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SHOP TIME

Rebuilding Exchange

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

SHOP TIME

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Have a project in mind, but lack either the tools, the space, or the expertise? Rebuilding Exchange is proud to introduce Shop Time, where you can receive guidance from our knowledgeable instructors for all types of projects. While all skill levels are welcome, the project you tackle and the tools and materials you may use are subject to instructor approval. Materials aren't included, but will be available for purchase in the warehouse. Register for 3 hour sessions and pay as you go. Items must be taken with you at the end of the workshop. Please direct your questions to the instructor: alex@rebuildingexchange.org.

Below is the list of approved tools for Shop Time. Again, tool use subject to instructor approval. 

Machines

Rockwell 10” table saw - Unisaw (instructor use only)

Rockwell 12/14” tilting arbor saw (instructor use only)

Powermatic 15” Planer 15s

Delta 12” Planer 22-560

Delta 8” Jointer DJ-20

Delta 6” Jointer 37-196

Rockwell Drill Press 15-665

Delta Drill Press 17-900

Dewalt Compound Mitre Saw DW718

Jet Lathe JML-1014

Rockwell Bandsaw 28-340

Delta Bandsaw BS220LS

Delta Stationary Sander

Rockwell Scroll Saw 62-166

Porter Cable Router Table

Power Tools

 Skill 7 ¼” circular sar

 Dewalt Jig Saw

 8-Makita Cordless Drills

 3-Dewalt 4” Orbital Sanders

 2- Dewalt Angle Grinder

 Porter Cable 18 ga nail gun and compressor

 Porter Cable 23 ga pin nailer

Hand Tools

 chisels

 hand planes

 tenon saws

 coping saw

 marking gauges

 

View all workshops: http://rebuildingexchange.eventbrite.com

 

Please review all details below, including the cancellation policies, before committing to a workshop. 

 

Rebuilding Exchange offers a variety of workshops from woodworking to green plumbing to urban worming. Scroll down to see the full list of workshops. 

 

Rebuilding Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit and our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse. 

OUR ADDRESS:  1740 W Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

PARKING:  Free parking is available in our parking lot in designated RX parking spots between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. On evenings after 6pm and on weekends, you are welcome to park anywhere in our lot. There is also street parking in front of the building on Webster. 

PUBLIC TRANSIT:  Rebuilding Exchange is accessible by CTA bus and train, as well as by the Metra.  For more information or to plan your trip, visit http://www.transitchicago.com.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewelry or accessories should be worn. Facial hair should be trimmed and groomed. These rules are for your safety and must be followed. It is at the instructor's discretion to dismiss you from the workshop until proper attire is worn.  

LATE-ARRIVAL POLICY:  Please arrive to your workshop on time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, you will only be allowed to observe the remainder of the workshop. If you arrive more than an hour late, the instructor can choose if he or she wants you to observe the workshop. This is to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other participants. 

WOODWORKING MATERIAL:  All wood is part of the material fee included with the workshop. No outside material can be brought in to the workshop.

COUPLES' WORKSHOPS:  Please note that this format allows for two people to make one item together. 

WORKSHOP SERIES REGISTRATION:  Please be sure that you can attend all the dates in your workshop series before registering, as there will not be credit given if you sign up and do not attend a date, with the exception of documented medical reasons with a physician's note. There are no make-up sessions.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS:  Class or workshop fees are refundable for all classes or workshops if a student emails workshops@rebuildingexchange.org 12 hours before the start of a one-time class or workshop. Participants must email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org 48 hours before the start of a 4-week series workshop. If a participant must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no credit will be given, except for documented medical reasons with a physician's note. (The paperwork must be to us within the week of the class that you miss.) If for any reason Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded. 

For more information, email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org or call the warehouse at (773) 252-2234.

PLEASE NOTE:  Final products may vary from the images that are shown.  

Woodworking Instructors

ALEX ENARSON

 

Alex Enarson is a Chicago-based furniture builder, Rebuilding Exchange employee, and owner of the company GRAVE TO CRADLE. When working in his home studio, he uses reclaimed, salvaged, and scavenged materials to build unique and functional pieces from his own designs. An amateur forester, Alex loves building with lumber made from urban wood. You can reach Alex Tuesday through Saturday at the Rebuilding Exchange or by emailing alex.enarson@rebuildingexchange.org. Alex instructs Woodworking 101 and Shop Time. 

CASEY BURKITT

 

Casey is a product designer and builder. He began honing his skills as a small boy by assisting his father in the shop. Since then, he has worked as a home remodeler constructing and deconstructing houses, a book binder, and a product designer. He enjoys breathing new life into old, forgotten treasures by doing things such as adding a simple coat of paint or turning old-growth lumber into furniture full of history and character. Casey instructs Woodworking 101. 

LEE BAEZ

 

 Lee is passionate in his commitment to the creative reuse and repurposing of discarded material. His house is filled with found furniture and homemade solutions. Lee has found kinship with RX and its staff in their philosophy of trash and has been loving every minute of volunteering since he joined the ranks in 2012. Lee spends his days off assisting in RX workshops and occasionally helping with the production of RX Made products. Lee has a background in furniture making, construction, tool repair, and general shop work and finds special joy in making woodworking accessible to beginners. When not teaching, Lee spends time managing a photo mounting shop, filing his basement with instruments he can hardly play, and continuing his commitment to volunteering at Rebuilding Exchange. Lee instructs Woodworking 101. 

SERGIO CASTRO 

  

Sergio started at Rebuilding Exchange as a workshop volunteer and eventually became an instructor. His patience, winsome personality, and helpful nature puts his students at ease.  Sergio, who has a background in design and photo production, has experience building custom props and furniture from reclaimed items for major clients. Salvaging is in Sergio's blood, and he sits on the board for FINI, a not-for-profit organization that collects goods left over from post-production shoots. The items are donated and distributed to local charities. For kicks, Sergio thrashes on his guitar in his band.  He is also an avid cyclist and a sailor, and he can be seen constantly working on his house. Sergio instructs the Make It Take it workshops. 


 

 

 

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ReBuilding Exchange
1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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Rebuilding Exchange

Our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.

Please note our new location! 1740 W Webster Ave., Chicago IL



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