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Classes Offered

We offer a variety of classes for makers of all ages and ability levels. Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or a budding hobbyist, we have a class that is perfect for your interests and skill. Bring your family and friends to make this a class to remember!

 

All classes are open to the public--no membership needed!

 

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River Table Top (small) -  
Learn how fantastic river tables are made using epoxy.  In this class we will start out simple, making just a small slab (~9x14"), which can be used as a serving tray.  Once you've learned the basics in this class, you'll be ready to go big and make your own full-size table (as a member or on your own).  Beginner level.  

Class will span 4 nights:


February 1st - Build and seal

February 8th - Pouring the epoxy

February 15th - Sand and seal

February 22nd - Optional flood coat

Note:  this is a SMALL project, meant for learning.  You don't want to make beginner mistakes working on full-size slabs.  If you really want to "start out big" contact us in advance regarding materials and costs.


Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$90




DIY Counter Tops - Upgrade or replace your existing tops!  Use epoxy to simulate real stone like granite or marble, at a DIY cost of 80% less than stone.  Customize your colors to match your room!  In this class you'll learn the techniques on a practice board.  We will also talk about how to upgrade your current counter tops to epoxy.  Beginner level.  

Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours, so you will need to pick up your project a different day.

Monday, February 3rd
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40




CNC Introduction - Learn how to carve your own sign using the CNC!  You'll learn how to operate the CNC and get an introduction to programming it using VCarve software.  Beginner level.  

Saturday, January 25th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$50


Saturday, February 8th
9:00 - 11:00
$50.00




Introduction to the GlowForge - our 45 watt laser cutter.  Learn how to operate this tool while we make some cool designs in both wood and acrylic.  We will talk about use of other materials as well, and also get an introduction to VCarve, the software we use to create designs for the GlowForge.

Tuesday, January 28th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40.00


 




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. 



Monday, February 10th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50







Cribbage board4
CNC Level 2: Custom Cribbage Board - For those who have completed the introductory CNC class, this class introduces new VCarve features and new tool paths, while we create an awesome cribbage board.  Intermediate level.


January 30th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50





CNC Inlay
CNC Level 2 - Cutting Board w/MN inlayIn this class you'll learn how to use Vcarve and the CNC to make a cutting board with a Minnesota Inlay.

Prerequisite - Intro to CNC. 

February 10th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50.00








Epoxy hearts
Valentine Shapes Epoxy Art - Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy.  No artistic talent required!  Decorate your own wall plaque, choose from several shapes (rectangle, Minnesota, Wisconsin, heart, dragon).  It's easy and fun to do.  Kids (age 10+) also welcome, with or accompanying adult.  Additional plaques or custom designs can be made in the same class for $20 each (let us know in advance, extra fee for custom shapes).

Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours, so you will need to pick up your project a different day.

Tuesday, February 4th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$40.00






Pinewood Derby
Pine wood derby car prep - Looking for the right tools to shape the car? Need help putting the wheels on with the right amount of weight?  Customize decals?   Join us for complete build help and tips to make it go faster.  Once it's put together, let's paint and detail it. You just need to provide the car kit, paint and weights.  Contact us if you are interested in customize t-shirts for the group on race day.  

Registration for this workshop closes when the time slots are full.

Derby car prep - $7.00

This workshop is to provide guidance for the scout and parent to build the car together. For Lion and Tiger scouts, 1 adult is required for each scout. For older scouts, 1 adult may chaperone 2 scouts.

Saturday, February 1st
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$7



Saturday, February 1st
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$7






Epoxy Art
Fun with Epoxy Art - Come learn the basics of working with Epoxy.  No artistic talent required!  Decorate your own wall plaque, choose from several shapes (rectangle, Minnesota, Wisconsin, heart, dragon).  It's easy and fun to do.  Kids (age 10+) also welcome, with or accompanying adult.  Additional plaques or custom designs can be made in the same class for $20 each (let us know in advance, extra fee for custom shapes).
Epoxy needs to cure for 24 hours, so you will need to pick up your project a different day.

Sunday, February 23rd
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm





Scout Cribbage board
Scouts' Woodworking badge - Are you looking to work on this merit badge but don't know where to start or don't have the equipment?

We have created 4 projects that meet the requirements for the badge.  The projects are: a cribbage board, Eagle Intarsia, walking stick or bench.  Each project can be finished in less than 4 hours. 

Cost is $65.00 per scout.  This includes an instructor, materials, tools and space to complete the project.

Please contact us at 651-245-6400 or whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com for more details.

Call or email to set up an initial appointment to talk about the troop's badge requirements and the projects we've designed.







Custom Lake map - You supply the name of the Lake and the location, and we'll help you make one from scratch.  Custom size up to 18" x 24" (larger sizes up to 29" x 39" also available).  First, meet with us to design how you want it to look, then we carve it on the CNC, then you sand, paint, finish and frame it.  Beginner level (mostly painting and framing, and no, you don't have to paint the letters individually ).

Call or email to set up initial 1-hour appointment
Second & third appointments will be needed for framing/painting.

$150









Coming Soon!


We're working on the classes below.  Email us if you have other ideas of classes you'd like to see!  The more email "votes" we get on these classes the sooner we'll schedule them!



Memorials
Memorial Plaques - Take "epoxy art" to the next level and make your own plaque to commemorate a special event or a memorial to honor a loved one.  This plaque will include a copy of your favorite photo and custom vinyl inscriptions.  You can also pick the shape of the plaque.  Beginner level.

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Class Withdrawals / Refunds:

Students may withdraw from a class up to 72 hours prior to the start of the class and will be given a full refund. Should you request a withdrawal from a class between 24 - 72 hrs before the start of the class, you will receive a 50% refund less a $10 processing fee. No refunds are offered for same-day (24 hours before the start of a class) withdrawals or for any class already in progress.

There are no refunds for missed classes, though instructors may arrange something at their discretion. Please email us at whitebearmakerspace@gmail.com and we will help arrange this.

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