Maker Update

May 24, 2018

Kitchen Knife Series

may 26-27, 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, polish the blade throughout with sandpaper and sharpen for use.

learn more & Sign-Up here
Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

Kumiko Speaker Class

June 1st, 6-10pm

Traditional Japanese woodworking is famous for it’s precise joinery that requires no hardware or glue to maintain strength. This technique is also used to create intricate, wooden, functional artwork known as Kumiko, which is used within Japanese style-rooms to create a stunning atmosphere. In this four-hour class you will make and take home a small powered speaker with a Kumiko face to liven up your cooking, working or playing!

Non-Member: $175 | Member: $111

Cabochon Stone Ring Series

June 2-3, 1-5pm

Set yourself up for further metalsmithing success as you learn how to bezel set stones after making a ring or pendant. Choose a matte or high polished finish and walk away wearing or gifting your piece. This classic single-stone style builds on the basic skills introduced in Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing while applying the processes to a fun project.

Non-Member: $300 | Member: $200


The ANX Pro space was designed for companies ready to scale. Let ADX worry about paying for power, water, sewer, garbage, high-speed internet, an alarm system, an office copy machine, tool and building maintenance and triple net while you pay a single monthly payment of $1250 and focus your time and energy on growing your business.

Your monthly ADX Pro Membership includes 6000 cb/ft (400 sq/ft) of dedicated workspace, dedicated parking, and exclusive 24/7 access to the ANX Pro facility. Pro memberships include two Unlimited memberships to the ADX Makerspace, access to 1000 sq/ft of common space for assembly, painting and glue-ups, a loading bay, wood and metal shop access after 5pm on weekdays and all day on the weekends, shared kitchen, and bathrooms.

Sublease spaces will be available soon – inquire now to be first on the list for a June 15th move-in!

ADX Turns Lucky Number 7!!!


Please join us June 9th from 1-7pm for an afternoon of ADX. There will be bingo raffles, awesome tool demos, adorable shop dogs, lots of drinks, and music provided by COLLAB! Help us celebrate 7 years of thinking and making in the Portland community.

RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you in the shop!

Research and Development

Lisa Radon


ADX and Form are pleased to announce Lisa Radon, recipient of the 2018 FORM+ADX Artist-in-Residence (AiR) report on her 3-month finding at ANX Gallery, 1015 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214.

Research and Development
Lisa Radon
ANX Gallery

A culmination of the FORM + ADX Artist Residency
June 1, through June 30, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 – 6:30pm reading and reception

ANX Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday; Noon-4pm

Cool Classes, Central City Concern, Krownlab

May 9, 2018


may 16th, 6-9pm

Quick to learn but difficult to master, Japanese Woodcut Printmaking is a safe and economical way to make unique handmade works of art. You’ll leave class with a block you carved, prints you printed, and the knowledge you need to practice at home. This relief printing technique is done entirely by hand and with minimal tools; this makes it possible to complete prints from start to finish nearly anywhere!

learn more & Sign-Up here
Non-Member: $120 | Member: $75

Lathe Tool Basics

May 18th, 6-9pm

Gain confidence with this powerful and traditional tool by taking our 3-hour class designed to cover all the basics. This skills-based class provides hands-on time on the lathe under the direct supervision of an experienced woodworker. A selection of knives, gouges, and chisels are demonstrated and practiced, and students learn how to sharpen and keep tools sharp using safe, proper cutting techniques. The class is limited to four students, so sign up to secure your spot now!

Non-Member: $125 | Member: $65


may 23rd, 6-9pm

This class teaches students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the plasma CNC in the ADX Metal Shop. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up the CNC and make sure it runs smoothly and safely. While basic design and file setup are covered, this class focuses primarily on how to operate the plasma CNC machine.

Non-Member: $148 | Member: $90

Krownlab is hiring!

apply now

Krownlab is proud to be the sliding door hardware of choice for the best architects, designers, and design-build firms in the business. In an increasingly digital world where products are produced remotely, Krownlab remains dedicated to keeping the creation of our architectural hardware, from design to finishes, in Portland, Oregon.

This awesome company is currently hiring Product Technicians for full-time and part-time positions.

Central City Concern

ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency

In an effort to better support CCC, ADX is now serving Central City Coffee! Central City Coffee sources, roasts and sells craft-roasted coffee in Portland, OR to support the mission of Central City Concern by:

  • Showcasing Central City Concern’s mission of providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency
  • Teaching transferable employment skills and offer life-changing experiences
  • Generating revenue to support Central City Concern’s employment services, which helps formerly homeless individuals find and retain employment

Plus, it’s great tasting coffee!

heritage school of interior design



ADX is excited to partner with Heritage School of Interior Design for their new Furniture Design & Fabrication course. In this intensive 7-week course, students will build a chair, bench, stool, folding chair, or another piece of furniture that can be used for seating. Students have the flexibility to be creative and experimental during the design phase. Students should expect to gain an understanding of the design and building process and will learn to use “prototype” language.

Heritage students will be in the shop Fridays 9am to 1pm from April 27th through June 8th. Be sure to say hello if you see these students around the shop!

i’m glad i came

May 4th-19th


Currently in the ANX Gallery: a group exhibition with Ali Balter, Winnie Black, Marcelo Fontana, Emily Wise, Kevin Holden, Alan Page, Pace Taylor, Maya Vivas

ANX Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday; Noon-4pm