ADX Weekly Update: March 1st, 2018 – Storytelling, Lathe Class, We’re Hiring & More!
leather working basics: make your own belt
march 9th, 6-10pm
Design, finish, and style your very own leather belt, all in one evening! Learn how to properly size a belt, cut leather using a strap cutter, bevel and burnish edges, thin leather using a skiving tool, use strap-end and hole punching tools, secure hardware, and dye and finish the leather.
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.
back fence pdx: mainstage
march 3rd, doors at 7pm | stories at 8pm
Our friends at Back Fence PDX are celebrating their 10th year of live storytelling! To celebrate, they are selling tickets at the throwback price of $10. The theme for March’s Mainstage show is TRANSPLANTS and will feature a Kidney Donor and Donee telling their story in tandem. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Donate Life NW. Sign-up for your throwback priced tickets here and we’ll see you at the show!
manufacturer and Maker conference
march 7th, 7:30am-1pm
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.
STARTUP AND PRODUCTION SPACE available – ADX MAIN SHOP
Several of our long-time members have finally grown too big for the shop and are moving on to their own spaces! Which means we have some spaces available in our main shop. Learn more about the space amenities here!
ADX PRO SPACES AVAILABLE
Are you running a small business and need a larger space to grow? Our ADX Pro spaces are 400 sq ft. and include 24/7 access, two Unlimited ADX Memberships and access to common space for assembly, painting, and glue-ups, shared kitchen, bathrooms and conference room. Learn more about the other benefits and how to apply here!
new maker path: Jewelry Stone Setting
Humans have been making jewelry for thousands of years. Now, it’s your turn! Embark on our Stone Setting Path and you’ll learn all the skills necessary to make beautiful, stone set rings and more.
On this path, you’ll start out learning the fundamentals of jewelry making with our intro course. Then, you’ll learn the basics of soldering small metals. Finally, you’ll spend two days crafting your own Cabochon stone ring utilizing all the skills you’ve learned and practiced within your six-month tenure. Learn more about all of our Maker Paths here!
We’re Hiring: Work-Trade Members
Come join our community of work-trade members! We’re currently looking to fill several work-trade positions for both our shop steward program and our membership representative programs. Take a look at the links above and send us your resume!