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Class Schedule for San Francisco

Certain SBUs are scheduled upon request rather than at regular intervals. To request an SBU email classes@theshop.build or ask the front desk

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    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 3
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 0
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    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 3
    Register


    3D Printing - SBU

    Learn the basics of filament-based 3D printing



    3D printing fundamentally shifted the nature of innovation by making it possible for virtually anyone to turn an idea into a functioning prototype, opening the door for countless innovations.

    This class will go over the process of taking existing 3D models and converting them to G-code, the language of CNCComputer Numeric Control machines. It will also go over the process of setting up and launching prints on a variety of printers available at TheShop.build.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 4
    Register

    TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a more advanced welding technique that requires that results in a cleaner connection and expands the options of metals you can work work. This class will cover the basics of the process and help you get started practicing. Be prepared to spend some time working on your technique before tackling a major project!

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 4
    Register

    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Metal is one of the most common materials in modern society, and is an absolute must for many large and durable projects. The ability to attach metal objects together is essential skill in the creation of many projects large and small, simple or complex.

    If you have never welded before, this is probably where you want to start. MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding uses a special hand-held gun that used to feed a solid wire electrode and mixture of gasses onto the contact point, fusing the metals together. While not quite as easy as using a hot glue gun, the action is somewhat similar.

    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    The Shopbot is a CNC (computer numeric control) router that allows the user to cut out a wide variety of 2D and 3D designs into wood, plastic, foam, and some composite materials. It can be used to repeatedly create intricate parts with tight tolerances. In this class, we will show you how to use the most common features of the v-carve software as well the mechanical skills needed to operate the machine.

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 4
    Register

    Come in and check out our new machine the Piranha Iron Worker! 

    Check out the YouTube video link below for machine details and capabilities. 

    https://youtu.be/CxqAS0MBRds

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 3
    Register

    Jointer

    A jointer is used to make the face of a warped, twisted, or bowed board flat. After your boards are flat, then the jointer can be used to straighten and square edges.

    Planer

    A planer takes board that has been jointed (by you or the lumber yard) and removes material until you reach a desired thickness that is even across the length of the board.

    Table Router

    Once your board has been shaped and sized with the jointer and planer, the table router can be used to add decorative as well as functional features using a wide range of router bits*

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    This class will introduce you to the Jet metal lathe. A tool that will allow you to take shape metal into complex cylindrical and conical shapes.

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Tormach CNC Mill - SBU

    Computer-assisted milling of metals and plastics

    The Tormach is a 3-axis CNC (Computer Numeric Control) milling machine that allows you to use computer-generated G-code to mill metals and plastics with precision. You'll make a six-sided dice out of 6061 aluminum to learn accurate setup, precise tool changes, and solid work holding on this sturdy CNC milling machine.

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    In this class you will learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with solid and sheet metal. Most of these tools are normally used on materials at least 0.125" thick, while the sheet metal tools are intended for thinner materials. These tools can be used with steel and aluminum. This class covers:

    • horizontal band saw
    • abrasive chop saw
    • drill press
    • pedestal grinders
    • disc sander
    • sheet metal brake
    • shear
    • roller
    • corner notcher.
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    This class will teach you the basics of how to safely operate a Manual Metal Mill. It will help you understand the concepts behind metal cutting and the speeds necessary to accomplish your production needs. 


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    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Does your bicycle need a new durable paint job? Want to make cleaner welds or refurbish your old, rusty hand tools? In this class we'll introduce you to sandblasting and powder coating, two tools that work together to take your metal projects to a whole new level.

    Sandblasting offers a powerful way to clean metal parts of rust, old paint and messy welds. After parts are sand blasted, they can be powder coated. Powder coating is an extremely durable, inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to paint metal objects.

    In addition to coating metal parts, these tools may also be used creatively to enhance wood, glass and plastic projects. Take the class to learn more.

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 926 Howard St San Francisco Ca
    • 5
    Register

    Epilog Fusion M2 laser

    This class covers the use of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion M2 Co2 core laser. This Epilog laser can engrave at up to 1200 dots per inch when rastering with advanced photographic dithering patterns. It has the ability to utilize color mapping for complex jobs such as variable depth engraving, as well as 3D raster engraving, stamp engraving and much more. The 28" x 40" bed is great for small-scale production runs!

    NOTE: There is a $10 per hour of reservation fee for the Epilog Fusion M2

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction To Laser Arts

    SBU for the 60 Watt Univeral laser cuters in San Francisco



    Laser cutting and etching is hot new trend in the maker community, and with good reson. Whether cutting out intricate pieces that fit tightly together to make a 3-dimensional structure or burning your favorite image onto piece of driftwood, these machines allow you to take basic 2D vector files and create something remarkable.

    The univeral laser cutters are the most common and easiest to use in the shop. In the class you'll go over the basic minimal requirements to set up an Adobe Illustrator file and then use that file to make a personalized keychain. Once you've taken the class you will be able to use the Universal lasers to cut, etch, and engrave a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, and glass.

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 4
    Register


    3D Printing - SBU

    Learn the basics of filament-based 3D printing



    3D printing fundamentally shifted the nature of innovation by making it possible for virtually anyone to turn an idea into a functioning prototype, opening the door for countless innovations.

    This class will go over the process of taking existing 3D models and converting them to G-code, the language of CNCComputer Numeric Control machines. It will also go over the process of setting up and launching prints on a variety of printers available at TheShop.build.

    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a more advanced welding technique that requires that results in a cleaner connection and expands the options of metals you can work work. This class will cover the basics of the process and help you get started practicing. Be prepared to spend some time working on your technique before tackling a major project!

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 3
    Register

    Metal is one of the most common materials in modern society, and is an absolute must for many large and durable projects. The ability to attach metal objects together is essential skill in the creation of many projects large and small, simple or complex.

    If you have never welded before, this is probably where you want to start. MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding uses a special hand-held gun that used to feed a solid wire electrode and mixture of gasses onto the contact point, fusing the metals together. While not quite as easy as using a hot glue gun, the action is somewhat similar.

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    The Shopbot is a CNC (computer numeric control) router that allows the user to cut out a wide variety of 2D and 3D designs into wood, plastic, foam, and some composite materials. It can be used to repeatedly create intricate parts with tight tolerances. In this class, we will show you how to use the most common features of the v-carve software as well the mechanical skills needed to operate the machine.

    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    This class will introduce you to the Jet metal lathe. A tool that will allow you to take shape metal into complex cylindrical and conical shapes.

    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Tormach CNC Mill - SBU

    Computer-assisted milling of metals and plastics

    The Tormach is a 3-axis CNC (Computer Numeric Control) milling machine that allows you to use computer-generated G-code to mill metals and plastics with precision. You'll make a six-sided dice out of 6061 aluminum to learn accurate setup, precise tool changes, and solid work holding on this sturdy CNC milling machine.

    • Monday, March 04, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Does your bicycle need a new durable paint job? Want to make cleaner welds or refurbish your old, rusty hand tools? In this class we'll introduce you to sandblasting and powder coating, two tools that work together to take your metal projects to a whole new level.

    Sandblasting offers a powerful way to clean metal parts of rust, old paint and messy welds. After parts are sand blasted, they can be powder coated. Powder coating is an extremely durable, inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to paint metal objects.

    In addition to coating metal parts, these tools may also be used creatively to enhance wood, glass and plastic projects. Take the class to learn more.

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a more advanced welding technique that requires that results in a cleaner connection and expands the options of metals you can work work. This class will cover the basics of the process and help you get started practicing. Be prepared to spend some time working on your technique before tackling a major project!

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a more advanced welding technique that requires that results in a cleaner connection and expands the options of metals you can work work. This class will cover the basics of the process and help you get started practicing. Be prepared to spend some time working on your technique before tackling a major project!

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register

    Metal is one of the most common materials in modern society, and is an absolute must for many large and durable projects. The ability to attach metal objects together is essential skill in the creation of many projects large and small, simple or complex.

    If you have never welded before, this is probably where you want to start. MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding uses a special hand-held gun that used to feed a solid wire electrode and mixture of gasses onto the contact point, fusing the metals together. While not quite as easy as using a hot glue gun, the action is somewhat similar.

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 6
    Register

    Woodworking is one of the oldest tradecrafts and is one of the core features of any workshop. After this class, members will have access to:

    • table saw
    • miter saw,
    • drill press,
    • band saw and
    • belt / disk sanders
    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • San Francisco
    • 5
    Register