What we're about

It's like a a gym for folks who build and create. It's where you go to exercise your creativity. It's where you bulk up your knowledge, and work out your designs. Rip a board, sandblast a rusty tool, etch a circuit board, 3D-print a missing piece, or build a robot lawnmower. Wood and metal working, silver and black smithing, welding, molding, casting, soldering, electronics, robotics, rocketry,remote control, pinewood derby, painting, or just fixing a broken doohickey. You can learn to do it all yourself. Ask questions that our community of users can help you to solve. Hammerspace is full of creative members who may be able to help you with your project. Or our Member Mentors can help guide you through the learning process. Like a personal trainer for your workshop instead of your workout! Hourly rates are available for mentoring services. Professional laser cutting and CNC routing 3D printing services are available to the general public and members alike. Digital drafting services are available as well. Classes are held at the space frequently and these will be listed on the calendar at our website. Come join Kansas City's creative community of makers!


Upcoming events (4+)

Intermediate Bladesmithing - Kiridashi Knife

Hammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace


The Kiridashi is the original Japanese utility knife. A smaller chisel pointed version was traditionally carried in the sleeve pocket of one's kimono by both Samurai and peasant alike. The Kiridashi is now used by practically everyone in Japan from children to master craftsmen. In many ways it's the fixed blade equivalent of the western pocket knife.

We will be using this class to explore some advanced design elements.
Our blades will be sawn from prefolded damascus billets and beveled with a single razor edge and then heat treated in the forge.

We will be using colorful synthetic materials for our handles with a selection of G10 and resin available to choose from. We will also be incorporating optional decorative mosaic pins, exposed tang pommels and paracord lanyards.

This is an entire weekend of knifemaking from noon on Saturday to approximately 4:30 and Sunday from noon until your blade is complete.

Wear blacksmithing appropriate attire and feel free to bring drinks or snacks or take advantage of the vending machines here at the workshop.

Ages 18 to 118
Cost: $225

Welding For Everyone

The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop


WELDING FOR EVERYONE! In the Welding for Everyone class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience.

Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms (NO FLANNEL). The class will introduce you to ARC welding with flux-core wire feed (FCAW), MIG (GMAW) and STICK (SMAW) welding.


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Price: $65

Bladesmith club meeting

Hammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace


We hold regular standing drop-in meetups for bladesmiths who are members of Hammerspace on Thursday nights.

We will be offering the various advanced classes on these nights on a rotating basis or on demand for some activities, and provide ongoing instruction and support for projects begun in previous weeks.

Of course, blade-smithing club members can just bring their own projects to work on during these nights, or just come to watch and be social as well.

This event is only open to dues paying members of the space.
Fabricator level members may attend for free.

Event fee helps pay for propane for the forge, and new toys for smithing.

Pewter Casting: Make Pewter Ornaments and other Pewter Gifts

The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop


Learn to cast pewter holiday ornaments in laser cut MDF molds. We will be altering existing designs and casting from existing molds to create a variety of beautiful pewter ornaments. Make as many as you like during the time that we have. This is a great introduction class for anyone interested in learning metal working.

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Class cost: $45/person (class cost includes 2 ornaments. Additional ornaments are $2 per ounce of pewter used.)

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Pewter Casting: Make Pewter Ornaments

The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop


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