Making it Happen

September 14, 2018

Note From Founder kelley Roy

New Member Meetup

Tuesday, September 18

Happy Hour 5pm & Nerd Night 6:30pm

 

 Come have a first date with ADX! Get to know us, check out the shop, and chat up some amazing makers. Drinks are on us! September 18th, 5-6:30pm. If you are already committed to ADX (ahem, members) you are welcome too! The more the merrier!

Dovetailing with ADX Happy Hour is Nerd Night! This is a chance for you to re-charge your nerdiness. The objective is to feel curious, excited, connected, and energized. Activities and conversation starters provided by us, just bring your brain! Come on by September 18th starting at 6:30 to make postcards and nerd out.

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(Tools will be off limits to those coming for happy hour, table saws and alcohol don’t mix, Hail Safety!)

Friend referral program

now through september!

 

Stop in at the front desk and grab a stack of Hail Safety cards, use a permanent marker to put your full name and email on each card, and hand them out to all of your friends. When they come in to sign up for a membership, and present that card, you receive a credit (50% off the membership price they signed up for)! You are also welcome to bring your friend into ADX and sign up in person to get your credit. Start chatting your friends up now because we are only doing the referral program through the end of September!

ADX PRO space for rent

THREE 500 SF SPaces Available NOW!

 

  • The ADX PRO space was designed for companies ready to scale
  • Dedicated workspace and exclusive 24/7 access to the ADX PRO facility
  • Pro memberships include one Unlimited membership to the ADX Makerspace
  • Email Kelley@adxportland.com with Sublease ADX PRO in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

studio 425 ART space for rent

available Now!

 

Another successful startup, Portland Apparel Lab, is growing up and out of the ADX Campus. Here is your chance to get involved in a community artist space as well as accelerate your pathway to success. This 2000 square foot space located in the heart of Portland’s Maker District on the ADX Campus, will now be the home to a collection of artists and creative makers! We have one private studio space and 5 open studios available. So if you are looking for a community maker space but you don’t necessarily need constant access to large tools this would be a great space for you! 
Email info@adxportland.com with Sublease 425 in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

TIG welding basics

september 24, 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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

Router table basics

september 26, 6-10

Perhaps the most versatile power tool in the Wood Shop, a tabletop router is essentially a big electric motor fitted with a collet that holds a cutting head (bit), a router runs uni-directionally and (often) at variable speed (the router is the machine, the bit is the tool). Learn how to safely use the machine and tools in this 4-hour workshop, including properly setting up the table and exchanging bits. Gain lots of hands-on experience and build a sweet box in the process!

***Looking for a class on how to use a CNC Router? This is a very different tool! We offer a CNC Router Basics class as well, check out our class catalog for a list of all the current postings.

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $120 | Member: $65

Making it Happen

August 31, 2018

Maker Update AND a Note From Founder kelley Roy

New Member Meetup

September 6, 12:30pm

 

Are you a new member at ADX? Or thinking about becoming a member? Or a not-new-member and fancy some free food and wonderful company? Come by for lunch and get to know the ADX community! This will be a fun, informal meetup including food, and some handmade Jenga! We encourage you to bring something to share although ADX will be cooking! It’s Taco Thursday!

Friend referral program

now through september!

 

Stop in at the front desk and grab a stack of Hail Safety cards, use a permanent marker to put your full name and email on each card, and hand them out to all of your friends. When they come in to sign up for a membership, and present that card, you receive a credit (50% off the membership price they signed up for)! You are also welcome to bring your friend into ADX and sign up in person to get your credit. Start chatting your friends up now because we are only doing the referral program through the end of September!

ADX PRO space for rent

Four 500 SF SPaces Available sept 1st!

 

  • The ADX PRO space was designed for companies ready to scale
  • Dedicated workspace and exclusive 24/7 access to the ADX PRO facility
  • Pro memberships include one Unlimited membership to the ADX Makerspace
  • Email Kelley@adxportland.com with Sublease ADX PRO in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

ADX space for rent

available in september!

 

Another successful startup, Portland Apparel Lab, is growing up and out of the ADX Campus. Here is your chance to take their place and accelerate your pathway to success. Individuals, co-working, new incubators, organizations teaching classes, R&D labs and business resource providers are encouraged to inquire. If you want to be part of Portland’s Maker Movement and connect with hundreds of new maker businesses and an incredible community of thinkers and makers now is your chance!
  • 2000 square feet total located in the heart of Portland’s Maker District on the ADX Campus
  • Multiple tenants sharing the space is one of the options, so if you only need 100 – 500 sf, we got your covered!
Email info@adxportland.com with Sublease 425 in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

Stacker Ring basics

september 4, 6-10pm

Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of sterling silver and copper rings in this one-day workshop. Practice with jeweler’s saws, needle files, ring mandrel, acetylene-atmosphere torch, hammers and flex shaft.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

intro to woodshop

september 5, 6-10

Want to get the most out of the Wood Shop at ADX? This class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to safely utilize the Wood Shop. Learn how to mill rough lumber into four-square boards (the first step in the ubiquitous cheeseboard project!) using the table saw, bandsaw, chop saw, planer and joiner. Learn how to be a good ADX member and properly care for tools and clean up after use. This introductory class sets the stage for more ADX classes, including Router Table Basics, Shaker Tables, and various other project-based classes.

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $120 | Member: $65

Making it Happen

August 16, 2018

MAKER UPDATE AND ADX Tool sale

going on now!

Tools, tools, TOOLS! We have plenty to choose from. Need a planer? Maybe a jointer? Email info@adxportland.com  (include your name and email address) and we will send you the full list of the tools we are offering!
Don’t want your own tools? Join to become a member and we will take care of the rest. Sign up for a class and we can teach you how to use them. We have one on ones, standard offerings and customized group classes! Check out our website, take a tour and sign up to start making!

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!

Another successful startup, Portland Apparel Lab, is growing up and out of the ADX Campus. Here is your chance to take their place and accelerate your pathway to success. Individuals, co-working, new incubators, organizations teaching classes, R&D labs and business resource providers are encouraged to inquire. If you want to be part of Portland’s Maker Movement and connect with hundreds of new maker businesses and an incredible community of thinkers and makers now is your chance!
  • 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
Email info@adxportland.com with Sublease 425 in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

Car krush block party

August 25, 3-10pm

Come check out Car Krush for their annual summer Block Party!

CARS! BOOZE! PRIZES! EDUCATION! DANCING

Saturday, August, 25th
ADX, corner of SE 11th & Stark
3-7PM Car Show / Auto Classes
7-8PM Awards Ceremony
8-10PM DANCE PARTY

We’ll have delicious cocktails from Tryst, beer from Rainer and pizza from Sizzlepie! There will also be a kid’s area, Car Krush swag and custom airbrush apparel!

 

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 info@adxportland.com.

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.

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

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.

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $120 | Member: $65

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!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $120 | Member: $75

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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $125 | Member: $65

 

Making it Happen

August 3, 2018

ADX Portland's photo.

 

community potluck

august 3, 6pm

 

Come join us for a Potluck in our Makerspace! ADX will open up its Loading Bay to food and drinks, to celebrate our community and make new friends. All are welcome and it would be pretty cool if you showed up. Get to know ADX staff and members in a fun, relaxed, social environment.

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. 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!

Car krush block party

August 25, 3-10pm

 

Come check out Car Krush for their annual summer Block Party!

CARS! BOOZE! PRIZES! EDUCATION! DANCING

Saturday, August, 25th
ADX, corner of SE 11th & Stark
3-7PM Car Show / Auto Classes
7-8PM Awards Ceremony
8-10PM DANCE PARTY

Auto Classes:

🔧Shop Talk 101, with mechanic Faye Hadley (@pistonsandpixiedust)
🔧DIY Upholstery, with upholsterer Emily L (@denim.n.leather)
🔧Trick’s & Tips For Showing Your Car, with ’61 Plymouth Fury
owner/builder/trophy winner Sarah (@furydame)
🔧How To Steam Clean Your Engine, with Kaati, founder of Colorado
based, Rosie Rocketts Pro Detail, (@rosiethedetailer) a company she
recently started to create employment and business opportunities for
women who’ve formerly been incarcerated.
🔧How To Put Your Car On Jack Stands Without Dying, taught
by the Car Krush crew

We’ll have delicious cocktails from Tryst, beer from Rainer and pizza from Sizzlepie! There will also be a kid’s area, Car Krush swag and custom airbrush apparel!

 

Oregon Tradeswoman gala

september 28, 6pm

 

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!

Stacker Ring Basics

August 7, 6-10pm

 

Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of sterling silver and copper rings in this one-day workshop. Practice with jeweler’s saws, needle files, ring mandrel, acetylene-atmosphere torch, hammers and flex shaft. Use the coupon code NEWSLETTER10 to get 10% off this class!

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $182 | Member: $109

Wood and metal table series

begins August 7, 6-9pm

 

This 5-session series is the full package! Start in the Wood Shop by collecting, arranging, cutting, and gluing up exotic wood scraps* for a unique tabletop; plane the completed boards, and add finishing oil or poly topcoat.  While in the metal shop, prepare and cut metal for a stand, weld, grind new welds and rough edges, and paint if desired. Finally, assemble the tabletop to the stand for a totally unique piece of furniture, all under the tutelage of a very talented ADX Maker.

This 5 session course begins on Tuesday, 8/7 and continues on the following Tuesdays, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, and 9/4. Please confirm with your schedule that you will be available to attend each session. Use the coupon code NEWSLETTER10 to get 10% off this class!

* Our generous neighbor-makers Renovo Bikes have donated lots of small chunks of beautiful exotic hardwoods; pieces are the perfect size for this project, and there are a lot of wood types to choose from!

 

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $500 | Member: $325

TIG WELDING BASICS

august 9, 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. Use the coupon code NEWSLETTER10 to get 10% off this class!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $182 | Member: $109

leather working basics: belt

august 10, 6-10pm

 

Curious about leather crafting but unsure where to start, or what tools you need? Join us in making a custom belt from start to finish using the tools and equipment available to members at ADX. 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. Design, finish, and style your very own leather belt, all in one evening! Use the coupon code NEWSLETTER10 to get 10% off this class!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $75 | Member: $50

 

Making it Happen

July 20, 2018

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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $148 | Member: $65

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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $182 | Member: $109

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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP for Our Classes HERE

Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

 

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

MadeHere PDX Home

now open!

 

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. 

 

 

Oregon Tradeswoman

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!

ADX gift Certificates

Give the gift of making with a gift certificate to our shop! Gift certificates can be used towards any ADX product or service. Have a question about our services or want a recommendation on a dollar amount? Looking to get a certificate for an amount not listed here? Give us a call: 503-915-4342 or email us: info@adxportland.com

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