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Ace Makerspace (https://www.acemakerspace.org/)

Where people make things and help others make things in a 24/7 shared workspace.

Upcoming events (4+)

Woodshop Tools Intensive

Ace Makerspace

$85.00

Learn the basics on 4 major tools in 5 hours

This workshop goes over the core principles of using 4 large woodworking tools. We will be meeting in Room 214. There are instructions at the door to be buzzed in.

Timing
This class is 5 hours.

What you will learn
Learn the basics and become certified on these major workshop tools:
~ Table Saw
~ Band Saw
~ Jointer
~ Planer
~ We will cover the proper use, dust collection, safe use of the saws, and shop protocols.
~ The successful completion of the class counts as Certification.

What to bring :
A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.

What to wear :
Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves and, work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Safety Gear :
Eye protection, and ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. If you are fussy, bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not.

Refunds or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits or refunds for cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others. You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot

ACE Metal Shop Basics

Ace Makerspace

$40.00

In this 2 hour brief of the Metal shop, participants will learn safe handling of various tools and materials in the shop including:

* horizontal + vertical bandsaws
* drill press
* various smaller bench-top and hand-held tools like shears, pop riveters
* grinders, and more.

Differences in material hardness will also be covered, such as copper and aluminum vs mild steel vs stainless steel. Time allowing we may also go over various meta concepts will be discussed such as Metric vs Imperial vs SAE and handling tolerances.

Masks and vaccinations are required BEFORE THE WORKSHOP. Learn more below

This workshop is a certification workshop and good for beginners.

https://wiki.acemakerspace.org/metal-lathe-rubric/

What to wear :
Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves and, work clothes, jewelry. Long hair must be tied back.

Safety Gear :
Eye protection, and ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. If you have special needs bring your own.

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This class requires a minimum of 2 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not. All proceeds go to support Ace Makerspace programs that serve over 1100 people a year in the greater East Bay.

Refunds or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits or refunds for cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others. You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot

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Sewing and Textiles Open Lab

Ace Makerspace

$8.00

An evening of sewing with experts on hand to help and wonderful machines from standard to walking foot! We have a nice complement of sewing machines including a heavy-duty machine, a serger, and several lock stitch machines. Learn more about all the goodies in the studio here on our Textiles web page.

Special Topic of the Night: Punches and Presses for Heavy Duty fabric and Leather.

Timing and location
This event is 2 hours and is in the Textiles Studio in suite 206

Masks and vaccination validation required. See Below for more information.

What to bring :
We stock basic supplies but it is a good idea to bring your own specialty supplies or personal scissors if you are picky - we get it ;-)What to bring :
Curiosity!

All proceeds go to support Ace Makerspace and the Textiles program during these challenging times.

Refunds or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits or refunds for cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others. You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot

Ace Makerspace Tour

Ace Makerspace

This tour goes all the way through the 6 rooms at Ace! (there are stairs involved).

This tour starts at 7pm sharp! One tour only this evening. Please DO NOT arrive more than 5 min. early or late as we will not be able to accommodate extra tours or early starts. Thank You.

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Masks and vaccinations are required. Please bring vaccination verification with you for the tour. You can bring your record on your phone with a photo or the record from https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

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Your tour guide will take you through all the basics and provide any help needed for you to sign up.

We start at 7 pm sharp. Please show up on time so that the whole group doesn't have to rush through the tour. Thank you!

If you get here really early there is a beergarden on the corner that serves a great pint or lemonade.

Past events (2,276)

Cement Casting Workshop

Ace Makerspace

$65.00

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