Woodworking: Welding and Translucent Skins


Apr 3rd,

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Location: Givens Shop (room 003)

About The Workshop

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of physical model making tools in the wood shop. Participants will get a foundational knowledge in working with a table saw, soldering, drills and cutting acrylic. While understanding the shops Standard Operating Procedures are required, we will allow those who have not yet had orientation to take part in the assembly of this project. We will be building a dog lamp

Cross Disciplinary Connections

This project will allow you to get familiar with the shop using wood. However, it also allows opportunity to substitute different parts / pieces to be produced with digital fabrication, metals


Participants will produce a dog lamp that can be positioned in multiple poses.

Resources for Continued Investigation

The expert could be the workshop instructor, shop technician or others on campus that might be available to meet and work with a student for further guidance in a particular project:

Next Steps

Participants can contact Instructor technician Gregory Cuddihee regarding using equipment in the future.


  • Gregory Cuddihee

    Gregory Cuddihee earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas followed by a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. Upon graduation, Gregory has worked at award-winning architecture firms and founded COLAB Design Practices (a collaborative design and fabrication studio based in St. Louis. In that role he worked across several allied design boundaries, including custom installations, furniture building, interior, exterior, and landscape architecture projects. As an Associate Professor he has taught studio, virtual reality, digital fabrication, representation, portfolio, and the construction of diverse building types in undergraduate and graduate programs. Working in close partnership with design faculty at Sam Fox, he will provide instruction to all design students pursuing craft and tectonics in our built environment.

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Sign Up | Waitlist

Those who sign up will ask to confirm their participation in the days before the workshop. If you do not confirm and are not very sure you will participate your spot will be given to someone on the waitlist. For more info, questions, or if the workshop is closed and you really want to participate, contact jhanahan@wustl.edu

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