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.

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!