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*** NEW Welding Workshop ***

A three hour workshop that will teach you the basics of Welding, Plasma Cutting, and Metal Fabrication. Please Email Chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to schedule a Workshop!

Max of 2 students per session to ensure each student gets proper instruction and guidance through the process.

More information available below!

Summer Class offerings:

Mondays - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  - Intro to Woodworking 

Tuesdays - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Cabinetry and Casemaking

Wednesdays - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Intro to Woodworking

Thursdays - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  - Intro To Woodworking

Saturdays - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  - Advanced Woodworking

 

Class enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis and each class size will be limited to 5 people in order to ensure each student receives personalized instruction.

 

To reserve your spot, please send payment in the amount of $350 via Zelle to chicagomakerspace@gmail.com. Upon receipt, you will receive the class syllabus along with receipt of payment. 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in class!!

WOOD WORKING LEVEL 2 CLASSES

 

Wood Bending in Furniture - Level 2

  • Instructor: Eli Merritt

  • Requirements: Experience in basic woodworking - not an introductory class 

  • Intro: Explore the techniques for ancient and modern wood bending and walk away with your own piece of custom furniture!

  • Project: Shaker Box, Kerf + Lamination Stool

  • Materials: provided by CMS 

  • Class timeline: 4 Weeks // 3 hours per class (12 Hours - total work time)

 

Contemporary Furniture Making Class - Level 2

  • Instructor : Eli Merritt

  • Requirements: Experience in basic woodworking - not an introductory class 

  • Intro: Curious about the mechanics behind making furniture? Learn about modern woodworking fabrication techniques and create your own piece to take home! 

  • Project: Learn how to apply the contemporary techniques of furniture by building a pair of open floating nightstands, each with a French cleat.

  • Materials: provided by CMS

  • Class timelines: 4 Weeks // 3 hours per class (12 Hours - total work time)

 

WELDING WORKSHOP *** NEW ***

  • Instructor : Eli Merritt

  • Intro: Have you ever been curious about working with metal or welding? Learn a basic foundation of skills  for metal fabrication and walk out your own metal Sculpture! Learn how to plasma cut and MIG weld!

  • Workshop is a 1-day / 3-hours and scheduled upon request

  • Max 2 students per session

  • Requirements:  Entry level class. No prior classwork or knowledge required. 

  • Project: Changing a piece of flat steel into a three-dimensional sculpture and discover the processes of Plasma Cutting, MIG Welding and Metal Finishing.

  • Materials: Provided by CMS

  • Class timelines: Scheduled upon Request / 3 hours per Workshop ( 3 hours total work time)

 

Intro to Woodworking 101

with Eli Merritt

 

In this four week course, you will learn to use the table saw, miter saw, hand drill, joiner, sanders, and more. Knowledge from this class can be applied to larger future projects such as chairs, cabinets, book cases, and coffee tables, whatever you can imagine!

 

Level 2 and 3 continuation of this course to come in the future.

Details:

  • Class size: 5

  • Ages 18 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

 

Cabinetry and Case Making 101

with Rick Yorde

 

This four week course serves as an introduction to cabinetry and case making, where you will learn the basics of cutting, joining, and assembly to create a scaled-down cabinet or end table/night stand to take home. 

Level 2 and 3 continuation of this course to come in the future.

 

 

Details:

  • Class size: 5

  • Ages 18 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

 

 

 

email chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to join the waitlist for future classes

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