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Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm ()

Dream it and make it!

Come explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our studios provide a community of members that feed inspiration and support making. Maker Space Wood is designed for highly experienced artists and makers who have the independent skills necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. You will have access to our Open Studio hours and select equipment, following all policies and procedures required in each department and studio. After your Maker Space request to a studio manager and department head, you will be tested on specific equipment you are requesting to use. After approval, you will be given an orientation on policies, equipment safety and clean-up to ensure success in our studios.

Please note that fees do not cover materials. Any materials being brought in by students must have prior approval for use. The C&C Router is not available to Maker Space Wood.

The Wood Studio has a buddy-system policy for safety, so there is never just one student working in the studio. You may not work alone in the studio. Every effort will be made to help you connect to other students for arranging time and schedules for the buddy-system policy.

Prerequisites: All Maker Space students are required to have prior experience, be self-sufficient and know how to use studio equipment. Registration is contingent upon testing and approval.

To register for Maker Space, please contact cmalone@ocac.edu. 

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Start Date: Oct 2, 2017 Days: Mon Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Mon)

Multiple styles of carving will enhance any wood project, including relief carving, carving in the round, through/pattern carving, and chip carving. Leave with a completed example of all five methods and a good foundation for embellishing any future project.

Prerequisites:  None

Start Date: Oct 4, 2017 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

Efficient veneer production allowed bent lamination and plywood to push the materiality of wood to new limits. This technique has been used in the production of furniture, boats, and skateboards. Learn the basics of making molds to create bent laminated and plywood forms in a vacuum bag to create an Aalto style stool.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with woodshop machines or Intro to Woodshop class 

Start Date: Oct 5, 2017 Days: Thu Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Thu)

Learn to turn beautiful wooden vessels on the lathe.  This course is geared toward the beginning turner with little or no experience.  Turners with some experience will also benefit. You will explore various turning techniques, beginning with some simple spindle turning exercises and culminate in turning bowls and vessels.  You should expect to have multiple bowls/vessels by the end of the course.   Through demonstration and individual guidance, you will create multiple pieces to take home and use.

This class is good for both the beginner and those with some experience looking to hone their craft.  We will work up to a maximum of 10” in diameter.  While all materials will be provided for this course, you can feel free to supplement with your favorite piece of domestic lumber.

Prerequisites:  None                                     

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Start Date: Oct 7, 2017 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Use plywood as a modern material to introduce the use of standard shop tools. Gain an understanding of wood veneer as a material and the techniques to use plywood properly and learn various construction methods for simple nesting boxes and applying finish. Expand on creating a custom box for a small personal item.

Prerequisites:  None

Start Date: Oct 8, 2017 Days: Sun Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Sun)

This course will cover a variety of woodworking techniques and machinery as you craft a side chair.  We will cover all the basics such as milling, the intricacies of chair design, joinery and shaping using templates.  While this chair design is simple in form, it is not simplistic in construction, allowing you to push you craft & making skills.

Prerequisites: Recommended for “Advanced Beginners”.  Students will purchase lumber following the first class.  Students are encouraged to make up to two chairs.

Start Date: Nov 3, 2017 Days: Mon Fri Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Mon, Fri)

Elevate imagery from one side of a block of wood using hand tools called gouges. Gain the skills to upgrade your projects and surprise yourself with capability. This style of carving creates timeless pieces of unique art. Projects will equip you with knowledge in properly utilizing tools and wood while safely creating unique imagery that can accompany many wood projects to come. All materials will be provided!                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Prerequisites:  None