Digital Design for the X-Carve
This class is a three hour hands-on workshop designed for high school students or adults. Using a web-based CNC software program that allows participants to design and carve from a single platform, you'll learn the basics of design for the X-Carve. Easy to use and requiring no prior knowledge, participants will design and carve a 6 x 6" two color mosaic tile to learn CNC basics. Students can personalize their project and bring it to life by manufacturing on our X-Carve machine, a computer numerical controlled machine (CNC). After learning the basics, the possibilities are endless for carving on wood, plastic or other materials. Check out projects online to see the possibilities.
Aldo Leopold Bench
This is a simple outdoor bench with a design credited to one of the early environmentalists named Aldo Leopold. Class will start with a brief discussion of Leopold and his writings. Made with 2x6 dimensional cedar lumber, it is held together with deck screws and bolts. Using just a drill press ,miter saw, and impact driver drill, with some hand tools for smoothing edges, each participant will take home their own bench. Included will be a Vermont Natural Coatings sealer. Materials included in price.
Workshop limited to 6 people.
Intermediate Lathe Techniques: Bowls, Boxes, Platters
This class is an introduction to face-turning techniques on the lathe. Together we look at the fundamental tools and techniques used to create a wide-variety of simple forms which can be used as the basis of more complex creations. The hands-on, direct learning approach includes safety, setup, design considerations, and tool selection.
Previous lathe experience is required.
Course is limited to 5 people per date.
Intro to Segmented Turning-Open Forms
Explore segmented turning, a process of transforming small scraps of hardwood into stunning forms on a lathe. Design and create aesthetically pleasing bangle bracelets, napkin rings, or sculptural forms, while utilizing scraps leftover from old projects or scrap bins. All levels welcome.
$160 (materials included)
Weekend workshop limited to 6 people.
Course limited to 8 people per date.
Build a Bandsaw Box
Focusing exclusively on the bandsaw, each student will make a lidded box using only this versatile tool and a few hand tools. Learn to use the bandsaw for straight and curved cutting. Learn to turn tapered and curved forms in functional and beautiful boxes.
Coming Fall 2021
Course is limited to 6 people per date.