Shop Tools 101 at Madagascar Institute, Brooklyn
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Photograph by Eric Ogden for a Madagascar Institute profile in Popular Mechanics

On Thursday, August 12, 2010 (7:00PM – 9:00PM), in Brooklyn, NY, our friends at the Madagascar Institute are doing a workshop called Shop Tools 101.

This two hour class, which SHOULD be a pre-requisite for most Madagascar Institute classes, will teach you the basics of how to effectively prepare materials using our equipment. You’ll learn to send sparks flying with grinders and cutters, make ridiculous amount of noise and smoke out the other artisans in the shop. Oh, and there are safety tips.

Gotta love a “learning institution” whose motto is “Fear is never boring” and that also has a class on “Flamethrowers: Theory and Practice” on their calendar.

Sign up for the Shop Tools class is here.

Shop Tools 101
Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7PM – 9PM)
Madagascar Institute
217 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: $25 members/$40 non-members

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