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135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada

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November 2017

WOOD SHOP & LASER CUTTER ROOM CLOSED from 1pm to 3pm

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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The wood shop and the laser cutter room will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm for an event. The Makerspace will host workshops during the Young Women Exploring Trades conference (YWET) organised by Yukon Women in trades & technology. YWET conference is an annual trades, technology and labour market exploration conference for high school girls.   Thank you for your understanding!

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Toy Hacking! Maker Night & Repair Café

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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Ever wondered what's inside your favourite toys? Looking for ideas on how to reinvent an outgrown childhood trinket? Need a little help fixing something that was played with a little too hard? Join us at the makerspace on Thursday November 23 for a fun maker night and special toy hacking edition of Repair Café. Featuring toy projects by YuKonstruct members, a Furby dissection and all the usual Repair Café fixing, this will be a learning experience suitable for all ages!…

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MAKERSPACE CLOSED from 1pm to 3pm

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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The wood shop and the laser cutter room will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm for an event. The Makerspace will host workshops during the Young Women Exploring Trades conference (YWET) organised by Yukon Women in trades & technology. YWET conference is an annual trades, technology and labour market exploration conference for high school girls.   Thank you for your understanding!

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Introduction to AutoCAD Part 1

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$110.00

Please note: This course takes place over two consecutive evenings.  This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to AutoCAD (2D only) - no prior knowledge of AutoCAD or any computer-aided design software is required. By the end of this four hour session, 2 consecutive evenings of 2 hours each, you will be able to use basic commands to draw shapes and lines, modify them, add annotations and dimensions to drawings and use AutoCAD in a practical way for any DIY…

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Welding 101

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$5.00

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified when the next Welding 101 training session is scheduled. Get started in the metal shop by learning MIG and STICK welding techniques, how to handle the equipment safely, and how to access and put away the gear. You'll get hands on experience working with each piece of equipment and walk away with something you've created! Closed-toe shoes and non-flammable, non-synthetic clothing are required for this…

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Introduction to AutoCAD Part 2

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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Please note: This course takes place over two consecutive evenings.  This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to AutoCAD (2D only) – no prior knowledge of AutoCAD or any computer-aided design software is required. By the end of this four hour session, 2 consecutive evenings of 2 hours each, you will be able to use basic commands to draw shapes and lines, modify them, add annotations and dimensions to drawings and use AutoCAD in a practical way for any DIY…

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Welding 101

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$5.00

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified when the next Welding 101 training session is scheduled. Get started in the metal shop by learning MIG and STICK welding techniques, how to handle the equipment safely, and how to access and put away the gear. You'll get hands on experience working with each piece of equipment and walk away with something you've created! Closed-toe shoes and non-flammable, non-synthetic clothing are required for this…

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December 2017

Wood Shop Orientation

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$5.00

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Wood Shop Orientation is scheduled. This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines. This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now! Maximum 4 participants Participants are required to wear…

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Make it Wild! Make your own Bird Box

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$35.00

Make a plywood bird box to promote habitat for Yukon's small cavity-nesting birds - swallows, bluebirds and chickadees with biologists Marty Mossop and Katie Aitken. Learn more about Yukon's cavity-nesting bird population, tips about avoiding squirrels, and how to pick a good spot to mount your bird box.  Also, learn more about the log bird boxes used by Katie in both her Master's and Ph.D research. Some basic woodworking skills required - email [email protected] if you have more questions about this. Maximum: 6…

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Wood Lathe 101

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$5.00

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another training session is scheduled. Get started on the wood lathe! This training session is designed to give an introduction to the wood lathe- including setup, chisels, setting up blanks and how to do simple spindle work. And of course safety and clean up. About the instructor: Richard has used wood lathes for a long time and has…

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Wood Shop Orientation

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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$5.00

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Wood Shop Orientation is scheduled. This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines. This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now! Maximum 4 participants Participants are required to wear…

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Drinking with scissors

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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Wood Lathe: Wood Bowl Workshop

December 18 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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CA$65.00

** ADVANCED** This workshop is designed for people who have attended the Wood Lathe 101 and have already done a bit of spindle work. After a quick refresher on lathe operation, learn the ins and outs of wood chuck turning and spend this two-hour-and-half long session working out how to turn bowls by building on skills used in the Spindle turning class. You’ll also be introduced to lathe safety. About the instructor: Richard has used wood lathes for a long time and has done…

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Beer O’Clock @(co)space

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
YuKonstruct Building, 135 Industrial Rd.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2V2 Canada
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Join (co)space for our monthly networking event for members and the community to unwind with a beer and some good company. We proudly boast that Beer O’Clock is generously sponsored by Yukon Brewing! Beer is free for (co)space members & guests are offered a cash bar – $5/beer.

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