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Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Thursday Sep 21st, 6pm

Advanced Sheet Metal

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Advanced sheet metal is taking sheet metal to the next step. This class will build a small box with a hinged lid from mild sheet steel. A more intricate pattern is used in this design and multi-part construction will be discussed during class. The top edges of the box have been reinforced to make them stiffer and less sharp. You will leave class...

Monday Sep 25th, 5:30pm

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Carbon Fiber Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this class, you will learn the basics of carbon fiber layup, then combine raw carbon fiber cloth, a strengthener and 2-part, high-strength epoxy to make your very own carbon fiber key fob and take it home with you. This class focuses on the "compression molding" technique of carbon fiber fabrication, which you can easily use to make your own custom...

Friday Sep 22nd, 5:30pm

Sheet Metal Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in...

Friday Sep 22nd, 5pm

Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

Sunday Sep 24th, 1pm

MIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 3:30pm

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Plastic Bending and Welding Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use a strip welder to fuse pieces of ABS, styrene, polyethylene and nylon. Bend it, cement it and polish. Make it exactly the way you want!  Kids and young adults (8 to 17 years of age) can work on projects under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian

Tuesday Sep 26th, 3:30pm

Ironworker and Bender SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with...

Monday Sep 25th, 5pm

MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

After completing the MIG Welding safety and basic use (SBU) class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.  In this class, many different joints and out-of-position welding will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain...

Thursday Sep 21st, 6pm

Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to work with silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanization), make a small mold using a plastic cup, see how more advanced molds are made, and even cast your own part in urethane resin!  In this introductory class, you will learn to make a silicone RTV mold from a small part or pre-made plug. You will makea single-sided mold of a quarter...

Friday Sep 22nd, 3pm

Coptic Bookbinding

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning.  Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials,...

Thursday Sep 21st, 5:30pm

Make a Plasma Cut Flower

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, each student will design a flower on sheet steel and use the plasma cutter to cut the design straight out of the metal. You,ll then learn to work with the metal to create curves in your petals and leaves. Once the "petals" are ready, you'll attach them to a metal "stem" and spot weld them together.  This is a flower that will...

Thursday Sep 21st, 7:30pm

Lost Wax Casting: Cast Zinc Pendant

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Curious to see how the ancient art of lost wax casting actually works? Come take part in this lost wax casting class that lets you experience this process on a smaller scale. This class starts out simply- with a few pieces of wax- and ends with a pendant you have cast from actual metal! We will sculpt our pendant shape out of wax, allowing each student...

Thursday Sep 21st, 2:30pm

Copper and PMC Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to handle, model, fire and finish both copper and PMC (fine silver) metal clay to create jewelry and other small metal objects. Under the instruction of an experienced metal clay artisan, you'll leave class with finished art pieces that are uniquely yours!  Metal clay is a highly versatile craft material that has improved dramatically...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 2pm

Leather Post Bound Book

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts....

Saturday Sep 23rd, 6pm