We have great courses and events popping up on the calendar all the time.
Make sure you check in from time to time to see what new skills you can add to your box of tricks!

Currently On Offer

Introduction to Knife Making Course

Choose from the following sessions:
June 24th & 25th
Aug 25th & 26th

Cost $800 – TIME: 9am to 5pm

This is a two day course. Knives are humanity’s oldest tool, older even than our management of fire and the hardest working knives in the world are Kitchen Knives. In this two day course you will make your own kitchen knife. You will grind, sand, heat treat and sharpen your own knives all while learning about the fundamentals of good knife making.

At the end of the course you’ll walk away with your own knife, a true kitchen heirloom. You’ll also have gained knowledge about how to make knives using the stock removal method, heat treatment and will have the foundations to learn further knife making skills.
This course is run by Cut Throat Knives


Please wear sturdy work clothes to this course. All other equipment and protective wear will be provided

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Laser Cutting course Evenings

Choose from the following sessions:
July – 18th & 20th
Aug – 22nd & 24th
Sept – 19th & 21st
Oct – 24th & 26th
Nov – 21st & 23rd

Cost $310 – TIME: 6pm to 9pm

This is a two evening course. You will become familiar with the main operating procedures of the Epilog Laser Cutter to carry out cutting and engraving procedures on a wide range of materials.

Learn all the main operational procedures and then get hands on experience with the laser cutter to convert your knowledge into practice.

Important prerequisite: You must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to attend this course.


This laser cutting course is perfect for designers, artists, niche manufacturers & jewellery makers.

Some things to bring:
A note book and your lap top and/or USB stick.
An image and typical material you want to work with.
Prepare a typical vector path or raster image (grey scale pixels) that you intend working with in Illustrator format.
To ensure everyone has time to practice, please make your file no larger than 100mm x 100mm

Materials our laser cutter can cut:
Perspex (please do not buy from Bunnings!) Wood (between 1 to 5mm thick) MDF (up to 10mm but preferably thinner) Cardboard (matt board, book covers) Leather, Nylon, canvas most textiles.

For Engraving:
The same as above and also…
Anodized metals
Glass

We will supply sample files and materials if you don’t manage to bring these yourself.

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Bronze Casting

Choose from the following sessions:
July – 18th & 25th
Sept – 5th & 12th
Nov – 23rd & 30th

Cost $275 – TIME: 6pm to 9pm

This two evening course will introduce you to bronze casting using evaporative pattern casting techniques.

In this course, we will be using water based sand, a 1300° laboratory furnace and fine grade polystyrene for modelling. You will explore different ways to make sculptures and parts out of polystyrene and how to construct flow paths to allow the molten bronze to completely fill all areas of your piece.

The course culminates with the bronze pour and unveiling of your work. After cutting the gates off and polishing your piece, you will have your own finished bronze sculpture to take home with you.

The beauty of learning evaporative bronze casting is that it is cheap, quick and the learning ramp is easy. With some further learning you can advance from this to lost wax casting.

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MIG welding & Plasma Cutting

Choose from the following sessions:
July 22nd & 29th
Aug 12th & 19th
Oct 14th & 21st
Dec 9th & 16th

Cost $365 – TIME: 10am to 4.30pm

This is a two day course. Learn MIG welding and plasma cutting by making your very own lamp shade that you can show off at home.

You will be introduced to the basics of MIG welding and Plasma Cutting in a fun hands on working environment. We will cover safety in relation to welding and cutting metal and the basic techniques that will get you started on working with metal. At the end of this welding course, you will have the knowledge and skills to perform basic MIG welding and plasma cutting and the foundation to learn further welding and cutting skills.

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Past Courses & Events

LaserCutting

Evening Laser Cutting Course: 7th – 9th June

In this course you will become familiar with the main operating procedures of the Epilog Laser Cutter to carry out cutting and engraving procedures on a wide range of materials.

This is a two evening course. On the first evening, you will learn the operational procedures and on the second, you will get hands on experience with the laser cutter to convert your knowledge into practice.

Important prerequisite: You must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to attend this course.


This laser cutting course is perfect for designers, artists, niche manufacturers & jewellery makers.

Some things to bring:
A note book and your lap top and/or USB stick.
An image and typical material you want to work with.
Prepare a typical vector path or raster image (grey scale pixels) that you intend working with in Illustrator format.
To ensure everyone has time to practice, please make your file no larger than 100mm x 100mm

Materials our laser cutter can cut:
Perspex (please do not buy from Bunnings!) Wood (between 1 to 5mm thick) MDF (up to 10mm but preferably thinner) Cardboard (matt board, book covers) Leather, Nylon, canvas most textiles.

For Engraving:
The same as above and also…
Anodized metals
Glass

We will supply sample files and materials if you don’t manage to bring these yourself.

Read more

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Autodesk FREE Fusion360 training

Autodesk is happy to announce their FREE Fusion360 training event at Space Tank.
When: Wednesday 22nd June – 6pm to 8pm

Please register your attendance as place are strictly limited.

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Bronze Casting Course

This two evening course will introduce you to bronze casting using evaporative pattern casting techniques.

This is a two evening course for $275
DATES: Thursday evenings June 30th & July 7th.
TIME: 6pm to 9pm

We will be using water based sand, a 1300° laboratory furnace and fine grade polystyrene for modelling. You will explore different ways to make sculptures and parts out of polystyrene and how to construct flow paths to allow the molten bronze to completely fill all areas of your piece.

The course culminates with the bronze pour and unveiling of your work. After a little cutting, grinding and polishing, you will have your own finished bronze sculpture to take home with you.

The beauty of learning evaporative bronze casting is that it is cheap, quick and the learning ramp is easy. With some further learning you can advance from this to lost wax casting.

Read more

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MIG welding and plasma cutting course

Learn MIG welding and plasma cutting by making your very own lamp shade that you can show off at home.

This is a 2 day course for $365
DATES: Sat 2nd & Sat 9th of July
TIME: 10am to 4.30pm

You will be introduced to the basics of MIG welding and Plasma Cutting in a fun hands on working environment. We will cover safety in relation to welding and cutting metal and the basic techniques that will get you started on working with metal. At the end of this welding course, you will have the knowledge and skills to perform basic MIG welding and plasma cutting and the foundation to learn further welding and cutting skills.

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MIG welding & Plasma Cutting 2016

Choose from the following sessions:
Aug – 27th & Sep 3rd
Oct – 1st & 8th

Cost $365 – TIME: 10am to 4.30pm

This is a two day course. Learn MIG welding and plasma cutting by making your very own lamp shade that you can show off at home.

You will be introduced to the basics of MIG welding and Plasma Cutting in a fun hands on working environment. We will cover safety in relation to welding and cutting metal and the basic techniques that will get you started on working with metal. At the end of this welding course, you will have the knowledge and skills to perform basic MIG welding and plasma cutting and the foundation to learn further welding and cutting skills.

Read more

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Advanced Materials Design using heat activated film bonding

Choose from the following sessions:
Sept – 20th 21st 22nd
Nov – 8th 9th 10th

Cost $395 – TIME: 6pm to 9pm

This is a three evening course. Advanced Leather Design will introduce you to current industry leather making and prototyping techniques. No stitching or contact adhesive! We will teach you how to use advanced heat activated film bonding techniques.

This course was extremely popular last year with designers so we are now running it as a regular course on our calendar. Leather is prepped using laser cut templates, bonded with heat activated film and assembled with fixtures to ensure alignment. Using these methods, the quality of your leather articles will compare with current industry standards and carry your own unique touch. You will also be introduced to tooling and CNC templates for high quality mass production.

Via the process of building a sunglass sleeve out of Ultrasuede microfiber, polyurethane, leather and heat activated bonding film, you will learn about:

– Laser cutting
– Masking and stencil-making
– Fixture and tooling design
– Ironing and heating activated film bonding
– Pattern making and assembly process
– Stitch-less seam construction

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Bronze Casting – Thursday Evenings

Choose from the following sessions:
Aug – 18th & 25th
Sep – 8th & 22nd
Nov – 10th & 16th
Dec – 1st & 8th

Cost $275 – TIME: 6pm to 9pm

This two evening course will introduce you to bronze casting using evaporative pattern casting techniques.

In this course, we will be using water based sand, a 1300° laboratory furnace and fine grade polystyrene for modelling. You will explore different ways to make sculptures and parts out of polystyrene and how to construct flow paths to allow the molten bronze to completely fill all areas of your piece.

The course culminates with the bronze pour and unveiling of your work. After cutting the gates off and polishing your piece, you will have your own finished bronze sculpture to take home with you.

The beauty of learning evaporative bronze casting is that it is cheap, quick and the learning ramp is easy. With some further learning you can advance from this to lost wax casting.

Read more

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LaserCutting

Laser Cutting DAY TIME 2016

Choose from the following sessions:
Jul – 29th
Aug – 26th
Oct – 28th
Nov – 25th

Cost $310 – TIME: 10am to 4.30pm

This is a one day course. You will become familiar with the main operating procedures of the Epilog Laser Cutter to carry out cutting and engraving procedures on a wide range of materials.

This is a one day course where you will learn all the main operational procedures and then get hands on experience with the laser cutter to convert your knowledge into practice.

Important prerequisite: You must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to attend this course.


This laser cutting course is perfect for designers, artists, niche manufacturers & jewellery makers.

Some things to bring:
A note book and your lap top and/or USB stick.
An image and typical material you want to work with.
Prepare a typical vector path or raster image (grey scale pixels) that you intend working with in Illustrator format.
To ensure everyone has time to practice, please make your file no larger than 100mm x 100mm

Materials our laser cutter can cut:
Perspex (please do not buy from Bunnings!) Wood (between 1 to 5mm thick) MDF (up to 10mm but preferably thinner) Cardboard (matt board, book covers) Leather, Nylon, canvas most textiles.

For Engraving:
The same as above and also…
Anodized metals
Glass

We will supply sample files and materials if you don’t manage to bring these yourself.

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LaserCutting

Laser Cutting – EVENINGS 2016

Choose from the following sessions:
Aug – 9th & 11th
Sep – 6th & 8th
Oct – 4th & 6th
Nov – 1st & 3rd
Dec – 6th & 8th

Cost $310 – TIME: 6pm to 9pm

This is a two evening course. You will become familiar with the main operating procedures of the Epilog Laser Cutter to carry out cutting and engraving procedures on a wide range of materials.

This is a one day course where you will learn all the main operational procedures and then get hands on experience with the laser cutter to convert your knowledge into practice.

Important prerequisite: You must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to attend this course.


This laser cutting course is perfect for designers, artists, niche manufacturers & jewellery makers.

Some things to bring:
A note book and your lap top and/or USB stick.
An image and typical material you want to work with.
Prepare a typical vector path or raster image (grey scale pixels) that you intend working with in Illustrator format.
To ensure everyone has time to practice, please make your file no larger than 100mm x 100mm

Materials our laser cutter can cut:
Perspex (please do not buy from Bunnings!) Wood (between 1 to 5mm thick) MDF (up to 10mm but preferably thinner) Cardboard (matt board, book covers) Leather, Nylon, canvas most textiles.

For Engraving:
The same as above and also…
Anodized metals
Glass

We will supply sample files and materials if you don’t manage to bring these yourself.

Read more

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Laser Cutting Daytime

Choose from the following sessions:
Mar – 17th
Apr – 21st
May – 19th
Jun – 23rd

Cost $310 – TIME: 10am to 4.30pm

This is a one day course. You will become familiar with the main operating procedures of the Epilog Laser Cutter to carry out cutting and engraving procedures on a wide range of materials.

Learn all the main operational procedures and then get hands on experience with the laser cutter to convert your knowledge into practice.

Important prerequisite: You must have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to attend this course.


This laser cutting course is perfect for designers, artists, niche manufacturers & jewellery makers.

Some things to bring:
A note book and your lap top and/or USB stick.
An image and typical material you want to work with.
Prepare a typical vector path or raster image (grey scale pixels) that you intend working with in Illustrator format.
To ensure everyone has time to practice, please make your file no larger than 100mm x 100mm

Materials our laser cutter can cut:
Perspex (please do not buy from Bunnings!) Wood (between 1 to 5mm thick) MDF (up to 10mm but preferably thinner) Cardboard (matt board, book covers) Leather, Nylon, canvas most textiles.

For Engraving:
The same as above and also…
Anodized metals
Glass

We will supply sample files and materials if you don’t manage to bring these yourself.

Read more

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