Classes at Phoenix Forge

General Orientation and Safety

General Orientation

A 1-hour introduction required for new members of Phoenix Forge. Emphasis on proper safety protocol (with a review of safety handbook), proper clothing, procedures for reserving and using equipment, and how to gain access to the metal or wood shops. Get answers to those burning questions you have about the best way to use Phoenix Forge and become a part of our community.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 1 Hour, 1 Session

Materials Fee:  None

Fee :  Free (included in member registration)

Class Size Limit: 6

Prerequisite(s): Member registration

When: Mondays at 3pm, Mondays at 6pm

Prototyping

Prototyping Orientation

A brief introduction to 3D printing and laser cutting and etching. Course will cover basics of operating the machinery, as well as safety. This orientation is required before using equipment in the prototyping area.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 1 Hour

Fee:  $0, included with membership

Class Size Limit: 4

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

When: Mondays at 4pm, Mondays at 7pm

Laser Basics

This course covers the programs Phoenix Forge uses to run their laser cutters, basic vector files, vector vs raster, laser cutter safety, operation, and materials! Participants will be able to make and take a box home.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 1.5 Hours each, 2 Sessions

Fee (with Materials included):  $50

Class Size Limit: 6

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

3D Printing Basics

This course covers slicer software, 3d printer safety, settings, file formats, introductory materials, types of printing, print troubleshooting, and post-print cleanup. Don’t know what some of those words mean? Come find out!

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 1.5 Hours each, 2 Sessions

Fee: $50

Class Size Limit: 6

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

Wood Shop

Wood Shop Orientation and Safety
This course is an introduction to the woodworking tools available for member use at Phoenix Forge. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of shop safety and procedures as well as best practices for each stationary power tool. This course is two hours in length and is designed for all levels of woodworking experience. Each student will be guided through the safe and proper usage of the tool before using the woodworking tools to complete a small project.
After the completion of the Wood Shop Orientation you will gain access to the woodworking tools and the ability to reserve time in the space.
To attend this class you will be required to have closed toed shoes and safety glasses.
Length: 2 hrs
Class Size: 3
Prerequisites: General Safety Orientation
Clothing Restrictions: Closed-toe shoes.
Fee: $50

Lathe Orientation

This course is an introduction to the lathe. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of lathe safety and the fundamentals of turning wood. This course is two hours in length and will guide each student through the safe and proper usage of the lathe while completing a small project.

After the completion of the Lathe Orientation you will gain access to and the ability to reserve time on the lathe.

To attend this class you will be required to have closed toed shoes and safety glasses.

Length: 3 hrs

Class Size: 2

Prerequisites: General Safety Orientation, Woodshop Orientation

Clothing Restrictions: Closed-toe shoes.

Fee: $50

Cutting Board Class

This course is a project based course where students will complete a medium sized cutting board (8x11in). This course will provide the best practices for planning out a woodworking project, as well as cover the fundamentals of jointing and planing material, and food-safe finishing techniques. This course is 4 hours in length and takes place over two sessions that are 2 hours long.

To attend this class you will be required to have closed toed shoes and safety glasses. Materials are included.

Length: 4 hrs (2 Sessions 2 Hours in Length)

Class Size: 4

Prerequisites: General Safety Orientation, Woodshop Orientation

Fee: $100

2 session class

November first Session:
4th, 5th 6-8pm
November second Session:
11th, 12th 6-8pm

Electronics and Robotics

Introduction to Electronics: Soldering and Basic Components

Intended for people with little or no experience soldering. Learn the basic processes of soldering, desoldering, and circuit building with a battery, switch, and LED. Participants will make a small flashlight badge to take home.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 1.5 Hours, 1 Session

Materials Fee:  $5

Fee (with Materials included):  $50

Class Size Limit: 6

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

Introduction to Robotics: Build a Bristlebot

Intended for people with little or no experience with electronics or robotics. Learn how to build a circuit to drive a pair of vibrating motors mounted on your own bristlebot made of craft sticks and toothbrushes. Participants will make a small bristlebot to take home.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Fee (with Materials included):  $50

Class Size Limit: 6

Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing

Introduction to Jewelry: Sawing, Riveting, Filing, Finishing

Intended for people with little or no experience making jewelry. Learn the basic processes of sawing, riveting, filing, and finishing. This basic class will lead to more advanced classes in pendant and ring making, bezel settings, texturing metal, and soldering techniques.

Level: Beginner/Refresher

Length: 4 Hours, 1 Session

Fee (with Materials included):  $50

Class Size Limit: 6

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

Clothing Restrictions: Closed-toe shoes recommended.

Introduction to Soldering: Ring Making

The class will introduce soldering via the making of a ring band with a bezel-set stone. Individuals will be introduced to the following skills: torch safety, torch usage, jewelry fabrication, annealing, soldering, pickle, grades of solder. On the second day you will choose a stone, create a bezel for the stone, and set the bezel onto your ring. We will be using brass and copper for this exercise which will be included in the class fee.

Level: Intermediate

Length: 4 Hours, 2 Sessions

Fee (with Materials included):  $150

Class Size Limit: 4

Prerequisite(s): General Orientation and Safety

Clothing Restrictions: Closed-toe shoes recommended.