Do It Yourself (DIY) Open Shop Workshops
Starts 2/19/2020 @ 6:00 PM Ends 2/19/2020 @ 8:00 PM
Location ELGHS Room 210
Contact Dr. Ann Buechel Haack or John Ostermann
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Have Some “Do It Yourself (DIY)” Projects To Complete?  Join us for “OPEN SHOP” here at ELG High School!  


ELGHS will be hosting “community nights” in its technical education/industrial arts “shop” area for District residents & parents of ELGS students during the months of January and February.  The “Open Shop Community Nights” will be supervised by Roy Spatz.  “Community Open Shop” Nights will take place on Wednesdays, starting, January 8th, 2020 and running through February 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.    Pre-registration is required.   Please see below for more information....


Details follow:

“Community Open Shop” Nights will take place on Wednesdays, starting on Jan. 8th and running through Feb. 26th, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The first four weeks will focus on the wood shop (Jan. 8th – Jan. 29th).  The last four weeks will focus on the Metal Shop (Feb. 5th - Feb. 26th).  However, depending on the amount of interest, participant’s skill level, and project complexity, overlap of the wood and metal shops may be allowed.


The amount of dates the “Community Open Shop” will be hosted could increase depending on the level of interest/involvement.

Before any equipment  can be used, safety tests and demonstration of proper equipment use is required for all participants.  A signed waiver of liability will also be required.

There is no cost for use of the equipment.  Participants are responsible for bringing in materials/supplies needed to complete their “projects.”


This is a “trial program” from which we hope to get a better understanding of the type of work people may want to complete using the District’s technical education/industrial arts equipment.  Adjustments will be made going forward.  Examples of  the type of available equipment include the following:

Woodworking:   Miter Saw, Planer, Jointer, Table Saw, Router, CNC Router, and Laser Engraver

Metalworking:   Metal Cutting Tools - Metal Cut-Off Saw, Horizontal Band Saw; Sheet Metal Tools - Squaring Shear, Bar Folder, Box and Pan Brake, Slip roll former; Welding Equipment: Stick, Wire, TIG Welders; CNC Mill; CNC Plasma Table

These initial “Community Open Shops” are for adults only. and pre-registration is required.  To allow for participants to have access to equipment, the “Open Shops” are limited to the first 10 registrants—others will be put on a waiting list.   District residents/parents of students should call the high school office at 876-3381 to register for the “Open Shop.”  The office is open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or a voice message may be left giving name and phone number if calling after hours.  Participants do not need to attend all sessions, but will be asked to indicate dates of attendance to identify if there would be any possible dates with openings for others on the “waiting list” to attend.

Any questions can be directed to John Ostermann, H.S. Technology Education Instructor at 876-3381 or Roy Spatz, “Community Open Shop” facilitator at 920-698-1737.

ELGS is excited to share their facility and equipment with the Community.  We hope there is an interest in the community joining us to use the equipment and facilities which you have so generously helped to support!   Thank you!