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!
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- Welding For EveryoneThe NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop, Kansas City, MO$75.00
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.
THIS IS A SINGLE NIGHT CLASS, NOT A SERIES OF CLASSES.
For ages: 18-118 (All materials included) Seating is limited.
- Charming Gifts from Pocket Change - Charm bracelet workshopHammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace, Kansas City, MO$50.00
This class is designed to be attended by either one student OR by a family. Cost is per BRACELET so if you'd like to bring your kids along to each make a charm for the charm bracelet, that is allowed.
Continuing our series on coin based jewelry, tonight we will be creating charm bracelets using coins. This is a great introduction to many jewelry tools using materials that are readily available.
We will learn how to anneal coin metals with a torch, planish the surfaces, press and dap the coins into new shapes, stamp and decorate your charms, drill holes for jump rings, and finally how to assemble and size your bracelets.
We will, as always be supplying all the materials and coins, but students are encouraged to bring in found coins or foreign coins or game tokens or anything else that they would like to experiment with.
Bracelet chain is made from stainless steel.
Ages: all ages with adult present -
Students 16+ welcome without adult supervision
ADULTS WELCOME WITHOUT CHILD SUPERVISION
- Knife making - Damascus and deer antler hunting knifeHammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace, Kansas City, MO$200.00
THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS. SATURDAY FROM NOON - 3:30ISH. SUNDAY FROM NOON UNTIL YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR KNIFE.
This is an introduction to knife making using hidden tangs and one piece horn handles. We will be using existing damascus billets as a starting point for designing, cutting and grinding your own unique knife. We will be adding a brass bolster, deer antler handle and other decorative elements. We will be covering: profiling, tang design, primary beveling, heat treating, finishing and sharpening of bench-made knives.
This is not a damascus forging class, but we will be heat treating in the forge.
Ages: 16 - 116
All materials are included.
Wear comfortable, well fitting clothes (no loose cords or excess fabric that can become entangled) and closed toed shoes. Feel free to bring a beverage or a snack. There will be a brief intermission each day for heat treating and glue drying.
- 3D printing: How to draw and print 3D objectsThe NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop, Kansas City, MO$65.00
If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.
Be sure to bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. We have desktops and laptops available if you do not have a portable computer.
We have plenty of printers for all the students, no need to bring your own.
We will be using the free cloud software Tinkercad to introduce students to easy 3D design and 3D printing. Other free software tools will also be used.