Posts by VCL

Shop Apron Workshop

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Shop Apron is a great accessory for any craftsperson. (and a perfect Christmas gift)              specially popular with woodworkers, but be it a blacksmith or a shoemaker, many trades appreciate it,s protection and many pockets! For this course we prepared a Pattern, that will fit the 10th to 90th percentile on the shop bell curve, meaning average size +/-. What to bring: your curiosity, and it would be helpful to bring along a strong pair of scissors. Equipment:  We’ll be using industrial straight stitch sewing machines,  the CoLab also will supply black and white thread,...

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Introduction to MIG welding

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Workshops | 0 comments

  Welding Safely All students will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by Vancouver Community Laboratory safety policy which students will receive prior to the first class. This includes, but is not limited to: All-leather boots or shoes (steel-toed boots preferred) Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, or coveralls (dark-coloured, natural fibers only). Extra layers & a high neck-line is recommended for upper body Welding cap or bandana Safety goggles, or face shield if you wear glasses Respiratory protection if possible   Leather welding...

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Drill Bit Sharpening

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

in this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to sharpen a standard metal twist drill bit on a bench grinder by hand, if there is time left we can go into more detail or other types of drill bits Structure: the basic principle of the cutting edge, which applies to any cutting tool the angles of the bit Demo Practice Please bring: your  curious inquiring mind personal safety equipment if you have some (safety googles, ear pugs or muffs) long sleeve, long leg cotton clothing, close toed shoes   About the Instructor: Markus Kirchgasser, aka Max is a Millwright with more that 15 years of...

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Wood Carving Workshop

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

In this 4 hour workshop Angel Hall will give you a introduction to the vast world of wood carving you will explore how to realize your project from a block of wood to your finished piece  the basic principles of different carving techniques tool care Please bring: a sketch of a project you are interested to work on, if you don’t have an idea yet,we can get you started on a project like a decorative bowl a block of quarter sawn Softwood if you have Instructor: Angel Hall (the picture above is a Yellow Cedar Mask of her’s)  When:  Where: Vancouver Community Laboratory, 1907 Triumph...

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Knife and Chisel Sharpening Workshop

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Workshops | 0 comments

In this 2 to 3 hour Workshop you will learn the basics of hand sharpening your tools, knifes and chisels to a razor edge. including: an introduction to the different techniques of sharpening correct body position Waterstone maintenance how to keep your tools sharp How to look at the knife and see what you are doing please bring: one or two of your cutting tools you are interested in sharpening. i.e. knifes, chisels, gouges A Waterstone and Strop if you own one   Instructor: Angel Hall When:  Where: Vancouver Community Laboratory, 1907 Triumph Street, Vanoucver Members: $20, non Members:...

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