Class Catalog

DITCH THE DESK FOR A WORKBENCH AND TRY YOUR HAND AT SOMETHING NEW. WE OFFER FOUR CATEGORIES OF STANDARD CLASSES: INTRODUCTION, BASIC, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CLASSES. CHECK OUT THE CLASS CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULING AND PRICE INFORMATION.

Wood Shop

Intro to Wood Shop

Interested in making something out of wood? This 4-hour class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to safely create two identical and square pieces of wood. Not only will this make you a better woodworker, you'll be able to turn unsurfaced lumber into usable boards with ease. You'll also learn how to properly care for tools and clean up after use. 

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Router Table Basics

This 4-hour class will outline the most basic functions to get you familiar and comfortable with this most versatile of powertools. 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. Learn how to safely use the machine and tools, properly set up the table, exchange bits, gain lots of hands-on experience and build a sweet box. 

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Table Saw Basics

An entire 4-hour class dedicated to our SawStop; students learn how to make the most of this versatile tool while building a simple trinket box.

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CNC Router Basics

Learn how to cut or engrave on our Pro Series 60"x120" CNC Router. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the Wood Shop CNC. Members must attend this workshop before renting time to use the CNC.

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Kitchen Knife Series

Join us for a 3-week series building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 8” blade for use in the kitchen.  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 sharpen the blade using a wet stone. Ben will facilitate the first two classes while students focus on building their custom handle; Hunter will work with everyone during the final class to sharpen each blade like a professional. 

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Sedia Chair Series

Learning to make the Sedia 1 chair will challenge your perception of how the objects we use every day are produced and hold up over time. 4-week series.

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Modern Step Stool

Make a Scandinavian-inspired step stool from start to finish in this 4-week series.

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Shaker Table Series

This seven-session workshop equips students how to move in a woodshop, safely and strategically. Explore the basic principles of lumber selection, hand tool and machinery safety, milling, mortise and tenon joinery, and finishing. Students will build their own Shaker-style live-edge bench or small table. Take the project from blueprint through completion, learn to both organize and conceptualize a furniture project, and gain familiarity with the wood shop environment. The content and combination of machinery used will expand students abilities to problem solve and make confident independent decisions outside of the classroom.

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Wood and Metal Table Fabrication

This 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 series is the full package! 6-week series.

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Metal Shop

Intro to Metal Shop

Interested in making something out of metal? This 4-hour class seeks to provide you with the fundamental skills and confidence necessary to safely operate within the ADX metal shop, including how to safely clean, cut, drill, grind, form and weld mild steel.

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MIG Welding Basics

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding is a great way to join mild steel quickly. MIG is extremely versatile and the easiest type of welding to learn. With practice, you will be able to make strong welds on steel and aluminum. This 4-hour class will teach you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to get started with serious welding. You'll learn how to properly set up the machine, setup your work piece, and the properties of a good weld.

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TIG Welding Basics

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding produces the cleanest welds, provides the welder the greatest amount of control, but takes the most practice to master. This 4-hour class will give you the fundamental skills and build the confidence needed to take your welding to the next level. You'll 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. 

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MIG: Tables and Stands

This 6-hour class will focus on MIG (wirefeed) welding and will stress basic skills needed for fabrication in steel including: safety, welding technique, welder set-up, layout, and more! After two hours of intro and practice we will move towards fabrication of a small steel table focusing on layout and functional fabrication. Leave with a small table created with your own hands!

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Wood and Metal Table Fabrication

This 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 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.

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Intro to Screen Printing

The beauty of screen printing is that if it 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. This 3-hour class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish. Learn to coat and process screens and print posters

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Screen Printing Basics: Image Prep

Preparing your design for screenprinting can be done in a variety of ways, but where to even start?! Come learn the steps and principles that assist the screen preparation process leading to an accurate, clean and registered final print. Digital and analog techniques are addressed in terms of how to adjust the photo-reactive exposure process including line thickness, opacity, and half-tones. CYMK, a photorealistic screenprinting technique, is also introduced.

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Screenprinting Basics: T-Shirts

Learn how to print your own production run of T-shirts using ADX's 4-color press! Building on the basics covered in Intro to Screenprinting, this course will cover the production process behind printing a multi-color design onto shirts, napkins, and most any small-to-medium sized fabrics.​​​​​​​

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Japanese Woodcut Watercolor Prints

Japanese woodcut techniques date back to the 8th century when printing methods were shared by Chinese Buddhist temples. The traditional tools and techniques have not changed since then and are now taught worldwide. Quick to learn but difficult to master, Japanese Woodcut Printmaking is a safe and economical way to make unique handmade works of art. 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!

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Block Printed Tea Towel

Learn the basics of linoleum block printing while making an original block printed tea towel. This 4-hour workshop will cover basic design principles for successful linoleum block cutting techniques, and printing on both fabric and paper.

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Coptic Stitched Block Printed Books

Learn how to construct a Coptic Stitch sketchbook with a custom printed cover carved and printed from a linoleum block. By the end of class you will have the skills to make beautiful handmade sketchbooks with hand printed covers.

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Laser Cutter Basics

Learn how to cut or engrave your own designs with our Epilog Helix Laser Engraver. This class will teach students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with a laser printer. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up a laser printer and make sure it runs smoothly and safely. NOTE: This class does not cover 2D design concepts. Look for our Vector Drawing classes and Laser Labs for assistance preparing 2D design files for the laser.

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Laser Lab

So you've attended Laser Cutter Basics, but looking for some assistance before hopping on the machine by yourself?  Come to Laser Lab!  Let's work together to get our files ready for the Epilog.  Through trial and error, determine the correct cut/engrave settings for your file and material.  NOTE: Practice and final cuts of your files are included in the price of the Lab ticket. Sign up at the Front Desk to use the laser on your own after the Lab (standard rate is $25 per half hour; time starts when you sit down at the computer).

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Jewelry Shop

Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Get to know the tools and begin to build the skills necessary to make everything from cool jewelry to a set of silverware from nonferrous metal! Learn how to lay out patterns on metal, saw, texture, form, and solder in this 4-hour class.

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Stacker Ring Basics

Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of rings in this one-day workshop.

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Jewelry Soldering Basics

Soldering Basics: will learn the basics, completing samples of the most commonly used types of joints.
Soldering Intensive: build on our learning, practicing more complex and intricate joints. Students who already have basics level skills and wish to expand their skill set will want to jump in here!
Soldering Lab: work together, using each other as resources, workshopping projects of your own design.

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Other/Collaborations

Leather Working Basics: Make Your Own Belt

Join us in making a custom belt from start to finish using the tools and equipment available to members at ADX.

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Stained Glass Panels

Learn basic stained glass techniques and walk away with a small glass art piece, ready to hang, in this three-session series.

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Upholstery Tool Basics

Learn the basics of upholstery techniques including the operation of our industrial sewing machine. You’ll walk away with the skills you’ll need to take future upholstery classes, as well as a new awareness of how to bring new life to old furniture.

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Public Tours

Public Shop Tours

Stop into the shop and take a free tour. We offer three a week: Mondays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 10am, and Saturdays at 2pm.

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New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

Welcome to ADX!

New Member Orientation focuses on critical tool safety information and how to be a good member at ADX and get the most out of your membership. Learn the unique tips and tricks for each machine before using them to avoid being that person who breaks things. Hail Safety!

This orientation is included in your ADX Membership purchase and is limited to 4 students. Your membership will become active and subsequently renew on the day you take your New Member Orientation. Sign up ASAP to reserve your space!

Questions about the New Member Orientation? Contact info@adxportland.com.

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ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AT ADX

INTERESTED IN A STANDARD CLASS BUT NOT AVAILABLE DURING A REGULARLY SCHEDULED DATE/TIME?

HAVE AN IDEA FOR SOMETHING BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

WORKING ON A PROJECT BUT CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR PART OF THE JOB?

  • We work with a bevy of skilled makers excited to engage with you on your project, teach you new skills, or cover content from any Standard Class. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll find someone excited to help!
  • One-on-One Instruction is booked at $60/hr for members and $75/hr for non-members. A 10% discount is applied to any time after initial 4 hours.
  • Interested in a custom One-on-One class with an ADX instructor? Fill out our contact form below and we’ll get you set up!  Please include your availability and preferred timeline to help us expedite scheduling.

 

パブリックツアー

ワークスペースの見学やクラスの説明、ギフトショップでメイカー達の作品の紹介をする45分のツアーです。毎週3回行われており、予約なしで参加できます。

ツアー日時
月曜 6 pm
水曜 10 am
土曜 2 pm

日本語通訳付きパブリックツアー料金
1人$50(2名様から)
あらかじめ予約が必要です。予約・お問い合わせはこちらのメールまで。
international@adxportland.com

パブリックツアー参加者にはギフトショップでの10%の割引がうけられます!*

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プライベートツアー

メイカースペース事業をこれから立ち上げようと考えてる方、またはすでに経営されてる方向けのツアーです。ワークスペースの見学45分と、メイカースペースのオペレーション等、お客様の必要に合わせた質疑応答の時間30分を含みます。

プライベートツアー参加者にはギフトショップでの10%の割引がうけられます!*

ツアー日時
月曜 ~ 金曜 9am ~ 5pm

日本語通訳付きプライベートツアー
1人$95(二名様から)。15人以上、または週末でのツアーをご希望の方には追加料金がかかる場合があります。あらかじめ予約が必要です。予約・お問い合わせはこちらのメールまで。
international@adxportland.com

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