Making it Happen
MAKER UPDATE AND ADX Tool sale
going on now!
ANX PRO space for rent
3800 SF Available sept 1st!
- The ANX Pro space was designed for companies ready to scale
- 6000 cb/ft (400 sq/ft) of dedicated workspace and exclusive 24/7 access to the ANX Pro facility
- Pro memberships include one Unlimited membership to the ADX Makerspace
- Email Kelley@adxportland.com with Sublease ANX Pro in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!
ADX space for rent
available in september!
- 2000 square feet located in the heart of Portland’s Maker Movement on the ADX Campus
- $4000/month; multiple tenants sharing the space is okay with one master lease
Car krush block party
August 25, 3-10pm
Come check out Car Krush for their annual summer Block Party!
CARS! BOOZE! PRIZES! EDUCATION! DANCING
ADX Memberships aren’t just month-to-month
make a commitment to the community and save some cash!
Building your dream project takes time. And once that’s done there’s always another! Embrace the creative momentum with a contract membership to ADX and save 15% on 6-months or 18% with a 12-month commitment. Looking for more hands-on support along the way? Check out our Maker Paths – contract memberships bundled with educational and inspiring classes to help get you in the groove. There’s even a choose-your-own-adventure path, with just enough guidance to ensure you’re working confidently and safely in the shop to create and build whatever your heart desires.
Schedule a phone call or time to meet with the Membership Manager for more information and to sign up for a contract membership or Maker Path today by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitchen Knife Series
August 25 1-5pm & August 26 1-5pm
Join us for a 2-day workshop building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 6″ Damascus Steel blade for use in the kitchen or while camping. Work with a selection of exotic hardwoods to shape a custom handle, learn how to properly apply epoxy to attach scales to the tang, drill pin holes, buffer the wood, and finally sharpen for use. Previous experience or knowledge of woodworking is not required, but expect to leave with some!
This weekend workshop is a 2 session course that begins on Saturday 8/25 and continues on the following Sunday 8/26. Please confirm with your schedule that you will be available to attend each session.
Acid etching basics
August 29, 6-9pm
Acid etching has been done for centuries to adorn non-ferrous metals with designs and images. Don’t be intimidated, this is a very accessible process for beginners and experts alike! In this class students are provided 6″x4″ of 16 gauge copper or brass sheet which can be used to make many different pieces of jewelry: a pendant necklace, a cuff bracelet, earrings, charms, name plates, and more! The pieces will be cut by hand, holes drilled, and shaped using hammers and files. Ferric chloride is then used to chemically etch the surface with an image of your choosing, either hand drawn or applied via a toner and iron transfer.
Coptic stitched block printed sketchbooks
September 3, 6-9pm
Learn how to construct a Coptic Stitch sketchbook with a block printed cover completely by hand! This binding style makes excellent sketchbooks and journals because of the way that they lay flat when you open them, so your book won’t close on you when you try to write or draw. In this class, you will be introduced to a variety of binding styles, the tools needed for bookbinding, linoleum block printing, and receive a step by step tutorial on a beautiful Coptic bound book of your very own! Every aspect of the process can be completely customized depending on what the book is being used for, making bookbinding an incredibly personal experience. The shape of the book, the texture of the paper, the color of the thread, can all communicate something different, which makes flipping through a new book almost as exciting as getting to know a new person!
riveted bangle bracelets
September 5, 6-9pm
Saw and hammer out the bangle bracelets of your liking while learning how to rivet metal to metal or organic materials together. Riveting is a classic, durable and popular way to create cold connections in jewelry designs (a “cold connection” is the joining together of metal components without using solder). This 3 hour course is a fun project-based class that is a great starting point for beginner metalsmiths.