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    • 06/27/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 3
    Register

    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.


    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 07/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register

    Interested in leatherworking and hand stitching? Learn the fundamental skills you need to start working with leather by making a simple, useful card wallet! In this class you’ll be introduced to a wide range of leatherworking tools, materials and techniques such as saddle-stitching, sanding, and edge-painting.  By the end of the class, you will take home a functional, long-lasting card wallet for you to use every day or gift to a loved one.

    This is a beginner level class, no previous experience necessary. Leather and all other tools will be provided!


    About the Instructor: Defne has graduated from SCAD with a BFA in Industrial Design, with a minor in Accessory Design, where she studied and mastered leatherworking processes such as bag making and shoemaking. She has designed and produced her own line of luxury bags during her time in school.

    Aside from her day job as a Furniture Designer, she is also the founder and maker at Solilo & Co, a handmade jewelry and home goods brand based in Birmingham, AL.



    • 07/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 3
    Register

    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.


    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 07/17/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 07/18/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 4
    Register

    Make your own personalized cutting board and learn essential shop skills in this introductory class to woodworking. In this course, you will design your own unique ~16" x 12" board from scratch by choosing from a variety of different hardwoods (hardwood supplies are provided by the class), cut them to size and assemble them. You will be taught the proper techniques to use table saw*, thickness planer, jointer and orbital sander and we’ll also continue building on the skills from the first class - proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques - to ensure that your board will last a lifetime.

    *If you have never used a power tools like table saw, miter saw and don’t feel comfortable yet, I recommend starting with the course Cutting Boards I, which will focus on assembling pre-cut pieces.

    Day 1 Agenda: Students will design the unique look by deciding on orientation and combination of different hardwoods that will make up their own cutting board. They will then cut the pieces to the right sizes and clamp them together with wood glue.

    Day 2 Agenda: Students will remove the board from the clamps, remove excessive glue, sand the wood smooth and add details like rounded-over corners or chamfers. Finally, they’ll apply a protective coat of finish.

    Throughout the entire class an instructor will guide you through the process and guarantee your safety. If you have conflicts with attending Day 2, you may join any of the upcoming Cutting Board II class Day 2s to finish up your project.

    All materials as well as safety equipment will be provided.

     

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 08/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 4
    Register

    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.


    Check out the designs available to make during this class here

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 08/28/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 08/29/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 4
    Register
    Make your own personalized cutting board and learn essential shop skills in this introductory class to woodworking. In this course, you will design your own unique ~16" x 12" board from scratch by choosing from a variety of different hardwoods (hardwood supplies are provided by the class), cut them to size and assemble them. You will be taught the proper techniques to use table saw*, thickness planer, jointer and orbital sander and we’ll also continue building on the skills from the first class - proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques - to ensure that your board will last a lifetime.

    *If you have never used a power tools like table saw, miter saw and don’t feel comfortable yet, I recommend starting with the course Cutting Boards I, which will focus on assembling pre-cut pieces.

    Day 1 Agenda: Students will design the unique look by deciding on orientation and combination of different hardwoods that will make up their own cutting board. They will then cut the pieces to the right sizes and clamp them together with wood glue.

    Day 2 Agenda: Students will remove the board from the clamps, remove excessive glue, sand the wood smooth and add details like rounded-over corners or chamfers. Finally, they’ll apply a protective coat of finish.

    Throughout the entire class an instructor will guide you through the process and guarantee your safety. If you have conflicts with attending Day 2, you may join any of the upcoming Cutting Board II class Day 2s to finish up your project.

    All materials as well as safety equipment will be provided.

      

    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


Past events

06/03/2021 Micro-controller Night
05/27/2021 Micro-controller Night
05/20/2021 Micro-controller Night
05/16/2021 Forging horseshoe knives (3 hour session)
05/16/2021 Forging horseshoe knives (3 hour session)
05/16/2021 Forging horseshoe knives (3 hour session)
05/15/2021 Forging punches/chisels (3 hour session)
05/15/2021 Forging punches/chisels (3 hour session)
05/15/2021 Forging punches/chisels (3 hour session)
05/09/2021 Forging Hearts (4 hour session)
05/09/2021 Forging Hearts (4 hour session)
05/02/2021 Forging Rail Road spike knives (4 hour session)
05/02/2021 Forging Rail Road spike knives (4 hour session)
03/27/2021 Garden skewer scrolls and twist (3 hour session)
03/21/2021 Forging Rail Road spike knives (3 hour session)
03/21/2021 Forging Rail Road spike knives (3 hour session)
03/21/2021 Forging Rail Road spike knives (3 hour session)
03/20/2021 Wood Turning a Letter Opener Handle (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Forging S hooks (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Forging A Letter Opener (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Wood Turning a Letter Opener Handle (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Wood Turning a Letter Opener Handle (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Forging A Letter Opener (2 hour session)
03/20/2021 Forging A Letter Opener (2 hour session)
02/27/2021 Forging A Stock Knife (5 hour session)
02/27/2021 Forging A Stock Knife (5 hour session)
01/31/2021 Forging Scrolls, Decorative Smithing (2 hour 45 minute session)
01/31/2021 Forging Scrolls, Decorative Smithing (2 hour 45 minute session)
01/31/2021 Forging Scrolls, Decorative Smithing (2 hour 45 minute session)
01/30/2021 Forging Nails First Blacksmith Class (1 hour 45minute session)
01/30/2021 Forging Nails First Blacksmith Class (1 hour 45minute session)
01/10/2021 Forging Nails First Blacksmith Class (1 hour 45minute session)
01/09/2021 Forging Nails First Blacksmith Class (1 hour 45minute session)
11/23/2019 Ham Radio Cram Test

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