Classes

All classes are listed below, including New Member Orientation sessions and Facility & Safety Tours.  Check back often for updates or reach out to membership@asmbly.org if you have any questions.

Categories:

May 29, 2022

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Chris

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: May 29, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James FULL

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: May 29, 2022 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

May 30, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: May 30, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

May 31, 2022

6:00 PM, Intro to Machining w/ Eric Peterson

Category: Machining
Date & Time: May 31, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class focuses on using the Rong-Fu 45 Vertical Mill as well as a lot of other tools (DO-All Bandsaw, Sandblaster, Belt Sander, and grinder).  It is a required prerequisite for the Tormach class.  Each student will leave the class with a key chain made in the class.

Please review the how to indicate a vise and the climb vs conventional milling video located at the link below before the class. 

http://tomstechniques.com/instructional-videos/milling/

Topics covered:

  • Safety
  • Parts of the Mill
  • How to indicate a vise
  • How to calculate proper machine RPM
  • Difference between climb and conventional milling
  • How to square a part
  • How to layout a semi precise part with Dykem fluid and calipers
  • How to center drill, drill, and counter bore
  • How to mill a pocket
  • How to use the Do-All Band-saw
  • How to use the sandblaster
  • How to make a leather insert on the Laser

$100

 

7:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour with Bryan FULL

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: May 31, 2022 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 9

Description

This is an informative, and required, orientation session for new Asmbly members. Please be aware that this session will be in person at the makerspace and will require that all attendees wear a mask throughout. We have kept the fee for this session as low as possible to keep it at an affordable level, but also enough to ensure our instructors can be compensated for their time.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Woodshop Safety class to purchase your membership.

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

June 1, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 1, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

June 2, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: June 2, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

To join this series, email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to get on the registration waitlist.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to direct instruction from Charles, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other during discussions about each other's projects.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

June 4, 2022

9:00 AM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: June 4, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

9:00 AM, Intro to 3D Printing w/ Randall FULL

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: June 4, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This is an introductory course to the use of the Prusa Mk3s printer. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload filament, infill settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate prusaslicer and its basic settings. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:
Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Bringing a laptop or tablet isn’t a bad idea as the student can follow along with the web links.

Basics of Printing
- Types of Printers
- Types of Filament

Printer Terms and Functions
- Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints
- Brief Overview of Creating in CAD Software
- Downloading Models

Prusa Slicer settings and useful tools

Octoprint usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- print removal
- build surface cleaning

Slice, load, and print a small file

June 5, 2022

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charlie

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 5, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

June 6, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: June 6, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

June 7, 2022

5:00 PM, TIG Welding w/ Joe $100

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: June 7, 2022 , 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Required dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes (natural fiber being cotton or wool)

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size. 

Curriculumn:

  • Safety
  • How to sharpen tungsten
  • How to weld steel beads
  • How to tack weld
  • Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop

 

Things not covered in this class:

  • Aluminum is not covered. I think the pathway through steel tig welding will help you get comfortable with the process prior to adding two more variables when moving onto AL.

June 8, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Josh

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 8, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: June 8, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

June 9, 2022

5:00 PM, Metal Lathe w/ Joe

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: June 9, 2022 , 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Why: The metal lathe is one of the 2 tools you could use to rebuild the entire world. Its versatility is very understated. Prior to the invention of the metal lathe we could only get close to being round. Making spacers, turning a new handle, properly drilling a hole in round stock, and cleaning up round stock.

Update: I got some new Iscar carbide inserts that are capable cutting steel and aluminum. The main difference is the rpms for the two types of metal. 

Topics covered in this course:

  • Safety
  • How to use the aluminum chop saw for cutting stock
  • Parts of the metal lathe
  • How to indicate a part
  • How to face a part
  • How to turn a part
  • How to center drill, drill, and use a boring bar
  • How to knurl
  • How to part a part
  • Clean up procedure

 

You will get a handout, a greater appreciation of the metal lathe, an Iscar carbide insert, and an aluminum keepsake.

6:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: June 9, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

To join this series, email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to get on the registration waitlist.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to direct instruction from Charles, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other during discussions about each other's projects.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

6:30 PM, Illustrator & Design Basics w/ Felipe

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: June 9, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Vector graphics are a powerful medium that allows you to create infinitely scalable images that many types of machines and programs can use to create objects far beyond your standard printer.  This class provides a complete introduction to vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator with an ever so slight skew towards laser cutting.  The skills you’ll learn here can be applied to any and all design work you do in Illustrator and will take any beginner/novice user to the next level.  You’ll be drinking from the fire hose, but you’ll leave with a comprehensive reference for the material covered as well as some additional resources to help you continue learning.

 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • Setup a design environment for optimal production.
  • Understand and use tools in Illustrator. 
  • Create custom designs and manipulate existing designs in Illustrator.
  • Optimize Illustrator files for laser cutting on ULS lasers. 
     

 

Student Responsibilities:

  • This class is specifically for Adobe Illustrator.  Having a copy of Illustrator installed on your device is highly recommended so that you can practice the techniques demonstrated in class (the trial version works fine for this).  If possible, it is helpful to have a two monitor/device setup where you can experiment in Illustrator on one screen and watch demonstrations in the class on another screen as this class is taught over Zoom.
  • Students do not need any prior design experience for this class.  Having laser experience is also not required, although there will be some discussion of laser cutting design elements. 
     

June 11, 2022

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: June 11, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an introductory class to help students feel comfortable working with the wood lathe, and to introduce some of the skills needed to create an endless list of projects. A primary focus of the class will be on safety and ensuring the lathe gouges are kept sharp and in excellent shape. The safety aspects of working with this tool are extremely important as well as ensuring the lathe gouges and chisels are kept sharp and in excellent shape and Students will be given a few opportunities to get hands on with the wood lathe through the class. All material is provided.

12:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour with Lisa FULL

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: June 11, 2022 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 8

Description

This is an informative, and required, orientation session for new Asmbly members. Please be aware that this session will be in person at the makerspace and will require that all attendees wear a mask throughout. We have kept the fee for this session as low as possible to keep it at an affordable level, but also enough to ensure our instructors can be compensated for their time.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Woodshop Safety class to purchase your membership.

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

June 12, 2022

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 12, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

June 14, 2022

7:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour with Stephen

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: June 14, 2022 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This is an informative, and required, orientation session for new Asmbly members. Please be aware that this session will be in person at the makerspace and will require that all attendees wear a mask throughout. We have kept the fee for this session as low as possible to keep it at an affordable level, but also enough to ensure our instructors can be compensated for their time.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Woodshop Safety class to purchase your membership.

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

June 15, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charles

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 15, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

June 16, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: June 16, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

To join this series, email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to get on the registration waitlist.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to direct instruction from Charles, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other during discussions about each other's projects.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

June 18, 2022

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: June 18, 2022 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

June 19, 2022

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: June 19, 2022 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

June 20, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: June 20, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

June 22, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: June 22, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

June 23, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: June 23, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

To join this series, email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to get on the registration waitlist.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to direct instruction from Charles, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other during discussions about each other's projects.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

June 25, 2022

9:00 AM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: June 25, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

12:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour with Lisa

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: June 25, 2022 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, orientation session for new Asmbly members. Please be aware that this session will be in person at the makerspace and will require that all attendees wear a mask throughout. We have kept the fee for this session as low as possible to keep it at an affordable level, but also enough to ensure our instructors can be compensated for their time.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Woodshop Safety class to purchase your membership.

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

June 27, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: June 27, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

June 28, 2022

7:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour with Bryan

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: June 28, 2022 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $10.00 | Student Capacity: 8 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, orientation session for new Asmbly members. Please be aware that this session will be in person at the makerspace and will require that all attendees wear a mask throughout. We have kept the fee for this session as low as possible to keep it at an affordable level, but also enough to ensure our instructors can be compensated for their time.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Woodshop Safety class to purchase your membership.

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

June 29, 2022

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: June 29, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

June 30, 2022

6:00 PM, Woodshop Mentor Series

Category: Woodshop Mentor Series
Date & Time: June 30, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

To join this series, email charles@elementalwoodworks.com to get on the registration waitlist.

Have a project you need help with designing and/or building? Want to learn or refine a woodworking technique? Bought a tool that you're not quite sure how to use? The Woodshop Mentor Series, taught by Asmbly shop steward and professional woodworker, Charles Leininger, is a project based class designed to help woodworkers of all experience levels create their next woodworking project. 

Each week, students will receive hands-on training and advice on their own project build. Each student will determine what they need help with most. This could be something as specific as how to best join together table parts, or as broad as taking a project from initial design all the way to completion. Students will be able to return each week until either their project is complete or they no longer need assistance. 

 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have advanced woodworking skills, students of all experience levels are welcome. In addition to direct instruction from Charles, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other during discussions about each other's projects.

 

As with all classes taught at Asmbly, safety is paramount. Instruction during the Woodshop Mentor Series will emphasize safe and proper tool usage. It is required that each student has taken the Woodshop Safety Class. Students may contact Charles about auditing his regular woodshop safety class if they would like a refresher before joining the Woodshop Mentor Series.

 

Instructor Bio:

In addition to serving as an Asmbly instructor and shop steward, Charles Leininger is a professional woodworker. His business, Elemental Woodworks, focuses on heirloom quality furniture and home goods. He has experience designing and building a wide variety of pieces, both custom and production. His portfolio may be viewed at www.elementalwoodworks.com

6:30 PM, Illustrator & Design Basics w/ Felipe

Category: Miscellaneous
Date & Time: June 30, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 5 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Vector graphics are a powerful medium that allows you to create infinitely scalable images that many types of machines and programs can use to create objects far beyond your standard printer.  This class provides a complete introduction to vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator with an ever so slight skew towards laser cutting.  The skills you’ll learn here can be applied to any and all design work you do in Illustrator and will take any beginner/novice user to the next level.  You’ll be drinking from the fire hose, but you’ll leave with a comprehensive reference for the material covered as well as some additional resources to help you continue learning.

 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • Setup a design environment for optimal production.
  • Understand and use tools in Illustrator. 
  • Create custom designs and manipulate existing designs in Illustrator.
  • Optimize Illustrator files for laser cutting on ULS lasers. 
     

 

Student Responsibilities:

  • This class is specifically for Adobe Illustrator.  Having a copy of Illustrator installed on your device is highly recommended so that you can practice the techniques demonstrated in class (the trial version works fine for this).  If possible, it is helpful to have a two monitor/device setup where you can experiment in Illustrator on one screen and watch demonstrations in the class on another screen as this class is taught over Zoom.
  • Students do not need any prior design experience for this class.  Having laser experience is also not required, although there will be some discussion of laser cutting design elements. 
     

July 2, 2022

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: July 2, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an introductory class to help students feel comfortable working with the wood lathe, and to introduce some of the skills needed to create an endless list of projects. A primary focus of the class will be on safety and ensuring the lathe gouges are kept sharp and in excellent shape. The safety aspects of working with this tool are extremely important as well as ensuring the lathe gouges and chisels are kept sharp and in excellent shape and Students will be given a few opportunities to get hands on with the wood lathe through the class. All material is provided.

July 9, 2022

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: July 9, 2022 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

July 10, 2022

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: July 10, 2022 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

July 11, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: July 11, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

July 18, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: July 18, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

July 20, 2022

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: July 20, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

July 23, 2022

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/ Charles

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: July 23, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an introductory class to help students feel comfortable working with the wood lathe, and to introduce some of the skills needed to create an endless list of projects. A primary focus of the class will be on safety and ensuring the lathe gouges are kept sharp and in excellent shape. The safety aspects of working with this tool are extremely important as well as ensuring the lathe gouges and chisels are kept sharp and in excellent shape and Students will be given a few opportunities to get hands on with the wood lathe through the class. All material is provided.

July 25, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: July 25, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

July 30, 2022

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: July 30, 2022 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

July 31, 2022

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: July 31, 2022 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

August 1, 2022

6:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: August 1, 2022 , 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

August 10, 2022

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: August 10, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

August 20, 2022

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: August 20, 2022 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

August 21, 2022

11:00 AM, MIG Welding w/ James

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: August 21, 2022 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

August 31, 2022

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: August 31, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)