This Summer OPENSOURCE Art will hold a weekly evening workshop for making home products out of reclaimed materials from the Champaign-Urbana community. OPENSOURCE will have a basic wood shop set up with experienced people in shop to assist with using the tools and a wide range of waste materials in stock. Participants are also invited to bring in their own reclaimed material and tools. Let's get together and make some beautiful products out of waste from our area!
OPENworkshop will take place Wednesday nights from 7-10pm. Additional meetings will be added as needed.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Using the Planer
Tonight we took a bunch of the pallets and put them through the wood planer. Some of them turned out really nice. We have a metal detector to find nails in the wood, which wasn't working so well, but might prove useful in the future. We also stripped the nails out of a bunch of pallets. Now there is getting to be a big stock pile of wood that is ready to use. We plan to have some step by step DIY walkthroughs up on the blog soon as well.