Classes open to the public
Fun with Epoxy Art - Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy. No artistic talent required! Decorate your own Minnesota-shaped wall plaque. It's easy and fun to do. Kids (age 10 ) also welcome, with accompanying adult. Additional plaques can be made in the same class for $20 each.
October 3rd from 6:00 to 8:30, cost is $40.00
Faux Marble End Table
Learn how to make incredible looking simulated rock/marble using epoxy resin! You pick the colors, shape, size/height and leg style of this table. Instructors will email you in advance to discuss your design, as this may affect the final price. This class will require 3 sessions, to allow for the epoxy coats to dry. You can make more than one table (material price will increase). This class can also be used as "practice" for learning how to redo your own kitchen counter-tops using these same epoxy techniques.
3 Saturdays, October 5-19, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - registration thru White Bear Center of the Arts, page 35
3 Saturdays, October 5-19, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM - registration thru Centennial Community Education
Tailgate Supplies - Looking for something to up your tailgating game? How about a custom engraved beer carrier and grill cleaner that you made?
In this class, you will learn some woodworking basics while making a beer carrier and grill cleaner. You will make these items from scratch. Both can be custom engraved.
Class is Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 9:00. The cost is $55.00 (includes gift card for some beer).
Custom Lake map - You supply the name of the Lake and the location, and we'll help you make one from scratch. It will be 18" x 24", and we'll start with designing how you want it to look, get it set up on the CNC, sand, paint, finish and frame it. Dates are 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14 from 6:00 to 9:00, and costs $100.00.
Farmhouse table - Come learn the basics of woodworking while making a Farmhouse table and/or benches. We'll teach you how to use the tools and have some fun doing it. Class for the table is September 21st and 28th from 1:00 - 4:00. Cost is $230.00 for the table. Finishing will not be done in class and will take an additional 2 - 3 hours to stain and varnish and can be done almost anytime.
Sofa snack table - Come learn the basics of woodworking while making a Sofa Snack table. We'll teach you how to use the tools and have some fun doing it. Class is September 29th from 1:00 - 4:00. Cost is $75.00 for the table. Finishing will not be done in class and will take an additional 2 - 3 hours to stain and varnish and can be done almost anytime.
Custom Cutting Boards -
This class covers the step-by-step of designing and making your own custom cutting board. You will be using a variety of woods and cuts. The board can also be custom engraved. Class will be September 26th from 6:00 - 9:00 and costs $30.00.
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 provide
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 training on multiple topics.
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