SF/North Bay March 23, 2013

Theme — Fabrication


Alexis R Turner is a jewelry designer/owner of Lexiebec Jewelry. She earned a BFA and MA from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Lexiebec passion is about creating uniquely handcrafted one-of-kind adornment. Inspired by the love of all things lively; nature, movement, music and dance. Lexiebec style is described as raw, tough and edgy.







Tom Lipton is a career metalworker. He learned to weld at the tender age of nine and has worked in many different job shops that required machine and sheet metal work, along with welding fabrication skills, in a wide range of industries. Along the way Tom refined his metalworking skills to a high level and has been awarded six U.S. patents for unique designs. Tom’s hobbies are, no surprise, mostly metalworking projects. He’s also an avid backpacker and motorcycle rider. He currently works at Lawrence Berkeley Labs in the Engineering Division and spends his time on numerous projects there. He is the author of “Metalworking Sink or Swim: Tips and Tricks for Machinists, Welders, and Fabricators” He also writes the “Nothing Too Strong Ever Broke” blog, his “ongoing journal of a life spent designing and building special tools, instruments, and mechanical devices for the scientific, medical product development and metal working industries” which can be found at http://oxtool.blogspot.com/

Workshop activities (10am-11:30)

Now that you know what you want to build, and have a pretty clear idea of what it will look like, the next step is to actually build it.

This month representatives from Autodesk will be running workshops on 3D design and fabrication using their 123D line of products.

Lunch (11:30-noon)

Be sure to bring a sack lunch and a beverage.

Plussing session (noon-1)

Plussing sessions are an opportunity to share your in-progress work with other project teams. Read more about plussing sessions and why we have them.

Be sure to bring as much of your work so far as possible. Sketches, early prototypes, etc., are all appropriate. Be prepared to answer questions like: what is your project idea, how did you come up with it, what materials will be required, what do you expect with be the most difficult or challenging part, what are your next steps, etc.