ADX Weekly Update: Feb 8th, 2018 – *NEW* Woodworking Classes & More!
table saw basics
Feb 14th, 6pm-10pm
Looking for a primer on the most versatile tool in our shop — the table saw? 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.Sign Up Now
*new* lathe tool basics
Feb 16th, 6-9pm
Woodturning is not only an incredibly satisfying process, it’s a ton of fun! This skill-based class gives you hands-on time on the lathe under the direct supervision of an experienced wood turner. The different types of knives, gouges, and chisels are demonstrated and practiced, also learning how to sharpen and keep sharp using safe, proper cutting techniques.Sign Up Now
*new* wooden books
Feb 19th, 6-10pm
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!Sign Up Now
Riveted Bangle Bracelets
Next Class: Feb 7th, 6-9pm
Saw and hammer out the bangle bracelets of your liking while learning how to rivet metal to metal or organic materials together. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with your own handmade bracelet!Sign Up Now
PATTERN PRINTING BASICS: SCREEN PRINTING SERIES
First Class: Feb 10th, 1pm-4pm
Ever wanted to print your own fabric pattern, wallpaper or poster? This series is for you! In this 2-class series, you’ll learn how to create a repeating pattern using a variety of media. You’ll then learn how to print that pattern onto any flat surface.Sign Up Now
NW Materials Show
Feb 7th, 9am-5pm & Feb 8th, 9am-4pm
Interested in apparel, footwear or textile design and fabrication? Then come say hi to us and Portland Apparel Lab at this year’s NW Materials Show! We’ll have a booth set up in the MADE section of the exhibit. We’ll be hanging out with Portland Apparel Lab, DIY Bar, and other great makers while offering free consultations for people interested in learning more about our makerspace and fabrication options.
manufacturer and Maker conference
march 3rd, 2018
If you work in the manufacturing or maker world then you won’t want to miss this upcoming conference sponsored by Prosper Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC). The conference will consist of two events:
1). Presentations by guest speakers from School House Electric, Autodesk and OMEP around lean/efficiency improvement, innovation, and business development.
2). A series of 20-minute roundtable discussions where you will meet seven other manufacturers and makers, tell your story and discuss production, innovation, business intelligence and more before moving onto another table.
This is set to be a fantastic chance to meet other makers and manufacturers and to learn some tips and tricks from the pros! Download the conference program to learn more about the event.
Portland Made: Maker Meetup
portlandmade.com Feb 15th, 6-9pm
Every month, our friends at Portland Made host a Maker Meetup where entrepreneurs can discuss topics ranging from e-commerce to HR. This month’s Maker Meetup theme is: Strengthening Your Core Values. What personal values have you passed on to your business? How have they helped you connect to your customers? How do they inspire you or your team? Think about it, then go share at this month’s Maker Meetup. Leverage the power of the maker community and join us as we gather, share, and learn together. Drinks and snacks provided. We’ll see you there!
In the News
portland darkroom taking applications
When Newspace Photography center closed back in July of 2017 it was a huge loss for the community. Luckily, a group of passionate ex-Newspace members decided to launch a crowdsourcing campaign to help fund the purchasing of Newspace’s old equipment. Their campaign was successful and thanks to supporters there is once more a community space for photographers! Find out more information about their equipment and membership options above.