Work Shop Classes

Classes Offered

The Work Shop currently is RESTARTING CLASSES after the COVID19 outbreak

The Work Shop offers introductory classes on using the CNC Router, CNC Mill, Laser cutting/engraving/etching, and Plasma Cutter. 

If your interested in something specific, let us know and we’ll try and make that happen.

Introduction to Woodworking

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  3 to 4 hours
COST: $100 MEMBERS, $175 NON MEMBERS

This class teaches basic shop safety and operation of common shop equipment such as table saw, jointer, planer and surface sander.  During this class you’ll learn how to read basic drawings, machine setup and assembly techniques.  This class is taught around building and assembling a mantel clock.  At the end of this class, you can take your clock home for finishing.  

Intermediate Woodworking

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  3 to 4 hours
COST: $100 MEMBERS, $175 NON MEMBERS

This class builds upon the skills learned in the introductory class and you are highly encouraged to take the Introductory class first if you have no or limited woodworking experience.  The focus of this class is on setting up and using a Dado blade, setting up and using Jigs & Fixtures, creating miter joints and spline/key joints and creating proper tolerances.  The class is taught around building and assembling a “Keepsake Box” with a sliding lid.  At the end of this class, you can take your box home for finishing.  

Introduction CNC Router

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  2 to 3 hours
COST: $75 MEMBERS, $125 NON MEMBERS

This is an introductory class and no previous skills are required.  We focus on using VCarve Pro software for creating a design and exporting tool paths to the Router.  You’ll then learn machine setup and operation.  Including proper techniques for securing your material.  During this class we typically create basic wood signs which you can take home for finishing. 

Introduction to Laser Etching, Engraving and Cutting

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  2 to 3 hours
COST: $75 MEMBERS, $125 NON MEMBERS

This introduction to the laser requires no previous skills. The focus of this class is proper material selection and art work selection.  We cover basics of  VCarve Pro to get your design started.  You’ll also learn laser machine setup and operation as well as selection of power levels and speeds for various materials.  We typically create basic wood signs during this class which you can take home for display.    

Intermediate Laser, Using the Rotary Axis

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  1.5 to 3 hours
COST: $75 MEMBERS, $125 NON MEMBERS

This class assumes you have taken the Introduction to Laser class and are familiar with creating art work and exporting tool paths to the machine.  We cover the basics of setting up the rotary axis devices on the Boss Laser.  Modifications to the tool paths for proper operation and material alignment.  We typically etch basic artwork of your choice (such as WorkShop logo) onto a mug which you can take home after the class is finished.  

Introduction Plasma Cutter

SKILL LEVEL:  NONE Required
TIME REQUIRED:  2 to 3 hours
COST: $75 MEMBERS, $125 NON MEMBERS

This is an introductory class and no previous skills are required.  We focus on using VCarve Pro and TorchMate CAD/CAM software for creating a design and exporting tool paths to the Router.  You’ll then learn machine setup, operation and material selection.  During this class we typically create basic cutouts which you can take home.