A Few Class updates

May 30th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

The welding class has been opened up to beginners who havent’t taken the intro class.

The DIY Brewing class has been added to eventbrite so you can now sign up.

There is some talk of putting together a wood joinery class, have your say on the forum post if you want to see it happen.

Also the calendar has been added to the side bar of the homepage, to give a bit more upfront idea of what is happening at the space.

Oh and the whole space can now be accessed by members so come and check our our new added space!

Edit: Also, we have the Intro to Woodworking class on June 16 and 17! Рwammie (via Skyler)

Brewing Class @ the Hack Factory

May 27th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

June. The 18th @ the Hack Factory

starting fairly small, the future is wide open, perhaps the perfect balmer brew.


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Suggested $10 donation. More info at the forum post.

Now with eventbrite http://june18homebrewing.eventbrite.com/

Woodworking 101 @ The Hack Factory

May 27th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

Woodworking 101 Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM -9:00 PM and Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This class is for the beginner with no or limited woodworking experience. It will cover shop safety, woodworking hand and power tool safety and knowledge, basics of joinery, etc.
The first night will consist of general shop intro and basic training on all the tools and safety. The second night will continue with tool instruction and work on small project. The two night class will be $25.

We will cover some basic tools
Table Saw
Radial Arm Saw
Compound miter saw
Band Saw
Jig Saw
Drill Press

After going over the tools and getting everyone a chance to use them, we will talk about building & assembling projects, what glues to use, clamping, and finishing. We can use the remaining time answer any questions you may have, and to work on an in-class project of your choosing. Keep it simple is the best advice I can give you here. I’ll have some example ideas with me the first night of class.

Class will begin at 7:00 pm and will go until 9:00 pm.

Any questions please see the forum post


Oxy-fuel Welding Class

May 27th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

This class will teach you the safety and fundamentals of Oxy-fuel welding. Each student will have an opportunity to try their hand at both welding and cutting.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CT) $40

As a safety precaution do not wear open toed shoes or any synthetic fibers. Oxyacetylene burns at 3500 degrees C (6330 F). Melted plastic on skin is not a good combination. If you have leather jerkins or cotton/denim coveralls please wear them.

For more information see the forum post.

Sign up ahead of time at:

We have a lease!

May 26th, 2011 by metis

A flurry of activity today culminated a few minutes ago with the signing of a lease for our expanded home. Per the lease, as of June 1st we will have approximately 8800 square feet of space.

Please respect that the space is not yet ours, and while we have access, the Board of Directors has requested that members not move into the space until after the June 8th Annual Members Meeting. This is to give all of our members some time to tour the new spaces, get ideas about how things may work, and prevent a proverbial land rush.

As of today, all member key fobs should work on either the front door as well as the side shop door. Nothing else has changed in terms of space use or access at this time. I’m sure you’ll all have buckets of questions, and the board will get a post up in the forums explaining everything as soon as possible.

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