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 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

Introduction to AutoCAD Part 1 – CANCELLED

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 CAD 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 project.

What to bring: Notepad with pencil and patience. Coffee is on us!

Instructor: Luc Pinard, Works at welding/fabrication shop in Whitehorse, Mechanical engineer technologist, 3 year Yukon resident, DIY enthusiast, Woodworker and Nice guy!

Intro to Small Metals Workshop

Learn the basic techniques of constructing small jewelry pieces in sterling silver including cutting, annealing, sawing, fold-forming, and soldering.
Come away from this workshop with new knowledge of small metalsmithing as well as wonderful handmade pieces including a pair of earrings, or a pendants. Instruction will include hands on studio demonstrations, individual attention, and group discussions.

Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners

Get started using the laser cutter! This two-hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use YuKonstruct’s laser cutter including safety, ventilation, raster and vector design, print settings, and cutting and etching different materials. Following by hands-on experience: you will cut out your own project!

Also considered orientation and safety training for the Epilog Fusion laser cutter for YuKonstruct members.

All materials provided

About the instructor: Thomas is always working on a project. When he’s not busy making telescopes, you can find him building all kinds of things such as an electric guitar, a cloud chamber or even a wooden clock. He learned most of his skills thanks to the internet and he’s more than happy to share what he knows with other makers

Maximum 5 participants

Make your own wooden clamps! 2/2 **CANCELLED**

Hand tools get their power from your muscles. They’re power tools, but not electrical power!  And there is a pleasure in using tools that you have made yourself that has to be experienced to be fully understood.

Join us for a two consecutive evenings to learn how to make your own wooden clamps! As a woodworker, it is a basic skill to develop because “You can never have too many clamps” – so true. Different sorts of clamps will be presented!

About the instructor: David is a multi-skilled woodworking instructor and talented YuKonstruct Member.

   

Make your own wooden clamps! 1/2 **CANCELLED**

Hand tools get their power from your muscles. They’re power tools, but not electrical power!  And there is a pleasure in using tools that you have made yourself that has to be experienced to be fully understood.

Join us for a two consecutive evenings to learn how to make your own wooden clamps! As a woodworker, it is a basic skill to develop because “You can never have too many clamps” – so true. Different sorts of clamps will be presented!

About the instructor: David is a multi-skilled woodworking instructor and talented YuKonstruct Member.

   

Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners

Get started using the laser cutter! This two-hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use YuKonstruct’s laser cutter including safety, ventilation, raster and vector design, print settings, and cutting and etching different materials. Following by hands-on experience: you will cut out your own project!

Also considered orientation and safety training for the Epilog Fusion laser cutter for YuKonstruct members.

All materials provided

About the instructor: Thomas is always working on a project. When he’s not busy making telescopes, you can find him building all kinds of things such as an electric guitar, a cloud chamber or even a wooden clock. He learned most of his skills thanks to the internet and he’s more than happy to share what he knows with other makers

Maximum 5 participants

Wood Joinery for Beginners: biscuit, dowel, screw and pocket screw joints

Wood joinery is one of the most basic concepts in woodworking. If we didn’t have the ability to join two pieces of wood together in a solid fashion, all woodworking pieces would be sculptures, carved out of a single piece of wood. However, with the many varied types of wood joinery, a woodworker has a number of different joints in his arsenal from which to choose, based on the project.

Learn and master some basic methods for connecting wood with Richard through this two-hour-and-half long session.

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.

 Maximum 4 participants

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

Laser Cutting Workshop for Beginners: Chess Board Coasters

Get started using the laser cutter! This two-hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of how to use YuKonstruct’s laser cutter including safety, ventilation, raster and vector design, print settings, and cutting and etching different materials. Following by hands-on experience: you will cut out your own chess board coasters!

Also considered orientation and safety training for the Epilog Fusion laser cutter for YuKonstruct members.

All materials provided

About the instructor: Michel Gignac is a multi-disciplinary artist and maker. He is eager to teach everyone how to use the laser cutter!

Maximum 5 participants