Workshop

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Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics

$35 • 2 hours • Scholarships Available!

Bandsaws for cutting curves and Drill Presses for precision holes! This workshop goes over the core principles of using these tools in the ACE workshop including certification. Bonus: Learn how to use the cool new Panel Saw to break down plywood sheets quickly and accurately. Good for beginners and experts a like.

Thursday, May 12th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM RSVP

Monday, May 16th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM RSVP

Saturday, May 21st – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RSVP

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Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw Basics

$65 • 3 hours • Scholarships Available!

The Table Saw, Jointer, and Planer are core woodworking tools that are great for beginner and veteran woodworkers. This workshop goes over the core principles of using these tools in the ACE workshop including certification.

Sunday, May 8th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sold Out

Sunday, May 22nd • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Bandsaw, Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics

$70 • 3 hours

Bandsaws for cutting curves and Drill Presses for precision holes! This workshop goes over the core principles of using these tools in the ACE workshop including certification. Bonus: Learn how to use the cool new Panel Saw to break down plywood sheets quickly and accurately.

Sunday, May 1st • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 15th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, May 29th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Wood Lathe Basics

Sunday, May 22nd • 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM PDT • $80

Learn all the basics of using a wood lathe and get certified on the Ace Woodworking Lathe. Great for beginners and experienced folks. 

SOLD OUT

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Wood Lathe 2 – Bowls

Saturday, May 28th • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM • $125

Ace Lathe Certification Required. In this 3 hour class, attendees will further develop their skills with the wood lathe using the material provided. Two new methods for turning the material will be introduced allowing the creation of bowls, plates, etc.

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CNC Router (Wood) Training and Certification

Sunday, May 15th • 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM • $90

Learn how to safely use the ACE CNC Router including file preparation in Fusion 360º. 

SOLD OUT

About the Ace Workshops

Ace has a large array of tools, large and small, to help you realize your grandest wood and metal-based projects. Our beloved workshops are made of two rooms and have many very good woodworking tools. But our workshops are not just used for woodworking. Dirty work of all kinds1 can be done in our workshops.

 
 

Access 100's of tools

 
 
 
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Learn all about using the Ace Workshops

With all this potential packed into one space, we recommend that you attend the “How Ace Makerspace Works” virtual workshop. You can take this free class before signing up for membership.

Tool Certification

Notice: Ace is restructuring our education offering in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Many of the tools in the workshop can hurt you if used improperly. Some tools are easily hurt by you. In both cases, the risks may not be inherently obvious.  Please see the calendar for upcoming certification classes or learn how to request a class

Shop tools that require certification

  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Lathe
  • Portaband
  • Track saw
  • Drill Press

A note on safety

Woodworking and messy shop activities have inherent risks. Members are responsible for knowing and understanding the risks and are expected to work within the limits of their own, and the tools’, abilities. Eye protection is required, as is hearing protection for loud operations. Dust protection is strongly encouraged, and the dust collection systems and ambient filter must be used for all dust and chip producing operations. We have a fantastic safety record, let’s keep it — and our fingers!

  1. We cannot use heavy VOCs as the workshop doesn’t have a direct air intake and systems to support it.

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