Maker Update

July 5, 2018

CNC Router Basics

jULY 9, 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 here
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $65

Plasma CNC Basics

July 11, 6-9pm

Cut steel and aluminum on our PRO Series Plasma CNC! This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Metal 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. Basic design and file setup is covered, though this class specifically focuses on how to operate the Plasma CNC machine.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $90

INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING

July 12, 6-10pm

 

The beauty of screen printing is that if something is flat you can print on it, including wood, metal, fabric, plastic and paper! It is a versatile medium used to quickly and cheaply make multiples of your artwork. Screen printing is fast-paced, fun, and can be either precise or experimental, depending on your goals as a maker. This class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish. Learn to coat and process screens and print posters. Students will walk away with several two-color posters, a solid understanding of the screen printing process, and a yearning to print a million things!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $182 | Member: $109

 

MadeHere

MadeHere PDX Home

New Location opening July 13

MadeHere PDX is pleased to announce the July 13th launch of its fourth location, MadeHere PDX Home. Located on the ADX Portland campus at 1015 SE Stark St!  The new retail store will focus on furnishings and home goods. To celebrate the launch of this exciting collaboration, MadeHere and ADX and will host a launch event from 5-9pm on Friday, July 13th that is free and open to the public. The store will officially open on July 13 and will operate every day between 11am-6pm.

The store will feature 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.

Come check out the new location and incredible selection of home goods and furniture at the launch party!  Sample hors d’oeuvres featuring best-selling salts by Jacobsen Salt Co., Smores by Nineteen 27 S’mores and popsicles by Paletax PDX. There will also be a talk by Marc Wade of Ferrum Technologies discussing product info and technology of their carefully crafted kitchen knives. We hope to see you there!

 

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!

adx portland sawblade logo

FABRICATION FINISHER

SEEKING SKILLED FINISHER TO JOIN THE FABRICATION TEAM

ADX is a hub for collaboration where individuals and organizations make and learn. By sharing tools, knowledge, and experience, we’re doing things better – working together. Our makerspace, learning center, and custom fabrication shop allow anyone to bring their idea to life. In our 24,000-square foot facilities, high-profile designers work alongside students, retirees share their knowledge with novice builders, and entrepreneurs collaborate with hobbyists.

The Fabrication Team is seeking a Finisher who will be responsible for tasks delegated to him/her by the Fabrication Manager and supported by the Fabrication Leads. This full-time position begins immediately.

Successful candidates have the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively and are committed to supporting the growing community of makers at ADX.

To learn more details about this position check out our blog.

Maker Update

June 22, 2018

CNC Router Basics

june 25, 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 here
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $65

Plasma CNC Basics

June 27, 6-9pm

Cut steel and aluminum on our PRO Series Plasma CNC! This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Metal 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. Basic design and file setup is covered, though this class focuses on how to operate the Plasma CNC machine.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $90

INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING

June 28, 1-6pm

 

The beauty of screen printing is that if something is flat you can print on it, including wood, metal, fabric, plastic and paper. It is a versatile medium used to quickly and cheaply make multiples of your artwork. Screen printing is fast-paced, fun, and can be either precise or experimental, depending on your goals as a maker. This class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish. Learn to coat and process screens and print posters. Students will walk away with several two-color posters, a solid understanding of the screen printing process, and a yearning to print a million things!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $182 | Member: $109

 

adx portland sawblade logo

FABRICATION FINISHER

SEEKING SKILLED FINISHER TO JOIN THE FABRICATION TEAM

ADX is a hub for collaboration where individuals and organizations make and learn. By sharing tools, knowledge, and experience, we’re doing things better – working together. Our makerspace, learning center, and custom fabrication shop allow anyone to bring their idea to life. In our 24,000-square foot facilities, high-profile designers work alongside students, retirees share their knowledge with novice builders, and entrepreneurs collaborate with hobbyists.

The Fabrication Team is seeking a Finisher who will be responsible for tasks delegated to him/her by the Fabrication Manager and supported by the Fabrication Leads. This full-time position begins immediately.

Successful candidates have the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively and are committed to supporting the growing community of makers at ADX.

To learn more details about this position check out our blog.

 

Research and Development

Lisa Radon

june 1-30

ADX and Form are pleased to announce Lisa Radon, recipient of the 2018 FORM+ADX Artist-in-Residence (AiR). Research and Development is a culmination of her 3-month findings during her residency. The ANX Gallery is located at 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

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

Maker Update

June 8, 2018

CNC Router Basics

june 11, 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 here
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $65

Plasma CNC Basics

June 13th, 6-9pm

Cut steel and aluminum on our PRO Series Plasma CNC! This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Metal 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. Basic design and file setup is covered, though this class focuses on how to operate the Plasma CNC machine.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $148 | Member: $90

ADX Turns Lucky Number 7!!!

June 9, 1-6pm

 

This Saturday, June 9th, we’re closing down the shop at noon and reopening at 1pm to hold our annual birthday party – this year’s theme: DEMO DAY! We’re staffing shop tools with experienced makers and running demonstrations of the tools from 1-6pm. Never seen a CNC operate? Ever wondered how MIG welding works? Want to see the versatility of a printing press? We’ll take the mystery away and inspire you to make even more!

To celebrate turning lucky number 7, we’ll be holding a raffle at 6:30pm for awesome ADX prizes including memberships, classes, and merchandise! You can enter the raffle by purchasing a MAKER bingo card for $7, with squares for each of the demo’s being held throughout the shop. Attend 5 demos to complete your card and turn it in to be entered in the raffle! Winners do not need to be present to claim, and prizes are transferable.

All shops will be closed to regular member use. All tools will be off-limits during the party, regardless of whether you have been drinking. We will be back open for member tool use on Sunday at 9am.

A HUGE shout out to our sponsors for this event: COLLAB, pFriem Brewing, Marsala Pop, Burnside Brewing Co, Reverend Nat’s Cider, Winderlea Vineyards, Townshend’s Distillery, and Brew Dr. Kombucha! Thank you to our amazing team of Working Members, staff, and makerspace members who will be hosting demos throughout the day.<

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

Winderlea Summer Solstice Pop-up

June 21, 6-9pm

Bring your flower crowns and dancing shoes and join Winderlea as they celebrate one of the longest days of the year with wine, nosh and music on Ecotrust’s Rooftop Terrace in Portland. Enjoy Rose’, Chardonnay and Pinot noir by the glass and bottles to go. Your ticket includes a glass of wine and light appetizers.Purchase your tickets here!

Winderlea is a boutique winery specializing in the limited production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Oregon. Using biodynamic farming practices in our vineyards, our focus is on making small lots of Pinot noir and Chardonnay that show the best characteristics of each vineyard. Our wines are sustainably hand crafted with minimal intervention and the modest use of new French oak barrels.

Winderlea photo

Research and Development

Lisa Radon

Reception June 8, 6:30pm

ADX and Form are pleased to announce Lisa Radon, recipient of the 2018 FORM+ADX Artist-in-Residence (AiR). Research and Development is a culmination of her 3-month findings during her residency. The opening reception will be held June 8 and includes a reading by Lisa. The ANX Gallery is located at 1015 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214. We’d love to see you there!

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

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!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $300 | Member: $200

ANX Pro SUBLEASE SPACE AVAILABLE!

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

JAPANESE WOODCUT WATERCOLOR PRINTS

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!

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
Non-Member: $125 | Member: $65

PLASMA CNC BASICS

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.

LEARN MORE & SIGN-UP HERE
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

NEW FURNITURE DESIGN AND FABRICATION CLASS AT ADX

 

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