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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.

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Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw Basics

Needs a location

$65.00

The Table Saw, Jointer, and Planer are core woodworking tools that are great for beginner and veteran woodworkers. This workshop goes over the core principles of using these tools in the ACE workshop including certification.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

Level: Beginners
Timing: 3 hours
Location: Suite #214 Workshop
Certification: Jointer, Planner, and Tablesaw Certification

What you will learn
Learn the basics and become certified on these major workshop tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • We will cover the proper use, dust collection, safe use of the saws, and shop protocols.

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, ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. You can also bring your own.

Class Scholarships Available
We have a limited set of scholarships available for this class funded in part by the other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class please email support@acemakerspace.org and be sure to include a link to your meetup profile!

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

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student 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.

Messenger Bag Sewing Class

Needs a location

$45.00

Create an awesome supper-cute messenger bag in the well-appointed Textiles Studio at Ace Makerspace. This bag is finished with high-end Buckle Guy hardware. You will do your own shopping for fabric so you can get just the look you want.

Masks are optional for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

Level: Intermediate - Some sewing experience needed
Timing: 4 hours
Location: Coworking/Textiles suite 206
Certification: No certification

Folks should have basic sewing experience and will be able to create the pocket in personalized configurations.
Materials and tools

  • 1 Yard medium weight canvas (purchased by students)
  • 1 Yard medium weight cotton (purchased by students)
  • Thread
  • Janome HD-3000 Machines
  • BuckleGuy dies, hardware, and presses
  • Webbing (for the strap)
  • Cutting tools, patterns, and all the notions.

Class Scholarships Available
We have a limited set of scholarships available for this class funded in part by the other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class please email [masked] and be sure to include a link to your meetup profile!

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

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Wood Lathe Basics

Needs a location

$80.00

In this 3 hour workshop you will use pre-made blocks to learn:

• Core principles for safe lathe operation
• Various secure mounting techniques for both square and rectangular blocks
• How to approach them from various faces/directions.
• How to identify possible issues with various steps in the process
• Basic Ace Shop safety and use guidelines

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

This workshop is a certification workshop and good for beginners

Tools you will use
~ Chopsaw
~ Chisels and gouges
~ Cleaning equipment
~ Wood Lathe

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 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.
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Guests must have a completed Guest Account
Set up your FREE Guest account and fill out the required paperwork. https://www.acemakerspace.org/product/guest-membership/
ACE Makerspace Members must have completed all their ACE membership paperwork including vaccination verification before the workshop.
See the latest COVID Safety Policy at Ace Makerspace including cleaning and other precautionary information: https://www.acemakerspace.org/covid-19-safety-program/

Sewing and Textiles Open Lab

Needs a location

$10.00

This is a great place to access wonderful machines and equipment, practice that youtube video you have been checking out, and more. Your hosts can help you get started, and provide practice projects, or recommendations. We are not offering 1:1 lessons at this open lab as host time and assistance is limited. We may give demonstrations if time allows or when we have guests.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

Level: Beginner to Expert
Timing: 2 hours
Location: Coworking and Textiles room in suite 206
Certification: No certifications are provided at this lab

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 ;-) Please be sure that all clothing is freshly laundered before bringing it in for repairs or alterations.

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

NOBODY TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! Email [masked] to request a scholarship.

Refunds, transfers, 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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