Recap of week 1 fabrication class

Our first week of fabrication classes was a success.  We had some great questions and examples of the finished projects are pictured below.

I am doing the adult/teen class on Saturdays the June 20th and 27th as well as a 1/2 day kids class June 22nd-26th.  Scroll down on my blog to see a full description of the classes and how to get in touch with me.  Thanks!




Summer Fabrication Classes

I’m planning a series of outdoor, shaded classes for kids where each work station tent is separated a minimum of 15 feet.  There will be classes for 8-14 year-old girls and boys (maximum of 5 per class) in the mornings 8AM-12PM, a snack provided at 10AM for a one week course.  Each child can choose to make either a rustic flower box, industrial modern shelf, or small custom radio flyer wagon.  The kids will NOT be operating NOR around the heavy duty equipment.

Safety is the most important thing!  Mask up please.  All workstations will be roped off along with eye, ear, and hand protection at all times.  Fans, cold water, bathroom breaks, and hand sanitation available all times.  Learn the basics of design, taking your time, wood- and metalworking, and powder coat painting.

**This meets and exceeds the current Texas child care COVID-19 guidelines and both my wife and I are CPR/First Aid trained**

You can contact me by emailing or 832-596-8137 and let me know which week in June you are interested in starting June 8th-12th, 15th-19th, or the 22nd-26th.  The cost is $150 per child per week which includes everything (materials, safety gear, snacks).

I will have a separate 5-hour class for teenagers and adults on Saturdays June 13th, 20th, and 27th from 10AM-3PM (or whenever the project is finished).  Lunch, drinks, safety gear, and materials for $75 per person (maximum of 3 people per class).  Thanks!

Jon Le Grand,

Examples of projects we will do:



Much needed lighting improvement


We can finally get rid of the cheap chandelier that came with the house when we bought it.  I hate lighting that is clustered in the middle of the room–it’s essentially very warm and way too bright in the center of the room and way too little out near the walls, desk, etc.

I made from oak the lighting upgrade and the picture doesn’t do it justice.  It’s suspended from small individual brackets and 1/8″ steel cable.  The light is so much better and makes the whole room feel a lot more inviting.