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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Are you exhibiting at Makerfaire this year?

Attention members!  It’s that time of year when we begin planning for the next Makerfaire.   

Traditionally we gather all of the booths for Hammerspace members in one area of Union Station. 
Having fellow members in the neighboring booths gives our members a chance to share the burden of keeping an eye on the exhibits and provides the opportunity to get out and see the Faire without getting stuck behind a table all weekend.  

It is also very beneficial for the space to be able to showcase the amazing things our members have accomplished and represent the community that is the heart of our workshop.

If you have already signed up for a booth and wish to be geographically close to other members, please let us know so we can arrange it. 

If you have something you’d like to exhibit but don’t want to commit to a full booth, let us know and we can include it in the primary Hammerspace exhibit. 

If you are not going to exhibit anything but want to help out, let us know.  Running a booth is exhausting and having volunteers available to help man booths or run for food is essential for a successful weekend.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Beginners CNC Class Coming To HammerSpace In March

If you have been wanting to learn how to draw and draft for CNC, here is your opportunity! This class is open to both members AND non-members of HammerSpace. RSVP required by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.

Beginners CNC Class At HammerSpace
Saturday, March 7th, 11am-2pm (includes intermission)
For ages: 10-110 years old
Cost $20/person (to be paid at the time of the class)

Learn how to accurately draw artistic and mechanical renderings to be used with the CNC equipment in the HammerSpace workshop, or anywhere else. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Learn How To Make Your Very Own Vinyl Decals, Signs, & More!

(Learn How To Use The Large Format Vinyl Cutter)
Saturday, February 21st, 11am-1pm

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. 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!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

with local artist Thomas Sciacca
Saturday, Feb. 7th and Sunday Feb. 8th, 1-3pm (2-Part Class)
Cost: $45/member, $50/non-member (total cost for both days combined)
Includes paint brushes and wooden canvases
RSVP required to attend

This workshop will cover a specific paint technique that Sciacca has used for over thirty years, as an illustrator, scenic artist, and fine artist. It's an easy, step by step layering process, which capitalizes on the quick drying characteristics of acrylic paint. Students will be asked to work through the technique, after watching a demonstration. All materials will be provided. Along with this, he will spend a portion of time discussing and sharing insights from his years as both a working artist, and educator. Whether you want to use acrylic for fun and personal satisfaction, or, take it to professional contexts, this workshop welcomes painters/artists of any level.

RSVP required by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation. Sign up soon. Seating is limited!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hammerspace Google Group helps members stay in touch.

There is a new way to stay in touch with the Hammerspace community.  Join the Google group and join in the conversation.  Share tips, ask questions, and get to know the other members here at the space and from our larger maker community.  Click here to view or join the Google Group.