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Bit Workshop Deposit

Bit Workshop Deposit

Regular price $630.00 USD
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Bit WorkShop Deposit 

Total amount for workshop is $1260.00

Hello my bit making friends.  The object of this class is to learn how to bake the cake.  We will focus on the metal work alone so no ornamentation will be addressed.  I guide you in what you create as well to ensure we are able to complete the project.  I provide a series of shank designs to choose from for your project.  If you don’t find one you like you can send me ideas.  My only thought is for us to not get into something over our head that either skillset or time will prevent us from finishing.  As far as the mouthpiece I leave that up to you.  We can build really whatever you want, but give me a heads up on your thoughts so that if it is something unusual I can be prepared.  The spade is one that really doesn’t fit the class however.  We can certainly discuss it if your are interested, but it would be best that we don’t dive off into that adventure.  

If you are a raw beginner or an accomplished maker I start everyone at the same spot, the beginning.  I teach you how I make a bit and then you can take what you like and adapt it to you and your shop.  All levels are welcome.

I will perform any task that you are uncomfortable with like the welding.  I of course welcome anyone to try their hand and certainly give instruction to those observing.

Class begins at  8 am and is over at 5 pm.  Lunch is provided each day.

As far as a list of tools and items to bring:

  • safety goggles and dust mask (respirator)
  • eye magnification if you are in need
  • digital camera (phone of course) if you want to take pics of jigs and other interests you may have
  • note pad
  • welding helmet if you have a favorite
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have some of these.  I have everything you will need.

You can bring anything you might want or use on a regular bases in your shop that I have forgotten here.  I will provide everything else you need to create a bit.

Travel Accommodations:

If you are to fly in American Airlines has several flights a day in from DFW.  You can rent a car or we will coordinate with others coming to car pool.

You will have several choices for your room arrangements.  There are a couple bed and breakfast locations about 5 minutes from our house.  Once you sign up for the class will send you contact info for those.

San Angelo is 20 miles away that will have anything you desire as far as motels and restaurants.



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