Day 2: Women Woodworking: Cutting Boards

This is day 2 of this event: To buy a ticket, click here.

YuKonstruct is hosting a special ladies night in the woodshop! Join us to learn woodworking skills Ladies!

This workshop will take you through the safety and steps of creating your own beautifully crafted cutting board. You’ll learn to design, cut, laminate, and finish your own completely unique and durable cutting board.

About the Instructor: Alex has been enjoying woodworking and carpentry since 2012 when she took the Pre-Employment Carpentry Program at the Yukon College. She has taught shop courses as well as built her own small home. She thinks learning is lit.

Please note: this workshop takes place over two days, Saturday and Sunday February 2 & 3 from 10am to 2pm.

Wood Joinery Workshop: Dovetail joints

Dovetail joints have been used for centuries for building boxes, chests, drawers, and other fine woodworking projects where the joints are not only visible, but used as a design statement.Learn everything you need to know to start cutting your own dovetails, with Wyatt in this two-hour class.
Basic woodworking skills required!

About the instructor: Wyatt is passionate about Cabinetmaking! He has an academic background in traditional furniture making techniques and safe operating procedure for stationary/portable power tools. You can also catch him listening Jazz music at the Makerspace!

Maximum 4 participants
Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

*CANCELLED* Wood Joinery Workshop: Dovetail joints

Dovetail joints have been used for centuries for building boxes, chests, drawers, and other fine woodworking projects where the joints are not only visible, but used as a design statement.
Learn everything you need to know to start cutting your own dovetails, with Wyatt in this two-hour class.
Basic woodworking skills required!
About the instructor: Wyatt is passionate about Cabinetmaking! He has an academic background in traditional furniture making techniques and safe operating procedure for stationary/portable power tools. You can also catch him listening Jazz music at the Makerspace!
Maximum 4 participants

Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

Wood Lathe 101

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 done a variety of lathe work over the years mainly for pleasure. He’s looking forward to getting members trained on the lathe so that others can get working on projects needing spindle work.

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

 Maximum 3 participants

Continued – Build a Wall Shelf with Hand Tools

Presented by the Yukon Woodworkers Guild and YuKonstruct

Workshop Location: Yukon College Carpentry Workshop
3-Day Workshop: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily, Friday February 27 – Sunday March 1, 2015

This is the last day of a 3-day workshop that gives you practical, hands on experience building a small piece of furniture with hand tools. Course is open to students of all skill levels, and will teach many basic principles of fine furniture construction using traditional hand tools such as hand saws, chisels and hand planes. There will be a particular emphasis on hand cut dovetails.

Tom_Fidgen_wkspAbout the Instructor: Tom Fidgen is an author, musician and furniture designer/maker living in Toronto, Ontario. Tom has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine and the Lee Valley Tools newsletter. His first book, Made by Hand – Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop (2009, F&W Media) was the top-selling woodworking book of 2010. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop, has received critical acclaim. Tom teaches private woodworking classes in his home work shop in Toronto as well as at woodworking schools abroad. For more information about the Unplugged Workshop, visit: www.theUnpluggedWoodshop.com

For more information and to register for this course click here

Member’s Project: Custom-built Bed

When I was asked to build a bed for a friend I was supper excited! But I didn’t have a place to build it or a good quality table saw. Then a light went on and I thought “Yukonstruct! I should go and check out the space.”

From the first tour I was hooked and the ideas for this bed started flowing.

With the huge table saw, a great chop saw, access to clamps, drills and all sorts of hand tools I didn’t have to bring any of my own tools. I knew I was going to be able to create a great bed with lots of storage underneath.

I started to design my bed with SketchUp after taking the Intro to 3D Modelling workshop at Yukonstruct. As I was playing around with the head and foot board design I was excited about the possibility of using the CNC machine.

Once I started cutting pieces and assembling it was all down hill. Everyone was so helpful and I had a great time talking about my project and other projects people were working on. It’s such a creative space and there is so much knowledge and experience to tap into.

I can’t wait to start building my next project!

Siana's Bed

Continued – Build a Wall Shelf with Hand Tools

Presented by the Yukon Woodworkers Guild and YuKonstruct

Workshop Location: Yukon College Carpentry Workshop
3-Day Workshop: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily, Friday February 27 – Sunday March 1, 2015

This is the second day of a 3-day workshop that gives you practical, hands on experience building a small piece of furniture with hand tools. Course is open to students of all skill levels, and will teach many basic principles of fine furniture construction using traditional hand tools such as hand saws, chisels and hand planes. There will be a particular emphasis on hand cut dovetails.

Tom_Fidgen_wkspAbout the Instructor: Tom Fidgen is an author, musician and furniture designer/maker living in Toronto, Ontario. Tom has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine and the Lee Valley Tools newsletter. His first book, Made by Hand – Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop (2009, F&W Media) was the top-selling woodworking book of 2010. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop, has received critical acclaim. Tom teaches private woodworking classes in his home work shop in Toronto as well as at woodworking schools abroad. For more information about the Unplugged Workshop, visit: www.theUnpluggedWoodshop.com

For more information and to register for this course click here.

Build a Wall Shelf with Hand Tools

Presented by the Yukon Woodworkers Guild and YuKonstruct

Workshop Location: Yukon College Carpentry Workshop
3-Day Workshop: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily, Friday February 27 – Sunday March 1, 2015

This 3 day course will give you practical, hands on experience building a small piece of furniture with hand tools. Course is open to students of all skill levels, and will teach many basic principles of fine furniture construction using traditional hand tools such as hand saws, chisels and hand planes. There will be a particular emphasis on hand cut dovetails.

Tom_Fidgen_wkspAbout the Instructor: Tom Fidgen is an author, musician and furniture designer/maker living in Toronto, Ontario. Tom has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine and the Lee Valley Tools newsletter. His first book, Made by Hand – Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop (2009, F&W Media) was the top-selling woodworking book of 2010. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop, has received critical acclaim. Tom teaches private woodworking classes in his home work shop in Toronto as well as at woodworking schools abroad. For more information about the Unplugged Workshop, visit: www.theUnpluggedWoodshop.com

Tools: Participants do not need a full tool kit to participate in this workshop. You will be contacted in advance, to determine which tools people have. The Yukon College Carpentry Workshop will have some hand tools we can use and there will be some tool sharing among participants.

Everyone will need their own small back saw (dovetail saw) and a couple of small, sharp chisels.
*If you don’t have these tools, you can purchase them through a group order being placed with Lee Valley tools. For $90, you will receive a Veritas dovetail saw and two Narex chisels (1/4 and ½). This is a $20 discount from the regular price. This option is available to you when you register up until order deadline on February 12.

Maximum number of participants: 8   Lunch is provided!

YuKonstruct Member: $100
Non-member: $110
Dovetail saw and chisels: $90*

Workshop Organizer: Colin MacDonald can be contacted by e-mail at: colin.douglas77@gmail.com

 

Introducing Hand Tools for Woodworking

Presented by the Yukon Woodworkers Guild and YuKonstruct at YuKonstruct.

Are you interested in woodworking with hand tools? Maybe you’ve purchased or inherited a hand plane or hand saw only to have it sit and gather dust on a shelf. Come learn how and why Tom Fidgen uses only hand tools to create fine furniture. Tom will also go over how to set up a hand tool workshop in a small space. Tools and materials will be available so you can try out hand sawing and hand planning.

About the Instructor: Tom Fidgen is an author, musician and furniture designer/maker living in Toronto, Ontario. Tom has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine and the Lee Valley Tools newsletter. His first book, Made by Hand – Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop (2009, F&W Media) was the top-selling woodworking book of 2010. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop, has received critical acclaim. Tom teaches private woodworking classes in his home work shop in Toronto as well as at woodworking schools abroad.

For more information about the Unplugged Workshop, visit: www.theUnpluggedWoodshop.com

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Build Your Own Ukulele!

This workshop is sold out. If you are interested in participating in a future ukulele building workshop, please contact the Uke On Ukulele Club.

The Uke On Ukulele Club is hosting this workshop  to make and customize your own ukulele. You will be working with the easy to build Grizzly Ukulele Kit. This workshop runs for three days; 6pm to 9pm Wednesday February 4 and Wednesday February 11, and 9am to 1pm Saturday February 14.

Kits and basic materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to get creative and bring additional decorative materials.

This workshop will be facilitated by the Uke On Ukulele Club.

For more info contact Ian at 334-7428 or email ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com