Making it Happen
CNC Router Basics
JULY 23, 6-10pm
Learn how to cut or engrave on our PRO Series 60120 (5’x10′) CNC Router. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Wood Shop CNC. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up a CNC and make sure it runs smoothly and safely. Successful completion of CNC Router Basics is required before members may rent time on the CNC.
TIG WELDING BASICS
July 23, 6-10pm
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding produces the cleanest welds, provides the welder the greatest amount of control, but is the most technically advanced and takes the most practice to master. This class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to take your welding to the next level. Learn how to properly set up the machine, clean and maintain your tools, and the properties of a good weld. Special attention will be given to the safety of the welder and those working around them.
KITchen Knife Series
July 28, 1-5pm & July 29, 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, polish the blade throughout with sandpaper 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 July 28th and continues on the following Sunday July 29th. Please confirm with your schedule that you will be available to attend each session.
Updated Laser Use policy
More time for members!
ADX is always trying to update facilities and policies to better serve our members. Up until recently our Fab team has had the laser reserved for most weekday hours for scheduled jobs and emergency use. Now, due to streamlining of work flow, our Fab team is able to reserve smaller blocks of time. This means that Monday through Friday the laser will now much more available for reservations!
Interested in using the Laser cutter for a project? First, all members must take our Laser Cutter Basics course to become familiar with the equipment and safety. Outside of the class you must have at least a basic membership to use the laser cutter. Next simply reserve a time to use the laser cutter, anyone at the front desk will be able to help you! When you are finished, report your laser usage time to the front desk and pay for the time you used. The price for laser use is $25/ half hour.
ADX Community Sale
August 11, 9AM-2pm
ADX will be spilling out into our parking lot to bring you the goods! We have tools and materials that need new loving homes and we know you have some projects that could use a miter chop saw, or an orbital sander, or maybe a band saw! If you’re looking for finished products, ADX members will be showcasing their talents for handcrafted home goods, expertly made jewelry and so much more!
We encourage you to come for the fantastic finds and stay for a bite. Enjoy offerings from local food carts that will be set up ensuring you stay fed and hydrated while looking around. This event is FREE to attend and open to the community so bring some friends and head on over to ADX on August 11! We will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of SE Stark and 11th. Can’t wait to see you there!
MadeHere PDX Home
MadeHere PDX is pleased to announce its fourth location , MadeHere PDX Home, is now open! Located on the ADX Portland campus at 1015 SE Stark St. The new retail store will focus on furnishings and home goods. Featuring products from over 35 local designers including prominent Portland brands including Krown Lab, Revolution Design House, The Good Mod, North Drinkware and emerging designers including Harkavy, Kagu, PDX Originals and Lagom Handmade. This is the first MadeHere PDX store to include only home furnishings. The store will will operate every day between 11am-6pm.
Blue collar gala
On September 28th, 2018, Oregon Tradeswomen will host their 2nd annual “Blue Collar Gala” – Build With Us! – at the North Warehouse in North Portland. Build With Us includes a silent auction of items made by tradeswomen and allies (think: a live-edge coffee table with hairpin legs, a custom “3-D” chess set, peyote stitch glass beaded earrings, etc.) All proceeds from the silent auction support Oregon Tradeswomen’s training program and our ability to provide services to established and aspiring tradeswomen in Oregon. You will also be able to enjoy food, drink, live DJ and a photo booth! Purchase tickets to Build With Us, Donate an item to auction, or nominate a Woman on the Rise on their website! The event is located at The North Warehouse 723 N Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97227 and doors open at 6pm!