Monday, November 17, 2014

Why Spend A Bunch Of Money On Vinyl Decal Stickers When You Can Learn How To Make Your Own?

This Saturday, November 22nd, Noon-2pm
At HammerSpace Community Workshop in Brookside
For ages: 10 years to Adult
Cost: $25/person (all materials included)
Open to both members AND non-members of Hammerspace

Learn how to use the in-house large-format vinyl cutter, and how to weed, transfer, and apply your vinyl decals. In addition, you'll learn about the wide variety of applications for vinyl including signs, car decals (bumper/window stickers), laptop decals, home decor, and other projects!

During this class, you will be making your very own vinyl decals to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift this holiday season. And FYI: If you are a Hammerspace member, you can use our in-house large format vinyl cutter to make as many decals, signs, etc as you want!

RSVP Required. Seating is limited. Sign up by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail to receive confirmation

Hope you can join us!

Monday, November 3, 2014

'TINY CASTLES' Build Nights All November Long

We will be holding an all ages 'TINY CASTLES' Build Night at Hammerspace every Tuesday night, 6-8pm! Open to both members AND non-members of all ages! Check the Calendar page for a complete listing of class dates.

This is your chance to come in and use our vast collection of Hirst Arts brick and architecture molds to create your very own pieces for table gaming scenes, elaborate dioramas, toy train landscapes, etc. Also includes casting plaster, glue, paint, brushes, and talented instructors who can guide you through some extremely useful casting, painting and fine detailing techniques. We have several styles to choose from, including Castle, Field Stone, Classic Greek Architecture, and Futuristic.

Cost: $20/non-member, $15/member
(payment due at the time of the class)
RSVP not required, but appreciated. (913) 686-6562 or hammerspacehobby @ gmail

To learn more about Hirst Arts molds like the ones we will be using for our build nights, click here: Hirst Arts website

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Open House At HammerSpace Every Thursday Night, 6-9pm

Every Thursday night is Open House Night at HammerSpace! Come on by anytime between 6-9pm on Thursday night and get a tour of our 7,000 square foot workshop facility, which contains every kind of tool and hard-to-obtain fabrication equipment you could ever need to make just about anything you've been wanting to make. Become a Hammerspace member individually, as a family, or even as a club or corporate group, giving you full, unlimited access to everything in our workshop facility, including:

Table saws
Large CNCs
Wood & metal lathes
Laser and plasma cutters
Welding equipment
Vacuum tables
Vacuum formers
3D printers
Soldering equipment
Jewelry working equipment
Metal forge
Large kiln
Buffing wheels
Sewing machines
Large format vinyl cutter
And SO much more!
Oh... AND the space to use them in!

Become a member today, get started today!
Gift certificates available!

Open house night is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole gang! Plenty of free parking, playroom for the kiddos, and food & drink concessions available all night long.

Hope you can join us!

Monday, October 13, 2014

'FrankenStuffy' Build This Tuesday Night at Hammerspace

Who wants to dismember some stuffed animals, and then make a new creepy creation from all the random dismembered parts, for themselves or for a loved one with a twisted sense of humor?

Join us this Tuesday night at HammerSpace for our increasingly popular, weekly 'Monster Jam'. This time we will be providing all the materials and guidance needed to make a 'FrankenStuffy' of your very own. Open to both members AND non-members, so tell your friends!

'FrankenStuffy' Build at HammerSpace
Tuesday, Oct. 14th
All ages welcome
Cost: $10/participant
(All materials included but you are welcome to donate some stuffed animals or baby dolls to the pile of 'victims')

RSVP appreciated, but not required. (913) 686-6562

Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Three New Jewelry Classes This Month At HammerSpace

There are still a few seats available for the following THREE new jewelry classes taking place in October at HammerSpace. Sign up while you still can by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation. RSVP required to attend.

Metal Stamped ID & Textured Pendants
Sunday, Oct. 12th, 1-3pm

This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized pendants for yourself or for great gifts to friends and family!
You will learn: letter stamping, decorative wire stamping, hammer texturing, drilling holes and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). During the class, you will have time to practice and make 2 pendants.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30 per person
(includes practice metal & 2 blank metal charms (in Sterling Silver, Copper and/or Brass).
Optional - Additional metal blank charms and chains are available for purchase from instructor ranging from $5 to $15 each.

Gold Fusing (Keum Boo) on Silver
Sunday, Oct. 19th, 1-3pm

This workshop will teach you the techniques of sawing, drilling holes, disc cutting, filing, sanding and polishing metal. After preparing your metal, you will be shown the Korean technique called Keum-Boo where you will learn how to fuse
24K Gold onto a Fine Silver jewelry shape you created. 
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30
(includes practice metal)
Students will need to purchase Fine Silver sheet and 24K Gold Foilfrom the instructor for $25.

Metal Gravity Casted Medallion
Sunday, Oct. 26th, 1-3pm

This workshop will teach you the process of Cuttlefish Bone Casting (Gravity Casting) – from designing, carving the waste mold, to pouring metal. Basic techniques of sawing, drilling holes, filing, sanding and polishing metal will be taught enabling you to finish the cast piece as awearable piece of jewelry.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30
Students will need to purchase a Cuttlefish Bone for $3.00 each and bronze metal casting grain at $2.00 per ounce bag from instructor (approx.. $5.00 total)

Seating is limited for these classes, so sign up soon if you wish to attend!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cast Your Vote To Help HammerSpace Win A Small Business Grant from CHASE. Deadline is Oct 17th.

Help Hammerspace win a $150,000 small business grant from CHASE bank! It takes less than 30 seconds of your time.

Just click on this link to cast your vote: CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Only 250 votes are needed for HammerSpace to qualify, and we are currently so close at 198 votes so far. The voting deadline is October 17th, 2014.

This grant money will benefit our active members and future makers of all ages, as well as the surrounding community by allowing us to make some major improvements and new equipment additions to the HammerSpace community workshop and makerspace without needing to raise membership rates or class prices.


We thank you in advance for taking the time to cast  your vote!