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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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Laser Open Lab: Settings from Scratch

Needs a location

$14.00

Welcome to the Laser Open Lab. This month we are focused on the techniques used to determine settings from scratch. And how the scale of your art and the condition of your materials impact setting effectiveness.

We will work with a selection of materials and folks are encouraged to bring material and file examples of their own as well.

This is a sliding-scale event. The suggested donation is $14 at the time of the workshop via square or cash. Donations are not required!

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.

Laser open labs are a series of demonstrations and an opportunity to ask an expert to help you gain laser skills. Each open lab will have a central topic but all questions are welcome. Please let us know in the comments what you are most interested in learning. Folks who bring a fabric project they want to get help with will get a lot of out of this open lab.

All proceed support Ace Makerspace and help us serve over 1200 people a year with innovative programs, equitable access to makerspace resources, more creative, self-reliant communities in Oakland.

PLEASE RSVP Carefully. Space is limited.

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Sewcial Night

Needs a location

$10.00

Join fellow textiles enthusiasts for a night of creating in a social environment. The Ace Textiles program has a wide array of machines, tools, and supplies. See more here. Folks should expect to work independently and no instruction is provided at this event, though peer support often happens.

This event is Pot Luck so sharing food and drink is welcome. Please make sure your item has a label for common stuff so folks know if it is safe for them. Adult beverages may be served.

This is a sliding scale event. $10 suggested donation payable onsite with Square or Cash. Sliding Scale. NOBODY TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS!

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.

Space is limited and we follow good space-sharing practices. Your peers and members can help with that.

Level: Beginner to Expert
Timing: 4 hours
Location: Coworking and Textiles room in suite 206
Certification: No certifications are provided at this event

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New Member Workshop

Needs a location

Sharing space in these challenging times is hard. Learn how Ace works and explore the social contract.

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.

There will be coffee and donuts. And enough room to stay distanced and still enjoy tasty treats.

Learn the basics of how Ace works and meet other new members:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • The Culture and the Social Contract
  • Sign Up
  • Classes and Certifications
  • Dues and Contributions
  • Ace Systems and Platforms
  • Beyond Dues - Trash, storage, billing, and more
  • How to find information and help
  • Q & A

~ Extras!

If there is time, after the presentation we will do a lighting tour.

Feel free to preview the presentation deck. It contains a lot of extra information and we can really focus on what ya'll care about most.
Link: https://tinyurl.com/3u2pkyvy

Solid Wood Magnetic Knife Holder

Needs a location

$85.00

Create a great gift or piece from your home from Zebra Wood, Mahogany (or possibly Maple) with this project in 4 hours. No experience needed.

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 knife holder can be 18" x 3" or slightly smaller. Along with hardwood, we will be using magnets, hardware, and non-abrasive grip tape to create the holders. Folks will be using the following tools
~ Drill press
~ Palm Routers
~ Miter saw
~ Sanders... lots of sanders

There may even be an opportunity for you to have your holder customized on the laser. You will be able to add words, names or select from a small catalog of prepared designs.

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, 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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