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. Otherwise please buy a General Public ticket. 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.

Resin 3D Printing Workshop

Learn to 3D print high resolution models in resin using the Elegoo Mars! Create beautiful objects not possible in FDM printing.

Would you like to print your own Table Top miniatures? Do you need detail far beyond what classic FDM 3D printing can provide?

This class will introduce you to MSLA 3D Printing in resin using the Elegoo Mars Pro 2 resin printer.

This class will assume a some knowledge of FDM printing and slicers such as Cura. But it is not a hard requirement.

Included in this class;

-An introduction to how MSLA differs from FDM printing.

-How to choose and prepare your models.

-Setting up your slicer for MSLA printing on the Elegoo Mars Pro 2.

-Maximize your chances of a successful print.

-Cleanup and post-processing.

-Printing safely and the hazards of UV cured resins.

You will print and finish a small model of your choosing to take home as a proof of class completion.

After the class you will be able to use the MSLA 3D printer at Site 3 without supervision. You can then print 3D objects to be used in projects and rapid prototyping.

All attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to learn on and setup Chitubox. A workstation will be available to share if you do not have a laptop.

Site 3’s resin printing is graciously sponsored by Elegoo.

Visit https://www.elegoo.com/en-ca for more information on these great printers!

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. Otherwise please buy a General Public ticket. 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. Otherwise please buy a General Public ticket. 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. IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND OF THIS CLASS, 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 INSTRUCTORS DISCRETION.

Sharpening 1: Basic Knife Sharpening

Learn how to get that good-as-new (or even better!) sharp edge back using the old-school way – sharpening stones.

Have some knives that have gone dull? Maybe even nicked and in bad shape?

Come in and learn how to get that good-as-new (or even better!) sharp edge back using the old-school way – sharpening stones.

You can bring your own knife or cleaver to work on (non-serrated – we are not covering serrated). That’s all the knives in the picture except the 4th from the right. We will provide practice knives to get you started, and then you can bring your own back to a fine edge.

The course will cover:

• Differences in knife construction and quality – they have different purposes

• The evils of overheating – and why you want to do it by hands-on

• Profiling (bringing back a badly damaged edge) vs sharpening

• Different sharpening stones and their advantages – diamond, sandstones and ceramic

• Other sharpening tools – advantages and disadvantages

• Leather strops for finishing the job

This is a hands-on class. Be prepared for some effort as you work on the different sharpening stones.

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 INSTRUCTORS DISCRETION. EVENTBRITE FEES MAY NOT BE REFUNDABLE.

TIG Welding/GTAW

The Zen process of welding. Learn to tig weld hot metal together at Site 3!

Introducing a long awaited and requested process at Site 3. TIG welding!!! AKA GTAW(Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)This process requires the highest level of skill, intention and focus to execute properly. You must have taken 1 of the previous welding classes (or have welding experience) to qualify for this class as the fundamentals are needed before focusing on the many little details needed in the TIG process. Steel and Stainless steel will be the focus of this class.

Safety requirements: Long sleeve clothing made from natural materials (old cotton clothing you don’t mind getting dirty) is mandatory. Bring safety glasses (must be worn the duration of the class, can be purchased at Dollar store), wear closed toe shoes, no jewelry, hair must be tied back.

Please print and bring a copy of your ticket!

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

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND OF THIS CLASS, 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 INSTRUCTORS DISCRETION.

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.  Otherwise please buy a General Public ticket.  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.)

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.  Otherwise please buy a General Public ticket.  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.)