Classes open to the public
Open Woodworking night - Open to the public, walk-ins welcome! Bring your project/materials, and use our tools to get it done. Instructors will be on hand to show you how to use the tools. Come in and experience the possibilities, Beginners welcome!
If you don't have a project, come join us in making yard dice!! $5.00 for the materials!
Wednesday nights beginning May 29th - from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, $20.00 per person. No registration needed - just show up.
BEING RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER
This will be a two-day workshop teaching project design using provided software and operation of the CNC machine. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Day one will be working with the design software and designing a sign. Day two will be in the shop working with the CNC machine.
A notebook computer
4Gb RAM with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
(Cannot be a MAC unless you have a Windows emulator)
300 Mb Disk space ( for the Program that we will install)
Wi Fi enabled
A USB memory stick 2GB or more
Power supply for computer
Maximum students 6, Minimum students 3
Cost - $200.00
Electronics Engineering Technician with work experience in robotics, medical instrumentation, lasers, and high tech material inspection instrumentation, and teaching domestic and international training workshops. He has worked in woodworking and carpentry and has been involved in CNC equipment for 7 years. He is also one of the 3 NorthStar CNC User Group leaders.
Chuck Pechmann, PhD
Chuck has a PhD in Engineering from, along with teaching at, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been involved in woodworking and metalworking projects since his youth. Chuck has utilized CNC techniques in his woodworking projects for over six years and has co-led the North Star CNC Users Group since 2014, leading discussions and trainings on multiple topics.
Orientation to our CNC Machine - If you're already familiar with VCarve software, this class is all you need to be certified to use our Shop Sabre CNC. We'll show you the specific details you need to know for the Shop Sabre. In this class we'll make a simple design in VCarve and cut it on the CNC. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00; Saturdays from 10:00 - 4:00. It will take about an hour. Cost is $10.00. Optional - you can bring your own board and simple design. Use of laptop and VCarve Pro are provided.
Charging station, wall mirror, deck planter and cutting boards . . . . what do they have in common? They can ALL be made in one night at White Bear Makerspace!! These projects will be offered the following nights - just register and we'll schedule you for the day that works:
Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 Charging station - $60.00
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 Wall Mirror - $50.00
Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 5:00 to 9:00 Deck Planter - $125.00
Saturdays, July 27 from 10:00 to 4:00 Cutting Boards - $30.00
Sundays, July 14, 21 and 28 from 3:00 to 6:00
Classes taught by Phil Sunblad:
Cedar Adirondack chairs, farmhouse table or benches - do you want to make any of these??!! Class dates are listed below - you pick the class times that work for you. Cost includes materials and painting can be done afterwards (any time) at our shop or at home.
Adirondack Chair - takes 2 nights, cost is $150.00
Farmhouse table - takes 2 nights, cost is $230.00
Farmhouse benches - takes 2 nights, cost is $200.00
Saturdays, August 3rd or 10th from 10:00 - 4:00
Sundays, August 4th or 11th from 3:00 - 6:00
Mondays, August 5th or 12th from 4:00 - 8:00
Tuesday, August 6th or 13th from 1:00 - 5:00
Wednesday, August 7th or 14th from 6:00 - 9:00
Thursday, August 8th or 15th from 10:00 - 1:00
Fridays, August 2nd or 9th from 1:00 - 4:00
Classes taught by Lynn Seim:
Polymer Clay Charms - Lear the basics of working with Polymer Clay while creating some fun charms for zipper pulls, bracelets or key chains! Cost is $15.00 and you would pick up to 3 charms.
Food Charms - July 15th from 10:00 - 12:00
Underwater Creatures - July 16th from 9:00 - 11:00
Sky Charms - July 22nd from 9:00 - 11:00
email@example.com and we will help arrange this.. Please email us at
We may occasionally take pictures of students in our classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval for this.
We respect your privacy. Therefore we never share or sell your personal information with any third parties. Any information collected through this site is intended to be used for membership or transaction purposes only. Your personal information is secured via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Technology.