ADX Weekly Update: April 6th – Table Saw Basics, Wooden Books, Jewelry Soldering

April 6, 2018

Upcoming Classes

Table saw basics

april 11th, 6-10pm

Join us for an evening and learn how to make the most of our SawStop Table Saw, including miter cuts and how to install and use a dado stack. Students will start by cutting material to dimension, move to hollowing out a box with the dado stack, cut tenons and miters for the box top, and complete a basic assembly using wood glue and clamps.


Non-Member: $182  |  Member: $109

wooden books

april 16th, 6-9pm


Make a book out of wood in a way you never thought possible. In this 4 hour class you will choose your selection of wood for pages and covers and turn it into a small book that can be used for a variety of things! This sturdy book can be used like any other, as a sketchbook or journal, but is also ideal for a photo album, collage, or painting. Or use a wood burning tool or laser engraver to really make use of the solid wood pages! This class opens doors to people who want to work across mediums, perfect for bookbinders and woodworkers who want to break away from the traditional projects.


learn more & Sign-Up here:
Non-Member: $100|  Member: $70

jewelry soldering basics

april 17th, 6-9pm

Improve your soldering skills in this course which covers in detail the use of the jewelry acetylene torch. In this class you will learn the basics of soldering soft metals, completing samples of the most commonly used types of joints. More complex and intricate joints can be introduced, students who already have taken the Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing class but wish to expand their skill set will want to jump in here!


Non-Member: $148|  Member: $85

Community Happenings

custom Photography To Build Your Brand

Kristen Manning Photography


Creating a brand and building an audience is key to being successful. If you want your audience to know you, like you and trust you, you need to show the people who YOU are. Kristen Manning Photography is here to help.

Rather than posing awkwardly for photos, Kristen will follow you around, chat with you and basically create a natural feeling environment where she can candidly capture you, doing you. She will even write up a short blog featuring you and share it with her audience!

You can find a examples of her amazing work at or on Insta under KManningPhotography.

Are you ready to get creative and build your following? Contact Kristen at today to plan your day of photos.

Design Week Portland is almost here!

April 14th-22nd


Don’t miss this year’s Design Week Portland! With so many artists, designers and local businesses participating, there’s something here for everyone.

The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in the events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city. Most are free or low cost to make design accessible to all. Register for each event separately – there is no central pass.

makerspace updates



April is a super busy month in the shop! We have four Days of Building scheduled (dates to be announced soon).

Although the shop won’t close for these events, please be sure to note them as you will need to plan your projects accordingly around these groups.

Interested in planning your own Day of Building to increase employee engagement and fight burn out? Find more details on our website!



April 6th, 6-9pm

Join us Friday, April 6th, from 6-9pm for the opening of Behind the Process: Digital to Physical Art Exhibition. Come check out this revolving exhibition of digital art created by local designers, artists and you!

ADX, in partnership with Wacom Technology and AIGA, is excited to host this exhibit focusing on the creative process: from Digital to Physical. Each of our featured artists will talk about their process, and walk our audience through a live demo focusing on their discipline. With our forces combined, we can create anything! Come to learn more about the process of creating things digitally and applying those skills to a physical product.


Attention artists, designers & Makers!

Workspace available in a shared co-making space.

Email to come to take a look.