Meet the Steward: James

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Our steward spotlight is on James McCormick, a Bendite since the early 90s who loves working on old cars and being handy when a fellow member needs some assistance. Tell us about yourself. I’m was born and raised in New Mexico, and then did a tour with the Air Force in the UK as a […]


2nd Birthday Bash at DIYcave

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Can you believe we’ve been around for two years? We could not have done it without you! Join us June 3 from noon- 6 pm and help us celebrate! Stop by for demonstrations of welding, wood lathe, 3D printing and more throughout the day to give the community a feel for our classes. If you’re […]


Meet the teacher: Seth

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Intrigued by TIG welding? Learn more about TIG’s instructor Seth and what it’s all about. How did I get into welding? I got into welding in high school. Learning to weld and having a natural skill seemed to develop. I liked it and chose to seek out opportunities in the welding industry. Through my life, […]


9th Street Village taking coworking applications

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9th Street Village is home to a diverse collection of businesses owned and operated by artisans, makers, crafters, and creatives supported by on-site galleries and workspaces open to the public. Coworking and Artisan Spaces will be available to rent as well as makerspace memberships. DIYcave, along with Stuart’s of Bend are open now. 9th Street […]


Meet the teacher: Teri

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We talked with Teri Shamlian, teacher of our popular fused glass and mosaics classes about how she started working with glass and her experience at DIYcave. How did you get into glass work? I had taken a couple of classes before I got to Bend and decided that it would be a good retirement hobby. […]


Steward spotlight: Damien

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Damien moved to Bend from Colorado. Through word of mouth, he found out about DIYcave. Read more about why he became a steward. How did you learn about the cave? I found out about the DIYCave via word of mouth. My girlfriend and I moved to Bend from Crested Butte, Colorado a little over a […]

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Steward spotlight: Sarah

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Stewards are vital to DIYcave! Meet Sarah and read about how the Cave has inspired Sarah to tackle challenges in her life, giving her confidence. How did you learn about the cave? I’m a friend of Annie Willis through the homeschooled community years ago and have been “following” the cave activities before its grand opening. […]


Meet the teacher: Jim from Welding Workshop

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The DIYcave’s success has been more than opening the doors and letting folks build their dreams. We owe our instructors who inspire DIYers to learn new skills a big pat on the back. We talked with Jim Currie, teacher of our popular welding workshop class about what motivates him to keep welding. You teach one […]

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