Featured Workshop

Wood Magnetic Knife Holder • $85

Create a great gift or piece for your home from Olive Wood or Sepele Wood with this project. No experience needed.

Saturday, September 24th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Workshop Events and Classes

Jointer, Planer, and Tablesaw Basics • $65

Sunday, October 9th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, October 23rd • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, November 6th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Bandsaw, Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics • $70

Sunday, October 2nd • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, October 16th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP

Sunday, October 30th • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM RSVP


Certification classes for table saw, bandsaw, drill press, planer, and jointer restart in September after our hardworking instructors take a vacation. Current Ace Makerspace members get priority placement for these classes. See the events to apply for the priority waitlist.

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

laser cut wood surface tablet case front
Red leather bracelet with etched Oakland skyline

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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