Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Brookside East Is Getting a Makeover!

Brookside East is getting a makeover, which means HammerSpace will be getting a lot of new neighbors in the near future!

When we started HammerSpace on 63rd St back in 2012, most of the surrounding buildings were vacant, even with the busy Brookside shopping district just up the road. We knew it was only a matter of time before other business owners and developers saw potential in the Brookside East area. And now that they have, we can't wait to see its transformation.

To read the KC Star article about the revitalization of 63rd St between Oak St. and Troost, click here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22271169.html

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Birthday Party Packages Now Available For Young Makers!

 Do you have a young maker, DIYer, or programmer with a birthday coming up in the near future?

HammerSpace is now offering birthday party packages that include a variety of group, hands-on projects perfect for beginner to advanced makers of just about all ages.

Activities such as learning how to solder electronics kits such as the Neuron and the Drawdio, basic woodworking projects, jewelry making, and more! And every attendee leaves with something they made themselves while learning a new skill.

Call us at (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail to learn more about pricing, age restrictions, project options, and available dates and times. Available to both members AND non-members of HammerSpace.

We also offer private classes for clubs, Scouts, homeschooling groups, summer camp groups, etc. Contact us and let us customize a fun and informative group class that fits the needs and interests of your group.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

HammerSpace Parking Lot Rummage Sale Coming Soon!

One Day Only!
Saturday, May 30th

We have a lot of inventory here at the workshop, but not enough room for all of it in the HammerSpace store. Support your local makerspace by helping us declutter it! All proceeds will go towards workshop upgrades and improvements.

Items Include:
Power tools
Hand tools (new & used)
Random hardware
Electronics (new and vintage)
Arts & crafts supplies
Building materials
Books, technical manuals, and DVDs
Toys & kits
Mens, womens, and childrens clothing
Household items
Office equipment
And much more!

If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, please let us know by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for drop off times, etc. We are also looking for volunteers to help run the sale throughout the day.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Silk Screening Class Just In Time For Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 6-8pm
Cost: $40/person (all materials included)
For ages: 14-114 years old

Learn how to silk screen images onto wood while making a beautiful wooden piece for yourself or for a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day! In this class, you will get to choose between several different, locally made, pre laser cut, wooden items to silk screen (floral box, beauty box, sewing box, beer carrier box, and/or coasters), and several different designs on pre-made screens will be available for choose from.

Follow the instructor on his Facebook page 'Romany House' to see the items that students will be silk screening, as well as the screens that he is making for the class. Payment will be taken at the time of the class.

RSVP REQUIRED in order to attend, and space is limited. Register for the class by phone at (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Light Saber Build Class: Custom Hilts

Light Saber Build Class: Custom Hilts
Sat. April 18th, 3:00-5:00pm
For Ages: 12-112 years old
Cost: $35/non-member, $30/member
(To be paid at the time of the class)
All materials included

Learn how to use common household items and random hardware to create your very own custom light saber hilt, then learn how to use special painting techniques to give your light saber hilt a realistic, metallic look. All materials, paint, etc will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring some of your own. Everyone leaves with a finished prop. This is a great intro class for people who want to learn how to make custom, realistic props without having to spend a ton of money on materials.

RSVP REQUIRED to attend. Seating is limited. Sign up by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Learn 'Green' Woodworking At HammerSpace This April!

'Green' Woodworking Class - Spoon Carving
Saturday, April 18th, Noon-3pm
Cost: $50/person (all materials and tools included)
For ages: 18+

In this workshop, you will learn how to make truly one-of-a-kind, high end, usable spoons from freshly-cut hardwoods. Students will split apart small bolts of limb-wood, then begin to rough out the shape of their spoon with a hatchet, a saw and a drawknife utilizing the shavehorse or a vice. A carving knife and spokeshave will follow, working the refined overall shape. For hollowing the spoon’s bowl, students will learn the use of specialized hook knives. Finishing is done with the hooked scrapers and sandpaper. Finishes for your work will also be covered.

The workshop will cover various aspects of green wood spoon carving with special emphasis on the safe and efficient use of the axes and knives, and the design choices involved in making a spoon that is both attractive and highly functional. Every student will leave with their very own, self-made spoon.

In class as in life, Safety Always. Learn to handle, carve and hold tools in safe positions or with carving gloves to protect yourself. For power tools eyewear and hearing protection is a must. Lastly protect your lungs from the dust and finishes. No class is successful if someone gets hurt.

Seating is limited! Sign up by calling 913-686-6562 or email  your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.