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Shop Basics

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teacher and students in Ace Workshop

Your Ace Makerspace Woodworking and Metalworking experience starts here! First, get up to speed on shop etiquette and learn the ins and outs of sharing tools and space at Ace Makerspace. This one hour certification class is required for ALL Wood and Metal Shop users.

Masks are required for this event.

Level: Beginner to Expert
Timing: 1 hour
Location: Ace Workshop Suite #214
Prerequisites: None
Certification: Ace Shop Basics (required to use the Ace Shops)
Age: 14+


  • How to find out what is safe use / Safety Tools
  • Better than you found it
  • What tools require certification
  • Using Tool Asset numbers
  • Consumables
  • Managing Power
  • Dust collection and the Cyclone
  • Storage
  • Reserving Space Dibs
  • Reporting when things go wrong or you do something good
  • Slack at Ace and for Shop Engagement
  • How to get help and find things – Wiki + Slack + Go to Class
  • Air Quality Management Sign Up

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.
Safety Gear: Eye protection, ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. You can also bring your own.

Scholarships: Scholarships are only available after 8 spots have been filled. The scholarship for this class is funded primarily by a small amount added to other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class, please submit this request form. You may be notified as little as 24 hours before the event, depending on event sales.

This class requires a minimum of 4 students per session. 

New Guests must sign up for a FREE Guest Account and sign their liability waiver before this event starts. 
Add the FREE account on check out or sign up here → FREE Guest Account


July 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Howard Cohen
Person with blue hair and glasses, holding Pull Saw.




Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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