fee covers each student's glassware and some acrylic/wood for laser engraving.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    Required prerequisite: BOS Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving



    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 6

    The TIG Welding course teaches students the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of the Tungsten Inert Gas process. Class will be lab/lecture style with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to troubleshoot problems associated with the process. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock and welding consumables. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Plasma Area
    • 6

    The CNC Plasma is a Maker’s best friend when it comes to cutting designs out of large pieces of sheet metal. Create custom letters for signs, cut curves and organic shapes, or easily duplicate and cut repeating patterns. The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 


    Be prepared for some sparks and molten metal! All attendees are required to wear appropriate attire: long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes (leather shoes preferred), long hair must be pulled back, no jewelry or baggy clothing.


    Required Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Suggested Prerequisites: 

    We've found that students who have completed the BOS- Intro to Laser class experience less of a learning curve when using the CNC Plasma. Bonus: you can run tests of your files on the lasers and work out any glitches before cutting into your expensive sheet metal. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Imports .dxf or .svg
    • Max material thickness: 3/4 inch
    • Bed size: 4ft by 8 ft

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 6
    Make stuff! Print on T-shirts, signs, posters and just about anything you can think of.  Vinyl stencil is a quick easy way to get exposure to t-shirt printing using vector art.  You will learn to use the cutter/plotter, transfer vinyl stickers, and print shirts all in one class.  We will discuss tools, techniques and media.  Take advantage of hands-on projects and small class sizes. Get detailed understanding of what screen printing is and how to apply it to your project.  At Maker Place we have everything you need to make professional prints on t-shirts. In this class, we will learn to print with vinyl stencils. 
    A $7 materials fee covers each student's pigments, ink and screens. 
    Students should bring in their own T-shirt that they would like to print on. It wouldn't hurt to have a backup too!

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**


    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 4
            
    If building a face grain board doesn't quite cut it (sorry, we couldn't resist) you can take your project to the next level  in this optional extension course and convert your face grain into an end grain cutting board.

    While face grain boards can last through years of use, end grain cutting boards offer the additional benefits; they last a lifetime, won't dull knife edges, and are virtually scratch resistant. This class covers additional table saw and table router techniques which will prove valuable in your future woodworking endeavors.
    A $10 materials fee (in addition to the $25 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1 material fee) covers each student's consumables for this course. 

    Required Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 is required for this course. Students will use the face grain cutting boards they've built in the Intermediate Wood Working Part 1 and convert them into end grain cutting boards. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 4

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 

    The VCarve: CNC Software and Fundamentals class will outline the workflow of taking your vector designs through the VCarve software which will generate the g-code used by the CNC machine to cut our your design. Students will also learn the functions of different tool-paths, cutting parameters, proper tool selection, and machining strategies. This course is a prerequisite for the BOS CNC Router and the BOS Tormach CNC Mill class. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located though the shop**


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 15

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and then Metal Shop
    • 4

    The metal lathe can be used for a variety of applications. Whether you’re turning smooth cylinders, shaving down material to precise tolerances, drilling holes, or threading stock, the metal lathe can be used with a variety of tooling to create different effects. Our members have turned everything from small steel pins to locomotive parts!

    This course will cover material selection, proper set up of the chuck and tooling, and different cutting and threading operations. The first portion of this class will be lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**





    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Woodshop
    • 8

    We’re sure by now you’ve heard about all the fabulous CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment at MakerPlace. The concept behind these machines is simple; create a design on your computer and the machine will cut out the design for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve set up a series of classes to help you turn your concept into a reality. 

    This class covers the basic operation of our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to navigate VicEngrave software, proper machine set-up and calibration, how to import and run files, as well as operation of the vacuum table. 

    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Required Prerequisites:

    If you’re familiar with .DXF files then you can jump right into the VCarve: CNC Fundamentals class. This course covers the the ins-and-outs of VCarve, which is the software that converts your .DXF file into the G-code that the router will read to cut out your design. We highly recommend completing this course before the BOS CNC Router class. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Max. Material Dimensions: 4 ft by 8 ft
    • Cut various types of wood and plastic
    • Vacuum bed

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**


    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 4

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of  Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG). Class will be lecture/lab style, with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to trouble shoot problems associated with the process.

    Originally developed for welding aluminum and other non-ferrous materials in the 1940s, MIG was soon applied to steels because it provided faster welding time compared to other welding processes. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 8

    Have you ever wanted to cut out your own coasters, etch custom designs on glassware, or just make really awesome gifts? MakerPlace's Intro to Laser course will guide students through the care and use of the 80 and 100 watt lasers as well as the proper steps for prepping your file, material selection, and navigation of the LaserCut software. With our Hurricane Lasers, members have the ability to cut anything from acrylic to wood and achieve detailed engraving on materials like leather and anodized aluminum.


    The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a vector-based file (eg: .ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr .plt file extensions) If you have no idea what a vector file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • (2x) 100 watt CO2 Hurricane Lasers 35in x 47in in bed size
    • (1x) 80 watt CO2 Hurricane Laser 23in x 31in in bed size
    • File types imported into laser .plt .dxf .bmp
    • What they can't cut: metal, vinyl, PVC, and any poly-carbonate plastics

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom and then the MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 4

    Do you have a project that requires precise drilling or cutting? Sure you could get the job done with the drill press and the band saw, but why struggle with those machines when you can do the same job more efficiently and accurately with the Bridgeport vertical mills?

    Milling offers a variety of applications from prototyping to production; you can use the mills to cut, rout, drill, and tap a variety of metals and plastics. We’ve seen our members milling everything from locomotive parts to jewelry pendants!

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, proper tool selection,  use of the digital meter, and feeds and speeds. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of  hands on practice and Q&A. 

    This course is a prerequisite for the BOS- Tormach CNC Mill class. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 4
            

    After you brush off the sawdust from the Intro to Wood Shop class you may consider taking our Intermediate Woodworking class. Part 1 covers the process of building your own face grain cutting board using both domestic and exotic hardwoods like walnut, cherry, maple and purple heart. Our instructor will not only cover general wood shop safety, he'll also outline the process of properly milling wood, how to do a successful glue-up, and finishing techniques. Machines covered in this class include the jointer, table saw, planer and router. During this hands-on, two day class each student will create their very own wood cutting board.

    A $25 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This is a two day course held on September 23 and September 24 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

    For students interested in learning additional woodworking techniques, MakerPlace offers Intermediate Woodworking Part 2: End Grain Cutting Boards as an extension to the Part 1 course. Part 2 is a one day course that teaches students how to convert their face grain cutting boards into end grain cutting boards. 

    Suggested Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools or basic woodworking skills are highly encouraged.

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Assembly Room
    • 4

    Have you ever wanted to design and build your own 7-ply skateboard deck?  Or are you curious about how to make bent wood laminations?  In this hands-on two-part class, you’ll design, cut, and press your own skateboard deck!  In Part 1, you’ll start by shaping your own foam mold that will be used to form seven 1/16” maple veneers into a skateboard shape.  You’ll then glue and press the veneers using the Roarockit vacuum forming method.  In Part 2, you’ll cut out your molded veneers into you desired shape, as well as drill and sand your deck.  Sealing and artwork are not included as part of this workshop, but guidance will be provided.  After class there will be an opportunity to place an order for discounted trucks, wheels, and other parts to complete your board.

    Learn more about Open Source Skateboards at www.opensourceboards.com.

    Class meets two days

    September 23 1:00-4:30

     and September 24 1:00-3:30

     


    Questions?  Please contact the instructor (Beau) at beau@opensourceboards.com.



    Duration:   Day One 3.5 hours

                      Day Two 2.5 hours

    Schedule:

    2.5 hours:  Shape and Glue

    1.5 hours:  Cut, drill and sand


    Required Prerequisites:


    What's included: 

    ·          All materials needed to make a 7-ply maple skateboard deck (9.5” x 34” maximum dimensions)

    ·          34” x 9.5” x 3” high density foam block (you keep your mold)

    ·          Surform shaver for sanding at home

    PRIVATE SESSION OPTION (one-on-one with instructor):

    If you’d like to schedule a private, one-on-one session at MakerPlace, please contact Beau at beau@opensourceboards.com.

     

    Private session price:

                    Materials:           $80 (includes tax)

                    Class fee:            $150 (members)

                                                    $190 (non-members)

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 6
                 
    This is an introductory course on the basics of creating jewelry using precious metal clay techniques. Metal clay can be easily manipulated by hand just like familiar ceramic clay. However, when fired, the metal clay binding material vaporizes and the metal particulates sinter leaving a solid metal object.

     Metal clay objects may be easily formed by hand, created with commercially available press molds, 3D printed, or provided by the student. Thus, no previous art experience or talent is required to construct beautiful jewelry or other objects with precious metal clay. 

    Although the skills taught in this course are generally appropriate to all metal clay, this class with focus on low cost bronze metal clay while skills are developing. The instructor will supply approximately 30 grams of bronze metal clay. Typically this is enough for a pair of earrings and two medium sized pendants. See photograph for objects created from approximately 30 grams of material. Students will learn skills that may be applied to working with other metal clay such as copper, silver or gold metal clay. 

    Due to the relatively lengthy firing time required, this course is divided into two sessions: in the first, the student will develop their clay objects which will then be fired. In the second session, students will finish their fired objects by polishing and/or applying patinas or dyes, and/or jewelry findings.

    This course will be held in two 3 hour sessions on consecutive weekends: Sunday September 24 and Sunday October 1 10 AM to 1 PM.

    A materials fee of $25 covers all materials needed for the class including each student's bronze metal clay, jewelry findings and finishing materials.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**


    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
    • 4

    If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

    Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
    • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
    • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
    • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

    A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 10

    Designing on the computer can be confusing (and even a little stressful) if you're not familiar with the software.


    Never fear! Our Intro to 2D Graphics course outlines the basic functions and operations of Computer Aided Design through CorelDRAW, a vector design software, so that you can get started off on the right foot. This course will take students through the process of creating and prepping 2D vector files such as .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr and .plt which can be used on our CNC run machines (eg: laser, CNC router, CNC mill, and plasma).


    Don’t have CorelDRAW on your computer? We've got you covered! MakerPlace has PC Laptops installed with CorelDRAW that are available for class use.

    Required Prerequisites:

    Basic computer skills: keyboard and mouse functions, how to save to an external drive, menu options and navigation. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 10

    Designing on the computer can be confusing (and even a little stressful) if you're not familiar with the software.


    Never fear! Our Intro to 2D Graphics course outlines the basic functions and operations of Computer Aided Design through CorelDRAW, a vector design software, so that you can get started off on the right foot. This course will take students through the process of creating and prepping 2D vector files such as .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr and .plt which can be used on our CNC run machines (eg: laser, CNC router, CNC mill, and plasma).


    Don’t have CorelDRAW on your computer? We've got you covered! MakerPlace has PC Laptops installed with CorelDRAW that are available for class use.

    Required Prerequisites:

    Basic computer skills: keyboard and mouse functions, how to save to an external drive, menu options and navigation. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace
    • 15

    Welcome to MakerPlace! This class is the first step on your journey to become a bona-fide MakerPlace member. 

    Shop Orientation covers all the important information you’ll need to know as a new member- from general shop safety and member rules, to other hot topics like project storage, machine reservations, and local sources for materials. 

    The registration fee ($40.00) for this course is waived for all new members who have signed up for a month or year membership prior to taking their Shop Orientation. 

    This is a mandatory course for all new members. So, before you start tinkering in the shop, make sure you’ve cleared your schedule on Tuesday night to complete your Orientation. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Laser Lab
    • 10

    Love using the lasers? This class is for students looking to advance and expand their laser skills. During the first half of this 2.5 hour class, students will learn how to use, and will be tested out on, the Epilog laser and the rotary device. The Epilog engraves photos and other black and white bitmaps; the rotary device engraves cylinders, such as glasses and wine bottles. 

    Second half of class is reserved for advancing students' individual projects and, time permitting: box-making, gears, the value of laser jigs (improve accuracy and expedite production), masking tips, focus effects, glass and acrylic tips and troubleshooting.

    This class is for those who:

    Want to learn how to, and be allowed to, use different tools;

    Have projects in which you seek direction/assistance from a more experienced guide;

    Have laser-based questions about making the machines run better for your specific needs; 

    Took the laser class a long time ago, but worry you've forgotten.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions here.

    Don't be intimidated. 

    Do pay close attention as there's a LOT to cover.

    Your instructor's lasered artwork adorns businesses throughout San Diego and was even on QVC earlier this year. He also speaks quickly, so bring your quagmire, your ai/plt/eps/svg/etc, your pen, and perhaps some caffeine, and let's get you where you need to be!

    A $5 materials fee covers each student's glassware and some acrylic/wood for laser engraving.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    Required prerequisite: BOS Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving



    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Classroom/Conference Room and MakerPlace Metal Shop
    • 8

    The TIG Welding course teaches students the basic principles involved in the set up and safe operation of the Tungsten Inert Gas process. Class will be lab/lecture style with opportunity to take notes, ask questions and receive hands on operation of the machines. Students will learn how to adjust the machines, strike an arc and join material as well as how to tell the difference between a good weld and a sub standard weld. The students will also learn how to troubleshoot problems associated with the process. 

    A $10 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock and welding consumables. 

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. Students should wear long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants and long hair must be pulled back.**

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom & Plasma Area
    • 6

    The CNC Plasma is a Maker’s best friend when it comes to cutting designs out of large pieces of sheet metal. Create custom letters for signs, cut curves and organic shapes, or easily duplicate and cut repeating patterns. The first portion of this class will be lecture based. After the lecture, students will each have the opportunity to calibrate the machine and run a test file. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A during this time. 


    Be prepared for some sparks and molten metal! All attendees are required to wear appropriate attire: long sleeved natural fiber shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes (leather shoes preferred), long hair must be pulled back, no jewelry or baggy clothing.


    Required Prerequisites:

    The first thing you’ll need to know before taking this class is how to create a .DXF file. If you have no idea what a .DXF file is or how to go about creating one we would highly suggest taking the CorelDraw: Intro to 2D Vector Graphics class first. 

    Suggested Prerequisites: 

    We've found that students who have completed the BOS- Intro to Laser class experience less of a learning curve when using the CNC Plasma. Bonus: you can run tests of your files on the lasers and work out any glitches before cutting into your expensive sheet metal. 

    Equipment Rundown: 

    • Imports .dxf or .svg
    • Max material thickness: 3/4 inch
    • Bed size: 4ft by 8 ft

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

    **Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 4
            

    After you brush off the sawdust from the Intro to Wood Shop class you may consider taking our Intermediate Woodworking class. Part 1 covers the process of building your own face grain cutting board using both domestic and exotic hardwoods like walnut, cherry, maple and purple heart. Our instructor will not only cover general wood shop safety, he'll also outline the process of properly milling wood, how to do a successful glue-up, and finishing techniques. Machines covered in this class include the jointer, table saw, planer and router. During this hands-on, two day class each student will create their very own wood cutting board.

    A $25 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This is a two day course held on September 30 and October 1st from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

    For students interested in learning additional woodworking techniques, MakerPlace offers Intermediate Woodworking Part 2: End Grain Cutting Boards as an extension to the Part 1 course. Part 2 is a one day course that teaches students how to convert their face grain cutting boards into end grain cutting boards. 

    Suggested Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools or basic woodworking skills are highly encouraged.

    **No loose or baggy clothing. Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be tied back. Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**



Past events

17 Aug 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
17 Aug 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
15 Aug 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
14 Aug 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
13 Aug 2017 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
11 Aug 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
10 Aug 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
09 Aug 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
08 Aug 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
08 Aug 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
01 Aug 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
31 Jul 2017 Intro to Sewing
29 Jul 2017 Intro to Soldering
26 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
25 Jul 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
25 Jul 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
24 Jul 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
22 Jul 2017 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
21 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
20 Jul 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
20 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
18 Jul 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
16 Jul 2017 Screen Printing Basics
16 Jul 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
14 Jul 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
13 Jul 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
12 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
11 Jul 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
11 Jul 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
10 Jul 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
10 Jul 2017 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
09 Jul 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
09 Jul 2017 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
08 Jul 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
08 Jul 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
08 Jul 2017 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
07 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
06 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
06 Jul 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
05 Jul 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
03 Jul 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
03 Jul 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
01 Jul 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
29 Jun 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
28 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
27 Jun 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
27 Jun 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
27 Jun 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
26 Jun 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
25 Jun 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
24 Jun 2017 Intro to Soldering
23 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
22 Jun 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
20 Jun 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
20 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
19 Jun 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
18 Jun 2017 Screen Printing Basics
17 Jun 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
17 Jun 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
14 Jun 2017 Copper Enameling Workshop
13 Jun 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
10 Jun 2017 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
09 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
09 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
08 Jun 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
08 Jun 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
06 Jun 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
06 Jun 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
04 Jun 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
03 Jun 2017 Intro to Soldering
03 Jun 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
02 Jun 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
01 Jun 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
30 May 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
30 May 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
27 May 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
26 May 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
25 May 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
23 May 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
22 May 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
21 May 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
17 May 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
16 May 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
16 May 2017 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
13 May 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
12 May 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
11 May 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
11 May 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
10 May 2017 Copper Enameling Workshop
09 May 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
09 May 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
09 May 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
08 May 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
07 May 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
06 May 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
06 May 2017 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
05 May 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
04 May 2017 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
02 May 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
01 May 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
30 Apr 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
29 Apr 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
28 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
27 Apr 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
27 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
25 Apr 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
23 Apr 2017 Screen Printing Basics
23 Apr 2017 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
21 Apr 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
19 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
18 Apr 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
17 Apr 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
16 Apr 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
15 Apr 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
14 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
13 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
13 Apr 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
11 Apr 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
11 Apr 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
11 Apr 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
10 Apr 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
09 Apr 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
09 Apr 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
06 Apr 2017 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
05 Apr 2017 Copper Enameling Workshop
05 Apr 2017 Intro to Sewing
04 Apr 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
03 Apr 2017 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
01 Apr 2017 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
01 Apr 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
30 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
28 Mar 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
28 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
27 Mar 2017 Intro to Sewing
26 Mar 2017 Screen Printing Basics
25 Mar 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
23 Mar 2017 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
23 Mar 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
21 Mar 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
20 Mar 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
20 Mar 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools - MakeUp
19 Mar 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
19 Mar 2017 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
17 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
16 Mar 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
16 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
16 Mar 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
15 Mar 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools - MakeUp
14 Mar 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
14 Mar 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
12 Mar 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
10 Mar 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
09 Mar 2017 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
09 Mar 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
08 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
07 Mar 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
05 Mar 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
04 Mar 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
03 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
02 Mar 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
02 Mar 2017 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
02 Mar 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
02 Mar 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
01 Mar 2017 Copper Enameling Workshop
28 Feb 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
28 Feb 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
25 Feb 2017 Intro to Soldering
25 Feb 2017 Creating PCB's the Easy, Fast and Cheap Way
24 Feb 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
21 Feb 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
21 Feb 2017 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
20 Feb 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
18 Feb 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
16 Feb 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
16 Feb 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
16 Feb 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
14 Feb 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
13 Feb 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
12 Feb 2017 Learn to Build a SLA 3D Printer!
12 Feb 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
07 Feb 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
07 Feb 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
03 Feb 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
02 Feb 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
31 Jan 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
31 Jan 2017 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
29 Jan 2017 Screen Printing Basics
28 Jan 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
27 Jan 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
26 Jan 2017 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
26 Jan 2017 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
24 Jan 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
24 Jan 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
23 Jan 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
22 Jan 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
22 Jan 2017 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
21 Jan 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
20 Jan 2017 TOWN HALL MEETING
20 Jan 2017 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
19 Jan 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
19 Jan 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
19 Jan 2017 Intro to Sewing
19 Jan 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
18 Jan 2017 Copper Enameling Workshop
17 Jan 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
17 Jan 2017 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
15 Jan 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
15 Jan 2017 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
14 Jan 2017 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
13 Jan 2017 Intro to the Vertical Mill
13 Jan 2017 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
10 Jan 2017 SOS- Shop Orientation
10 Jan 2017 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
09 Jan 2017 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
09 Jan 2017 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
08 Jan 2017 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
07 Jan 2017 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
05 Jan 2017 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
05 Jan 2017 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
05 Jan 2017 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
01 Jan 2017 HOLIDAY- MAKERPLACE CLOSED
01 Jan 2017 MakerPlace Closed - Holiday
31 Dec 2016 HOLIDAY- MAKERPLACE CLOSING EARLY
30 Dec 2016 Intro to the Vertical Mill
29 Dec 2016 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
28 Dec 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
27 Dec 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
27 Dec 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
24 Dec 2016 Closed for the Holidays (Open Half Day on Christmas Eve)
22 Dec 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
22 Dec 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
20 Dec 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
20 Dec 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
18 Dec 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
16 Dec 2016 Handmade Holiday - Wooden Dock Station Organizer for Cell Phone
15 Dec 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
14 Dec 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
13 Dec 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
13 Dec 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
13 Dec 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
11 Dec 2016 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
10 Dec 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
08 Dec 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
08 Dec 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
08 Dec 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
06 Dec 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
06 Dec 2016 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
06 Dec 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
05 Dec 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
03 Dec 2016 Creating PCB's the Easy, Fast and Cheap Way
02 Dec 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
01 Dec 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
30 Nov 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
29 Nov 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
29 Nov 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
28 Nov 2016 Intro to Sewing
27 Nov 2016 Screen Printing Basics
27 Nov 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
24 Nov 2016 Shop Closed for Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
22 Nov 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
20 Nov 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
19 Nov 2016 3D Design for 3D Printing
18 Nov 2016 Intro to the Vertical Mill
15 Nov 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
15 Nov 2016 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
15 Nov 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
13 Nov 2016 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
12 Nov 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
12 Nov 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
10 Nov 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
10 Nov 2016 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
10 Nov 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
08 Nov 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
08 Nov 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
08 Nov 2016 Free Project Consultation (Members Only)
03 Nov 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
03 Nov 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
02 Nov 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
01 Nov 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
29 Oct 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
27 Oct 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
26 Oct 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
25 Oct 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
25 Oct 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
25 Oct 2016 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
21 Oct 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
19 Oct 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
18 Oct 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
18 Oct 2016 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
17 Oct 2016 Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
16 Oct 2016 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
11 Oct 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
10 Oct 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
09 Oct 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
08 Oct 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
06 Oct 2016 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
05 Oct 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
04 Oct 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
02 Oct 2016 Screen Printing Basics
30 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
29 Sep 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
28 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
27 Sep 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
27 Sep 2016 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
26 Sep 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
24 Sep 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
24 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
23 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
22 Sep 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
20 Sep 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
20 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
15 Sep 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
14 Sep 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
14 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
13 Sep 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
13 Sep 2016 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
12 Sep 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
11 Sep 2016 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
10 Sep 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
10 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
09 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
08 Sep 2016 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
07 Sep 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
06 Sep 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
06 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
06 Sep 2016 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
05 Sep 2016 Intro to Sewing
04 Sep 2016 Screen Printing Basics
03 Sep 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
31 Aug 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
30 Aug 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
28 Aug 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
28 Aug 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
28 Aug 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
27 Aug 2016 MakerPlace Open House
25 Aug 2016 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
23 Aug 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
21 Aug 2016 3D Design for 3D Printing
19 Aug 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
18 Aug 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
16 Aug 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
15 Aug 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
14 Aug 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
13 Aug 2016 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
13 Aug 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
11 Aug 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
11 Aug 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
09 Aug 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
09 Aug 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
08 Aug 2016 Intro to Sewing
07 Aug 2016 Screen Printing Basics
06 Aug 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
02 Aug 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
02 Aug 2016 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
01 Aug 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
30 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
30 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
27 Jul 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
26 Jul 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
26 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
24 Jul 2016 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
23 Jul 2016 3D Design for 3D Printing
23 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
22 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
21 Jul 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
21 Jul 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
20 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
19 Jul 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
19 Jul 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
17 Jul 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
16 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
13 Jul 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
12 Jul 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
09 Jul 2016 BOS- Tormach Mill Basic Operation and Safety - Seminar
09 Jul 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
09 Jul 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
08 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
07 Jul 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
05 Jul 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
04 Jul 2016 Shop Closed for 4th of July
02 Jul 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
30 Jun 2016 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
30 Jun 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
28 Jun 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
27 Jun 2016 Intro to Sewing
23 Jun 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
22 Jun 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
21 Jun 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
21 Jun 2016 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
20 Jun 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
18 Jun 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
15 Jun 2016 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
14 Jun 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
14 Jun 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
13 Jun 2016 Intro to 3D Modeling
12 Jun 2016 Screen Printing Basics
11 Jun 2016 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
09 Jun 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
08 Jun 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
07 Jun 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
06 Jun 2016 Intro to Metalworking - Sheet Metal Tray Project
04 Jun 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
04 Jun 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
02 Jun 2016 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
02 Jun 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
31 May 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
28 May 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
27 May 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
26 May 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
26 May 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
25 May 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
24 May 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
24 May 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
23 May 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
22 May 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
22 May 2016 Mouse Money Clip Workshop
21 May 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
21 May 2016 BOGO (Build One, Give One): Wooden Toys- Registration Closed
17 May 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
17 May 2016 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
16 May 2016 Intro to 3D Modeling
12 May 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
11 May 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
10 May 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
09 May 2016 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
09 May 2016 Intro to Metalworking - Sheet Metal Tray Project
08 May 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
07 May 2016 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
07 May 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
05 May 2016 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
05 May 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
04 May 2016 Copper Enameling Workshop
03 May 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
02 May 2016 Intro to Metalworking - Small Parts Clamp Project
02 May 2016 Intro to Sewing
30 Apr 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
29 Apr 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
28 Apr 2016 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
26 Apr 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
25 Apr 2016 Intro to Metalworking - Sheet Metal Tray Project
23 Apr 2016 3D Design for 3D Printing
23 Apr 2016 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
23 Apr 2016 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
21 Apr 2016 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
19 Apr 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
19 Apr 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
17 Apr 2016 Screen Printing Basics
14 Apr 2016 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
13 Apr 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
12 Apr 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
11 Apr 2016 Intro to Metalworking - Sheet Metal Tray Project
10 Apr 2016 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
09 Apr 2016 3D Design for 3D Printing
09 Apr 2016 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
05 Apr 2016 SOS- Shop Orientation
05 Apr 2016 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
02 Apr 2016 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
01 Apr 2016 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
30 Mar 2016 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding