Basic Woodworking with Marc Reeve-Newson

If you’re afraid of any of the big, loud, finger-severing tools downstairs this is your chance to learn to use them safely.

If you’re afraid of any of the big, loud, finger-severing tools downstairs this is your chance to learn to use them safely and make something practical at the same time. The goal of the class is to learn how to use common power tools and explore basic woodworking joints (mitre, rabbet, and dado). Your end goal is to create a lidded box with internal dimensions of 3″ x 3″ x 4″ that you’ll be able to cherish forever (or hide in shame, but hey, the point of the class is to learn the tools). We’ll start by learning how to use the planer and jointer to take a piece of rough lumber and turn it into a usable board. You’ll then use the table saw, chop saw, and router to shape those pieces, and finally the brad nailer, clamps, and glue to put it all together. If there’s enough time you’ll be able to sand down your creation, add some detailing with the router, and oil it. This is a full day course, so expect to sweat. And you’ll get lots of hands-on time with all the tools. We’ll be taking a lunch break around 1:00.

We’ll cover basic safety do’s and don’t’s. Please be sure not to wear loose clothing or open toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. You can choose to make your box from ash, cherry, or walnut. Ash is cheap, but quite hard, and likes to warp. Cherry is also hard, but has a tight grain and a lovely colour when oiled. Walnut is very easy to work with and darkens up beautifully. This course will also get you familiar with and certified to use most of the woodworking tools at Site 3. If you’re already a member at Site 3 you can get a discount on tickets. I also recommend you bring a plastic bag for taking your box home.

From Jane T, who took the class in May: ‘Thanks to Marc’s expertise, my friend and I both made our beautiful wooden boxes, just large enough to hold a weeks worth of chocolate or in my case, all the spare keys that get misplaced around the house. We were instructed on the safe use of several pieces of machinery (at least 7), how to measure and set up the equipment for accurate results. What a fun and exciting experience. Would love to return to make another box from a different type of wood or become a member to create one on my own’

If you’re curious about Site 3 Co-Laboratory please stop by for our weekly Open House every Thursday evening, more info at www.site3.ca After making their box some students use the laser cutter or CNC router to engrave it. (But those are separate courses.)

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Basic Woodworking with Marc Reeve-Newson

If you’re afraid of any of the big, loud, finger-severing tools downstairs this is your chance to learn to use them safely.

If you’re afraid of any of the big, loud, finger-severing tools downstairs this is your chance to learn to use them safely and make something practical at the same time. The goal of the class is to learn how to use common power tools and explore basic woodworking joints (mitre, rabbet, and dado). Your end goal is to create a lidded box with internal dimensions of 3″ x 3″ x 4″ that you’ll be able to cherish forever (or hide in shame, but hey, the point of the class is to learn the tools). We’ll start by learning how to use the planer and jointer to take a piece of rough lumber and turn it into a usable board. You’ll then use the table saw, chop saw, and router to shape those pieces, and finally the brad nailer, clamps, and glue to put it all together. If there’s enough time you’ll be able to sand down your creation, add some detailing with the router, and oil it. This is a full day course, so expect to sweat. And you’ll get lots of hands-on time with all the tools. We’ll be taking a lunch break around 1:00.

We’ll cover basic safety do’s and don’t’s. Please be sure not to wear loose clothing or open toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. You can choose to make your box from ash, cherry, or walnut. Ash is cheap, but quite hard, and likes to warp. Cherry is also hard, but has a tight grain and a lovely colour when oiled. Walnut is very easy to work with and darkens up beautifully. This course will also get you familiar with and certified to use most of the woodworking tools at Site 3. If you’re already a member at Site 3 you can get a discount on tickets. I also recommend you bring a plastic bag for taking your box home.

From Jane T, who took the class in May: ‘Thanks to Marc’s expertise, my friend and I both made our beautiful wooden boxes, just large enough to hold a weeks worth of chocolate or in my case, all the spare keys that get misplaced around the house. We were instructed on the safe use of several pieces of machinery (at least 7), how to measure and set up the equipment for accurate results. What a fun and exciting experience. Would love to return to make another box from a different type of wood or become a member to create one on my own’

If you’re curious about Site 3 Co-Laboratory please stop by for our weekly Open House every Thursday evening, more info at www.site3.ca After making their box some students use the laser cutter or CNC router to engrave it. (But those are separate courses.)

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Basics of Blacksmithing Workshop

Ever wanted to strike hot metal to change it’s shape? This basics workshop will let you get your hands dirty.

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to shape glowing hot metal with the strike of a hammer? Have you ever wanted to make decorative metal items or tools and lacked the equipment and skills? Finally here is your chance.

This class has been designed to teach the basics of blacksmithing. The class material will allow you safely begin learning about blacksmithing tools, techniques and materials. The skills and education provided will be a starting point for you to continue your education into the subject. The class can be taken repeatedly, learning new skills and techniques that build on previously learned material. This class will certify a student in the use of Site 3’s blacksmithing equipment.

Students will create several items through their progression: a J hook, a small decorative leaf, a sturdy coat hook and other items. Each item created will give beginners the skills and confidence to move onto more challenging projects. Upon completion of this class, a certified Site 3 member will be able to use the blacksmithing equipment at Site 3 freely, providing their own material and consumables.

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 4 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Laser Training with Chris Reid

Ever wanted to burn things with light? Create interesting and finely detailed crafts and decorative objects with
Site3’s Laser Training!

In this course you will learn how to create basic vector documents with an eye towards their use in laser etching/cutting, including formatting, sizing, and other nuisances of making sure your file prints right every time. Similarly, you will learn how to use the laser etcher at Site3, including safe turning on and off; where to touch and where not to touch; materials to use and which to never use; and the strange alchemy that is behind making a cut work properly.

By the end of this course, every participant will have created a ‘proof of laser use’ design, and may cut their own version of the project to keep, using a vector program (Illustrator or CorelDraw ideally, though any vector-based program should work. All participants are asked to bring a laptop, loaded with whichever vector software is preferred, (Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape, CAD) for faster course completion, and in case troubleshooting specific cases are required.

Laser safety will be covered extensively, to ensure the continued happy life of the laser, and you! We highly recommend looking up LightBurn tutorials online before attendance, as familiarization with the laser software will assist.

Requirements:

  • You must have a basic understanding of vector illustration in order to take this class.
  • Acrylic is supplied for this class. If you wish to laser something else, you must clear it with the event host before arrival.
  • PVC and ABS plastics, Lexan or other polycarbonate, and things which are apt to let off a lot of foul smoke are not permitted in the laser

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.

Blacksmithing Metal Rose Workshop

Create a realistic metal rose using hammers, heat and welding. This workshop will give you a basic understanding of artistic blacksmithing.

Discover the fascinating world of metalwork and create beautiful metal roses in this immersive and hands-on workshop. This class will take you on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship. You’ll learn to transform raw metal into intricate and lifelike roses using pre-cut patterns as your starting point. Begin your metalworking adventure by understanding the fundamentals of blacksmithing, including tools, materials, and safety protocols.

Discover the magic of heating metal to its malleable state and using a hammer to shape it, developing the skill of controlling the metal’s temperature to achieve the desired form. Use Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, crucial for assembling the various components of your metal rose. Add fine details and finishing touches, such as texturing the petals, creating realistic curves, and giving your rose a lifelike appearance. While pre-cut patterns are provided, you’ll have the opportunity to add your personal touch to your metal rose by exploring different design elements. Gain a strong understanding of workshop safety, including proper attire, tool usage, and safety procedures to ensure a secure and enjoyable crafting experience.

Join us and bring your own metal rose to life!

There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 3 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE ORGANISATION’S DISCRETION AND REFUNDS MAY NOT BE GIVEN.